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Googong Dam

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G'day Raiders,

Hoping someone out there can provide some information about Googong. I believe you require a special permit to fish it and that it is an electric motor dam only? Any specifics regarding permits, motors etc would be appreciated.

Cheers

Hodgey

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Hi Hodgey,

first you only need a NSW fishing licence .

It is an electric motor lake only you will need to totally wrap your fuelled motor or remove it .

I don;t believe you need a permit to fish the lake at all i have fished it a lot of the years never been asked for a permit .

if you are looking for someone to fish it with i have a 385 quintrex with an electric and i am available most days.I am not a very good fresh water cod /yellow belly fisho

there have been some nice fish coming from the lake of late .and a s--- load of large redfin

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Twitchie is all over it electrics only no permit as far as I know but on the reports theres plenty of natives coming out of there at the moment along with the usual redfin, the fly guys are apparently doing well. There still is the odd big brown trout lurking in there but its no longer stocked. Good luck

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Thanks very much fellas, that's the info I was looking for! :yahoo:

Hmmm a fresh feed of reddies and the chance to chase Murray Cod a little closer to home. :thumbup: I will definitely be in touch, twitchie!

Cheers

Hodgey

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I wouldn't worry about the permit if you can remove your fuel line and tank,if no them probably a good idea to get one. Googongs also closed if it's total fire ban so if Plan B is to fish one of the other Canberra Lakes then you need a permit and first time safety inspection. The river upstream of LBG you need to book as well so as not to disturb the skiers.

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It looks like I may have a spare day on Friday or the weekend.

Is it a viable option to fish this dam from the bank?

Cheers

Hodgey

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Hodgey, plenty of people fish the dam from the bank. Not sure what it would be like now the dam is full, just start at the boat ramp and keep walking.

If your after cod the Bidgee through the ACT can fish well at times.

Cheers, Dean

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Like most freshwater lakes it can get weedy around the edges, caught bugger all myself but their no denying the monsters some of the locals catch.

Found a permit application at: www.canberrafishos.com/Newsletters/CFC_Jun_10.pdf

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What is the go with sealing up your engine to just use an elecy? Is it just the fuel line I will need to seal or the whole engine?

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What is the go with sealing up your engine to just use an elecy? Is it just the fuel line I will need to seal or the whole engine?

Cheers

The whole engine in glad wrap as no fuel or oil can get into the water supply.

They are very strict on this particular waterway.

Regards Stewy

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Been thinking of giving Googong a crack. I havent had much luck in the other Canberra lakes so far!

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Used to be some lovely Brown Trout in Googong, no longer though. Last time I fished there (bank) I got some nice Yellowbelly on TN50s, that was a few years back though and haven't been back since.

Some of the other Canberra lakes are worth a look though, Gunghalin and Yerribi have good reputations for Yella's and Cod and Ginninderra used to be good (haven't heard much about it recently). All bank stuff though, no boats.

Cheers

Windy

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Used to be some lovely Brown Trout in Googong, no longer though. Last time I fished there (bank) I got some nice Yellowbelly on TN50s, that was a few years back though and haven't been back since.

Some of the other Canberra lakes are worth a look though, Gunghalin and Yerribi have good reputations for Yella's and Cod and Ginninderra used to be good (haven't heard much about it recently). All bank stuff though, no boats.

Cheers

Windy

Thanks Windy. I have heard many good reports about the Canberra lakes and as it is only 2 hours from my place I'm happy to travel for a look. Fished the Murray for 20 years from the bank so I am happy to walk for my fish as well. :thumbup:

Cheers

Hodgey

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Hi Hodgey

I was out there today for a look the water looks great it was very windy most of the boats were blown off the water . I have been talking with some of those who fish it regularly they have been getting some natives as well as red fin

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Hi Hodgey

I was out there today for a look the water looks great it was very windy most of the boats were blown off the water . I have been talking with some of those who fish it regularly they have been getting some natives as well as red fin

Cya in the morning Pete :thumbup:

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The whole engine in glad wrap as no fuel or oil can get into the water supply.

They are very strict on this particular waterway.

Regards Stewy

Stewy,

Do you know of a link were this criteria is written down? I've had a quick look with no success.

Cheers

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Stewy,

Do you know of a link were this criteria is written down? I've had a quick look with no success.

Cheers

I will contact the ranger at Googong tomorrow and have left a message for Dave to call me.

Cheers Stewy

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Thanks very much. You didn't need to go to that extreme. :1yikes:

All part of the service my good man :biggrin2:

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Thanks very much. You didn't need to go to that extreme. :1yikes:

Just a quick update I have spoken with Dave the ranger at Googong and he informed me that I contact the EPA in Canberra which I have now done and a lovely lady called Edana will now forward all the relevant info to our email address and I will post this up in full later tonight.

Regards Swordie

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Ok for all who are interested in fishing the lakes and dams in the A.C.T

Some lakes are landbased only and some dams especially Googong if you have to leave your petrol motor on as I do you will need special provisions.

GOOGONG DAM

If you have a petrol motor on your vessel and it must stay on your boat you will need to get a permit from the E.P.A in Canberra which is free.

You must completely wrap your outboard in a plastic bag and it must be ORANGE so it can be seen from the land by the rangers and no part of your outboard can be in the water at any time.

You may only use electric power or oars and must have all your saftey gear for inspection by rangers or water police if so asked.

GOOGONG DAM is a water supply dam for the A.C.T and you must abide by all regulations.

PERMIT FOR DOWNLOADING

Boat Permit Application 2011.pdf

TAKE NOTE YOU MUST ADD GOOGONG DAM TO THE PERMIT YOURSELF

My thanks to Ranger Dave at Googong Dam and to Edana Sinclair from the EPA in Canberra.

Regards Fishraider Admin

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Hi All

A Googong report I had some guys call in today to buy some spinnerbaits and some other bits they had fished Googong a few days ago and were going out again tomorrow to try there hand there last trip landed them four nice yellos up to 62 they were saying that the natives are a little quiet.

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hey blokes,

looks to be fishing ok ?

http://www.tacklebox...rst-metery.html

not trying to be smart but ended up here doing a search for boat regs for googong after reading the above thread and ended up here, forgot i was a member haha :thumbup:

Deano

Well at least you made an effort to do something Dean and hopefully you will add your own reports for us one day.

Admin

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