As part of our ongoing commitment to the recreational fishery at Lake Awoonga, GAWB has introduced six unique 'pink tagged' Barramundi to the Lake, which are worth $1,000 each if caught!
Dates of competition: Monday 8th May 2018 to Thursday 2nd May 2019.
To be a valid winner, entry must be made via the Track My Fish Lake Awoonga Mobile App. Find out more about the App here.
Fishing & Boating
Enthusiastic anglers come to Lake Awoonga to catch the famed barramundi of which over two million have been released into the lake. The largest caught weighing in at a hefty 33.3 kgs. In addition, Lake Awoonga is one of the few dams in Queensland to have been stocked with mangrove jack.
There is no closed season for barramundi at Lake Awoonga however seasonal size and possession limits apply. DAFF fishing regulations govern capture of all other species. A permit is not required to fish at Lake Awoonga.
A public boat ramp is located at the Lake Awoonga recreation area. Boat users of the lake should be aware that submerged hazards exist because of fluctuating water levels. The waters of Lake Awoonga are controlled by Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol and Queensland Water Police under the Transport Operations (Marine Safety) Act 1994 enforced to prevent potentially dangerous activities. The onus for safety is on the owner and master of the vessel.
Surveys of Flora and Fauna
Both the lake and the entire length of the Boyne River have been extensively surveyed. Numbers of macroinvertebrates and other water dwelling creatures found in surveys are consistent with a healthy lake and downstream waterway.
Lake Awoonga is home to a thriving array of native animals of which several are of conservation significance. The lake and surrounding lands provide habitat for animals in and adjacent to the clear fresh waters created by Awoonga Dam.
More than 415 plant varieties play a vital role in the health of the Lake Awoonga region. Ranging from vine thickets and rainforests to woodlands and aquatic plants they include several plants of conservation significance.
Blue Green Algae Level
Latest Blue-Green Algae Levels at the main recreation area at Lake Awoonga (Riverston Bay) and the Boynedale Bushcamp Recreation Area.
A Local Fire Ban for the Gladstone Region has been lifted.
Visitors to Lake Awoonga are advised that the use of enclosed BBQ's is permitted. The use of the permanent open Lake Awoonga BBQ's is also permitted.
Visitors to Boynedale Bush Camp are advised the use of all BBQ's (open and closed) is permitted. Use of the open firepits at Boynedale Bush Camp is now allowed.
Please heed all official warnings and instructions as conditions remain dry.