All About Fishing on the Sunshine Coast
Lake Baroon, also known as Baroon Pocket Dam, is the town water supply for Maroochy and Caloundra. Try your luck for golden perch and bass, as well as the naturally occurring eels and tandans and introduced spangled perch.
Combustion engines are prohibited; however, electric motors are allowed, but only on dinghies. There is a limit of only 10 powered craft on the water at any time. A boating permit is required and is available for purchase on site.
Lake Baroon is situated 7km north-east of Maleny, and 5km south-west of Montville.
Please note: lead sinkers are prohibited in Lake Baroon.
Ewen Maddock Dam
One of the smaller dams in the area, the Ewen Maddock Dam is stocked with yellowbelly, bass and the endangered Mary River cod. The dam also contains naturally breeding populations of tandans (eel-tailed catfish), the introduced spangled perch, and eels.
Angling is restricted to the banks in an attempt to stem the spread of an easily spread noxious water weed, Cabomba caroliniana.
Ewen Maddock Dam is situated approximately 5km south-east of Mooloolah.
Lake MacDonald is stocked with bass, yellowbelly, saratoga and the endangered Mary River cod. The lake also has a strong population of eels, tandans and the introduced spangled perch. A Stocked Impoundment Permit is required to fish at Lake MacDonald.
Lake MacDonald is situated 6km from Cooroy.
Lake Borumba, also known as Borumba Dam, is a calm water paradise, touched in places by the rainforest and often visited by resident dingoes and deer.
An initial release of around 200 fish has seen the saratoga establish a self-sustaining population and become the real drawcard to the lake. Golden perch and silver perch, initially bred from a now defunct onsite hatchery.
Fly anglers can test their skills with bass and saratoga by taking a sub-surface fly cast around overhanging trees. Take a variety of flies and try for the explosive thrill of a surface strike.
Borumba Dam is 12km south-west of Imbil, between Kenilworth and Gympie.