Lake remains in Dyer straits
THE future of Lake Dyer as a favourite hot spot for fishing enthusiasts is in doubt as the organisation responsible for restocking the lake is suffering from dwindling members.
President of the Lockyer Valley Fish Restocking Association, Ken Stokes, said the group needed at least five members by April next year or it would fold, leaving the lake's remaining fish population to slowly disappear.
Mr Stokes said the introduced fish such as yellow belly did not breed quick enough to sustain a population to be regularly fished and needed to be restocked every year.
"We are in desperate need of members and people need to be conscious of the fact if there is no club there will be no fish," he said.
"I'd like to keep it going for future generations to enjoy.
"If we don't do something now, it'll be all gone."
Mr Stokes said the group restocked Lake Dyer with 9500 fingerlings every year in order to keep the tourist attraction a favourite fishing spot for many.
The Lockyer Valley Fish Restocking Association will hold a meeting this Thursday at the Laidley Community Centre in Laidley starting at 7.30pm.
Mr Stokes encouraged all keen anglers or simply those who enjoyed Lake Dyer to attend and learn more or even become a member to ensure the waters remain abundant for future generations to enjoy.