Boondooma and Bjelke-Petersen dams will reopen for overnight guests from August 1, just in time for the South Burnett Regional Council-sponsored Festival of the Dams.
Bjelke-Petersen and Boondooma Dam recreation areas will re-open for day use this weekend.
White spot disease has returned to south-east Queensland more than three years since the virus – which targets prawns and crabs – was first detected.
Queensland boaties can still take their boats out locally this weekend to fish or travel for essential reasons.
Water levels in the South Burnett’s dams have seen a much-needed increase over the past month due to some consistent storm activity through the area
The combination of drought and floods meant attendance numbers at this year’s Boondooma Yellowbelly were the lowest in more than four years, but organisers were still happy.
The Christmas and New Year crowds have all but disappeared at the South Burnett dams but the fishing has remained fantastic
Heading out to do some fishing over the long weekend? Then don’t use your supermarket prawns as bait!
The festive season is a great time of year to be outdoors with family and friends and It’s also the best time of year to be on the water as the temps are hot, and the fishing is accessible to every angler of any ability.
Sunwater is urging boaties to take care when using Boondooma and Bjelke-Petersen dams because of the lower-than-usual dam levels and possible submerged hazards.
The hot weather and potential afternoon storm build-ups are creating some great opportunities for big Bass and Yellowbelly
Spring is officially here … the water temperatures are gradually rising and the native fish in our dams are really springing into life
The fishing has changed considerably in the South Burnett region since the start of winter
Recreational anglers only have eight days to have their say on proposed amendments to fishing laws.
Boat registration stickers will come to an end on October 1, the same as car registration stickers which were phased out in 2014.
The winter weather is now in full swing and it’s about time – it’s been unseasonably warm this year and this has meant the fish have been sitting deeper than usual
As winter moves in, the water temperatures in the South Burnett’s two dams have been slowly dropping.
The Boondooma Open fishing competition held at Boondooma Dam on May 18-19 looks set to become an annual event
More than 1000 fishermen, their families and friends are expected to travel to Boondooma Dam on May 17-18, and they should plan to have a great time when they get there
It’s been an interesting month of fishing in the South Burnett’s two main dams.