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Peter Faust Dam - Lake Proserpine. Proserpine. North Qld.

When you hear folks talking of big barramundi, one name that almost always gets a mention is Lake Prosperpine (Peter Faust Dam), or more commonly known simply as Faust Dam or Lake Prossy. Big fish lurking in standing timber that is barely navigable by boat makes for some excellent fishing!
Built across the Proserpine River, Lake Proserpine is a fairly big body of water when full.
Situated just 26km inland of Proserpine & fairly close to the coastline, sea breezes can play a big part in successfully hooking a fish of a lifetime (landing it is another thing!).
Of all of the great Barra Lakes around, it is Faust that is nowadays the benchmark the others are compared to.

For anyone travelling to Airlie Beach or the Whitsunday Islands, Peter Faust Dam / Lake Prosperpine is an anglers must do while there.

Fish Restocking Group:
Lake Proserpine is stocked by the Faust Dam Fish Stocking Assn. Stocked fish include Barramundi, Sooty Grunter and Saratoga.

There are no boating restrictions on Lake Proserpine, however caution is advised in the extensive areas with submerged trees.

Camping / Accomodation
Camping is not permitted around Lake Proserpine. There is a camping area a few kilometers from the dam or various motels & tourist parks in nearby Proserpine.
See the Accommodation page for details.

* A Stocked Impoundment Permit is required to fish Lake Proserpine (Peter Faust Dam).

Related Links:
Purchase Stocked Impoundment Permit on-line - QDPI&F
Faust Dam Express - Article by Jason Bird
Winter Barra, Deep or Shallow - Article by Garry Fitzgerald
Fishing Fun at Faust Dam - Article by Jason Bird
Gearing Up for Big Lake Barra - Article by Jason Bird
Impoundment Barramundi - Article by Garry Fitzgerald

An orange Sooty Grunter! Average Lake Proserpine Barra Peter Faust Dam wall Typical country in the western part of the lake

Lake Proserpine Map

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