Fitzroy Net Free Zone

ronje
Jedi Seadog
Jedi Seadog
Posts: 2093
Joined: Sat Feb 14, 2009 5:23 pm
Contact:

Re: Fitzroy Net Free Zone

Post by ronje » Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:07 pm

Women That FISH (WTF) have their barra classic on here at the moment.

Live scoreboard.

http://tournaments.trackmy.fish/scoreboard.wtf


Regards
Ronje

ronje
Jedi Seadog
Jedi Seadog
Posts: 2093
Joined: Sat Feb 14, 2009 5:23 pm
Contact:

Re: Fitzroy Net Free Zone

Post by ronje » Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:42 pm

Pity that the girls couldn't get hold of a couple of these.
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Regards
Ronje

NinjaFish
Jedi Seadog
Jedi Seadog
Posts: 621
Joined: Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:20 am
Location: Darwin

Re: Fitzroy Net Free Zone

Post by NinjaFish » Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:13 pm

Any idea how many actual (person) entrants Ronje?

Average of 60cm and 3kg for the Barra isn't too bad if they were all recorded.

ronje
Jedi Seadog
Jedi Seadog
Posts: 2093
Joined: Sat Feb 14, 2009 5:23 pm
Contact:

Re: Fitzroy Net Free Zone

Post by ronje » Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:02 am

About 50 people all up I think. Some of the "teams" only had 1 person.
They did it hard.

Friday was blowing 20 knts straight up the river (with nowhere to hide out of it) and they got 45 barra.

Sat was 25 knots (morning at least) so got 13.

I went down to Thompson's Point boatramp (15 km from mouth) today by road and saw a guy get 2 @ about 70cm off the ramp there. Wind has dropped a bit since weekend.
Regards
Ronje

ronje
Jedi Seadog
Jedi Seadog
Posts: 2093
Joined: Sat Feb 14, 2009 5:23 pm
Contact:

Re: Fitzroy Net Free Zone

Post by ronje » Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:24 pm

Barra Bounty in Fitzroy's Net Free Zone.

Started yesterday.

Prediction was for 420 barra over the 2+ days.

To date 329 with a couple of hours to end day 2. On again tomorrow until noon.

3 barra of 1m+ with 1240mm being the biggest so far.

Also 17 king threadies of 1m+ (out of 57).

https://tournaments.trackmy.fish/scoreboard.rbb
Regards
Ronje

NinjaFish
Jedi Seadog
Jedi Seadog
Posts: 621
Joined: Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:20 am
Location: Darwin

Re: Fitzroy Net Free Zone

Post by NinjaFish » Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:10 pm

Kind of get all fuzzy and exited reading the scores.

A lot of teams too.

JJLure
Silver Member
Silver Member
Posts: 43
Joined: Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:39 am

Re: Fitzroy Net Free Zone

Post by JJLure » Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:44 am

Disappointing to once again see so many large fish dead floating around the river, mostly sharked.
Is it that hard to move your boat a few hundred meters away to give the fish a chance after release, or is it all about chest thumping and trying to prove you're manhood.
Disgusting to keep seeing images like this on social media.
<img:bountyslaughter2018.112/environment.qld.gov.au:>

ronje
Jedi Seadog
Jedi Seadog
Posts: 2093
Joined: Sat Feb 14, 2009 5:23 pm
Contact:

Re: Fitzroy Net Free Zone

Post by ronje » Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:01 am

So.... 6 barra of 1m +.

98 threadies with 20 of 1m+. 1380mm biggest.

506 barra when prediction was 420. Prediction from Bill Sawynok's Crystal bowl had a +- 10% component so still higher than prediction error factor.

Interesting stat is the average fish size was 65cm. That av figure has been steadily increasing.

Closed barra season coming up in 2 weeks or so.

I guess that now anglers chasing threadies, fingermark etc will be cursed by unwanted and unintentional bycatch of barramundi.
Regards
Ronje

ronje
Jedi Seadog
Jedi Seadog
Posts: 2093
Joined: Sat Feb 14, 2009 5:23 pm
Contact:

Re: Fitzroy Net Free Zone

Post by ronje » Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:44 pm

Fella called Greg Rogers cracked it this 1.5 metre king threadfin at Port Alma this morning.

I spoke to Greg about the mat being crinkled at the 0 to 10cm mark. He said that because his brag mat only went to 1200mm and he wanted to be absolutely sure of length, he put texta marks for length head to tail on the boat gunwale and measured that distance at 1500mm when he got home.

Do me for a genuine 1.5m king threadie.
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Regards
Ronje


DanOz
Silver Member
Silver Member
Posts: 16
Joined: Mon Sep 14, 2015 5:21 pm

Re: Fitzroy Net Free Zone

Post by DanOz » Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:20 pm

They eat a lot of bananas over that way

ronje
Jedi Seadog
Jedi Seadog
Posts: 2093
Joined: Sat Feb 14, 2009 5:23 pm
Contact:

Re: Fitzroy Net Free Zone

Post by ronje » Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:17 am

That might be true for some areas, Dan.

But here we only eat the manly type of big cavendish bananas not those feminine little things called Lady Fingers in more northern areas of Qld and NSW.
Regards
Ronje

ronje
Jedi Seadog
Jedi Seadog
Posts: 2093
Joined: Sat Feb 14, 2009 5:23 pm
Contact:

Re: Fitzroy Net Free Zone

Post by ronje » Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:28 am

Here's a face from FFF that a lot of you guys will be familiar with.

No, not the tripletail.
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Regards
Ronje

ronje
Jedi Seadog
Jedi Seadog
Posts: 2093
Joined: Sat Feb 14, 2009 5:23 pm
Contact:

Re: Fitzroy Net Free Zone

Post by ronje » Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:46 am

What's happening here.

Well, the east coast barramundi closure on 1 Nov has sure knocked interest in barramundi fishing here although unintentional captures are happening all the time. One might say that the threadfin fishing is great but those pesky barramundi keep getting in the way.

The season opens up again on 1 Feb.

Visiting fisher numbers have dropped off to recover in Feb.

King threadfin abound still with no seasonal closure and is an area where development of the fishery can be explored particularly with fly fishing enthusiasts.

There's a lot of work under way to exempt the freshwater section of the Fitzroy at Rockhampton from the annual closure, the Qld govt is warm to the idea and approval is pending. Not under a stocked impoundment permit arrangement so no fees involved. Simply local regional management of a community resource.

That'll take some of the lumps and bumps of a 3 month barramundi closure out of the equation.

That freshwater section will need to be stocked and progress with that in mind is well advanced. Council now has a aquaculture division and its been visiting s/e asia looking for how its done there and maybe attract some interest here. Investigations into a local hatchery taking place in conjunction with Gladstone Water Board hatchery staff (Gladstone Area Water Board - GAWB has a hatchery for stocking Awoonga dam and supplies excess fingerlings to other places with same strain).

Then BOTH versions of barramundi fishing can be available at the 1 fishing destination. Good for related businesses (accommodation, guides, tackle stores etc).

That's the latest overview.
Regards
Ronje

User avatar
Sullo
Seadog
Seadog
Posts: 338
Joined: Tue Dec 11, 2012 4:51 pm

Re: Fitzroy Net Free Zone

Post by Sullo » Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:32 pm

I hope you get it passed Ron.Still sh@ts me that the SE corner joined in,went from $40 to $100 for a Stocked Impoundment Permit Scam for myself and wife.

Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to “Qld”