Faust Dam - Lake Proserpine. Proserpine. North Qld.
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
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
For anyone travelling to Airlie Beach or the Whitsunday
Islands, Peter Faust Dam / Lake Prosperpine is an anglers
must do while there.
Lake Proserpine is stocked by the Faust Dam Fish Stocking
Assn. Stocked fish include Barramundi, Sooty Grunter
There are no boating restrictions on Lake Proserpine,
however caution is advised in the extensive areas with
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).