Lake Lenthall, Queensland

QLD fishing regulations
QLD stocked waters
QLD dam levels

Lake Lenthall, north-west of Maryborough on the headwaters of the Burrum River, is stocked with barramundi, bass, golden and silver perch.

In 2017/18 alone, more than 14,000 Australian bass and 14,000 barramundi were stocked.

Since stocking began, 144,000 barramundi, 413,000 bass, 61,000 golden perch and 1000 silver perch have been put in the dam, all funded by permit sales.

The dam was built in 1984, and the catchment includes Isis, Cherwell and Gregory Rivers, and is the town water supply for Hervey Bay and surrounding areas. .

The impoundment is small at 766ha, with an average depth of 5m.

With its large catchment and small lake area, it takes only moderate rain events to fill Lake Lenthall.

The turn off for the dam is 6.6km south of Torbanlea off the Bruce Highway.

Some camping is available at the dam but pre-booking is essential.

There is a 6-knot speed limit for this dam and only 4-stroke motors and direct-injection 2-stroke outboards to 60hp are allowed.

Picnic tables, toilets, walking tracks and a fishing platform are provided.


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Some external videos filmed at Lake Lenthall are featured below.

Lake Lenthall fishing

Lake Lenthall fishing

Lake Lenthall fishing

Lake Lenthall bass fishing

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