Some quick Mondy facts:
…Anglers fishing Monduran Dam should expect lots of casting at the timber which covers most bays and inlets of the dam and is deal holding areas for fish.
There’s hardly a more iconic Australian fish species than the mighty barramundi. It rates highly on the bucket list for anglers from all over the country. And there is just so much to love about these fish, not-in-the-least the big boof bite, tough fight and aerial jumping display! And the barras come in XL size at Monduran…
Luke Fallon Sport & Game Fishing offer a variety of Monduran Dam fishing charters from part to multi-day sessions, to give you the best chance to tussle with what may be your first ever barra!
Monduran (Fred Haigh Dam)
Monduran Dam is a stocked barramundi fishing impoundment just off the Bruce Highway near Gin Gin, approximately 4.5 hours drive north of Brisbane. It is a large dam and even at current almost 50% capacity covers sizeable area, which is 5300ha at full capacity. It was constructed in 1978 across the Kolan River and has an average depth of 11m creating prime barra fishing conditions.
Technically the dam itself is called Fred Haigh Dam, and it’s the dam wall that is called Monduran. So of course the dam is popularly known as Monduran Dam, Lake Monduran or Mondy.
- Anglers at Monduran Dam are required by the QLD Department of Fisheries to hold a current Stock Impoundment Permit (SIP).
- Weekly or annual permits can be purchased online.
- Purchase your permit here.
Great place to fish!
Timber lined points and bay areas are the main features of Monduran Dam which makes it a very pretty place to fish free from the less-desirables like sandflies! It is one of the larger stocked dam offering an almost unlimited number of areas to fish. You could fish the dam every day for a month and still not see all of it.
The main basin from the dam wall holds good numbers of fish during summer and trolling this area can be a good option literally hundreds of metres from the boat ramp.
Aside from barra, Australian bass, golden perch, silver perch, boney bream, sooty grunter, saratoga, Murray cod and barred grunter have all been caught by anglers fishing Monduran Dam.