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Re: Why get a Boating Permit?
« Reply #15 on: April 10, 2013, 06:19:29 PM »
Fishing permit as used at Lake Advancetown &/or SIP at other lakes & the SEQWater boating permit are unrelated and should not be confused.

You can launch a boat at Advancetown and go for a cruise (electric only of course) and don't need a fishing permit (if not fishing) OR a boating permit.

Back to boating permit, if the fees collected from SEQWater boating permit were used for fish restocking, the lake lice and noise boats would be paying for fish they have no interest in. Imagine they'd be pretty pissed if they thought they had to pay a fee to put fish in which only attracts more fishing boats to get in their road while they turn petrol into waves and noise.


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I honestly don't know what the answer is; a common policy across all seqwater operated lakes is without a doubt going to disappoint one interest group or another. I think the problem is that you can't have a lake that is all things to all people. Designated areas within lakes or designated lakes could be the answer, but that gets back to what the current situation is......  :o



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Re: Why get a Boating Permit?
« Reply #16 on: April 10, 2013, 06:24:15 PM »
Have they changed it? When I was in the Kilcoy club the rules about permits  said you needed permits for trailer boats,  so it was only boats on trailers that needed a permit. everything else was free regardless of method of transport.

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Re: Why get a Boating Permit?
« Reply #17 on: April 10, 2013, 07:19:28 PM »
I've never heard of the sailing club selling boating permits.

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Re: Why get a Boating Permit?
« Reply #18 on: April 10, 2013, 07:28:16 PM »
I have a Tinnie I use at Wivenhoe, the Stratos I use at Somerset and now the Wave Runners.  There is no way, on top of what it costs me to be a part of the Volunteer Stocking Group, that I'm going to pay $400 a year in permit fees as well as the ridiculous price I have to pay for my water, and the $50 I have to pay for a freaking key to Billies Bay.

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Re: Why get a Boating Permit?
« Reply #19 on: April 10, 2013, 07:46:47 PM »
Dale, you need to be more cunning.
I used to register my electric boat, that way no rego numbers on the permit, then use the permit on whichever vessel your using.

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Re: Why get a Boating Permit?
« Reply #20 on: April 10, 2013, 08:36:37 PM »
I've never fished Wivenhoe, and now probably never will. I'll use the $15 in fuel to go further north. I think it's rubbish having to pay $15 just to launch a boat...anywhere.
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Re: Why get a Boating Permit?
« Reply #21 on: April 10, 2013, 08:48:37 PM »
I have a Tinnie I use at Wivenhoe, the Stratos I use at Somerset and now the Wave Runners.  There is no way, on top of what it costs me to be a part of the Volunteer Stocking Group, that I'm going to pay $400 a year in permit fees as well as the ridiculous price I have to pay for my water, and the $50 I have to pay for a freaking key to Billies Bay.

Ok got the solution for you Dale.

I have a Thule Hulavator for sale. You wont believe it, but for 400 bucks.

So you buy that of me, Put it on the roof of your kayak and then carry the Stratos, Tinny and the licecraft on the roof of the ute.

One off payment and your in front next year, actually your double in front cause your paying no trailer rego.

How sweet is that.

My account number is

666-8008S


send the remittance and I will send the hullavator.

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Re: Why get a Boating Permit?
« Reply #22 on: April 10, 2013, 08:55:06 PM »
Youre the ideas man Steven!

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Re: Why get a Boating Permit?
« Reply #23 on: April 11, 2013, 12:54:42 AM »
I've never fished Wivenhoe, and now probably never will. I'll use the $15 in fuel to go further north. I think it's rubbish having to pay $15 just to launch a boat...anywhere.
JD

JD that is exactly why Lake Wivenhoe is quite possibly Qld's if not Australia's best bass fishery. So many drive right past it, but the next lake up the road (Somerset) costs the same but add a few hundred ski boats on weekends to break up the relaxation of fishing. Those who do make the effort on Wivenhoe and get to know it are the ones who are laughing.

I'll predict that in short order, the same boating permit will be on all SEQWater dams  :-X ....or possibly none..... 

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Re: Why get a Boating Permit?
« Reply #24 on: April 11, 2013, 12:57:19 AM »
Ok got the solution for you Dale.

I have a Thule Hulavator for sale. You wont believe it, but for 400 bucks.

So you buy that of me, Put it on the roof of your kayak and then carry the Stratos, Tinny and the licecraft on the roof of the ute.

One off payment and your in front next year, actually your double in front cause your paying no trailer rego.

How sweet is that.

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send the remittance and I will send the hullavator.

According to emails I get from Nigeria every other day, you're supposed to give us a copy of your full bank statement, then we can put LOTS of moolah in your bank.  :NoSpam)

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Re: Why get a Boating Permit?
« Reply #25 on: April 11, 2013, 04:06:49 AM »
The thing is whether SEQ water will charge a general fee for access to all dams or will it be a fee for each individual dam.
I regularly fish 3 dams and visit 2 others a couple of times a year.
If they were coin in the slot gates it would be tolerable but having to go to the trouble of purchasing a daily or weekly permit is a pain.
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Re: Why get a Boating Permit?
« Reply #26 on: April 11, 2013, 06:00:29 AM »
I didn't mind paying the permit for Wivanhoe / somerset, they were just so bl@@dy hard to get hold of if you wanted an early start. Even the year permit was a pain to organise the first time.

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Re: Why get a Boating Permit?
« Reply #27 on: April 11, 2013, 07:59:26 AM »
From what I've heard.....

all campgrounds will be offered to local councils to operate or commercial business (at a profit of course) and everywhere else will be user pays.....


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Re: Why get a Boating Permit?
« Reply #28 on: April 11, 2013, 10:14:16 AM »
JD that is exactly why Lake Wivenhoe is quite possibly Qld's if not Australia's best bass fishery. So many drive right past it, but the next lake up the road (Somerset) costs the same but add a few hundred ski boats on weekends to break up the relaxation of fishing. Those who do make the effort on Wivenhoe and get to know it are the ones who are laughing.

I'll predict that in short order, the same boating permit will be on all SEQWater dams  :-X ....or possibly none..... 

 :popcorn)
A bit tounge in cheek there on my part Fitzy. But I honestly can't see the validity for that permit. It's not like we are wearing out the boat ramp. Queensland is always after the tourist dollar, and rightly so, but the greater the imposts on use of facilities provided by taxpayer money, the less people will be inclined to use it. Tourism Queensland looks not just at the interstate visitors but at locals as well. I know that the less boats on the Dam mean better (and quieter) fishing but $15 just to launch a boat is pretty rediculous.
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Re: Why get a Boating Permit?
« Reply #29 on: April 11, 2013, 10:36:55 AM »
Shaddup man, they'll be onto us soon, and they'll want another $15.00 to retrieve the bloody thing.  We have a State Government who is currently trying to find ways of improving Recreational Angling, and a bloody minded SEQWater who are doing everything they can to destroy it.
For ABT to run a BASS Pro comp on Somerset, or any other SEQWater dam they are demanding a $500 permit fee.  For an BASS Electric or BASS Kayak event they are trying to extort $250 from them.  Now, the ABT have always given a donation to the Stocking Group when they run an event.  With these new charges from SEQWater they may have to reduce that donation.  Listen SEQWater, and I know you're reading this, this means we will have less money to stock fish, which means that the fishery will get worse which means the fishermen will stop coming, IS THAT WHAT YOU WANT?  Is that what you are working towards, while the State Government are trying to promote Recreational Angling.  Recreational Angling is this State's second biggest participation sport, behind Bush Walking.  Seems wrong that SEQWater are doing their best to alienate the recreational anglers.

 

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