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      1. Hi guys, Just wondering if anyone knows of a good freshwater spot fairly close to Brisbane where I can take the family and friends for a day out tubing, skiing, BBQing and generally having a fun time? cheers Greg
      2. Hi guys, did a search on here and google but can't seem to find access points to the Stanley, new to fishing in the area and wanting to head out there today and try my luck. Any info would be much appreciated! Cheers, Dan.
      3. Extract from email from LAFMA Please refer to the QBFP Update below from Coby Walker, A/Senior Compliance Officer, Qld Boating & Fisheries Patrol. This was to be included in the September Issue of FFSAQ News. Lloyd Willmann, FFSAQ Media Officer QBFP update: Why have closed waters when there’s no flow? G’day again from the Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol. Time to get into some nitty gritty about specific issues. This month I want to focus on regulated waters, or closed waters as they are commonly referred to. While regulated waters is the legal term used in the Fisheries Act, we’ll stick with closed waters throughout this article. Why do we have closed waters? The simple answer is that most of our native species move upstream and downstream regularly, given an appropriate flow. The most common and uniform fish movement is when fish want to spawn and they head upstream. After their spawning migration, they will head back downstream. Barriers such as weirs and dams prevent these natural movements and large numbers of fish tend to gather above or below the barriers. So we close these areas to all forms of fishing to protect any masses of fish – this is particularly important if fish are in spawning mode. It’s just common sense really. So why are the closures maintained when there is no flow? We are in a drought, there has been no flow at most dams for years, the fish are not gathering at these barriers, so there is no reason to protect those areas – is there? Yes there is. Firstly, sometimes the fish do still gather near those barriers as it may be the deepest water or the upstream end of a hole. Secondly, we find that many fishers are opportunistic and ‘follow the crowd’. Many of the people we catch in closed waters offer up the excuse that they didn’t know and only fished there because they saw other people fishing there earlier. So to ensure fish are protected if and when they gather on mass, we have to protect these areas all year round. Not because the fish are there, but to ensure there is a clear and consistent message that the area is out of bounds and not to fish in there, no matter what the fish might be doing. You can help by educating your local fishers (especially the young ones who may have never seen fish gather on mass) about the need for closed waters and the need to stay out of them. We generally have advisory signs at the boundaries of each closure, but these are not compulsory – they may even be out of sight at the 100% level (some distance from the water’s edge) or they may have been vandalised or torn down. You can’t rely on them being there, so it’s best to take a cautious approach around any type of dam or weir. The most common closure on a weir or wall is 100 m upstream and 200 m downstream. There are a couple of areas around the state with customised distances that may differ from that, so again, encourage your fishing fraternity to check the rules at fisheries.qld.gov.au before they head out to an unfamiliar area. We’d appreciate it if you could share this information with your networks and contacts. If you would like us to cover a specific issue in these articles, please contact the FFSAQ Media Officer. Cheers Coby Walker, District Officer Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol ( Warwick ) Coby Walker A/Senior Compliance Officer, Qld Boating and Fisheries Patrol Department of Agriculture and Fisheries ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- T 07 4542 6770 M 0408 884 033 E coby.walker@daf.qld.gov.au W www.daf.qld.gov.au Hermitage Research Facility 604 Yangan Road, Warwick QLD 4370 Customer Service Centre 13 25 23 Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and LinkedIn! Download the free 'Qld Fishing' smart phone app from Apple and Google app stores.
      4. I have been told lately a few conflicting things about this body of water and was wondering if anyone firm information. I think the topic has been thrown around a few times on here but I wanted to start a fresh thread in case there was revised and updated information. It seems like a relatively large body of water to go wasted? So does anyone know what the factual deal is? Is there potential for it to be fished? Is it just lacking a stocking association or something? Or has it been ruled strictly no go for some reason? (And what could be done to change this)? It looks like it would make an awesome little bass and toga fishery. Angus
      5. there is a rather large one in a drying up pool near my place and i would love to catch it but what can i catch it on?
      6. Weather is nice and warm and the pest fish are on the chew. It might not be the most glamorous type of fishing but a quick flick at the local creek and getting a few pests out can't be a bad thing. Use this thread as a resource for locations and throw up your own spots and techniques as well. I'll start with Stable Swamp Creek at Coopers Plains. />https://maps.google.com.au/maps?hl=en&ll=-27.550207,153.016865&spn=0.002081,0.002411&t=h&z=19 There are thouosands of small tilapia in there and all you need is a bit of bread under a float to catch them one after another. There are also plenty of carp in there but they are smarter and if they see you while cruising around will disappear quick. If they are feeding, you stand half a chance. Next spot is Rochedale. />https://maps.google.com.au/maps?hl=en&ll=-27.602618,153.148071&spn=0.00208,0.002411&t=h&z=19&layer=c&cbll=-27.602618,153.148071&panoid=6R28J1QZmU1uYXXoFw839g&cbp=12,32.33,,0,0 Lots of big Tilapia in there and council has gone to the trouble of building fishing platforms for you. Low light or finesse fishing is best for catching good ones here. Oxley Flats next to Ipswich motorway />https://maps.google.com.au/maps?hl=en&ll=-27.564075,152.988541&spn=0.00209,0.002411&t=h&z=19 Some monster carp in here. Crazy Ted, some of your northside spots? I don't want to hog the whole thread
      7. Hey there. I'm new to gld and living in the scenic rim area. Looking to get some starting points for freshwater fishing in the area..... I know there will be no secret spots given. Lol but some good starting points would be very much appreciated.
      8. Hi, I need help to identify this fish I and my younger brother caught in an Opera house trap. Cheers
      9. Hey lads, I am thinking of heading down towards Tenterfield mid November or to Fraser for a few days or Moreton for a few days. However leaning towards Tenterfield seen as rebuilding tackle etc.... Has anyone fished the Clarence near this area?? I found a farm stay right on river for $15 a night......
      10. Another leisurley start at 0945. Was planning to explore upstream casting lures hopefully for a toga. The log in book showed Noel had launched earlier so I phoned him for an update. Turns out he went upstream had hadn't caught any, so I decided to head downstream. I lure cast my way down Koala Straight for no action. Went to clear my shrimp trap but it looked like a share farmer got there first . I hightailed down to the fig tree (got there around 1235) and as the sounder showed some arches, put out 2 lures and got a double strike within a few minutes. I kept trolling back and forth in the same area until around 1400 for 19 bass with 10 to 12 double hookups. The double hookups were a mixed blessing as I dropped a number of fish while dealing with one before getting round to the other. Best fish was a fat 475 mm. All fish were caught using the 2 green deepdivers shown.
      11. Hello all, I'm coming to Brisbane for the month of December for my sisters wedding, and I going to be doing some fishing! Since I am about 20 hours from the nearest coast line I have done very little saltwater fishing in my life and am wondering if any of you kind fellows could help a fellow fisherman out. Any ideas on pointers, spots to try, or what gear to use would be very appreciated. Or if you want a fishing partner I would be happy to tag along on any type of fishing expedition! I would love to catch a shark while I am there, but would be happy catching any type of salt or freshwater species. I would also like to catch some mud crabs while I'm there if anyone is into that! If any of you are on Instagram give me a follow @Esox_angler and send me a DM so I can follow you back! Thanks, and tight lines! Aaron
      12. Hi all, Im looking at heading out Canungra way this weekend to go for a explore / fish and get away from the madness that will ensue the GC over Easter . I’ve never really been out that way but I was looking at a couple spots north of the Kokoda barracks where It looks I can park the car and follow the creek up by foot. Has anyone had any luck scoring bass in this area ? Not asking for any exact spots but also if there’s any recommendations worth a go would love to hear of some success stories . Cheers Bilbo
      13. We went upstream to look for tilapia but only found a hunter. Should have done the dirty on him and rang the cops but reckoned it would have been to much hassle for us. The bridge is well and truly out of the water. Mark spotted a rope hanging in a tree and after a bit of a struggle retrieved a rusty,smelly anchor and chain. We tried several places for a tilly but nothing doing so we decided that the target species was now bass and tried the drop opposite the end of Koala straight and guess what.? And they were hungry.filled up the bucket in no time and they were soon overflowing onto the floor. Mark took a couple of black bass home but all the tilapia were chucked in the bin at Kurwongbah near the wash down area, Cheers Ray
      14. Wazz

        Bundamba Creek

        Good afternoon fellow AFO anglers. I haven't been able to wet a line over the last month or so as I have been busy with work and Family Commitments. I was driving past the Race Track at Bundamba the other day and saw someone throw a line in the Bundamba creek just to the left of the main road behind the primary school. I was just wondering if anyone has heard of any decent species ie bass or spangled perch being caught out of the creek there. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
      15. Hopefully the heading isn't too misleading.. Scored my first toga land based at NPD this week, on a little Chartruese spinner-bait slow rolled/hopped along the bottom, she went 70cm tip to tail. The two fellas I was with both scored 40cm+ tilapia. We saw a kayak in the section of the dam which I thought was zero-access.. have the rules changed? Anyway, here's the photo
      16. Hey guys. After a long break from fishing. I have finally picked up a rod again. It has been a while but I got there. I am still in pursuit of my all mighty bass. Hopefully sooner rather then later will get one. Cheers guys
      17. This one may stir the pot - but honestly, it will make your fishing so much more comfortable, if you use good technique - which armpit fishing is not. Years ago, I went to purchase a new rod. I commented to the Queensland tackle shop owner "Why are so many of these rod butts so long". His reply was "That is because Victorian anglers tend to fish with the rod butt under their armpit". That comment has stuck with me for a long time. This oddity has born itself out more and more now that so many more fishing shows are now aired (mostly coming from Victorian based presenters) are showing this method of tackling big fish. My concern is that these presenters are teaching very poor technique, but I doubt they even realise it, as they were never taught properly to begin with. Yes, fishing is a very personalised hobby, or sport for some, but like all personal endeavours, good technique makes things more pleasant. The number of these presenters that fight big fish, with the rod butt under their armpit, is painful to watch, as they look so awkward. This is a poor technique. You lose leverage in this position, and your rod hand wrist is cocked at a weakened angle. This is made even worse if you are using a threadline reel. So often, watching these shows, you see the presenter having to then take his reel hand off the reel, and use it to help lift the rod. At some point, they realise that it is not working, and drop the rod butt down to waist height and get the leverage required to make the rod work as it should. Much of this style could be attributed to heavy tackle spin fish casting for heavy weights like trevally up north, where the longer butt may help with casting heavy poppers and the like, but this should not flow on to other tackle forms. The manufactures may be part to blame for this. A lot of these presenters also suffer from "Rex Hunt Syndrome", where every moment has to be filled with often stupid or childish commentary. Bring back the commentary style of Peter Morse, Bushy or Steve. Honestly, get the rod butt out from under your armpit when tackling big fish. It will allow you to handle the fight with so much more ease, and you wont look so awkward or 'special' either.
      18. Hey guys, it's been ages since I've been on the forum, but I'm planning a 'Coddessy' and was hoping for a little advice and maybe even a fishin buddy? The plan is to do the Severn River Nature Reserve above Pindari Dam, NSW. The Reserve isn't open to public vehicles but according to a NSW Parks website I read it's open to walkers, so I was planning to park on the edge of the Reserve and walk the river, camping and fishing for 2 or 3 nights, sometime this June or July. I was wondering if anyone had fished this section before and could give me some tips on rules/regulations, good start/end points, how the fishing might be at this time of year (cold), lure types/techniques etc. I can't seem to find too much written on the net about this place. I'll be entirely self sufficient, backpacking all my gear/food. And yes I know there'll be some hard walking and cold nights. I'm very safety conscious - have an EPIRB, good 1st Aid kit and know how to use it. My fishin buddy that usually comes with me on these sort of trips can't come... is anyone keen?? I'll go on my own though, either way. Thanks, -Steve.
      19. Finally managed to get some time free and decided to take my $50 canoe out for a spin last Sunday and again on Sunday afternoon just gone. Trip #1 Having never fished the area, we weren't sure exactly how to approach the fishing and started with some imitation TN60's which didn't attract any attention. The fair amount of water flow was pretty discouraging as the water was far from clear. I would say about half a meter's visibility. We pushed upstream as far as we could until the shallow rapids wouldn't allow any further progress. The current pushed us downstream fairly quickly which made the fishing hard and we were having to correct our position after nearly every cast. With no interest vibes and plastics in the first pool averaging a meter deep, we floated further back to the launch point to a deeper section. A decent laydown tree looked too good to ignore and with a cast to the back of the snag, I saw a bronze flash, my drag zzzzzzzzzipped, and my leader knot failed we switched to diving hardbodies which proceeded to land us 6 fish, all under 25cm, but all heaps of fun and a first for both of us in a canoe! (and a first bass on lure for Tika). Sun went down and with tummy rumbling we went home for tea. Trip #2 Although I was hungover from Saturday and Tika was feeling just as good, we couldn't waste the weekend after having to work most of Saturday (again). Canoe went back on the roof, quick stop to BCF to buy some jig spinners and top up my plastics supply and we were cooking with gas. Because I've not yet had time to add any extras to the canoe it's still a blank canvas but I've got fitout gear coming from ebay in the mail and a couple of hundred stickers to make it look the part. Water was still flowing over the causeway but at a much slower rate and the water was awesomely clear. Again we pushed as far as we could (however I was paddling with my thongs on my hands as I forgot the paddles lol). We both opted for Zman 3" Minnowz in mood ring on a 1/6th jighead equipped with a jigspinner on the front for flashiness and snag resistance. My third cast of the afternoon landed underneath a bottlebrush tree......... Twitch twitch, BANG! A good tussle on 6lb line & leader gave me a 36cm FL fishy. Needless to say was stoked. Two casts later on a shady snag only two meters from the first, another good fish!! Came in slightly smaller at 33cm and with some kind of lesion on his noggin. The bite went quiet for a while until tika landed a cute 25cm model from the same snag which I lost a fish on the previous week. Stoked again! We continued for another half an hour before heading off. Not bad for a two hour session on 30 minutes from home Tim
      20. Beau and I had a little ride up north yesterday to try our luck. Beau was very pleased that we did, because for a long time he has been stuck on 49cm bass as his PB. Well after a couple of bass he comes up with a new PB a nice fat 50cm bass and the smile was on his dial. Then buggar me dead a few fish later he had a new PB a nice big 55cm bass, well the smile then opened up his whole head. I was a bit stingy and only gave him a 54 for it but I can now see it was hanging over the end of the mat so I'll call it a 55cm. We managed quite a few bass finding most in water over 30ft, we got them trolling, casting blades and on ice jigs, as well as some on shrimp. Dino
      21. G'day all, I'm Don and I'm just getting back into fishing after a few years away from it. I have an old 4.85m Express with a fairly new Honda 60 on the back. In the past I mostly fished Moreton Bay and not too far offshore from the Gold and the Sunny Coasts. Since I got started again it has mostly been the bay. Nearly finished fitting out a 12ft punt with electric power so I can fish Hinze and NP dams. Cheers, Don.
      22. Bass recaptured after nearly 25 years - Fishing World.htm This little bloke's been around awhile. Anyone know how long they live. Cheers Gary
      23. From Fisheries Qld Facebook page. https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/fisheries/pest-fish/report-a-pest-fish-sighting