Dam was built across Iron Pot Creek in 1972. It holds 11
000 mega-litres of water and has a surface area of around
400 hectares when full.
Toonumbar Dam is around 31 km west of Kyogle. The road is
often in poor condition and is impassable to two wheel drives
after any rain. Towing larger boats here may not be advisable
in the best of conditions. Expect trailer damage, be prepared
for the worst as its a long walk back to Kyogle.
Toonumbar Dam is regularly stocked with Australian Bass
& East Coast Cod.
This location has a reputation for producing good numbers
of bass at times, even if the sizes arent there compared
to Wivenhoe and Glenbawn. Its reputation as an edge fishery
is well deserved.
East Coast Cod are totally protected.
A NSW Fishing Licence is required to fish at Toonumbar Dam.
Near the dam wall there is a public access area with picnic
tables, toilets and BBQs.
is permitted at Bells Bay with a small fee required to assist
with maintaining the facilites here. Facilities include
shelter sheds, toliets, rain water tanks, BBQs, a jetty
and boat ramp. These were provided by the local fish stocking
Boats can be launched near the dam wall or at Bells Bay.
*Use extreme caution when launching here as there is a steep
drop off below the boat launching area.
Toonumbar Dam is open to all forms of boating, however a
speed limit of 8 knots applies throughout the Lake Toonumbar.
Fish Stocking Group
Kyogle Fish Acclimatisation Society
PO Box 711
Kyogle. NSW. 2474 Email