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Closed Bass Season
« on: June 05, 2014, 09:44:52 PM »
Fisheries slightly different interpenetration this year,  http://www.daff.qld.gov.au/fisheries/consultations-and-legislation/legislation/legislation-changes

Discuss....

Brisbane below the wall can now be fished?

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Re: Closed Bass Season
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2014, 09:50:23 PM »
Great news.  About time they stopped protecting fish that were stocked to be caught, not breed.

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Re: Closed Bass Season
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2014, 10:29:30 PM »
Great news.  About time they stopped protecting fish that were stocked to be caught, not breed.


But then there is this one the same site, how confusing!  http://www.daff.qld.gov.au/fisheries/recreational/rules-regulations/closed-seasons-fresh-waters

So tidal can't be fished, yes? But by the above link below all these dams in the above link that are not tidal can't be fished? Am I totally misreading this??

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Re: Closed Bass Season
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2014, 03:55:20 AM »
Australian bass closures

A spawning closure applies to Australian bass between 1 June and 31 August each year, including in a number of impoundments where Australian bass are stocked for recreational fishing purposes and where they are unable to breed. To ensure that the spawning closure applies only to wild Australian bass, an amendment has been made to limit the current closure on the take of Australian bass to tidal waters only. This will allow recreational fishers to continue to fish for Australian bass in impoundments where they are stocked, without impacting upon the annual spawning of this species.
Closed areas adjacent to dams, barrages and weirs

Closures are in place adjacent to dams, barrages and weirs throughout Queensland to protect fish that congregate in these areas during their annual migration. Previously these closed areas have varied greatly from one area to another in size. Closure distances adjacent to most dams, barrages and weirs have now been standardised to be 100m upstream to 200m downstream of the structure. Where there are safety concerns at specific structures additional closure limits will still apply.
Further information

    Fisheries Regulation 2008
Nice how they kept it secret.
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Re: Closed Bass Season
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2014, 08:18:56 AM »
Soo from interpretation,  we can fish the majority of the upper Brissy still?

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Re: Closed Bass Season
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2014, 08:41:45 AM »
The upper Brisbane River is above Wivenhoe, so yes, you seem to now be able to fish the Middle Brisbane River from Kholo to the wall as well.  It reads like it may be a temporary thing this year, maybe a trial.  We're trying to get clarification.

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Re: Closed Bass Season
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2014, 10:08:12 AM »
Oh right well I meant middle then :)

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Re: Closed Bass Season
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2014, 10:21:22 AM »
Sorry for the confusion everyone but it would seem that our Tech people are a little slow in updating all the web sites and links.
This is a permanent change to the legislation that will now alllow angling of bass in freshwater throughout the year, whilst still acheiving the intention of the original legislation by protecting breeding bass in tidal areas during the spawning season.
 
This is not to be confused to another change within the legislation to simplify the the closed waters above and below barriers.


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Re: Closed Bass Season
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2014, 10:34:13 AM »
In a nutshell, you can now target bass above the first barrier without having to say you're fishing for yellowbelly.
So this means the Mary River above the barrage, Brisbane River above Mt Crosby, Bremer River above Berry's Lagoon Weir and significantly those dams/lakes that were not exempt previously from the bass closed season eg Ewen Maddock Dam, Wyaralong Dam ......

It's a great move for recreational fishing in Qld by DAFF, they should be applauded for making a move on an issue that was long overdue to be fixed.  :Clap)



Now I wonder what can be done about all these fools fishing for cod in the Mary....????

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Re: Closed Bass Season
« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2014, 11:36:26 AM »
Well it gives them more of an excuse to fish mary cod in winter now too. .

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Re: Closed Bass Season
« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2014, 11:40:44 AM »
I totaly agree with the interpretation of the new regulation about tidal waters. However I called fisheries this morning and there take was quite different and this is what they said: Although the statement about tidal waters leaves everywhere that is not tidal open slather he referred me to the statement that states where bass can be taken and said we only allow bass fishing in these areas in closed season. I suggested if that was the case they change the statement on tidal waters as this is confusing the whole issue.
He responded there is no confusion amongst fisheries staff lol.
If the regs state it its good enough for me.

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Re: Closed Bass Season
« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2014, 11:54:17 AM »
Snodger who did you talk to?

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Re: Closed Bass Season
« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2014, 11:58:46 AM »
Steve I cant remember the guys name sorry. He was quite adimant tho.

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Re: Closed Bass Season
« Reply #13 on: June 06, 2014, 12:11:22 PM »
Was he a QBFP officer?

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Re: Closed Bass Season
« Reply #14 on: June 06, 2014, 12:50:52 PM »
I sent this email

Hi

There is a bit of confusion on some fishing web sites about the legislation changes that have been put in place for Australian Bass. In this link http://www.daff.qld.gov.au/fisheries/consultations-and-legislation/legislation/legislation-changes it says that the closed season applies to “tidal waters only” but then in this link http://www.daff.qld.gov.au/fisheries/recreational/rules-regulations/closed-seasons-fresh-waters it says that the closed season still applies in non-tidal waters.

So is it going to be legal to target bass in totally freshwater rivers for the next three months? For instance, can I fish the section of the Brisbane River below the wall at Wivenhoe where it is non tidal?

Thanks.

Wayne Dunkley


and this is the response I got

Good Morning Wayne

Thank you for contacting our Customer Service Centre.
 
Your email sourcing clarification for the bass closure and recreational fishing has been received.  As advised on our website a closed season applies to both tidal and fresh waters for Australian bass from 1 June to 31 August.  However in fresh waters only  there are exceptions listed.  As you advise one exception is in and from waterways upstream of Wivenhoe Dam.  As well, during the closure you can fish for bass in Wivenhoe Dam with a stocked impoundment permit.  The minimum size limit is 30cm and the ‘bag’ or possession limit is two.

 I advise the Brisbane River: from 100 m upstream to 200 m downstream of Old Mt Crosby Weir; from 100 m upstream to 200 m downstream of Mt Crosby Weir; from 100 m upstream to 600 m downstream of the Wivenhoe Dam wall is closed to all forms of fishing.  I refer you to our  website  http://www.daff.qld.gov.au/fisheries/recreational/rules-regulations/closed-waters-freshwater-areas
 

So the way I read this information is that the closed season still applies in fresh water apart from the exceptions which have always been in place apart from a few changes?

 

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