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Future for Wyaralong dam ?
« on: October 08, 2010, 06:10:05 AM »
Just wanted to know if anyone can give us any info for the boating / fishing side of the new Wyaralong dam ?

It would be great to get it stocked and going for future fishing as i live in beaudesert and its only 10 min out of town so it would be perfect only a qauter of the time to get to maroon but i have a feeling its only going to be hassles with paper work for fisho's.

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Re: Future for Wyaralong dam ?
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2010, 06:46:07 AM »
Fisho's were basically ignored during the consultation process, every other community group you can think of was asked to comment / suggest what should go in by way of community access and facilities, so I think that might give you a hint.

I do remember something about hook free fishing being allowed in certain areas, so you can probably drop in some red claw pots once the midnight stocking group has been past, otherwise its a just enjoy the scenery job I suspect.

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Re: Future for Wyaralong dam ?
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2010, 07:04:41 AM »
Maybe for a year or 3 no fishing wouldnt be that bad if it was to be stocked to give everything a chance to settle in and grow but honestly whats this world comming to ? It would be another great spot for familys and friends to camp and fish and explore but those sort of values apparently dont exist any more to the government.

The bromelton off streem storage is a fair size man made lake and is closed to all public access now but i had a sticky when it wasnt and my god there is allot of water there for a backup water supply,  not many people are very happy with that even still!

If wyaralong or any new dam (not that thats going to happen thanks mr garrett) where to be catch and release only would not that sway anyone to open these last new water holes up to the public ?

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Re: Future for Wyaralong dam ?
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2010, 01:21:17 PM »
Heard a bit of chatter floating around the local council that they are catching fish (presumably bass) below the wall and moving them into the main storage basin. i have no clue how effective that will be, also was told that this dam is to be a very fish friendly dam with fish ladders that actually work below the wall somewhere .. somehow i think most of it is exactly what it is "talk" but anyway we will see what happens.

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Re: Future for Wyaralong dam ?
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2010, 08:13:50 PM »
Must be getting close, heard through the grapevine the other day a mate of mine who was working on the project has been moved to a new one.

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Re: Future for Wyaralong dam ?
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2010, 08:29:25 PM »
so i hear aswell keep getting leaflets in the mail about how its not far away i dont think theres a set date tho .. not that i think it will matter a terrible much but if it was done by last week the bugger would be half full by next by the look of things weather wise.

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Re: Future for Wyaralong dam ?
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2010, 10:07:49 AM »
Steve,
The future for Wyaralong Dam ?
Most likely a Carp infestation the likes of which has not been seen in SEQ before  :(
Bound to be a few Bass end up in there though.

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Re: Future for Wyaralong dam ?
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2010, 11:14:15 AM »
About 3 weeks ago Nuggett went to an opening day tour and presentation. He said that he was told that it would be leccy,sail,paddle only and it would be stocked. They will be using a fish lift that i think sounded similar to the one that is going into the Hinze.Apparently it will allow both upstream and downstream migration plus the ability to cull out noxious species.
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Re: Future for Wyaralong dam ?
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2010, 01:24:03 PM »
It would not suprise me the least if it ended up full of carp . the logan river you dont go bass fishing you go carp fishing and if your lucky enough to catch a bass or cattie or extremly rare cod then its a majore plus ... the teviot brook is much the same i suspect .... In saying that we have caught quite a number of bass at times in and around carp so i guess it could go either way.

The new fish ladders sound interesting ....

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Re: Future for Wyaralong dam ?
« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2010, 08:39:00 PM »
According to the local rag the new Wyaralong dam is already at 60% full ......

Thats either an absolute sh!t tin of water has run in or its a bit of a fizzer in terms of size/depth for a dam.

Your  thoughts ?

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Re: Future for Wyaralong dam ?
« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2010, 03:09:03 AM »
Its not huge as dams go, I would have thought captain Bligh would have been all over the media once it started to fill though.

Although it was always my gut feeling that Traveston was the sacrificial red herring to keep the greenies busy while they snuck this one in under the radar. Maybe she is keeping quiet, doesn't want to encourage stories of heritage sites etc getting flooded for the first time.

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Re: Future for Wyaralong dam ?
« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2010, 11:52:29 AM »
G'Day Binder,

Wyralong & Glendower Dams have been on the drawing board for well over a decade, nothing top secret about either.   8)

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Re: Future for Wyaralong dam ?
« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2012, 08:05:25 PM »
A special LAFMA meeting was held last Tuesday night(17.7.2012) for organising the raising of funds for fish stocking in Wyaralong Dam. A call for more volunteers was made for more involvement in planning of events, grant acquisitions and other methods of fund raising. The general public will get their first chance to help this Saturday(28th of July) by supporting the crew by buying a sausage outside Bunnings at Browns Plains.

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Re: Future for Wyaralong dam ?
« Reply #13 on: July 25, 2012, 08:59:36 AM »
A special LAFMA meeting was held last Tuesday night(17.7.2012) for organising the raising of funds for fish stocking in Wyaralong Dam. A call for more volunteers was made for more involvement in planning of events, grant acquisitions and other methods of fund raising. The general public will get their first chance to help this Saturday(28th of July) by supporting the crew by buying a sausage outside Bunnings at Browns Plains.

Cheers,
Dave.

Engaging with general publc is a great idea.  :thumbsup

Bad timing however.... Lure Expo on this weekend.


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Re: Future for Wyaralong dam ?
« Reply #14 on: July 25, 2012, 12:20:13 PM »
I don't think every fisher person in Brisbane will be coming to your lure expo Fitzy...

Having said that, I will definitely be there... ;)

 

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