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The Hinze Dam is the Gold Coast’s main drinking water supply and premier freshwater fishery. The 1,500 hectare dam is stocked with Bass, Golden Perch (Yellowbelly), Silver Perch and Saratoga.
The Hinze Dam Fish Management Committee is charged with stocking the dam. In 2014 there were 80,000 bass fingerlings released in the dam. All funds for stocking are raised by Anglers through a permit system.
Weekly Permit $5, Yearly Permit $40
Permits - A permit includes/covers the person the permit is issued to plus his/her partner and their children, up to 18 years of age
Fishing Permits are required to fish the Hinze Dam. These are available for purchase. Weekly permits cost $5 and yearly permits cost $40. They are available for purchase at the following locations;
Fishing at or on the dam is only to be carried out during 6am and 6pm
Comply with the Qld Gov DPI and fisheries recreational fishing rules and regulations which can be viewed on the web site listed below for catch sizes and bag limits
Filleting of any fish at or on the dam is prohibited
Only use freshwater shrimp or garden worms as bait or any lure or artificial soft plastic. Nets or cages are prohibited.
The fishing permit is non refundable
Chairman - Ian Jeffers