Whats in the Capel river besides dirty water?

I am checking out the Capel (on Google earth)for when I move over & it looks pretty brown flowing into the ocean. I know the G E photos can be months old but the footy oval is as bare as lady Godiva so it must be summer? Anyone know wot muddyies the river up & if the fish wear goggles?


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the river is just crappy :)

Sun, 2008-04-13 21:26

the river is just crappy :) ... you will find redfin near the highway ... bream at the mouth of the river and marron upsteam ... no idea if trout are in there .

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Dont mind the bream if they taste ok

Mon, 2008-04-14 09:09

Thanks a lot Feral, you could ave kept the reddies a secret! The bream ok, well as long as the river isnt polluted.
I fished the entrance to polluted Mordialluc creek once( port Philip bay), got a heap of good sized bream & wondered why nobody else bothered. Well I sure found out, they tasted like kero not even the cat could eat em.
I`d rather be fishin`!!!

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G'Day Rainbow

Tue, 2008-04-15 17:14

Hurry up and get your Ass over here your gunna miss the Salmon run. The Capel river was possibly dirty due to heavy rain but during summer months its usually Green to clear at the mouth.

Cheers Kev

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Keep the salmon hanging round !

Thu, 2008-04-17 18:42

Hey Kev, youll need to go down & berley for me every day cause I wont be there for at least 6 months & the sooner we get a nice fishing couple into the place the quicker the 6 months starts! Its the decent minimal period to rent to anyone!
I`d rather be fishin`!!!

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No Salmon 4 You

Fri, 2008-04-18 20:12

Rainbow you will have to wait untill next year to catch a Salmon but at least you'll be in time for the Tailor run.

Kev

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Yeah I love tailor , good little fighters too!

Fri, 2008-04-18 20:33

Do you know where theres KG whiting apart from Busso jetty?
I`d rather be fishin`!!!

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KG's

Sat, 2008-04-19 22:43

You need a boat and basically find a weed bed and lob your bait on the sand in front of the weed, if you dont get any move to another spot untill you find them. You'll get them anywhere between Peppy Grove and Busselton.

Kev

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Thanks Kev,

Sun, 2008-04-20 08:30

Ill rob my piggy bank when I get over there!
Not doing anything here except renovating, its driving me crazy thats why i need to live by the sea.It will only take 8 mins from capel & Ill be on the beach & casting Yippee! I`d rather be fishin`!!!

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yea in summer the water is

Wed, 2009-11-11 20:18

yea in summer the water is pretty clear but still a little bit mercy

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Wankers in the past have

Wed, 2009-11-11 20:26

Wankers in the past have netted the system so there certainly arent as many fish as there used to be... very small population of bream

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aggh i see i actually went

Wed, 2009-11-11 20:29

aggh i see i actually went fishing for the reddies this afternoon in the capel with no sucess any tips???

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hmm between the bridge and

Thu, 2009-11-12 20:30

hmm between the bridge and town has been productive in the past

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Thanks just a reminder if

Thu, 2009-11-12 20:40

Thanks just a reminder if you go down there anytime soon take some aeroguard because the mozzies are BAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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floodgates

Fri, 2011-11-18 20:49

sometimes at the floodgates after a big rain mulloways (soapies) come in

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Capel River

Wed, 2015-12-09 17:46

 I would not worry about the dirty water too much more like the lack of water.

 

There is a Centre Pivot up river that pulls water from the river , the farmer on frequent occasions pumps water into the paddock and just floods the paddock, this reduces the river flow to a trickle at times . A huge waste of water when everyone else is trying to save water. The marron and Perch start walking looking for better quality water.

 

I have rang the Rivers and Water Commission , e mailed them with pictures of  water waste and they dont appear to do a thing about it.Appears like they dont care.

If you head up the Goodwood Road on a weekend you will see the water laying in the paddock and no one will do anything about the waste or the poor river flow.

It appears that the Rivers and Water Commission are not doing their job.