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Message started by Mackerel Whisperer on Feb 13th, 2010 at 1:46pm

Title: Lake Awoonga/Awoonga Dam
Post by Mackerel Whisperer on Feb 13th, 2010 at 1:46pm
I slipped down to Awoonga Dam (Just west of Gladstone) after work yesterday to chase a few Barra. I did OK, with the only fish landed in the night session. A 94cm barra. I was stoked as this was the first time I have fished here. My mate picked up a 98cm Barra in the early morning.
It's a top spot.

Cheers
Jono

Left my good camera in the car! only had phone camera.
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took my camera today!
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Title: Re: Lake Awonga/Awonga Dam
Post by Saltbush Bill on Feb 13th, 2010 at 1:51pm
Nice work jono......Ive eyed that dam off my self,,,,,,,yet to try fishing it.
SBB

Title: Re: Lake Awonga/Awonga Dam
Post by Sundryed on Feb 13th, 2010 at 2:47pm
Well done Jono a couple of top fish. Whats that kilo wise?
Will have to put that on my places to go next year. Of to NT for a month at the end of March and have some Barra and deep sea fishing lined up, said to be very good fishing at the end of the wet.
Muzz

Title: Re: Lake Awonga/Awonga Dam
Post by TBF on Feb 13th, 2010 at 3:46pm
Fine looking fish Jono
Awonga Dam is a very pretty place to visit as well.
Spent many afternoons having dinner or reading a book by the lake while i was doing a job at Gladstone manu moons back.

Aart

Title: Re: Lake Awonga/Awonga Dam
Post by skiproosel on Feb 13th, 2010 at 5:24pm
that's a great fish Jono,
I fished Lake Awoonga last year and although fresh water I cleaned up on Mangrove Jack.

Did you get him casting, with bait or on the troll?

Regards Skip

Title: Re: Lake Awonga/Awonga Dam
Post by BillyBushCook on Feb 13th, 2010 at 7:21pm
Nice!!!

Been wanting to get up there for a while now!!

Mick.

Title: Re: Lake Awoonga/Awoonga Dam
Post by Mackerel Whisperer on Feb 13th, 2010 at 8:23pm
Muzz, I didn't have any scales. But I reckon he would have been all of 12kg.

Skip, Got him casting. All the people I talked to before hand said to run shallow divers, however I couldn't get a touch until I changed to a 10mtr + Diver, then Bang.

Sly was really pi55ed he didn't get one, was quite funny when I swam mine off (I couldn't see any value in killing that beautiful big bugga). Me mate kept his.

Cheers
Jono

Title: Re: Lake Awoonga/Awoonga Dam
Post by Derek on Feb 19th, 2010 at 9:50pm
Very good Jono.  

Good place to hold a COG?????

Title: Re: Lake Awoonga/Awoonga Dam
Post by Mackerel Whisperer on Feb 19th, 2010 at 10:10pm

Derek wrote on Feb 19th, 2010 at 9:50pm:
Very good Jono.  

Good place to hold a COG?????


Superb place to hold a COG mate. Long way from Darwin though.

We went to "Boynedale Bush Camp". Its right up the back, to the SW of Awoonga Dam where the Boyne River flows into the dam. You head through Calliope and Hit Calliope-Monto Road, only about 25km from Calliope. You come to this camping spot. It has toilet/s? (Pit, I'm guessing), Fire rings, Shady tree or 2, Shaded picnic tables, All Free. Was only about two other campers there.

who's keen for a look & a cook there?

Cheers
Jono

Found a few links

http://www.gawb.qld.gov.au/downloads/BoynedaleMudmap.pdf

http://www.gawb.qld.gov.au/recreation.html


Title: Re: Lake Awoonga/Awoonga Dam
Post by excited_newbie on Apr 3rd, 2010 at 7:28am
hi mackrelwhisperer
happy easter to u and all I have a question as my beautiful wife and myself don't have a boat is it at all possible to fish awoonga lake from the lake edge. why I asked this is we are thinking of camping there later rthis year and as I said we don't have a boat. the lake looks like it is a beautiful spot. i know by the web sites i have seen of that lake that there is a caravan park there aswell as a bush camp. thanks in advance for any info.

happy cooking

Chris and Vina (excited_newbie)

Title: Re: Lake Awoonga/Awoonga Dam
Post by Mackerel Whisperer on Apr 5th, 2010 at 4:10pm
I have only been to Awoonga that once (Bush Camp). Fishing from the bank would be fine around the bush camp area. It has nice grassed edges and gets real deep (10mtr+) real quick. While we were there a few people were fishing from the bank. I reckon give it a go.

Good luck with it

Cheers
Jono

Title: Re: Lake Awoonga/Awoonga Dam
Post by excited_newbie on Apr 5th, 2010 at 5:02pm
hi mackrel whisperer
thank you for ur reply we are going to go to 1770 camping and will go to awoonga for a day trip and try throw a line in we have had a look at the gladstone water board site and found out that u can fish from the edge once again thank u
happy cooking
chris ( en )

Title: Re: Lake Awoonga/Awoonga Dam
Post by rat3het on Apr 11th, 2010 at 5:16pm
I was there about 4 maybe 5 years ago , nice place

Best yet , the camp kitchen has an old wood fuel stove

stayed an extra couple of days just to use the stove

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