A cold afternoon at Lake Monduran. Photo: Contributed / Andrea Deeley
A cold afternoon at Lake Monduran. Photo: Contributed / Andrea Deeley Andrea Deeley BUN250612CON1

Top 3 river, creek and dam fishing spots near Bundaberg

FROM Lake Gregory to Baffle Creek, there are enough fishing hotspots in Bundaberg to lure fishers hook, line and sinker. Here's our top three:

1 Lake Monduran

How to get there: It's 20km north of Gin Gin on the Bruce Hwy and 4km east down Monduran Dam Rd.

Why it's great: Some of the best barramundi fishing in Australia. This fishing haven is also home to bass and catfish.

Dustin Sippel, of Bundaberg, holds a Lake Monduran barra
Dustin Sippel, of Bundaberg, holds a Lake Monduran barra contributed

With majestic scenery and great camping amenities, it is a wonderful way to enjoy a lazy weekend away.

Watch out for: Navigation at night. It can be treacherous so be careful. Stocked Impoundment Permit required.

2 Kolan River

 

Abby and Kevin Charteris with Abby's 70cm flathead caught on a lure in the Kolan River. Photo: contributed
Abby and Kevin Charteris with Abby's 70cm flathead caught on a lure in the Kolan River. Photo: contributed contributed

 

How to get there: The main access points are the Booyan Ramp on the southern side (take Moore Park Rd from Bundaberg) - a good single-lane ramp which can be used at all but low tide - and the Miara boat ramp on the northern side (approach via Yandaran Rd off Bundaberg-Lowmead Rd) which is good on all tides. 

Why it's great: The Kolan River has something for everyone and is popular among locals.

Prawn and mud crabs can be found in these waters as well as barramundi.

Small mangrove-lined tributaries hide cod, jacks, black bream and mud crabs. 

Watch out for: Fun. The sprawling river offers fantastic opportunities for kayaking.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 Burnett River

 

Kobi Holden with a bream he caught in the Burnett River while fishing with his dad and pop. Photo Contributed
Kobi Holden with a bream he caught in the Burnett River while fishing with his dad and pop. Photo Contributed Contributed

How to get there: The Burnett River runs through the city of Bundaberg and divides it into two.

 

Why it's great: The river offers a smorgasbord of fishing options with species from whiting and bream through to barramundi being caught throughout the year.

In colder months the river produces bream, tailor and blue threadfin salmon.

Tips: The river can be fished from its mouth at Burnett Heads through to Ben Anderson's Barrage.

Watch out for: Some of the river's hotspots, including the North Wall, Skyringville, Strathdees Rocks, Kirby's Wall, the Town Reach and Splitters Creek.


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