Hinze Dam
Fishing Management Committee


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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 2016 there were 67,000 bass fingerlings released in the dam. All funds for stocking are raised by Anglers through a permit system.

Fishing Permits

As of 1 July 2016 the Hinze Dam will be part of the Stocked Impoundment Permit (SIP) Scheme. A SIP permit is required to fish the dam and can be purchased here.

All existing permits will be honoured under the SIP Scheme until their expiry.

Purchase SIP permit


Fishing Permits. Required to fish the Hinze Dam.

Weekly and Yearly Permits are available
A SIP permit is required to fish the dam and can be purchased here.


Fishing Permits Terms & Conditions.

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

Qld DPI and Fisheries recreational fishing rules and regulations.


Hinze Dam Fish Management Committee Contact.

Chairman - Ian Jeffers
 jeffersi@yahoo.com.au


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