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Inaugural fish-monitoring competition casts off tomorrow

Daniel Bouwmeester    April 15, 2023    2 min read   
By Guy Hazlewood

Brisbane Valley Anglers will be hosting the inaugural Springfield Lakes Native Fish Monitoring Program Fishing Competition at Spring Lake, tomorrow morning, April 16.

Entry is only $5, with tickets available on Eventbrite.

Jordan MP Charis Mullen encouraged all Springfield Lakes residents to head down for a bit of learning and fun.

“We will be tagging and monitoring the wonderful native fish found in Spring Lake, while enjoying a sport of competitive fishing”, she said.

 The December program last year drew in hundreds of locals who were able to help reduce the number of invasive species of fish, while also partaking in some friendly competition.

“I’d like to thank Brisbane Valley Anglers Fishstocking Association for hosting this terrific event”.

Sign in and registration starts at 7:00am with the fishing to begin at 8:00am.

The BVA asks participants to bring cash for food and worms as EFTPOS is not available on the day.

The event is supported by Lendlease, Ipswich City Council, and Freshwater Fish Stocking Association of Queensland.

BVA would like to thank Dominos, Tilapia Mafia, Enviro Fish Inc., and 2 Bent Rods for sponsoring the event.

The event Facebook page can be found here.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Fishing in Springfield Lakes is only permitted on regulated fishing days. Fishing is NOT permitted at any other time.

Spring Lake Park is under the management of Ipswich City Council – for all park permit enquiries call 3810 6666. The lake within Spring Lake Park is under the management of Lend Lease – for any enquiries regarding use of the lake call 3280 2222.

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Daniel Bouwmeester

Daniel was born in a mining town in New South Wales to Dutch and Welsh immigrants, before relocating to Logan City, where he attended Canterbury College for twelve years. He pursued his passion for music by completing a first-class honours degree at the University of Queensland (UQ), and later signed with a local record label. He has travelled the world from a young age, including a student exchange in rural France, a job working the ski lifts in Colorado, and visits to the islands of the South Pacific. After a six-year career in market research, Daniel returned to UQ to complete a Bachelor of Journalism and Arts dual degree, majoring in political science. His varied experiences at home and abroad have contributed to a passion for spreading good news while defending the truth buried inside complex societal paradigms.