of Qld's more established freshwater fisheries. Eungella
has made a name for producing extra oversized Sooty
Grunter and more recently Barramundi.
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 and Barramundi.
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 & Teemburra dams.
There are no boating restrictions here however no boat
ramps are provided. Smaller boats can be launched a one
of the designated areas.
Bush camping is allowed with toilets, cold showers, BBQs,
picnic tables & play ground provided.
Accomodation is available 25 km away at Eungella township.
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