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Author Topic: CATFISH CLEANUP. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED  (Read 10676 times)

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Re: CATFISH CLEANUP. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
« Reply #15 on: September 23, 2012, 08:38:58 AM »
What we saw at Shines was nothing compared to  what was at Lowood Dave.  We filled two bins without moving the boat.  They don't smell any better either.
Please tell me you had a chuck Dale!!

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Re: CATFISH CLEANUP. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
« Reply #16 on: September 23, 2012, 04:59:40 PM »
Is there any idea of a cause yet? 

A mate and I were at twin bridges and saw 5 or so on sat 8th or 15th (I forget off the top of my head).  I figured someone got sick of catching them and were killing them.

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Re: CATFISH CLEANUP. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
« Reply #17 on: September 23, 2012, 05:09:26 PM »
Sorry we can't be their to help Fitzy but we are a long way from home at present.
And you are on annual leave at the moment !

Great work mate.

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Re: CATFISH CLEANUP. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
« Reply #18 on: September 23, 2012, 07:21:37 PM »
Please tell me you had a chuck Dale!!

No, did you find Ralph, I heard you were calling for him!

I did Lowood bend up to the log jam this morning.  I need a fishing trip to get over it.

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Re: CATFISH CLEANUP. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
« Reply #19 on: September 24, 2012, 06:09:02 PM »
What we saw at Shines was nothing compared to  what was at Lowood Dave.  We filled two bins without moving the boat.  They don't smell any better either.
Hey Dale is it normal that since we did the clean up Saturday that every time I pick my nose the smell comes back again???? :-\ Cheers Russell.

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Re: CATFISH CLEANUP. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
« Reply #20 on: September 24, 2012, 06:44:48 PM »
Well done to all volunteers over the weekend. We had the official Volunteers and then on Sunday we had a stack of up and coming Water way Warriors in the form of several kids who borrow our environet & Bass Action nets to scoop up fish as they floated down river.  :Clap)

Sunday Team
Kim
Felicity
Dale
Daniel
Lindsay
Darren
Craig (from Charltons Fishing)
Trevor & Heather (from Karee Marine)
and myself

Approximately 1800 dead fish removed from the river.

Sunday's focus was on the Lowood Bend area. The team there did a fantastic job filling a 2m skip bin to 3/5 full.
Just upstream the boat team working the Lowood pump hole up to the Log Jam half filled a 2m skip bin.
And the interceptors at Twin Bridges filled a 4m skip bin to almost 1/3 full.

Well done to everyone involved  :Clap)  :youbeauty

Went & had a quick look at Lowood Bend just before sunset tonight, there's a few more there again, but nothing like it was last friday.

There's a few people camped there tonight, the smell isn't as bad, but its still there.

The bass don't seem to mind, met Steve M there to test a new lure and nailed a 46cm bass on about the 10th cast. Will let Steve fill you in on this in a new topic.  :popcorn)

Cheers,

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Re: CATFISH CLEANUP. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
« Reply #21 on: September 24, 2012, 07:25:12 PM »
I thought it was just me Russell.  Dropped in at Charltons this arvo and Craig could still smell it too.

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Re: CATFISH CLEANUP. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
« Reply #22 on: September 30, 2012, 06:53:00 PM »
Any news how it is going now I plan to flick a fly around near Lowood tomorrow.This time without the tub full of rotting catfish in the canoe, that was a new level of stench. :OMG
Cheers KIM

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Re: CATFISH CLEANUP. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
« Reply #23 on: September 30, 2012, 07:55:41 PM »
Thanks for the efforts folks, I was not able to get there last weekend due to previous commitments ....


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Re: CATFISH CLEANUP. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
« Reply #24 on: September 30, 2012, 08:02:53 PM »
There are still rotting carcases along the banks of the river if you look hard enough. I haven't seen any newly dead floating past twinnys since last monday as I have been driving past.

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Re: CATFISH CLEANUP. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
« Reply #25 on: October 01, 2012, 01:00:18 AM »
I went for a paddle today at twinnys I spotted 3 dead catfish along my way to check a yellow net which has been put in to stop the carcasses from floating down stream, this smell is disgusting and got out of there straight away, I think there were roughly 30 in the net but didn't get a close enough look. There were many people swimming in the river obviously unaware of this incident. But what I want to know is what is causing this?

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Re: CATFISH CLEANUP. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
« Reply #26 on: October 01, 2012, 07:56:57 AM »
Thanks guys I will def go and have a look today I will be the one in the red roscoe canoe give us a ho if you see me. :youbeauty
Cheesr KIM

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Re: CATFISH CLEANUP. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
« Reply #27 on: October 01, 2012, 09:41:17 AM »
Took the kids down to Lowood rocks last night. Still a few dead catfishing, but nothing on the scale it was last weekend. Didn't take a rod, only went for a walk.

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Re: CATFISH CLEANUP. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
« Reply #28 on: October 01, 2012, 10:45:21 PM »
Still a few around today but not much smell now did catch 4 nice Bass the first a PB of prob 45cm.
Cheers KIM

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Re: CATFISH CLEANUP. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
« Reply #29 on: October 07, 2012, 12:20:14 PM »
Any info/results from the investigation yet ?

 

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