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Lake Monduran ( Fred Haigh Dam ). Gin Gin. Queensland

The Fred Haigh Dam (also called Monduran Dam) was constructed across the Kolan River in 1978 creating Lake Monduran.
When full Lake Monduran has a surface area of 5340 hectares, a capacity of 586 000 mega litres at an average depth of 11 meters.


Fish species stocked into Lake Monduran include Australian Bass, Barramundi Golden Perch, Saratoga, Silver Perch and Sooty Grunter however the Barra and Bass are the real drawcards. The Sooty Grunter, Silver Perch, Saratoga and Golden Perch seem to have not established however the occasional capture is recorded.
There is a breeding population of Fork-Tailed Catfish present which can dominate captures at times here as well as Eels, Tandans, Snub Nosed Gar & Spangled Perch.

* A Stocked Impoundment Permit is required to fish in Lake Monduran / Fred Haigh Dam.

Annual Monduran Family Fishing Classic info HERE.

Lake Monduran Fishing Guide
Paul Dolan - Fraser Coast Sportfishing Email

There are no boating restrictions on Lake Monduran / Fred Haig Dam. It is open 24 hours.
A concrete boat ramp is provided in the public access area with a gravel ramp below the lookout area (near dam wall & camping area)
Lake Monduran has may vast bays full of standing timber. Please take care at all times when boating.
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Camping and caravans are permitted at the lake. Fees apply.
There are a limited number of cabins on the hill over looking the lake.
Limited supplies are available at the camping area, so it pays to stock up or take the short run into Gin Gin where there is shops, road houses, fuel and more comfortable hotel & motel style accommodation available. See the Acccommodation page for details.

Lake Monduran Water Intake Tower
Water Intake tower shown on side imaging sonar
Fred Haigh Dam Spillway

Click on above images for larger version

Related Links:
Fishing Reports & Feedback
Purchase Stocked Impoundment Permit on-line - QDPI&F
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
Lake Monduran / Kolan River Catchment Map - BOM

Nearby Locations
Lake Awoonga Info Page
Lake Lenthall Info Page
Lake Gregory Info Page


Lake Monduran Fishing Map

Lake Molnduran Map

Click on map for larger printable version of Lake Monduran Map

A Big Barra Getting Caught at Lake Monduran

Garra Lures - Great on Murray Cod, Yellowbelly, Redfin, Sooty Grunter & Bass
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Lake Monduran / Fred Haigh Dam Water Level Guage & Graph
Water Level Graph

Fred Haigh Dam Map

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