Freshwater Fishing in Mackay Queensland

While in Mackay’s Pioneer Valley, experience the fine art of freshwater fishing at the Eungella, Teemburra or Kinchant Dams. There is an abundant reserve of fishing just waiting for the keen angler to catch. Just remember, that due to recent laws on freshwater fishing a fishing permit is needed. These can be readily purchased at any fishing tackle/bait shop or from an Australian Post office.

Kinchant Dam is arguably the most popular freshwater fishing spot in Mackay. Not originally intended for this purpose, the submerged gullies, extensive weed beds, small creeks and quarry area proved to be ideal fish breeding grounds. When fishing in Kinchant Dam expect to catch Sooty Grunter, spangled perch, catfish varieties, barramundi and sleepy cod. Other excellent freshwater fishing spots recommended by locals include the Rocky Dam Creek and Boundary Creek for Barramundi.

Originally posted 2011-06-01 03:37:54. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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  1. Gennifer Adams, 6 years ago

    I love the names of the fish in this post! What on earth is a Sooty Grunter? Doesn’t sound too edible, sounds like something that falls out of a chimney, coughing and spluttering. Does it really make a noise?
    The sleepy cod sounds adorable, napping through the weed beds, trying to decide whether to bite the bait or not. I am not a fisherwoman, (but I guess you already knew that). Thanks for letting me know what I am missing out on and happy fishing to all.

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