Pine Rivers Fish Management Association
Fish Stocking Programs
16/12/2017 LAKE SAMSONVALE
On Saturday 16th December, 2017 - 80,000 Australian Bass Fingerlings and 5,000 Silver Perch Fingerlings were released into Lake Samsonvale. The Fingerlings were released via the scatter method and to achieve this, 13 Electric Powered Vessels distributed the fingerlings to different areas around Lake Samsonvale.
The Fingerlings were supplied by Hanwood Fish Hatchery – Murgon – In an excellent condition.
45 Volunteers took part to ensure the success of the release.
The outstanding efforts of the Volunteers will ensure a much greater survival rate for the Fingerlings than if they were all released in one spot.
14/01/2018 LAKE SAMSONVALE
25,000 Golden Perch fingerlings were released by Members via the scatter method.
OUR THANKS AND APPRECIATION GO TO ALL THOSE WHO PARTICIPATED IN A VERY SUCCESSFUL RELEASE.
14/01/2018 LAKE KURWONGBAH
20,000 Australian Bass Fingerlings were released into Lake Kurwongbah at Mick Hanfling Park on Sunday 14/01/2018.
The release was carried out by Members of the Pine Rivers Fish Management Association Members.
The fingerlings were released via the “Scatter Release” method ie 1000 fingerlings were taken at a time by Members in their Kayaks and released into different parts of Lake Kurwongbah. Experts agree that the fingerlings have a much higher rate of survival when released via the scatter release method than the spot release method. (ie all fingerlings released at the one spot within a short time frame window)
The Fingerlings were supplied, in excellent condition and size, by Hanwood Fish Hatchery - Murgon.
OUR THANKS AND APPRECIATION GO TO ALL THOSE WHO PARTICIPATED IN A VERY SUCCESSFUL RELEASE
Lake Samsonvale Stocking History
Stocking commenced in Lake Samsonvale in 1991 and has been routinely managed by the PFRMA to produce and first class fishing location offering a great variety of options for the novice angler right through to the experience veteran.
1 Fish stocked per hectare is calculated at Full Supply Level with a lake surface area of 2181 hectares
Lake Kurwongbah Stocking History
The fish stocking program for Lake Kurwongbah was able to be commenced after PRFMA successfully applied for and received funding from the Federal Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry's recreational fishing community grants program. Moreton Bay Regional Council also contributed some initial funds and continues to supply funds each year to allow restocking of the lake.
The focus for this lake will be to produce a Australian Bass, Golden Perch and Saratoga fishery.
Fingerlings are sourced from various sources around southern Queensland. The fish are delivered by accredited fish breeders in purpose built transport tankers,
In 2008, PRFMA members made four trips to collect stock, the longest trip was over a thousand kilometers and required a couple of days of travel, harvesting and distribution to collect some prime southern strain Saratoga. Even though wet, tired and dirty our guys bought back the basis of a breeding population which we hope will make Kurwongbah a fine Saratoga fishery in the years to come.