of Qld's more established freshwater fisheries. Eungella has made
a name for producing extra oversized Sooty Grunter and more recently
Constructed in 1969 for irrigation and hydro-electric power, Eungella
Dam holds 131 000 ML of water at an average depth of 14.7 m and
has a surface area of 890 hectares at full capacity.
Eungella Dam is stocked with Sooty Grunter, Saratoga, Sleepy Cod
Local stocking group, Mackay Area Fish Stocking Assn, are one
of Qld's most pro-active groups. MAFSA run their own fish hatchery
breeding Sooty Grunter to be stocked into Eungella, Kinchant &
There are no boating restrictions here however no boat ramps are
provided. Smaller boats can be launched a one of the designated
Bush camping is allowed with toilets, cold showers, BBQs, picnic
tables & play ground provided.
Accomodation is available 25 km away at Enugella. See the Accommodation
page for details.
The Eungella National park is a must see when you are here, particularly
the platypus pool that is also home to some rather large eels.
Stocked Impoundment Permit (SIP) is required to fish at Eungella