SWFSA Aims & Objectives

Under 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 & tributaries.


S&WFSA endorse fish restocking best practices as described by Qld Department of Primary Industries & Fisheries.

S&WFSA aim to produce a yearly supply on Australian native fish at the Don MacPherson Memorial Fish Hatchery for restocking into local waterways.

S&WFSA supports the concept that bag and size limits are acceptable controls to sustainably maintain the freshwater fishery.

S&WFSA endorses the current Translocation Policy.

S&WFSA supports the research and development of new species for stocking

S&WFSA opposes unsustainable water harvesting on all streams

S&WFSA supports a zero bag limit of Mary River Cod in the entire Brisbane River Catchment

S&WFSA believe that commercially based fishing comps should seek endorsement by S&WFSA prior to any event being undertaken. S&WFSA also believe that all commercial fishing competitions / tournaments should compensate the fishery to ensure any fish deaths as a result of the commercial fishing competition do not impact negatively on the fishery.

S&WFSA support the Stocked Impoundment Permit (SIP) Scheme.


Please send all correspondence to:
The Secretary
PO Box 541
Ipswich. Q. 4305
or Email Us

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