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Would anyone happen to no of any freshwater creeks (on the northside) which you can catch your own native rainbows? I have visited some little creeks around Dayboro which look like they would produce some but just wanting to find out if anyone has caught any in traps ect in the area and what species.

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m8 a few of us have been out to roxberg and caught a heap of natives i have no idea what they are i know there was some rainbows sorta green with a red line thru them also caught a heap of shrimp walking thru the water just using your average fish tank net and a bucket

the fish though we just used a box net and some bread or a bit of fish food in it and tie it up walk away and chase the shrimp go back 30-60 mins later haul in the bounty and then the boys have been taking them home to feed their yanks

also round the north pine dam depends on how far you want to travel we have done trips out to the mary river obi obi creek these further afeild trip are usually done thru our club queensland aquarium hobbyists www.qah.org.au

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Hey Brad,

not sure if you've posted this on QAH but if you haven't ask xystichromis (Graeme), i'm sure he'll know every spot and what you'll find there.

But also agree with mad-n-angry at Roxburg, go down Caboolture River Road.

We've caught crimson spots - doubalayi or something, and some kind of blue eye, guppys and shrimp.

Cheers

Stace

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Ill be sure to pick up that book. I'm thinking of driving to Dayboro where there is this a pristine creek. I think there might be some form of rainbow there but we will see i guess.

You could give ANGFA (the native fish mob) a go www.angfaqld.com.au. We do regular field trips out to a variety of locations around SEQ (and sometimes further afield pending interest). There is a meeting on June 12th at the Bar Jai Hall if you are interested in attending. The speaker will be Peter Unmack who is a specialist in native fish.

Out of interest, you probably won't have a terrible lot of success at this time of the year catching fish. Best time is during summer after the spring spawning seasons.

The local SEQ rainbow is a "duboulay" (or Crimson Spotted Rainbowfish) http://members.optushome.com.au/rainbow ... boulay.htm

Ta

Graeme

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The fish mad and angury is talking about are Crimson spot rainbows

And u can get blues eyes at the same spot

You can get rainbows from grants rd at the base of the north pine spillway as well as spankled perch

So I gess there should be rainbows in the north pine dam as well

and glass swrimp

I use 1 of those bait catchers don't get the blue ones see if you can get the green or the brown ones

They fold up in to a squear shape I just use bread

Roo

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cant comment on bris in particular but have had best success below spillways with a scoop net. if theres an area with more flow on the wier they're more schooled up thier. also caught them on tiny mustard fly hooks (i have no idea how you could catch fish on these or even cast them) but worked for gudeons such as empire and purple spotted, rainbows, garfish, spangleds, good fun. didnt harm them much but if you catch bigger fish they'll most likely swallow them which is not good.

cheers

mick

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