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Victorian Barra ?

Discussion in 'Fishing General Chat' started by Bluefin, Aug 11, 2018.

  1. Bluefin

    Bluefin Well-Known Member

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    What happened to the power station Barra ?
     
  2. creekboy

    creekboy Well-Known Member

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    Probably like Hazelwood, GONE. Cheers, creekboy.
     
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  3. diesel

    diesel Well-Known Member

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    As soon as it was announced that Hazelwood would shut down, the barra project was destined to fail without the warm water from the power station.

    Jeff
     
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  4. Bluefin

    Bluefin Well-Known Member

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    I fish did a segment on it, I wondered if they kept it open. But no hope !!!!!
    What a tourist attraction !!!!
     
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  5. Rod Bender

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    Which caused an uproar as the 'IFish' segment took place in a section of the lake where anglers were not allowed to fish! Fishing was spasmodic apparently in locations where anglers were allowed to go.

    Fisheries copped a lot of flack over this. Funnily enough, the group that pushed the idea did not cop any flak! On saying that, good on them for putting the idea forward and they did make the suggestion many years ago. And good on fisheries for doing something about it...albeit too late. Had it have been acted on years ago, we would have got more out of it.

    I think the original concept was put forward by the 'Futurefish Foundation'. Their website should be updated as the goal of Barra being introduced into Hazelwood is still on top of their list!


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    Here is the link for the above page but when I click on 'more details', nothing comes up that is relevant.
    http://futurefish.com.au/

    I have not heard much about how the fishery is going now and that tells me that it is not going that well!
    cheers
    Team Bender
    Never really saw what everyone was on about with this from the start!
     
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  6. diesel

    diesel Well-Known Member

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    I wasn't aware that there was an underground supply of warm water. I guess if they keep restocking then the project might be viable. There are various impoundments in southern Qld where the water temp drops to a very low level in winter, but the stocked barra survive okay.

    I could never work out why they chose barra over cod for the Hazelwood project though. Makes more sense to stock with a species that will live and breed in that environment rather than one that needs saltwater to spawn.

    Jeff
     
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  7. Bluefin

    Bluefin Well-Known Member

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    The idea of being able to catch an iconic Barra in Vic Is very appealing. Tourist's would flock there !!
     
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  8. diesel

    diesel Well-Known Member

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    I think you could be right there, Howard.

    Jeff
     
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  9. Old fisho

    Old fisho Well-Known Member

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    Being cynical of course, once tourists flock in, as has happened in hundreds of locations, we tend to lose what we had in the first place. Noel
     
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  10. Old fisho

    Old fisho Well-Known Member

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    I thought the warm water came after use for cooling. Didn't know it was an underground supply
     
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  11. Rod Bender

    Rod Bender Well-Known Member

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    I am not that well versed with the exact details but you would be right. The majority of the warm water came from being used as a coolant. I doubt if the underground supply would be as effective as in there would be a lot less warm water produced.
    cheers
    Team Bender
     
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  12. blair

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    be good for doing the washing up in.
     

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