Go Fishing At Our Dams

A nice Bass caught at Bjelke-Petersen Dam ... fishing at the South Burnett's two dams is great all year round!
A nice Bass caught at Bjelke-Petersen Dam … fishing at the South Burnett’s two dams is great all year round!
Hundreds of fishermen will be descending on the Yallakool Tourist Park at Bjelke-Petersen Dam near Murgon this October long weekend, and hundreds more will do the same at Boondooma Holiday Park on Lake Boondooma, near Proston.

They’ve picked a great time to do it – now that Spring has arrived, the fish are getting more active and the fishing is great.

Both dams are recording good catches of Golden Perch at the moment, with Bass coming in a close second, and there are even a few Redclaws starting to appear.

For people who want to camp out over the long weekend, both Tourist Parks offer a full spread of camping facilities ranging from unpowered camping sites through to cosy modern cabins.

But each Tourist Park has a slightly different focus.

Yallakool Tourist Park is primarily designed for family weekends away.

The Park has many facilities to keep children amused, and mums who want to get away to explore local arts, culture and wineries while dads fish on Bjelke-Petersen Dam can find all these things within a 20km radius.

Lake Boondooma, by contrast, is much better suited to those who really want to “get away from it all”.

While the facilities are every bit as good as those at Yallakool, Lake Boondooma’s remote location at the western edge of the South Burnett is perfect for a blokes weekend fishing trip, or for anyone who’d like to take a few days out for a digital detox.

 

Dylan Brandley showing a nice brace of big Bass he caught at Lake Boondooma
Dylan Brandley showing a nice brace of big Bass he caught at Lake Boondooma