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14 April, 2021

Anglers asked for help

THE Tableland Fish Stocking Society (TFSS) is looking to their biggest customers to help them keep track of fish numbers in Tinaroo Dam.

By Rhys Thomas

Ian Leighton and Thomas Tiepner with one of the new signs installed by the Tableland Fish Stocking Society at Lake Tinaroo.

THE Tableland Fish Stocking Society (TFSS) is looking to their biggest customers to help them keep track of fish numbers in Tinaroo Dam. 

Anglers are being encouraged to download a smartphone app and submit the species and length of their catches with an accompanying photo. 

This information will be used by TFSS to help monitor the efficiency and effectiveness of their fish stocking program while ensuring those secret spots stay secret.

Originally the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) would conduct a survey every two years and keep track of fish numbers in the dam, now due to funding constraints, that job has fallen onto the stocking societies. 

TFSS Publicity Officer Laurie Wright said that without the assistance of their keen anglers, there could be a lot less fish to catch.

“The downside from people not downloading this app and lodging their catches is that we may see a cut in the money we receive to stock the dam, meaning less fish to catch,” he said.

“We’re asking all the anglers and people who go to the dam to fish to download the app. 

“We’re not looking for any secrets all we need to know is that the fish was caught in Lake Tinaroo.” 

TFSS is not just looking for photos of your prize catches but your humble ones as well, recording and submitting your small fish captures are important in seeing the success of their stocking program.

Signage has been installed around the dam at various locations on the lakeshore and at most boat ramps, these signs have a scannable QR code for people to use to download the app.  

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