John

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John last won the day on May 28 2016

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About John

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Profile Information

  • Location
    Paddington
  • State
    Queensland
  • Country
    Australia
  • Post Code
    4064
  • Interests
    AFO
  • Occupation
    Development Manager
  • Website
    www.australianfishing.com.au

Fishing

  • Fishing Types
    Estuary and Coastal Fishing
  • Favourite Lure
    Not Sure
  • Favourite Bait
    Beach Worm
  • Best Catch
    Snapper

Personal Bests

  • Tailor
    unsure
  • Bass
    44cm
  • Kingfish
    Never Caught
  • Bream
    unsure
  • Yellowbelly
    unsure
  • Cod
    unsure
  • Mackerel
    unsure
  • Flathead
    unsure
  • Saratoga
    unsure
  • Mangrove Jack
    Never Caught
  • Cobia
    Never Caught
  • Tuna
    unsure
  • Snapper
    59cm
  • Grassy Sweetlip
    unsure
  • Jewfish
    unsure
  • Shark
    unsure
  • Barramundi
    62cm
  • Trevally
    unsure
  • Whiting
    34cm

Boating

  • Boat Owner
    No

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  1. lots of boats out there I like how you end the video.... oh I'm on zeeeeeeee
  2. John

    Newbie

    welcome to AFO Kev!
  3. John

    south queensland Stick To The Bay Or Try Cape Moreton

    What did you end up doing? Any luck
  4. John

    south queensland First Time Shark Fishing!

    that's awesome rob
  5. Where did everyone go away for Christmas, let's see what amazing places people have gone or are going to..
  6. such an awesome report. @DropBear are you working on the 2nd season of Harrow? I rented out a site for the film crew recently
  7. John

    Hi From Wynnum!

    cool rig
  8. 'The water is absolutely putrid': 10,000 fish dead in Darling River as water quality declines The Department of Primary Industries (DPI) is expecting more mass fish deaths with a blue-green algae bloom blamed for 10,000 dead fish in the Darling River. The dead fish, mainly native species such as bony bream, Murray cod, and golden and silver perch, were found along a 50-kilometre stretch of the river. It was first thought 'just' 300 dead perch were found Menindee on Saturday, but a NSW District Fisheries officer put the count at 10,000 dead fish one day later. Local property owner Wayne Sullivan made the initial discovery. The Department of Primary Industries Fisheries have put the fish kill down to a lack of oxygen in the water from the blue-green algae outbreak."The prolonged dry period has resulted in poor water quality along much of the Darling River," a DPI spokesperson said. "Algal alerts have been in place for several weeks in the Menindee region and linked to this, low dissolved oxygen levels are likely to occur within slow flowing or still sections of the river." CSIRO environmental scientist Tim Malthus said blue-green algae posed a serious threat to marine life. "Blue-green algae really deteriorates the water quality, plus it has the ability, when in those high concentrations, to release toxins, which are capable of killing fish like we've seen," Dr Malthus said. He said algal blooms were driven by high temperatures, low rainfall and a build-up of nutrients from agricultural run-off. No respite for lower Darling water users WaterNSW spokesman Tony Webber said the lower Darling could expect more outbreaks of blue-green algae as summer continued. "There's certainly going to be ideal conditions for blue-green algae right across New South Wales, as we go into the hotter weather and the dry conditions continue," he said. With WaterNSW ceasing flows from below Weir 32 in Menindee to the lower Darling at the end of December, only water users with access to block banks will have access to water. It's a dire situation for irrigators and graziers reliant on the Darling River for water. Some towns, like Menindee, have already been carting water as the river supply became unfit for human consumption. Swimming in water affected by blue-green algae can also cause skin irritations and gastroenteritis. WaterNSW advised property owners not to water their stock with water from the Darling River. Mr Sullivan said he was at a loss as to what to do about the water quality. "The government's got to supply more fresh water to households for animals, or I don't know … I really, honestly don't know what to do," he said. "I've got 12 race horses on my property, and I'm afraid to give them this water. I don't know how it's going to affect them." Ngiyampaa Elder Beryl Carmichael said the government had completely ignored the interests and opinions of First Nations Peoples. Fixing the river's health won't be easy. The only real remedy for the deteriorating health of the Darling River is water flows. Dr Malthus said one option for remediating the oxygen-sucking quality of blue-green algae was water aeration. The DPI has rejected this suggestion. "The difficulty we have is scale," senior fisheries manager Cameron Lay said. "Aeration makes a very small impact in a localised area and, as was evidenced by the fish kill, we had poor water quality over a 40-kilometre stretch of the Darling River. "It's not logistically possible for us to have any meaningful impact on the oxygen levels through aeration." With both the DPI and WaterNSW predicting more fish kills, it raised serious concerns for the survivability of native species. Mr Lay said native fish populations were very good at withstanding poor water quality and long periods of no flow."Localised fish kills like this, while very unfortunate, are not uncommon in prolonged periods of drought," he said. Water NSW's Tony Webber said a solution could only come from a break in the weather. "We're optimistic the Queensland storm system might deliver that solution, but we'll have to wait and see," he said. With no end in sight to the drought, it's a stark reminder that the health of Australia's biggest river systems are reliant on summer rains. Story from the ABC.
  9. that's very cool. given me inspiration
  10. John

    south queensland Noosa Tips And Tricks

    @Angus party island
  11. Over the Christmas break I'll be down the Gold Coast and wondering where the best spots are for fishing with a toddler. any suggestions greatly appreciated
  12. John

    south queensland Rspca Wants To Ban Game Fishing.

    I'm not sure how this would be implemented. I don't see how it could be species restricted as there are many pelagic species which I wouldn't classify as game fishing. I doubt this would be achievable as it would basically also affect recreational fishing, which isn't going to happen.