Notice to anglers – low lake levels require extra care when planning opening weekend fishing trips.Published on July 29, 2014
Due to unseasonal low lake levels at Bronte Lagoon, Bradys Lake, Lake Binney, Tungatinah Lagoon and Lake Echo, IFS has issued the following caution to anglers:
- Bronte Lagoon –The boat ramp at Bronte Lagoon Dam Wall is operational to -1.7 m below Full Supply Level (FSL). With the lagoon currently at -1.85 m extreme caution should be exercised when launching and retrieving boats.
- Bradys Lake – The new ramp at the Whitewater is operational to -3.9 m below FSL. The level is currently -3.9 m therefore caution should be exercised when launching and retrieving.
- Lake Binney – The boat ramp off the Lyell Highway is operational to approximately -3.0 m below FSL. The lake level is currently -3.9 m therefore launching and retrieving trailer boats is not recommended.
- Tungatinah Lagoon – The gravel ramp at Tungatinah Lagoon off the Lyell Highway is operational to approximately -3.0 m below FSL. The lake level is currently -3.9 m therefore launching and retrieving trailer boats is impossible at current levels.
- Lake Echo- The boat ramps at Large Bay, Middle Echo and the Dam Wall are all designed to operate to approx. -8.5 m below FSL. With the lake currently -9.15 m launching trailer boats is not recommended.
As a general precaution boat operators should maintain extreme caution whilst navigating on all these waters due to submerged hazards just below the surface. A 5 knot speed limit is recommended.
Forecast rain during this week may see some increase in lake levels. Check the current level anytime at: www.hydro.com.au