I am usually pretty fast to bag procasteration and ineptitude from different bodies so its a pleasure to congratulate SEQ water for a very fast response. last night at around 5.30 pm I sent an email to them re incorrect signage at the temp ramp of the eastern arm of the hinze dam. Just after 8am this morning I got the following email.
Thank you for bringing this to my attention. The sign is incorrect - I should have checked more thoroughly before they were printed.
I have asked our Lead Ranger for Hinze, Laurie Fairall, to remove the ones that indicate that you need a SIPS permit. We will get replacements printed advising that a permit is required (as per the signage at the permanent ramps).
I have also asked Laurie to look into putting some gravel at the base of the ramp to improve access, as per your request.
If you have any further queries, please contact us.
Thumbs up to SEQW for the quick response. How do you get funding for restocking Ray?
Andrew I am not a member of the stocking group but I am fairly certain that they rely on the sale of permits which are only $40 per annum or $5 per week . I think previously they got some support from the council but do not know what has happened since the dam was taken over by SEQ water. You used to be able to purchase permits from the rangers but that is no longer possible which is rather strange seeing that the rangers at Wivenhoe and Sommerset can sell you a permit to fish tose 2 dams. These are the places that sell the permits. Nerang Disposals Camping & Outdoor Store 10 Spencer Road, Nerang (07) 5596 4434 Miami Bait and Tackle 4/ 2088 Gold Coast Highway, Miami (07) 5572 8270 Doug Burt's Tackle World 15 Nind St, Southport (07) 5531 0755 Southport Fishing & Dive Centre 95 Marine Parade, Southport (07) 5531 2333
All the money from the permits at Hinze goes to the Hinze Stocking Group. It's a bit weird, it's a bit like SEQW handing over the boating permit money to SWFSA. Similar to NPD, where you pay your boating permit fee to the Stocking Group, but then you need a SIP.
--- Quote from: aussiebasser on September 17, 2010, 02:27:02 PM ---All the money from the permits at Hinze goes to the Hinze Stocking Group. It's a bit weird, it's a bit like SEQW handing over the boating permit money to SWFSA. Similar to NPD, where you pay your boating permit fee to the Stocking Group, but then you need a SIP.
--- End quote --- Dale there is a small difference to your examples as there is no boating fee involved on Hinze ..so at Hinze the Fishing permit is a defacto SIP.
So in fact, both Hinze fishing permits and SIP are fund raisers, going to their respective stocking groups.
But cannot help but think the boating fee is a bit of a rip off, when there is no fee if carried on the car roof, but a fee is involved if the boat is trailered to the water.