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If Lake Wivenhoe was open to 4 stroke outboard motors, would you?

go buy a 4 stroke motor to use there
Stop going there
do nothing different
Would take my current boat with 4 stroke there
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Re: If Lake Wivenhoe was open to outboards?
« Reply #15 on: February 26, 2014, 05:24:11 AM »
Made new areas more accessible.
 I am all for it.
Made the dam a much safer place.Good to know forkies are everywhere :-[
Now all they have to do is get rid of the access fees.
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Re: If Lake Wivenhoe was open to outboards?
« Reply #16 on: February 26, 2014, 06:45:12 AM »
I think you'll find the access fees are going to be expanded to cover all of SEQWater lakes.  That will be a bit of a death knell for the lakes that have been double dipping with both SIP funds and boating permit funds, unless there will be a third fee to use a couple of lakes.

As for Wivenhoe, it has brought a lot more people to the area and has seen a bit of a boost in sales of small four strokes at local dealers.  Met a guy out there last week who had just bought a 4 stroke so he could use the dam.  I'm sure we'll see a big increase in numbers when Wivenhoe comes into it's own during the colder months, it's never really been a summer fishery for Bass.

I've spoken to a guy who has been at the dam almost every Friday since it opened and he has not seen any of the behaviour that has been spoken about on other sites such as water skiing, tubing and speeding.

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Re: If Lake Wivenhoe was open to outboards?
« Reply #17 on: February 26, 2014, 07:02:42 AM »
Bump. And there we have it. Wivenhoe is now open with restrictions.

How does this effect you?

Well I took my kayak for a sail at Hamon. You know nice and quite, enjoy the day

till

bbbbbbbbbbbrrrrrrrrrrrppppppppppp....some w@nker with a two stroke on the back (small tinny that should have sunk) came past. Not close enough to get a rego number but that thing was so noisy. You heard him from the boat ramp to the other side

So not all playing by the rules.

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Re: If Lake Wivenhoe was open to outboards?
« Reply #18 on: February 26, 2014, 10:48:30 AM »
I wonder if it will see more kids getting out there, in the form of being in tinnies that can now access the lake where you may not have taken a kid in a kayak/canoe before.

At the same time I wonder if there number of kayakers fishing Wivenhoe has or will decrease?

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Re: If Lake Wivenhoe was open to outboards?
« Reply #19 on: February 26, 2014, 01:42:32 PM »
From me as a Kayaker, I"m waiting for the cooler months before getting out there again. I'm actually looking forward to accessing toward the top of the dam (dunno when that will happen yet..) to explore new grounds. Will probably be out there this season more than the last.

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Re: If Lake Wivenhoe was open to outboards?
« Reply #20 on: February 26, 2014, 05:14:40 PM »
Ok I'll admit I was very skeptical about boats being on the dam in the first place, But the two occasions I have been there now and I am talking Hamons Cove. I have seen 5 trailers in the car park and out on the water only saw one boat. So the boats will have little effect on the top of the dam in relation to kayakers or sail boats. So there will be plenty of water for all craft.

I have since bought a second hand boat and I am looking at upgrading as its not good enough for the princess. I would like to buy a Quintrex but sh!t they're dear, now looking at a Stessco..

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