Viking Kayaks, PRFMA, Pine Rivers Fish Management Association

Fish Stocking Programs

Native Fish Restocking, PRFMA, Pine Rivers Fish Management Association

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.

Moreton Bay Regional Council, PRFMA, Pine Rivers Fish Management Association
Year
Australian Bass
Golden Perch
Silver Perch
Mary River Cod
Saratoga
Total for Financial Year
Fish Stocked Per Hectare 1
1990/1991
41,667
41,667
19.1
1991/1992
92,050
92,050
42.2
1992/1993
48,990
49,000
94,160
192,150
88.1
1993/1994
18,400
88,778
22,222
920
130,320
59.8
1994/1995
35,648
60,000
33,330
1,000
25
130,003
59.6
1995/1996
16,000
51,500
64,221
2,340
134,061
61.6
1996/1997
17,925
5,500
46
23,471
10.8
1997/1998
30,555
25,000
870
87
56,512
25.9
1998/1999
33,350
33,350
15.3
1999/2000
1,000
79,101
80,101
36.7
2000/20012
32,600
32,600
14.9
2001/2002
39,500
18,760
7,200
3,000
84
68,544
31.4
2002/2003
60,834
10,000
1,000
2,500
74,334
34.1
2003/2004
82,534
26,128
3,000
111,662
51.2
2004/2005
28,000
13,250
3,900
45,420
20.8
2005/2006
36,640
3,500
40,140
18.4
2006/2007
21,000
3,000
24,000
11.0
2007/20083
75,000
75,000
34.4
2008/2009
72,000
20,840
5,000
6
97,846
44.9
2009/20104
75,000
20,661
9
95,670
43.9
2010/2011
189,190
23,126
115
212,431
97.4
2011/2012
90,000
60,000
111
150,111
68.8
2012/2013
65,500
65,500
30.0
2013/2014
44,000
63,000
107,000
49.1
2014/2015 217,000 217,000 99.5
2015/16 31,000 145,000 176,000 80.7
2016/17 80,000 25,000 750 125750 57.7
2017/18 80,000 25000 5,000 85,000 39.0

1 Fish stocked per hectare is calculated at Full Supply Level with a lake surface area of 2181 hectares
2 First year of stocking with funding available from PRFMA’s Boating Access Scheme.
3 Stocked by Seqwater due to the closure of the Boating Access Scheme in Aug 2005
4 First year of funds under the SIP Scheme + Boating Access Scheme re – opened 3/5/2009

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.

Moreton Bay Regional Council, PRFMA, Pine Rivers Fish Management Association
YEAR BASS GOLDEN PERCH MARY RIVER COD SARATOGA SUB NOSED GARFISH TOTAL FISH STOCKED PER HECTARE (See Note 1)
2007/08 109,180 1,800 193 430 111,603 304.1
2008/09 35,000 20,000 500 150 55,650 151.6
2009/10 30,900 12,875 88 50 43,913 119.7
2010/11 20,500 12,168 79 50 32,797 89.4
2011/12 35,000 18,000 32 53,032 144.5
2012/13 17,900 36 17,936 48.9
2013/14 Note 2
2014/15 21,000 10,000 31,000 84.5
2015/16 20,000 10,000 200 30,000 82.3
2016/17 20,000 10,000 500 30,500 83.1
2017/18 20,000 20,000 54.5
 

TOTALS

 

329,480

 

94,843

 

1200

 

578

 

530

 

426,631

Note 1: Fish stocked per hectare is calculated at Full Supply Level with a lake surface area of 367 hectares
Note 2: No Stocking carried out due to the proposed repairs to the Dam Wall – Water level to be dropped to 50%
2007/2009 The Creation of a New Recreational Fishery $51,240
RECREATIONAL FISHING COMMUNITY GRANTS PROGRAMME
Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry