The silly season has been and gone and the crowds have converged on our two great South Burnett dams.
We’re well into our hot, stormy months.The hot weather and afternoon storm build-ups are bringing on some awesome opportunities for big bass and yellowbelly.
A new edition of the Queensland Recreational Boating and Fishing Guide has been released in time for the summer holidays.
It’s great to know that summer is finally on its way – the water temperatures in both dams are rising considerably during the day, which makes for some pretty intense fishing at times.
Organisers of the annual Boondooma Dam Yellowbelly Fishing Competition are expecting to set some new benchmarks next year.
Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington says she has been contacted by local anglers concerned about the rise in the cost of freshwater fishing permits.
Another sensational month of fishing has gone by since my last report and the edges have really come alive with some cracking fish caught at BP and Boondooma dams.
Spring is finally here and it’s the time of year that I always look forward to. The water temps are gradually increasing and that’s when the native fish in our stocked impoundments really spring into life and start gorging themselves
Since the onset of winter there have been some cracking catches of our native fish being recorded in the South Burnett.
The winter weather is now in full swing and it’s about time too! It’s been unseasonably hot this year and the fish have been sitting deeper than usual.
A joint project between the Boondooma Dam Stocking Group and the Kingaroy Sportfishing Club has stocked Boondooma Dam with 72 healthy adult Saratoga, which will provide great sport fishing along with remarkably poor eating.
With the unseasonably warm weather hanging around for quite some time, cool weather gear hasn’t had to make much of an appearance of late.
It’s been another big month of fishing in the South Burnett, with consistent captures of big native fish in both Bjelke-Petersen and Boondooma dams
Boondooma Dam and Lake Barambah have been a massive hit with holidaymakers over the Easter long weekend with record numbers converging on the two dams.
Bjelke-Petersen Dam has been the pick of the dams as far as numbers of fish go.
This year’s Boondooma Dam Yellowbelly Fishing Competition broke a 28-year record
The holiday crowds have come and gone but the fishing has remained the same.
Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol district manager Greg Bowness says anglers coming to fish at South Burnett dams should familiarise themselves with changes to freshwater fishing rules which came into effect last year.
Here’s the fishing report for Boondooma and Bjelke-Petersen dams for the week ending Monday, December 21
Here’s the fishing report for Boondooma Dam for the week ending Monday, December 14