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Lake Samsonvale Boating Access Scheme (BAS)

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BOATING ACCESS SCHEME - LAKE SAMSONVALE 2016 – 2017

The 2016 / 2017 Boating Access Permit season will be from

1st September 2016 to 31st August 2017.

Applications to participate in the 2016 / 2017 Season are now closed.

Applications to participate in the 2017 /18 Season will open mid August 2017.

All applicants must download, read and agree to the following
 
          1          Boating Access Scheme (BAS) Information Paper 2017 / 2018 .   
          2          Lake Samsonvale – BAS - Terms and Conditions "Rules of Permit"  . 
 


Highly recommended for new applicants
OVERVIEW PRESENTATION - Lake Samsonvale Boating Access Scheme
Download (located on this Page)

 
 
Boating Access Scheme (BAS) Application
 
There are two types of Boating Access Scheme (BAS) permits
          (a)          an Single Permit for $110.00 (aged 16 and over) and
          (b)          a Family Permit for $150.00 
Please note that for Single Permit applications made by persons 16 & 17 years of age must be accompanied by a letter of consent from a parent or legal guardian approving their application.
 
Rules for Family Permits
          (i)           generally, a Family Permit covers two adults and two juniors 12 to 15 years of age.
          (ii)          it applies to families who want to fish from different canoes and kayaks.
          (iii)         the family members must be in close proximity of the adult Permit holder at all times and
          (iiii)        all must wear the appropriate sized PFD at all times

BAS Online Application 2016 / 2017

are now closed

APPLY HERE FOR YOUR PERMIT - ONLINE after 15th August 2017

BAS Application Form 2017 / 2018 - Available from 15th August 2017   

BAS Information Paper 2017 / 2018

  • Download the BAS Information Paper 2017/2018 here

LAKE SAMSONVALE – BOATING ACCESS SCHEME  - Terms and Conditions

                                            "Rules of Permit"

  • Download the "Rules of Permit" here

MAP OF LAKE SAMSONVALE - BOATING ACCESS SCHEME -  Approved Access Area

  • Download a Grid Map of Lake Samsonvale that displays the area accessible to the Boating Access Permit Holders here

OVERVIEW PRESENTATION - Lake Samsonvale Boating Access Scheme

  • Download the OVERVIEW PRESENTATION here

BAS FAMILY PERMITS

 
Family Permits
  • generally, a Family Permit covers two adults and two juniors 12 to 15 years of age.
  • it applies to families who want to fish from different canoes and kayaks.
  • the family members must be in close proximity of the adult Permit holder at all times and
  • all must wear the appropriate sized PFD at all times 

Frequently Asked Questions for the Boating Access Scheme.

While we encourage you to read the information sheet thoroughly before making an application to gain a permit for the Boating Access scheme, below you will find some answers to the questions we get asked most often.

Why are there 400 places?

This is the maximum number permitted under PRFMA's licence agreement with Seqwater.

What happens if the Boating Access Scheme is oversubscribed?

Permits will be issued (up to the maximum of 400) on a, first received, basis from the date applications are called. Unsuccessful applicants (i.e. applicants received after the quota is reached) will be placed on a waiting list in the order of receipt of their application

Do I get my money back if it is oversubscribed?

Unsuccessful applicants will get their application fees returned in full .

Do PRFMA members get preference in the allocation of permits?

No, PRFMA members are subject to exactly the same application procedures and conditions as anyone else who might make an application.

Can I lend or hire out my permit?

No you can't lend or hire/sell your permit or access key to another person. To obtain a permit, an applicant is required to sign a Deed of Agreement in which they undertake to comply with a number of permit conditions. Prohibition on lending a permit or access key is just one of those conditions. The Deed of Agreement is a legally binding contract and if a permit holder breaches any of the conditions, their permit will be cancelled immediately with no refund of the permit fee.

Will my permit allow me to use both my kayak and my tinnie?

Yes, the permit applies to the person so (only) you can use different craft providing the permit stickers are clearly displayed on the craft at all times when on site. They can either be transferred between different craft or a permit holder may apply to purchase an additional sticker for $10.00.

Can I use a boat with a petrol engine?

No, electrically and manually only powered boats are allowed. Craft with internal combustion engines (either inboard or outboard) are not permitted on site, even if the engine is not used i.e. it must be removed from the boat.

How many boats are allowed on the lake at any one time?

A maximum of 50 as per the licence agreement with Seqwater, boats will be allowed to enter on a first come, first served basis.

Do I still need a photo for the ID card?

No. The permits will not have a photo on them, but the permit holder must carry a suitable form of photo ID such as a current driver's licence

Does the Access Scheme stop if the water level drops below 50%?

No, the scheme will be suspended once the level drops to or below 43%. These levels were determined by limitations on the access ramps and for safety reasons. These are conditions set out in the licence agreement with Seqwater.

How does PRFMA promote this scheme?

The Boating Access Scheme has been the PRFMA's major source of income for purchasing fish to stock Lake Samsonvale so, when it is able to operate the Boating Access Scheme the PRFMA seeks to promote the scheme as much as possible. In the past, promotion of the scheme has been undertaken through articles published in relevant publications, through notification on it's own internet site, through distribution of promotional material to fishing tackle stores and posting information on various angling related website forums.

Do I need a Stocked Impoundment Permit?

Yes, from 01/04/09 Lake Samsonvale has been included in the SIP Scheme.