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Re: Springfield lake fishing
« Reply #30 on: November 10, 2013, 08:39:50 AM »
Is the council responsible for pest control?? Its full off non natives!

State govt responsibility to control noxious fish, but there's nothing stopping council from assisting. In practice they do no practical work about noxious fish in forrest lake. Costs far less to print a few brochures and call it "education" than actually trying to remove any, which is waste of time unless you get every single fish and egg; an impossible task. May as well run a "carp comp" for all the meaningful effect it would have on the fish....

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Re: Springfield lake fishing
« Reply #31 on: November 13, 2013, 08:35:55 PM »
Forest Lake was handed over to BCC by Lend Lease a few years back.  There are still remnants of the old Delfin no fishing signs, but mean nothing now.

I have contacted 3 different departments from council; Parks, Local laws and general enquiries. Each in writing has given the same answer. Horse riding, motor vehicles and golf are non approved activities in council parks. Fishing does not make that list unless specifically signed otherwise (like the ferry terminals on the river).  Parks did qualify that they can do something if you fish from the bikepath, for safety reasons. But there are plenty of grassy bits and a canoe ramp.

I often fish Forest Lake and cop attitude from locals for it. One even called the cops on me, I refused after they tried a move on order (I was on the yak). they made a couple of calls and warned me to stop harrassing park users if I wanted to stay. WTF?  in the middle of the lake. Best jump in your patrol car before you embarrass yourself further officer.  Caught a 9l bucket full of tilapia that day.

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Re: Springfield lake fishing
« Reply #32 on: November 24, 2013, 04:19:18 PM »
Attached map shows free hold & reserve land at Springfield Lake.

Green is reserve

Blue is Freehold

Interesting to see the lake itself is listed as freehold. Therefore may or may not not be crown land...... For comparison Lake Wivenhoe itself also shows up as 100% freehold (even the water) , but is in fact crown waters....

Other lakes in the springfield lakes chain; Regatta Lake & Discovery Lake are 100% freehold, both water and all surrounding land. No reserves showing around these.

 

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