Members can see more Boards, Topics, Picture Galleries, Videos, Games and more. Register NOW...
Recent Pictures (List All)

Rating: (None)
Views: 15
Comments (0)

Rating: (None)
Views: 10
Comments (0)

Rating: (None)
Views: 9
Comments (0)

Rating: (None)
Views: 12
Comments (0)
* *

Author Topic: Local Creek Gorge  (Read 8327 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Member

  • Sweetwater Fishing Australia
  • Administrator
  • Legend Member
  • *****
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 2747
  • -Receive: 1289
  • Posts: 3626
  • Liked: 87
  • Karma: 1335
  • Gender: Male
  • Sweetwater Fishing Australia
  • View Gallery
  • Favourite Fishing Spot is: Connors River
Local Creek Gorge
« on: September 17, 2010, 11:53:49 AM »
Local Creek Gorge



http://www.sweetwaterfishing.com.au/Forum/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=102

Here's a remote Sth Qld creek that holds a few Bass and Golden Perch.



Offline Member

  • Contributor
  • Legend Member
  • *
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 244
  • -Receive: 693
  • Posts: 914
  • Liked: 125
  • Karma: 703
  • Gender: Male
  • Unicorn Hunter
  • View Gallery
Re: Stanley River
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2010, 11:18:05 PM »
My guess that spot would be downstream of Woodford? Hard to access between Woodford and Villeneuve bridge unless you used a feeder creek like Neurum creek . The bridge crossing looks accessible to kayaks.

Offline Member

  • Contributor
  • Legend Member
  • *
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 244
  • -Receive: 693
  • Posts: 914
  • Liked: 125
  • Karma: 703
  • Gender: Male
  • Unicorn Hunter
  • View Gallery
Re: Stanley River
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2010, 11:39:14 PM »
After looking at google maps , Neurum creek wouldn't help your access that much afterall :thumbdown




Offline Member

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 25
  • -Receive: 22
  • Posts: 102
  • Liked: 1
  • Karma: 25
  • Gender: Male
  • View Gallery
Re: Stanley River
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2010, 11:45:19 PM »
Quote
Here's a remote section of the Stanley River
Define remote ;D
Cheers John

Offline Member

  • Sweetwater Fishing Australia
  • Administrator
  • Legend Member
  • *****
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 2747
  • -Receive: 1289
  • Posts: 3626
  • Liked: 87
  • Karma: 1335
  • Gender: Male
  • Sweetwater Fishing Australia
  • View Gallery
  • Favourite Fishing Spot is: Connors River
Re: Stanley River
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2010, 12:15:20 AM »
You can access the Stanley River via Neurum Creek, but it requires a flows to get through as its pretty skinny water; more dragging than paddling until you hit the lake/river.
Apart from that, the only public access points are at Woodford & then downstream all the way to Kirkleagh Recreation area. Some folks launch next to Villenueve Bridge, however this is "officially" not permitted by SEQWater.

Let me be very clear, you will not make it downstream from Woodford unless you are Steve Irwin. It is very small water in normal flows, overgrown with cats claw in places. In high flows it is putting your life at risk. I know, I was silly enough to try it.
The photo I posted was taken on a section that was accessed via private property. I'm not allowed to divulge where, as we're doing some research there.

You can get on the Stanley up around Peachester & Commisioners Flat. Again mostly very skinny water with the odd pool. Again more dragging through silt/mud than paddling.

In all, the Stanley is mostly a shallow skinny river (more a creek really) with only a few pools of limited size. There is some backed up water above the weir at Woodford but there's a huge log blocking the river just upstream of the weir. You will need to carry up & around it to go further up. Then there's a bit of water available until it peters out into a creek again.

IMHO, Neurum Creek, Kirkleagh or Woodford Weir are the best options to get to water of any size, tho none of them are easy.

There is some nice water on the Stanley, there's also some terribly abused pieces of water/river bank from generations of abuse by land owners and others.

Good luck to anyone who goes exploring. You may find some holes that are accessable on foot in feeder creeks if you look hard enough.  ;)

Fitzy..

Offline Member

  • Sweetwater Fishing Australia
  • Administrator
  • Legend Member
  • *****
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 2747
  • -Receive: 1289
  • Posts: 3626
  • Liked: 87
  • Karma: 1335
  • Gender: Male
  • Sweetwater Fishing Australia
  • View Gallery
  • Favourite Fishing Spot is: Connors River
Re: Stanley River
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2010, 12:56:59 AM »
Define remote ;D
Cheers John


Hard to access. In fact well night impossible unless access via private property.


Offline Member

  • Fish Restocker
  • Legend Member
  • *
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 419
  • -Receive: 279
  • Posts: 750
  • Liked: 46
  • Karma: 291
  • Gender: Male
  • Sweetwater Fishing Fanatic
  • View Gallery
Re: Stanley River
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2010, 05:13:55 AM »
Nice looking spot all the same Fitzy, even if it is hard to access.

Thanks for sharing. :youbeauty

Dave

Offline Member

  • Fish Restocker
  • Legend Member
  • *
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 52
  • -Receive: 309
  • Posts: 1352
  • Liked: 34
  • Karma: 328
  • Gender: Male
  • Sweetwater Fishing Fanatic
  • View Gallery
  • Favourite Fishing Spot is: Baroon Pocket Dam
Re: Stanley River
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2010, 05:54:32 AM »
A couple of k section down behind the prison where the river goes close enough to the road that you can access it from the road reserve. If you go to far upstream though you get a visit from security.

Offline Member

  • Sweetwater Fishing Australia
  • Administrator
  • Legend Member
  • *****
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 2747
  • -Receive: 1289
  • Posts: 3626
  • Liked: 87
  • Karma: 1335
  • Gender: Male
  • Sweetwater Fishing Australia
  • View Gallery
  • Favourite Fishing Spot is: Connors River
Re: Stanley River
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2010, 09:29:21 PM »
A couple of k section down behind the prison where the river goes close enough to the road that you can access it from the road reserve. If you go to far upstream though you get a visit from security.

Woodford Prison contacted me a while back about assistance with an Aquaculture Program they want to setup. I asked about acessing behind the prison. Was told it is patrolled. I'd hate to be sneaking along the river bank, rod in hand only to have a SWAT team to decend on me.  C:-)

Don't think I'd be standing my ground on the "Crown Waters / Crown Land" arguement in that scenario. I'm not going to find out....  :o

fitz..

Offline Member

  • Sweetwater Fishing Australia
  • Administrator
  • Legend Member
  • *****
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 2747
  • -Receive: 1289
  • Posts: 3626
  • Liked: 87
  • Karma: 1335
  • Gender: Male
  • Sweetwater Fishing Australia
  • View Gallery
  • Favourite Fishing Spot is: Connors River
Re: Stanley River
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2010, 09:47:49 PM »
Video from Woodford Weir during flows

Small | Large


Small | Large

Offline Member

  • Fish Restocker
  • Legend Member
  • *
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 52
  • -Receive: 309
  • Posts: 1352
  • Liked: 34
  • Karma: 328
  • Gender: Male
  • Sweetwater Fishing Fanatic
  • View Gallery
  • Favourite Fishing Spot is: Baroon Pocket Dam
Re: Stanley River
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2010, 01:47:26 AM »
Woodford Prison contacted me a while back about assistance with an Aquaculture Program they want to setup. I asked about acessing behind the prison. Was told it is patrolled. I'd hate to be sneaking along the river bank, rod in hand only to have a SWAT team to decend on me.  C:-)

Don't think I'd be standing my ground on the "Crown Waters / Crown Land" arguement in that scenario. I'm not going to find out....  :o

fitz..

They are very polite, but leave you in no doubt its time to leave!

Offline Member

  • Sweetwater Fishing Australia
  • Administrator
  • Legend Member
  • *****
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 2747
  • -Receive: 1289
  • Posts: 3626
  • Liked: 87
  • Karma: 1335
  • Gender: Male
  • Sweetwater Fishing Australia
  • View Gallery
  • Favourite Fishing Spot is: Connors River
Re: Stanley River Gorge
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2011, 11:47:18 AM »
Here's a picture, although a bad one, of upper Stoney Creek that flows out of the mountains into the Stanley River, joining around half way down from Woodford to Villeneuve (Lake Somerset)

Beautiful looking water in the flesh.

Offline Member

  • Hunter
  • Full Member
  • *
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 8
  • -Receive: 12
  • Posts: 69
  • Liked: 3
  • Karma: 12
  • Gender: Male
  • Sweetwater Fishing Fanatic
  • View Gallery
  • Favourite Fishing Spot is: Stanley River
Re: Stanley River Gorge
« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2011, 04:49:23 PM »
this reminds me,

fitzy we need to have a chat and organize a scouting run like i promised :youbeauty :youbeauty

 

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
0 Replies
896 Views
Last post May 31, 2012, 06:07:34 PM
by Member
Cressbrook Gorge

Started by Member QLD Locations

1 Replies
1435 Views
Last post October 09, 2012, 09:21:32 AM
by Member
0 Replies
1383 Views
Last post January 19, 2015, 02:10:12 PM
by Member
Copeton Gorge

Started by Member General Discussion

3 Replies
2222 Views
Last post February 19, 2015, 12:24:56 PM
by Member
0 Replies
933 Views
Last post August 27, 2015, 04:00:30 PM
by Member

Classifieds

Knols Lures

Price: $90.00
Bids 3
Comments (0)

Shopping


Price:
Rating: (None)
Comments ()

Upcoming Events, Fishing Competitions, Shows, Expos etc.....


Upcoming Events