the Queensland Government Recreational Fish Enhancement Program, fish
management groups were formed throughout the state to develope and
manage recreational fisheries in the lakes and waterways in their
geographical region, with Australian native fish.
With this as their aim, the SWFSA was formed for the Brisbane Valley
region which encompasses Lakes Wivenhoe and Somerset, the Brisbane
& Stanley Rivers and their tributaries.
In recent times, SWFSA has also absorbed the Atkinsons Lagoon Fishstocking
Assn. and is in the negotiation stages to begin a fish stocking program
at Swanbank Lake at Ipswich & sections of the Bremer River catchment
committee is a community based organisation consisting of local councillors,
businessmen, representatives from various local fishing clubs, individual
anglers, conservationists and interested members of the public.
SWFSA, working with the Qld Fisheries Services and the South East Qld
Water Corporation (formerly know as SEQWB) aim to promote freshwater
fishing as a recreational past-time and to ensure a continuous supply
of native freshwater fish for present and future generations in the
Brisbane, Esk, Kilcoy and Ipswich regions.
Our fund raising activities range from fishing seminars, raffles and
art unions to the annual Kirkleagh Klassic Family Fishing Competition,
which has grown to become a premier freshwater fishing comp in Australia.
are a member of FFSAQ.
S&WFSA are a member of QAFCA
SWFSA meet every 3rd Wednesday of the the calendar month at Fernvale
Futures Complex at 7:30 PM. Anyone is welcome to attend. Local fishing
clubs are encouraged to send a representative to all SWFSA general meetings
to play an active role in their clubs fishing future.
send all mail correspondence to:
PO Box 541
Ipswich. Q. 4305.
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