Final preparations for the release of 80,000 bass fingerlings on Saturday.
Final preparations for the release of 80,000 bass fingerlings on Saturday.

Dam stocks up with new fish

LENTHALL'S Dam is bubbling with fish life today after the release of 80,000 Australian bass into its waters on Saturday.

The fish were distributed across all areas of the dam by members of the Fraser Coast Fish Stocking Association.

In addition to the weekend's bass boost, the stocking association is also planning to stock the dam with a further 6000 barramundi in coming weeks.

“The amount of fish stocked annually is a direct reflection of available funds,” association president Scott Mitchell said.

“The more support the FCFSA can attain the more fish can be released.”

In addition to the stocking of bass and barramundi, the lake foreshore improvements have now been completed and camping is now also permitted at Lake Lenthall.

“A few of our members managed to get out for a social fish before the bass arrived from Bundaberg,” association president Scott Mitchell said.

“They landed bass to 40cm as well as a number of barramundi at 55cm.”

The Fraser Coast Fish Stocking Association is made of up of local business owners, recreational anglers, government body representatives and members of the public.

Members share the same goal of working towards sustainable fish stocks through conservation-based management.

“The area is looking sensational and the lake's fishing well – this is a good sign that previous releases have been successful and we hope to see some great fishing with the dam hovering at 100 per cent level of capacity.”



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