The Queensland Recreational Fishing Rules are to be complied with at all times.
A maximum of 18 fish per individual may be weighed in and no more than 3 fish of any one species.
Fish Minimum Sizes
Only ‘Legal ‘sized fish are eligible to be weighed in.
Undersized fish will not be accepted at the weigh-in station and must be returned to the water as soon as possible after capture with minimum harm.
|Archer Fish||18 cm|
|Long Tom||50 cm|
|Sleepy Cod||30 cm|
|Sooty Grunter||28 cm|
|Spangled Perch (Juniors only)||15 cm|
Fishing and Weigh-in Times
Fishing will commence 6:00pm Friday October 25 2013 and will cease at 12.00pm Sunday October 27 2013.
The Weigh Station will open from 6.15pm Friday October 25 2013.
No fish will be weighed in before 6.15pm Friday October 25 2013.
The weigh station will close at 12:00pm Sunday October 27 2013.
No fish will be weighed in after 12:00pm Sunday October 27 2013.
Prohibited Fishing Areas
All fishing must be confined to the areas within Lake Moondarra as determined by the organising committee. The following areas within Lake Moondarra are prohibited fishing areas.
- The Clear Water Lagoon.
- A distance of 25 metres from Floating/Pontoon Pump Stations.
- A distance of 100 metres from the Dam Wall and Spillway.
- A distance of 100 metres from both Lake Moondarra Deepwell Pump Station and Lake Moondarra Pontoon Pump Station.
Due care must be taken
The Mount Isa Water Board and the MIFSG requests due care is taken out on the water. Be aware of hazards such as tree stumps and rocky bars. There may be limited space at boat ramps and you may require patience & consideration.
Night Fishing and Boating
Boat drivers on Lake Moondarra must comply with Transport Operations (Maritime Safety) Regulation 2004 with regard to boat operation. Night fishing is allowed for this year and all safety gear and lighting equipment is required. Competitors are reminded that the General Safety Obligation applies and due diligence must be exercised if boating at night.
Special Rules For Barramundi
The Lake Moondarra Fishing Classic is held in the Gulf Country Barramundi closed season. Normally, according to the regulations anglers fishing in stocked impoundments are permitted to be in possession of only one Barramundi. Fisheries QLD, a service of DEEDI, issues a special fishing competition permit to allow competitors to have three Barramundi in possession. However, only one dead Barramundi per competitor is allowed to be weighed in with a species bag limit of no more than 3 fish. All others must be released unharmed.
The Weigh Master and MIFSG Executive will resolve disputes and their decision is FINAL.
Juniors are persons 15 years of age and under (have not had their 15th birthday prior to the first day of competition).
In the event of inability to attend the Lake Moondarra Fishing Classic as a competitor due to unforeseen circumstances refunds of nominations may be granted.
Requests are required to outline the nominees contact details as submitted on the nomination form and reason behind the request.
Refund requests can be submitted to-
Lake Moondarra Fishing Classic
Mount Isa Fish Stocking Group Inc.
All refund requests will be reviewed in a timely manner and if granted processed within a 30 day period.