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Lake Wyaralong
« on: March 12, 2013, 11:10:38 AM »
I went out to have a look at the Lake and see the Carp Busters comp on Saturday.  What a great looking lake it is.  I do wonder at the mentality of the heirachy when I see all the rules and regulations out there.  I'm told that the water pipeline to connect this dam to the SEQ Water grid was abandoned, so it is not used as a water storage for our supply system.  I also hear that the mineral levels are so high that if the water was to be put into the system, it could only be done at a low level.  Why then is there an on-site SEQWater ranger there, and why is it not legal to operate a petrol outboard engine at 6 knots there?  What is it that needs to be protected SEQWater?  The Feral fish population?  I'm sorry, but I cannot understand why this lake, and some others in Queensland have such heavy restrictions when any reasonably thinking person can see that the reasons handed out are bunkum.  Sadly, another clear waste of taxpayer money.


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Re: Lake Wyaralong
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2013, 12:44:33 PM »
Too right it was a waste of taxpayers money but the ratio to petrol power permited lakes surely is greater to the ones that give non powerd craft a go?

It really is starting to look like a feral fish pond more and more unless those "metery cod" clean them all up.....

By the time anyone gets any marys it will be too late.

The government has a habbit of making jobs for their own

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Re: Lake Wyaralong
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2013, 01:01:35 PM »
I went over for a look as well.... An awesome looking lake, loads of potential for sure.  :thumbsup I'm still scratching from all those midge fly / sand fly (what ever they are) bites. Having carp & tilapia I'm sure there will be loads of folks looking to drown a bait from the shoreline in the future. A good dose of cod will do the lake the world of good.

Good fisheries aren't made overnight, it took a long time to get places like Borumba and Somerset to their peak, here's hoping in 20 years Wyaralong is on a par.

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Re: Lake Wyaralong
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2013, 06:59:25 PM »
Dont you worry about that - Carp will make it a good sports fishery, millions of Poms cant be totally wrong!

I dont rate Mary's as a sports proposition, never known any dam stocked with them to turn up as regular catches.  The specialists can catch them regularly, but not for the average Joe.

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Re: Lake Wyaralong
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2013, 08:30:32 AM »
Anyone got pictures of some of the fish caught? Numbers caught? People entered? Money raised?

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Re: Lake Wyaralong
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2013, 08:41:09 AM »
120+ entrants, one guy caught 12 Carp.  Biggest carp was a young fella with a 4kg horse.  Pam caught about a dozen Spanglies.

One of the Steves should be able to tell ya.

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Re: Lake Wyaralong
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2013, 08:46:17 AM »
Dont you worry about that - Carp will make it a good sports fishery, millions of Poms cant be totally wrong!

I dont rate Mary's as a sports proposition, never known any dam stocked with them to turn up as regular catches.  The specialists can catch them regularly, but not for the average Joe.

That may come back to the old "cannot make profit from pest fish species" Line... even tho i have been swamped with people asking how to get them on fly it may be frowned upon making a charter out of it...

Marys are tough at the best of times and my personal opinion (could be wrong usually am) is they will be the monsters in the deep the very rare catch  to the jo blo fishermen. Unless you put a lure in their face they wont come charging out for one is my early observation.

Sand flies are a real prick out there so bushmans is a must.

Heres a piccy of the carp caught at around 1 hr before final weigh in and allot more came in before days end.

Biggest was 4.04KG caught by a young bloke that would weigh 5KG soaking wet

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Re: Lake Wyaralong
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2013, 01:17:03 PM »
Yep I still have my souvenirs on legs luckily I had a long sleeve shirt on.
 I was not aware that it was sandfly heaven so next time will be prepared with bushmans. First dam that I have come across with sandflys being a problem. Fully aware how bad they can be after floods out west.
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Re: Lake Wyaralong
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2013, 01:46:20 PM »
Yep I still have my souvenirs on legs luckily I had a long sleeve shirt on.
 I was not aware that it was sandfly heaven so next time will be prepared with bushmans. First dam that I have come across with sandflys being a problem. Fully aware how bad they can be after floods out west.
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