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Eungella Dam / Broken River - Mackay

One 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 Wall
  • EungellaLake
  • EungellaView
  • Eungella Amenities
  • Eungella Ramp
  • Eungella Spillway
  • EungellaDam
  • EungellaRecArea
  • EungellaTrees
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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.

Other Attractions
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.

A Stocked Impoundment Permit (SIP) is required to fish at Eungella Dam.

Related Links:
Purchase Stocked Impoundment Permit on-line
Teemburra Dam Information Page

Kinchant Dam Information Page
Winter Barra, Deep or Shallow - Article by Garry Fitzgerald
Gearing Up for Big Lake Barra - Article by Jason Bird
Impoundment Barramundi - Article by Garry Fitzgerald

Eungella Dam Map

Eungella Dam Map
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Mackay Area Weather

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Eungella Dam Water Level Guage & Graph
Enugella Dam Water Level

Eungella Dam Map

Eungella National Park, Broken River, Broken River Mountain Retreat, Sooty Grunter fishing, Barramundi fishing, platypus
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