Wyaralong Dam

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Bunjey
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Wyaralong Dam

#1 Post by Bunjey » Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:30 am

Hi all,

Theres a bit of info as part of the Mt Joyce Recreational Park around it at-

http://www.mtjoyceescape.com.au/

Type "map" or "maps" into the search box to find a basic pdf map



and check to see that its not closed because of blue-green algae at-

http://www.seqwater.com.au/public/sourc ... ralong-dam

The stocking of the dam is being sorted at the moment I hear, by a good bunch of blokes, an official announcement soon apparently.
It is still young, I couldn't see any weed or forage fish yet, though I am told the carp are making themselves at home.

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The ramp photo was taken halfway up at a small widening, there is only about 6 bays at the top, trailers may be a bit cramped, and you cant get to the wall at all, it is all fenced off, I think that is a fish box type migration thingo, I don't know how effective it is.

There are 7 campsites supposedly, must be tiny, at the moment unregulated, but who knows, it is still a work in progress I was told.
They seem to be very positive, and trying hard.

Does anyone else know anything?

Might see you there one day, reeling in some bigguns!
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Re: Wyaralong Dam

#2 Post by lockyer » Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:31 pm

It will be interesting to see if SEQWater approve stocking of this dam, the last time I chatted with one of there rec guy's, they didn't sound very keen on the idea.

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Re: Wyaralong Dam

#3 Post by Estuary Girl » Wed Aug 31, 2011 2:01 pm

Thanks for posting the info and pics Tony!Dams looking good and I hope that the stocking takes off.Do you have any contact details for the stocking group?
Where's Steve with his fluffy stick and those carp!! :snic:

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Re: Wyaralong Dam

#4 Post by Bunjey » Wed Aug 31, 2011 3:56 pm

Hi Toni,
and thanks.

A local group,

http://sites.google.com/site/loganalber ... ntass/home


-the old CarpBusters group, reborn as L.A.F.M.A.-Logan and Albert Fish Managment Association, have advertised in the local Beaudesert Times their AGM meeting for Wedneday, Sep 7, 7pm, at the sorta local Kerry Hall.
Business is "Elect commitee and discuss Wyaralong Dam stocking strategies"

Whichever happens it is progress, I hope to go and join, I have been out of touch, i mostly fish the dams, but I hear this mob has been working very hard locally, and I certainly want to support them with Wyaralong.
If the powers that be see enough interest from our sport, they may give us as much support as the mountain bikers and Equestrian people, it's looking good so far.

I am not sure that i should post the phone numbers from the add, i didn't ask permission in the first place, but i just noticed there are numbers on their site at the above address.


Quoted from the Mt.Joyce Wyaralong site-"Fishing is permitted on the lake. At this stage no fishing permit is required."
That could mean a few things, time will tell.

I read a post that many dams have come under the sips umbrella.


PS... I'm not sure about Steve's fluffy stick, but if it can be used in public, and helps with the carp, I will bring it up at the meeting if I can. :snic:
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Re: Wyaralong Dam

#5 Post by Bunjey » Sat Sep 10, 2011 10:10 am

Looks like the hard working Logan and Albert Fish stocking mob are going to get involved....

http://sites.google.com/site/loganalber ... ralong-dam :ll:
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Re: Wyaralong Dam

#6 Post by apprentice » Sun Sep 11, 2011 2:59 pm

Hey guys and girls.

I actually did alot of work on the construction of the dam wall and am looking forward to one day fishing it!

While there i saw bass, turtles, Silver perch (i think) and a bucket load of carp!

If you love your carp fishing i would strongly recommend this place as there are not only alot of carp, but big carp as well! one Carp that i saw there would have been at least 60cm and FAT!

Would be awesome to one day see a carp fishing competition at this dam to help these pests be eradicated!
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Re: Wyaralong Dam

#7 Post by Ray7 » Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:10 pm

The blokes involved in this group are very hard workers in trying to improve the fresh water ways of both the Albert/Logan systems, if you fish these water you should try and go along too the information night. I have previous commitment or I would be there. :ll:

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Re: Wyaralong Dam

#8 Post by Bunjey » Wed Sep 14, 2011 10:51 pm

Bravo, I went to one of their meetings and joined up, I didn't realise how much they have done in this area's creeks etc. !!! I'll be at the meeting one way or another, they deserve more support because of the work they already do, let alone Wyaralong's potential !!

I think they are taken for granted to a large extent, the good fishing in this area's creeks is largely thanks to them as near as I can tell.
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Re: Wyaralong Dam

#9 Post by Feral » Thu Sep 15, 2011 4:37 am

Brochure circulating re meeting.
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Re: Wyaralong Dam

#10 Post by Estuary Girl » Sat Sep 17, 2011 10:13 am

Bugger I'll be away at Mondy for this meeting. :sad1:
Will endeavour to get to the following meeting as I'm keen to get involved.
:bye:
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Re: Wyaralong Dam

#11 Post by mickd » Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:36 pm

Just wondering if anyone has any more recent news on this dam ie stocking fishlader etc I have been fishing downstreem of this dam since this years season opened and its been producing good numbers of bass averaging 30-45 cms so if the ladder setup works fish of this size may be entering the dam on there own acord without stocking also has any got any contact details for the guys at lafma i would like to get in touch with them about joining and also to let them know about the quality and quantity of fish ive been catching in the systems they look after as it may be of interest and helpful to them cheers mick

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