Boondooma Dam ( Lake Boondooma ) - 20km NW of Proston. Qld
around 20 km northwest of Proston, and 75 km from Kingaroy, Boondooma
Dam is a leisurely three and a half hour drive northwest of Brisbane.
The Boondooma Dam was constructed in 1983 across the Boyne river
below it's confluence with the Stuart to supply water to the Tarong
power station and as is the case at so many impoundments, takes
its name from the original property in the area.
has a capacity of 210 000 mega litres under the 1920 Ha of surface
area and has an average depth of 11meters.
Boondooma has had a very mixed stocking history being one of the
only impoundments to be stocked with both Murray
Cod & Mary
River Cod in the past as well as the continued stocking of
bass, golden perch, silver perch & saratoga.
is also a naturally occurring population of Tandans
(Eel tailed catfish) and spangled
In 1993/94 approximately 60-65 000 Barramundi
were released into Boondooma as it was felt that this was possibly
the furthest south that barra could survive.
To date there have been only a couple of reported captures here
and since then no further barra releases have taken place.
Since that time, Barramundi have been a hit at lakes at the same
latitude but closer to the coast.
have been found at Boondooma Dam and seem to have become established
in the lake. If you catch one of these pest fish, please destroy
Stocked Impoundment Permit (SIP) is required to fish at Lake Boondooma.
There is a good quality, two laned boat ramp provided.
There are normally no boating restrictions on Lake Boondooma however
there is a no fishing / boating zone around the dam wall.
Camping is permitted on site with limited cabins available. See
page for details.
Dam Water Level Link - Sunwater website
Metal Bass Fishing - Article by Garry Fitzgerald
Boondooma - Article by Gary Fitzgerald
Stocked Impoundment Permit on-line
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