View Full Version : Outboards On Lenthalls?
17-03-2006, 10:29 AM
G'day, I know there's a restriction on outboard motor size on Lenthalls Dam (6 hps max if I'm remember correctly), but could anyone tell me if just having a larger sized motor and solely just using the electric bowmount, is deemed legal?
17-03-2006, 10:55 AM
Unless they have changed things in the last few weeks you can get away with using a larger outboard as long as the speed is kept at <4kts. There is a size rule but this is not enforced, the speed is the main thing. If you wish to just use your electric I cant see any drama at all though. Best thing would be to flick a PM to BigDan or TonyM (both which should be floating around the top of frazer at the moment the lucky buggers)
18-03-2006, 11:24 PM
No restrictions on motor size just speed limit but I heard a rumor thats going to change? [smiley=ears.gif]
don,t know when though?
19-03-2006, 05:19 AM
Always just bung a chrysler sticker over the old donk, then that merc 225 will look like an old chrysler 5......
19-03-2006, 09:10 AM
19-03-2006, 06:20 PM
Thanks for the imput, much appreciated.
I hear the track in is pretty average, would it be suitable for 2wd?
19-03-2006, 06:32 PM
The track in there is fine for 2wd as long as you go very slowly, in saying that if its wet then dont bother.
20-03-2006, 10:54 AM
G'day there Snyper
You won't need to go far so the 6 knot limit on the dam isn't a problem. #Just look around you and you'll see plenty of stumps just below the surface in most areas so it's definitely wise to stick to the limit. #Make sure you don't fish too light either as you just never know if the next fish will be a bass or a barra. 20 lb is a happy medium for a trace or even 40 if you're specifically targeting barra.
The road in was pretty ordinary when we were there last month but nothimg too bad. #The water there is a bit different to Somerset though, very tannin stained so visibility is down considerably. #The fish there seem to be turned on by fast ripping jackalls then pausing, hold on when you pause, they hit hard.
Good luck when you head over there. #I'll be going there for the next bass electric, can't wait. #
20-03-2006, 03:28 PM
Thanks for that Rob, all good info and much appreciated.
I'll be heading there in November on the way back from Awoonga, more or less a stop over to break up the trip; should be there for two nights.
Should be interesting. From what I've seen it's certainly a pretty waterway. Just need the car to be in one peice from the rest of the trip south...
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