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Monday 30 May 2022

This week’s cold snap has welcomed winter with a chilly blast. Winter is a great time for Flathead and Bream in the rivers, Tailor and Trevally for beach fishing, and Snapper and Sweetlip offshore. Rainfall totals have continued to be high which has resulted in record dam levels across the south east. With the upcoming Sunshine Coast Show holiday and clearer weather, it’s a great time to head out to some of our local dams to wet a line.

Ewan Maddock Dam, located 5km north of Landsborough, is stocked with Mary River Cod, Australian Bass, Golden Perch and Saratoga. The dam is open to non-motorised vessels only, so is an ideal spot for kayaks and canoes and land-based fishos. It's a great spot for a fish, bushwalk or a barbie, with amenities and bbq facilities available. The dam is currently over 100% full. 

Lake MacDonald, near Cooroy, is another great option. Stocked with Australian bass, Golden Perch, Mary River Cod and Silver Perch, the dam is currently sitting at around 103% capacity. Lake MacDonald’s facilities include toilets, barbeques, picnic tables, shelters and a playground. 

Our pick of the local dams would have to be Borumba Dam near Imbil. This picturesque location includes great fishing including Australian Bass, Golden Perch, Mary River Cod and Silver Perch, plenty of amenities including bbq facilities and a kiosk, and camping is available at Lake Borumba Caravan and Camping Grounds or Borumba Deer Park. If you’re looking for a relaxing weekend of fishing and fun, this is definitely the spot. 

If you’re looking to head a bit further away from the coast, Somerset and Wivenhoe Dams are excellent options with plenty of Australian Bass, Golden Perch, Silver Perch, Saratoga and Mary River Cod.

Lure options for fishing include surface lures, suspending jerk baits, spinnerbaits, swimbaits and soft plastics. Dam fishing is a great way to test out all different types of lures, with most fish responding well to a wide range of baits. We have a huge range in store and can provide some recommendations based on where you’re headed on your next adventure. Drop in and see us at 311 David Low Way, Bi Bi or online at

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