Fishing in stocked dams
Before you go fishing in a Queensland dam, check the list below to see if you need to purchase a Stocked Impoundment Permit (SIP).
There are 32 stocked dams in the state where a SIP is required to fish.
See full list of SIP dams by region.
The permit covers access to all 32 dams and allows you to fish with fishing lines only.
About the permit
- $8.00 per week
- $40.00 per year
- $35.00 per year if you are entitled to a discount*
* You are entitled to a discount if you have a Queensland Government Seniors Card, Pensioner Concession Card, Health Care Card or a Repatriation Health Care Card (Gold Card).
You only need 1 SIP permit per couple (married or de facto), and those under 18 do not need a permit.
You must carry your permit with you when fishing in a stocked dam to avoid a fine. If your permit has been lost or is no longer legible it is your responsibility to contact Fisheries Queensland and request a replacement. There is a fee applicable to reissue a permit.
Purchase a permit
A SIP can be purchased:
- online via the Queensland Government Gateway
- from Fisheries Queensland on 13 25 23
- at selected small business outlets throughout the state.
Funds raised by stocked impoundment permits
Funds collected from the sale of SIPs are used to enhance and maintain recreational fisheries in the 32 SIPS impoundments.
Impoundments are 'put, grow and take' fisheries where most stocked species will not reproduce. This means the impoundments need to be stocked regularly.
The money anglers pay for their stocked impoundment permits goes towards management of the SIP program and to stocking groups for purchasing native fish fingerlings.
The following financial summaries provide details about permit sales, the scheme’s budget and how the funds available for fish stocking were allocated for the financial year: