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Now have a pond / dam (fairly deep). 9 x 9 m wide.

Laid out some traps to see what kind of fish / eels / ??? / was a mess when we first got there.

Cleaned up the edge (wow hard work) starting to clear some lilies and hopefully soon to put some natives to eat for food.... depending on what already lives there :)

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East coast drainage division

You can stock your dam with local fish that occur naturally in your area. The following local fish are available from hatcheries for stocking:

Australian bass

The Australian bass may be stocked in dams in all coastal river basins from the Burnett River Basin south to the New South Wales border.

Barramundi

Six distinct strains of barramundi occur in Queensland, four of them on the east coast:

East Coast Cape York strain (Orford Bay to Bathurst Heads)

Mid North-East coast strain (Cooktown to Burdekin River)

Central East coast strain (Repulse Bay to Shoalwater Bay)

South East coast strain (Fitzroy River to Mary River).

It is important that you stock the barramundi that is local to your area. You should seek advice from the Fisheries Queensland Business Information Centre (13 25 23) or from a hatchery on the most appropriate strain for your area.

Eel-tailed catfish

Distinct strains of eel-tailed catfish are recognised in Queensland so it is important to stock your dam with the one that is native to your area.

The eastern strain of eel-tailed catfish may be stocked in dams in the Maroochy, Mary, Nogo, Nogoa, Noosa, Kolan, Mackenzie, Shoalwater, Waterpark, Fraser Island, Isaac, Dawson, Fitzroy, Calliope, Comet, Boyne, Burnett, Burrum, Baffle, Barambah, Auburn, Caboolture, North Pine, South Pine, Brisbane, Bremer, Lockyer, Stanley, Logan, Albert and South Coast (including the Nerang and Coomera rivers and Currumbin and Tullebudgera creeks) river basins.

Golden perch (yellowbelly)

Three distinct strains of golden perch are recognised in Queensland so it is important to stock your dam with the one that is native to your area:

The Dawson River golden perch (Macquaria ambigua oriens), which is native to the Fitzroy-Dawson system, may be stocked in dams in the Fitzroy, Mackenzie, Nogoa, Dawson, Isaac and Comet river basins.

Murray-Darling golden perch (Macquaria ambigua ambigua) have been stocked regularly in southern coastal river basins as part of the Recreational Fishing Enhancement Program. They may be stocked in dams in the Burnett, Nogo, Barambah, Auburn, Burrum, Mary, Caboolture, Maroochy, North Pine, South Pine, Brisbane, Bremer, Lockyer, Stanley, Logan, Albert and South Coast river basins (including the Nerang and Coomera rivers, and Currumbin and Tullebudgera creeks).

Khaki bream

Khaki bream may be stocked in dams in the Daintree, Barron, Mulgrave, Russell, North Johnstone, South Johnstone, Tully and Murray river basins.

Mary River cod

Mary River cod may be stocked in dams in the Mary, North Pine, Brisbane, Bremer, Lockyer, Stanley, Logan, Albert and South Coast (including the Nerang and Coomera rivers, and Currumbin and Tullebudgera creeks) river basins.

Redclaw crayfish

Redclaw crayfish may be stocked in dams in the Jacky Jacky, Olive, Pascoe, Lockhart, Stewart, Hann and Normanby river basins.

Silver perch

Silver perch has been stocked regularly in southern coastal river basins as part of the Recreational Fishing Enhancement Program. They may be stocked in dams in the Fitzroy, Nogoa, Dawson, Boyne, Kolan, Burnett, Nogo, Barambah, Auburn, Eliot, Burrum, Mary, Caboolture, Maroochy, North Pine, South Pine, Brisbane, Bremer, Lockyer, Stanley, Logan and South Coast (including the Nerang and Coomera rivers, and Currumbin and Tullebudgera creeks) river basins.

Sleepy cod

Two distinct strains of sleepy cod occur in Queensland:

the southern strain, which is native to the Fitzroy-Dawson system, may be stocked in dams in the Fitzroy, Mackenzie, Nogoa, Dawson, Isaac, Comet and Plane river basins

on the east coast the northern strain of sleepy cod can be stocked into the Normanby River Basin.

Sooty grunter

On the east coast, sooty grunter may be stocked in dams in the Barron, Mulgrave, Russell, North Johnstone, Tully, Murray, Herbert, Burdekin, Clarke, Bowen, Belyando and Pioneer river basins.

Southern saratoga

Southern saratoga may be stocked in dams in the Isaac, Comet, Dawson, Nogoa, Mackenzie, Fitzroy, Boyne, Burnett, Nogo, Barambah, Auburn, North Pine, Brisbane, Bremer, Lockyer, Stanley and South coast (including the Nerang and Coomera rivers, and Currumbin and Tullebudgera creeks) river basins.

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top info will put in some crays 4 sure, how long till eating size from juvie?

There's lots of info if you google...............I've got some in my pond but I haven't put a trap in yet to see if they've grown, or even if they're still there. Glad you prompted me...............I'll leave a pot iin overnight tomorrow............I put a dozen in 6 months back

"Yabbies grow only when temperatures exceed 15° C. Consequently, at Narranderra (in the Riverina of New South Wales) yabbies will grow for only 6 months of the year, but at Grafton (in northeastern New South Wales) yabbies will grow for 11 months of the year. Yabbies grow fastest at 22-28° C. At juvenile (1-2g) stocking rates of 5-10/m2 (in a grow-out pond), yabbies show 50-70% survival. Yabbies can average 40-60g in 6 months in summer conditions (above 20° C); growth rates can vary and individuals will range from 5-100g after 1 year. Redclaw show rapid and relatively uniform growth in the wild, reaching 150-300g in 2 years; under semi-intensive culture they reach 50-60g in 9 months, and growth is more variable.

Yabbies are the most suitable for farming in NSW. Well-managed ponds may yield up to 1 tonne/ha/yr. However most semi-intensive pond-based farms in NSW achieve rates of approximately 500 kg/ha/yr."

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thaiga where did u catch them ?????????

also just a quick question up at my parents place on sunny coast thier neighbours had dams of red claw and there is a creek just down from the dams in all the floods and such ...... ( also there is platypus in the creek asesome watching them at dusk ) tried to catch some red claw with a trap and got nothing in the creek any ideas ??????

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