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Changes to the Stocked Impoundment Permit Scheme
« on: June 08, 2016, 06:34:50 AM »
Queensland’s successful Stocked Impoundment Permit Scheme (SIPS) is expanding to ensure enhanced freshwater fishing for future generations.
Fisheries Queensland Manager, Implementation Tony Ham said changes to the Scheme would commence on 1 July 2016.
“Up to an additional 31 dams and weirs are being added to the Scheme, taking the total number of prescribed stocked impoundments for recreational freshwater fishing across the state to 63,” Mr Ham said.
“All fishers aged over 18 years wanting to fish in a prescribed stocked impoundment are required to buy a permit. 
“Around $1 million per year is currently generated from the sale of SIPS permits with at least 75 per cent of the revenue generated used to stock the waterways with native fish fingerlings.”
Fish stocking groups will also be able to apply for permission to use a portion of their allocated funds for projects such as monitoring, research or improved facilities that enhance recreational fishing at a SIPS impoundment.
Mr Ham said recreational fishers, local fish stocking groups and regional communities will all benefit from the changes. 
“The expansion of the SIPS will provide increased recreational fishing opportunities to regional communities through the provision of world class freshwater fishing,” he said.
Mr Ham said from 1 July, the SIPS permits become digital making it fast, easy and convenient for anglers.
“Digital permits for freshwater fishing will arrive by email or text message and are less likely to be damaged or lost compared to the old paper permits. 
“When fishers are asked to produce their permit, they will simply be able to display it on their phone.”
Australia Post will manage the sale of permits which can be purchased online, at any Australia Post outlet or sub-agent in Queensland and from limited locations in northern New South Wales or over the phone.
An annual permit will cost $50, $36 for an annual concession permit and a weekly permit is $10. 
Permit fees have been fixed for the next five years.   
Fishers who hold an existing paper-based permit can continue to use it for freshwater fishing until the expiry date. 


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Re: Changes to the Stocked Impoundment Permit Scheme
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2016, 06:55:01 AM »
Yes, you read it correctly, the current cost for a permit for a married couple will rise from $41.00 per year to $100.00 per year.  Almost a 200% increase.  Maybe that is to cover for how much Australia Post will charge to administer the permits through their system.  You will no longer be able to buy your permit on Saturday on the way to the lake at the local tackle shop or in Fernvale.

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Re: Changes to the Stocked Impoundment Permit Scheme
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2016, 07:42:43 AM »
So mid way or near the end of June I renew my license anyway, or buy a new one. Then next year pay the higher price.  I take it children under 17 are still free?



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Re: Changes to the Stocked Impoundment Permit Scheme
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2016, 09:42:00 AM »
Yep, it said this;

"All fishers aged over 18 years wanting to fish in a prescribed stocked impoundment are required to buy a permit."

I'll be purchasing a SIP in June 29th.

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Re: Changes to the Stocked Impoundment Permit Scheme
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2016, 01:10:07 PM »
What if you dont own a smart phone?

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Re: Changes to the Stocked Impoundment Permit Scheme
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2016, 02:10:55 PM »
I'd suggest you contact DAF and ask. 

You'll find their contact details here;

https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/services/fisheries-contacts

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Re: Changes to the Stocked Impoundment Permit Scheme
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2016, 11:56:31 AM »
Contacted the daf and they informed me that the sips form will still be available in paper form.

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Re: Changes to the Stocked Impoundment Permit Scheme
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2016, 04:31:25 PM »
Will be interesting what formula that will be used to determine what funds will be available to each stocking group. At the moment it is a combination fo surface area of each dam plus a percentage of individual angler nomination.
Wonder how they will determine the surface area of rivers,?
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