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Post Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:43 pm    Post subject: Manton spillway - dead fish

There have been reports of dead fish under the Manton Dam wall, anyone got pix?

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Post Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Manton spillway - dead fish

Went there 2 wks ago and spoke to a bloke in the car park and he seen a few good size barra come over wall and went belly up.


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Post Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Manton spillway - dead fish

Some do actually survive the big drop. The boys at power and water claim a 100% mortality rate for any barra on a mission to head downstream. I would've seen at least 7 big dead ones on the walk in and the entire river stunk of decaying fish.

Pic of a 60cm wall jumper that survived then was unlucky enough to get caught on the light spin gear. I always release these ones as they are lucky to have made it out alive.


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:25 am    Post subject: Re: Manton spillway - dead fish

I'm sure i read their was a new net put in place?

Any pics of the new net or how its supposed to stop the fish

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Post Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:28 am    Post subject: Re: Manton spillway - dead fish

Heres another couple that survived check the damage on the big one : broken jaw, blind in one eye, fins snapped and half of it scaled. :| surely we can do better than this system ....


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:09 am    Post subject: Re: Manton spillway - dead fish

Wonder how much tax coin i put towards this fail.


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:55 am    Post subject: Re: Manton spillway - dead fish

Fish will always go over the wall but its about keeping the majority in. During replacement of the net there would of been a period of time when fish could of swum directly to the dam wall and even when it is in they can sneak around the sides when the water level is high enough.

110,000 fingerlings were stocked there last year and thousands and thousands in the previous years, a few lost over the wall is a drop in the bucket. The net is a good investment especially considering that the majority of stocked dams in QLD and Southern States don't even bother with one.


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:57 am    Post subject: Re: Manton spillway - dead fish

...goldfish that isn't a photo of the net, that's just the roper barrier prior to the wall.


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:39 am    Post subject: Re: Manton spillway - dead fish

Tristan- when are we fishing the lakes mate?

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Post Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:00 am    Post subject: Re: Manton spillway - dead fish

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...goldfish that isn't a photo of the net, that's just the roper barrier prior to the wall.


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whatever u reckon this pic was on 31.1.18 so looks like thats what we're using this season.
It definitely looked like a net to me and it's in the same spot as the old one ..So wheres the new net then mate???

IMO a hell of a lot of the small stocked barra get eaten by their mates perhaps stocking it with a bigger size (say 40cm) baz would see our catch rates go up a bit.


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:39 am    Post subject: Re: Manton spillway - dead fish

thanks for the net pic Goldfish, i guess its better than 100s of dead barra on the other side considering how many they put into the dam to begin with

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Post Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Manton spillway - dead fish

Should have perhaps spent the money on a slippery dip, Adelaide River fishing would improve tenfold, that is one fickle dam.

I have caught battered fish (no chips) in years past at Beatrice Creek.

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Post Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Manton spillway - dead fish

Or a glory hole.


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Manton spillway - dead fish

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Or a glory hole.


To let the barra out, or put your lure in?? :P

OMG the ca tfish, I get it now ... :lol:

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Post Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:04 am    Post subject: Re: Manton spillway - dead fish

the new net has been a massive fail from what i have been told the net has been built to short and doesn't reach the bottom with the water height of the dam at the moment i have spend a few nights there and have seen one small barra landed of the wall itself past the new containment net. i have spent hours cruising around with the electric to have nothing even marking up on the sounder. this photo wasn't taken by me but it is from this year.


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