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Wyaralong Woes
« on: April 15, 2013, 10:37:01 PM »
Went for a walk today down below the wall at the entrance to the trailheads following up a convo had by a worker fixing the bridge.

In short allot of big spangled perch but to my suprise not just a few tilapia... not just hundreds.... but thousands of the critters in the breeding sesspool below the wall.

Reported catches above in the top of the dam also....

Not good me thinks



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Re: Wyaralong Woes
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2013, 02:12:43 AM »
That fishway could be bringing up stacks of them to keep the dam restocked.....  :-X

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Re: Wyaralong Woes
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2013, 10:31:19 AM »
The fishway ? ? ? 

I doubt its doing much of anything, Last i heard it had a dirty big log jammed up its coit.

Even still say it was working they proclaim they can take out non native species and only introduce natives.... I would like to see the practice behiend the theory with my own eyes.


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Re: Wyaralong Woes
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2013, 12:00:53 PM »
The European Carp invasion hit the Murray River in the 1970's and they're still trying to get rid of them.  How long do you think it'll take Queensland to try to do something about invasive species?

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Re: Wyaralong Woes
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2013, 12:09:17 PM »
To be honest I wouldn't be to worried.
I am starting to quite respect the old Tillie as a sports fish, they go very hard, they also dont need live shrimp to tempt them for bait fisho's.
Also I suspect one day Qld Fisheries will see the light and similar to NSW, allow the taking of dead pest species for the table, if (when) that eventuates they would save you having to stock anything for those who like to fish for the table. After all, they do for redclaw in Sth Qld.

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Re: Wyaralong Woes
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2013, 12:33:53 PM »
...and everyone chasing pest fish still needs a SIP at participating lakes, thus generating more money for restocking, which helps control tilapia and carp.

Going forward I foresee a statewide sweetwater fishing license which will include those chasing crayfish as well (which are just as bad as tilapia or carp in SEQ, or worse yet, the Murray Darling catchment.


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Re: Wyaralong Woes
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2013, 01:20:57 PM »
The European Carp invasion hit the Murray River in the 1970's and they're still trying to get rid of them.  How long do you think it'll take Queensland to try to do something about invasive species?

It never will happen.

QLD is that far behiend the rest of aus it isnt funny. The systems i have seen used on the murry for removing carp i suppose are the same principles for wyaralongs fish.

I disagree Binder i do not think anyone should be adopting a pest fish as a take or sport species if that happend all over the board our what chance do our aussie natives have ?

They may be fun to catch but are just filth compared to aussie bass that should be in stronger populations but arent because of all the dam weirs and impassable crossings down the rivers.

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Re: Wyaralong Woes
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2013, 01:23:17 PM »

Going forward I foresee a statewide sweetwater fishing license which will include those chasing crayfish as well (which are just as bad as tilapia or carp in SEQ, or worse yet, the Murray Darling catchment.

I would support it without question. Last i heard 50 stocking groups had this question put forward only 6 answers returned 3 in favor 3 against...

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Re: Wyaralong Woes
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2013, 03:52:10 PM »
ah, yes but the kicker on that proposal was the snouts that wanted in on the resulting trough of money. which is why I didn't support it.

Worst case scenario, when you finally get some cod, they will eat tillies as easily as they will eat carp!


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Re: Wyaralong Woes
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2013, 06:45:55 PM »
I would support it without question. Last i heard 50 stocking groups had this question put forward only 6 answers returned 3 in favor 3 against...

Yep

obviously same meeting but I still cant believe that 6 of 50 replied.

What are the rest doing?

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Re: Wyaralong Woes
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2013, 09:21:53 PM »
At least 7 replied and 4 were against it.  Wonder if FFSAQ will let the majority rule?

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Re: Wyaralong Woes
« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2013, 09:30:11 PM »
I cant see it happening anyway really, I may have spoken prematurely.. i tend to do that but i just dont think change is that easy

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Re: Wyaralong Woes
« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2013, 11:06:49 PM »
Seeming as this thread has progressed into a fresh water fishing licence discussion, these are my thoughts.

If a fresh water fishing licence is to be introduced to Queensland, it would be implemented WITH the removal of the SIP scheme.

On the plus side, stocking groups that stock rivers and streams would hopefully get a revenue stream to replace what has been taken from them with the decision to axe the RFEP grants.

The downside, can politicians be trusted to deliver the same if not more revenue to the former SIP participants?

I'm not willing to roll the dice on that change . Too many politicians have let us down before.

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Re: Wyaralong Woes
« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2013, 12:43:31 AM »
Seeming as this thread has progressed into a fresh water fishing licence discussion

How come that always happens  :OffTopic)

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Re: Wyaralong Woes
« Reply #14 on: April 17, 2013, 12:48:08 AM »
At least 7 replied and 4 were against it.  Wonder if FFSAQ will let the majority rule?

It's not FFSAQ's decision..........

 

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