Southern Brisbane Sportfishing Club – Glenlyon Dam Tag-a-Long
November 13 - November 20
Southern Brisbane Sportfishing Club Inc invites other Queensland Sportfishers members to their iconic Trip to Glenlyon Dam.
Glenlyon Dam is stocked by the Glenlyon Dam Fish Restocking Group Inc. The dam is stocked with golden perch, Murray cod and silver perch. In 2017/18, 146,300 golden perch were stocked from SIPS permit sales. A total of 1,911,563 golden perch, 57,495 Murray cod and 94,666 silver perch have been stocked in Glenlyon Dam from SIPS. The dam is well known for its big Murray cod.
Glenlyon Dam is located approximately an hours drive south west of Stanthorpe. The dam is popular for fishing with no vessel type restrictions occurring on the dam. Boats can be hired from the Glenlyon Dam Tourist Park. The tourist park also offers cabins, powered sites and unpowered sites. The facilities at the park include toilets, showers, picnic tables, barbeques, playground and a kiosk with supplies.
Southern Brisbane Sportfishing Club has 3 cabins booked for its members. Each will hold a maximum of 4 persons per cabin (I double and 3 high bunk beds. More realistically is 2-3 per cabin. Each cabin is air conditioned with a small fridge, 2 burner hot plate, electric frypan, jug and toaster. The shower and toilet block is a short walk away. The cabins cost will be approx. $100.00 per night and a small upright freezer can be got for a nominal fee to store fillets. www.glenlyondamtouristpark.com.au
What to bring if you are going to stay in Cabins
Bedding – blankets, sheets or sleeping bag and pillow
Utensils – Plates, cup, knives, forks and cooking utensils.
Food and drinks – bring enough to last your stay as the nearest supplies are approximately 70 km away. The store at the park sell basic items as well as bread, fuel, gas and ice. They also stock a good selection of lures and selected fishing tackle. For information on other items they stock ring (02) 6737 5266.
Portable fridge or esky – For your drinks as the fridge is barely big enough for your food. A power board is also helpful.
Gas BBQ – There is a wood fired BBQ available but a small gas BBQ would be an advantage.
Chair – Somewhere to park at night while socialising around the fire.
Clothes – Storms are active at this time of year at Glenlyon so do not forget your wet weather gear. The night can become cool, so a jacket will be handy and of course bring a towel and toiletries.
Dam Levels and Fishing
The club fished at about the same time in 2019 when the dam was down at 3-4% and it was still productive. The dam is now up over 10% so there is much more area to explore.
For more information have a chat to Ross Williamson on 0407 157 870 send him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
So make a trip of it and come for the weekend or a week and socialise with our club and others who come along.