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    Question How many years has the weed been around?

    G'day all,

    just after a general idea of how long people's fishing has been haulted due to weed - especially in spots like fraser and parts of hervey bay. how many years ago was your first encounter with it? cheers.

    cuzza

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    Re: How many years has the weed been around?

    About 30 yrs ago for me in 1770.

    Jack.

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    Re: How many years has the weed been around?

    Quote Originally Posted by tunaticer View Post
    About 30 yrs ago for me in 1770.

    Jack.

    Hey Jack, Are you on the sh!t now!!!!

    Do you mean 300 years ago or 1970??????????????? Classic, that's gold!!!!!!!!

    Cheers, Jeff

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    Re: How many years has the weed been around?

    Or Agnes Water! LOL I'm still laughin'

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    Re: How many years has the weed been around?

    We've been to Fraser in September for the last five years and every year it has played havoc with our plans.

    Kev

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    Re: How many years has the weed been around?

    Well i feel like i was born in 1757 so 1770 could be right but nah its seventeen seventy the location Jeff.

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    Re: How many years has the weed been around?

    "Drugs were around when I was a kid, just not as bad as it is now" - We already have government ads answering this question

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    Re: How many years has the weed been around?

    it started just after those french barstards started letting of some nuks in our back yard

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    Re: How many years has the weed been around?

    Quote Originally Posted by tunaticer View Post
    About 30 yrs ago for me in 1770.

    Jack.

    LOL - Geez the fishing must have been great from the poop deck of the Endeavour
    Cheers Freeeedom

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    Re: How many years has the weed been around?

    It seems to help my fishing.......but Im sure its all an illusion.

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    Re: How many years has the weed been around?

    Forever it seems. 1987 was a bad year on Fraser. Huge amounts of weed were blown onto the beach and then covered with wind-blown sand. Many 4WD's (including ours) were travelling serenely along the beach when all of a sudden they were up to the axles in rotten, stinking weed. It wasn't the best trip ever, that's for sure
    Cheers Freeeedom

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    Re: How many years has the weed been around?

    That must've been horrendous Freeeedom. it does seem to be worse in some years than others, though lately it seems to have hung around with consistency. an old saltie in hervey bay reckons it's because of the drought, and that until four years ago, he had never seen it so bad in that area. anyway here's hoping this season treats us all a little more kindly.

    cuzza

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    Re: How many years has the weed been around?

    First struck weed at Bribie in 1964. It was called Blanket weed then and very noxious. Any contact with the eyes played havoc for days.

    That's if your weed is the same

    It may have been around even before that.

    There have been all sorts of reasons as to what causes it:
    Drought, Dredging canals, Pine forests, the list goes on.


    Have fun Haji-Baba.

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    Re: How many years has the weed been around?

    I'd say a majority of it is from increased nutrient in the bay system (ie fertilisers running off farms and into the bay).

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