Peter Faust Dam is located just 30 minutes from Proserpine and is an ideal spot for watersports and freshwater fishing. In fact, Peter Faust Dam is renowned as having more barramundi over a metre in length than any other impoundment in Australia!
With the combination of long summers and mild winters in the Whitsundays' tropical climate, the dam has no closed barra season and can be fished all year round. It is even annually restocked with over 20,000 barramundi fingerlings. The submerged branches and structure surrounding the lake make it the ideal spot for other species like sooty grunter, sleepy cod and saratoga. Local fishing tackle stores and guided trips are available all year round.
Lake Proserpine plays host to fishing competitions, with campground accommodation at Camp Kanga closeby making it an ideal sports fishing destination. And don't forget to bring your crab pots because redclaw and freshwater crayfish also inhabit the lake. There is a concrete boat ramp to take craft up to 8 metres situated next to the BBQ areas.
All this lies a short drive from Airlie Beach, the gateway to the famous Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef. So once you've had your fill of freshwater barramundi there are 74 Whitsunday Islands to explore, inhabited by thousands of reef fish!