Australian bass closed fishing season.
According to Brett Depper from the Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol (QBFP)
This period is aligned to the breeding cycle of Australian bass populations within Queensland's south-east river systems.
Australian bass migrate down rivers within their natural range to spawn within the brackish marine systems at this time of the year.
The closed season is an important measure in sustaining fish stocks for the future. It ensures breeding populations are not targeted by fishers during periods where the species may be in large numbers at specific locations. These are called ‘aggregations’.
- Baroon Pocket
- Fred Haigh (Lake Monduran)
- North Pine
- Wuruma and Wivenhoe dams
- Claude Wharton and Jones weirs
- Isis Balancing Storage (Lake Gregory)
- Clarendon, Dyer (Bill Gunn Dam) and MacDonald lakes.
"Our stocked impoundments provide great options for fishing," he said.
"Fishers are required to purchase a permit in the Stocked Impoundment Permit Scheme (SIPS) before they throw in a line at any one of these impoundments.
"Money from these permits goes towards management of the scheme and to stocking groups for purchasing native fish fingerlings."