Pesky stonefish finally caught

Off to Townsville for a milking

Pesky stonefish finally caught

The drawn-out hunt for a stonefish in Evandale Lake is finally over.

The creature was fished out on Thursday, ending weeks of search efforts and draining.

The stonefish was shipped up to Townsville to have its venom milked.

While draining and refurbishing works continue on the lake at Bundall to ensure it's safe to swim in again.