Nov 132015
 

After a couple of storm related postponements last Summer Brisbane City Council is giving it another go!

If you missed out last year BCC will open Forest Lake to fishing for one day on Saturday, November 21 so that we can remove some feral fish and spread the message about how much of a threat they are to our waterways and native fish species. There's been a surprising amount of interest on facebook so we'd certainly appreciate any members who wanted to come along and help out. It's a unique opportunity for the club to engage with a lot of people we normally wouldn't get to meet. If you'd like to help with putting some of the gear together give Steve Baines a call on 0448890798. Continue reading »

Feb 102015
 

This meeting we'll have two guest speakers who have traveled the state in search of creatures that swim. Both presentations will be an excellent lead up to the Forest Lake Pest Fishing Day on February 21.

Glynn Aland will give us a talk about the feral fish that are invading our waterways. Glynn has worked in a variety of roles with Fisheries Queensland and Seqwater and has conducted fish surveys all around the state.

Glynn Aland at Weary Bay

Gavin Brown will present some turtles from around Australia and take us on a tour of all sorts of turtle habitat. Gavin is a member of Australian Freshwater Turtles (AFT - a non-profit organisation) and has a wealth of experience with keeping turtles and observing them in the wild.

Rare Fraser Island Broad-shelled Turtle, from one of Gavin's expeditions.

The drinks stand and the shop will be open for books and aquarium supplies, and there'll be an auction where members can sell fish, plants, and other aquarium related items. Guests are welcome to come and have a look, you can join up on the night if you're interested.

ANGFA Qld Meetings are held on the second Friday of every other month (even numbers) at the Bar Jai Community Hall, Clayfield, starting 7:30 pm.

Sep 122014
 
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ANGFA QLD LogoThe election of committee members will take place at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Friday December 12th 2014.

The committee must be chosen at each Annual General Meeting, so we need people to please nominate for the positions.  Please keep in mind that the term for each committee position is for one year, and that all committee members are expected to attend regular committee meetings.  People who serve on the committee do so on a voluntary basis.

Committee nominations are restricted to ANGFA Qld members.

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Jul 302014
 

The next ANGFA Queensland meeting is on Friday, August 8 at 7:30.

Facebook event here

David Roberts with a sizable lungfish.

David Roberts with a sizable lungfish.

This meeting we'll have a presentation from David Roberts of Seqwater with an update on the latest lungfish research and management work he's been involved with.

We'll also have a slide show from our secretary who recently had the opportunity to visit Edgbaston Reserve with a crew from Bush Heritage Australia.

Group at Edgbaston Reserve

Group at Edgbaston Reserve

If you’re not a member please feel free to come and have a look, you can join on the night if you're interested. The club shop with dry goods, supplies, new photo tanks and hopefully new nets will be open, as will the drinks stand. There’ll be an auction after the talks where anyone can buy, though you must be a member to register as a seller.

The next ANGFA Qld meeting is at the Bar Jai hall – 178 Alexandra Road, Clayfield. Friday night 9/8/2013 starting at 7:30 pm sharp!

The next ANGFA Qld meeting is at the Bar Jai hall – 178 Alexandra Road, Clayfield. Friday night 8/8/2014 starting at 7:30 pm sharp!

Jul 292014
 

Date: Sunday 24 August 2014

Warrill Creek above Churchbank Wier. Photo: Sweetwater Fishing

Warrill Creek above Churchbank Wier. Photo: Sweetwater Fishing

Species we might locate:

* Melanotaenia duboulayi (Crimson Spotted Rainbowfish)

* Pseudomugil signifer (Pacific Blue-eyes)

* Retropinna semoni (Smelt)

* Hypseleotris galii (Firetail Gudgeon)

* Ambassis sp. (Glassfish)

* A range of invertebrates

Field trip details are restricted to ANGFA Qld members.

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Jul 052014
 
The 2014 QFAS Market day is being held at Springwood Road State School on Saturday,July 26 from 10:00 am til 2:00 pm. Entry is free.Easy access from the Southeast Freeway and plenty of parking right at the door.

FOR SELLERS

If you would like to hire a site to sell product then you need to contact Peter Johnson either by pm or by email (peterrjohnson@hotmail.com). Continue reading »

Jun 022014
 

If you didn't make it along to the BCC Pest Fish Education Event you missed a fantastic morning out. The water might have been too cool for the Tilapia to bite but there were lots of other fish being reeled in. We were all impressed with the variety of native fish in the lake despite invasions from African Tilapia, American Gambusia and North Queensland Barred Grunter. There might have been a few fish that went back without being tallied but we did our best to count everything that came in - checkout the stats below. The barbless hooks provided by BCC ensured fish were able to be returned to the water in good condition. I still haven't found out who managed to land gambusia while line-fishing...

BCC Pest Fishing Day at Forest Lake. Photo: Leo Lee

BCC Pest Fishing Day at Forest Lake. Photo: Leo Lee

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Mar 142014
 

Date: Sunday 13 April 2014

Expected Species:

Australian Smelt, Retropinna semoni

Australian Smelt, Retropinna semoni

  • Rhadinocentrus ornatus (Ornate Rainbowfish)
  • Melanotaenia duboulayi (Crimson Spotted Rainbowfish)
  • Pseudomugil signifer (Pacific Blue-eyes)
  • Retropinna semoni (Smelt)
  • Hypseleotris galii (Firetail Gudgeon
  • Gobiomorphus australis (Striped Gudgeon)
  • Gambusia holbrooki (Mosquito Fish or Plague Minnows)
  • Eels
  • Australatya Striolata (Riffle Shrimp)

Field trip details are restricted to ANGFA Qld members.

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