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check this out....

"One spin off of a recovery program for river populations of jungle perch could be the availability of surplus fingerlings, which could be used to stock impoundments within the former range of jungle perch. Impoundment bass fisheries, because of their accessibility have been enormously successful in Queensland. Jungle perch offer similar potential. Preliminary evidence suggests jungle perch will grow faster than bass. There could also be an argument for phasing out the stocking of Murray-Darling golden and silver perch in east coast impoundments, and replacing these stockings with the endemic jungle perch. It is quite likely that many tourist anglers would venture north to Queensland specifically to tangle with a large impoundment jungle perch. Any impoundment stocking program for jungle perch will require careful management of the genetic diversity of the fish being stocked, so there are no adverse impacts on the recovery of river populations in downstream areas."

Imagine a small-medium size damn with thumping 3kg++ JP's!!


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Yoyo, the yella's stocked on the east coast are not Murray Darling ones, they are the east coast variety from the Dawson river.

I doubt Jungle perch would be worth the effort, bass are a bigger fish and suited to the cooler climate.

The yellas are good for those who like to keep a feed of fish, with a bag limit of 10 that makes a good family meal.

What we need in the south east is a replacement large fish for the impoundments, the Mary Cod is not very successful, the average angler hardly ever sees one, its only the specialists like Schulzy who regularly catch them. My dream is for them to eventually crack the breeding cycle of the Threadies, so we can get them in to the stocked impoundments in South East Qld.

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Feral that quote is from the EPA website so if you feel their info is inaccurate then take it up with them i guess? It's a paraphrase and from memory i think they may be referring to stocked impoundments south of the border when they talk of the yellas there...

I dont think it's as simple as having the angler in mind, JP are rare and have had alot of their natural habitat and waterways destroyed over the years.

Again, it's on the EPA site (i think), they mention that impounded JP have been shown to grow upto 5kg... can anyone show me a pic of a 5kg Bass....?

Anyway, it would be a win-win as far as i see it, JP are a good fighting fish and apparently good table fish, plus they are rare and because of their breeding cycle they really do need a stocking program to get them going again in some of their old natural habitats...

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another new fish i didn't know was about.

sounds like they like the warmer water .

read a bit about them on the dpi site.

says u can see the in the fresh water creeks on Frazer.means i would have seen them just newer taken note what they where .as a kid and a teen a fish was a fish.

i think its good to have all endangered fish stocked so they don't die out.

being only able to see a picture if a fish is not the same as seeing one swimming about.

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cold water up north.....could that be flowing down from the atherton tableland area?? i've heard it can snow up there in winter. have a cousin who used to live in topaz who said they had 23 days of sunshine one year he lived there.......the rest was rain!!

if they could stock threadies in an impoundment would they have to stock freshwater shrimp/prawns to feed the buggers??

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