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Drainage divisions for fish stocking

Queensland has 5 drainage divisions. The East Coast drainage division runs the length of the state. Moving in a clockwise direction around the state, Murray-Darling and Bulloo-Bancannia cover the bottom of the state, and Lake Eyre and Gulf of Carpentaria cover the western portion of the state.

Queensland’s 5 drainage divisions (view larger image).

Queensland is divided into 5 main drainage divisions. The drainage division you belong to determines which species of fish you should stock in your private dam.

For further advice on the most appropriate strain of fish species for your area, contact the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) customer service centre on 13 25 23 or your local hatchery.

 

 

 

 

East Coast

Species

River systems

Australian bass

All coastal river basins from the Burnett River basin, south to the New South Wales border

Barramundi

Four strains of barramundi:

  • East coast Cape York strain (Orford Bay to Bathurst Heads)
  • Mid north-east coast strain (Cooktown to Burdekin River)
  • Central east coast strain (Repulse Bay to Shoalwater Bay)
  • South-east coast strain (Fitzroy River to Mary River)

Eel-tailed catfish

Eastern strain of eel-tailed catfish can be stocked in Albert, Auburn, Baffle, Barambah, Bremer, Brisbane, Boyne, Burnett, Burrum, Caboolture, Calliope, Comet, Dawson, Fitzroy, Fraser Island, Isaac, Kolan, Lockyer, Logan, Mackenzie, Maroochy, Mary, Nogo, Nogoa, Noosa, North Pine, Shoalwater, South Coast, South Pine, Stanley and Waterpark river basins

Golden perch (yellowbelly)

Murray–Darling strain of golden perch can be stocked in Albert, Auburn, Balonne, Barambah, Border Rivers, Bremer, Brisbane, Burnett, Burrum, Caboolture, Condamine, Lockyer, Logan, Macintyre, Maranoa, Maroochy, Mary, Moonie, Nebine, Nogo, North Pine, Paroo, Severn, South Coast, South Pine, Stanley and Warrego river basins.

East Coast strain of golden perch can be stocked in Comet, Dawson, Fitzroy, Isaac, Mackenzie and Nogoa river basins

Khaki bream

Stocked in the Barron, Daintree, Mulgrave, Murray, North Johnstone, Russell, South Johnstone, and Tully river basins

Mary river cod

Stocked in the Albert, Bremer, Brisbane, Lockyer, Logan, Mary, North Pine, Stanley, and South Coast river basins

Silver perch

Stocked in the Auburn, Barambah, Bremer, Brisbane, Boyne, Burnett, Burrum, Caboolture, Dawson, Eliot, Fitzroy, Kolan, Lockyer, Logan, Maroochy, Mary, Nogoa, Nogo, North Pine, Stanley, South Coast, and South Pine river basins

Sleepy cod

The southern strain of sleepy cod can be stocked in the Plane Creek, Fitzroy, Mackenzie, Nogoa, Dawson, Isaac and Comet river basins

Sooty grunter

Stocked in the Barron, Mulgrave, Russell, North Johnstone, Tully, Murray (North Queensland), Herbert, Burdekin, Clarke, Bowen, Belyando and Pioneer river basins

Southern saratoga

Stocked in the Auburn, Barambah, Bremer, Brisbane, Boyne, Burnett, Comet, Dawson, Fitzroy, Isaac, Lockyer, Mackenzie, Nogoa, Nogo, North Pine, Stanley, and South Coast river basins

 
Gulf of Carpentaria

Species

River systems

Barramundi

Two strains of Barramundi:

  • South-east Gulf of Carpentaria strain (Leichardt River to Wassar River)
  • North-west Cape York strain (Archer River to Escape River)

Sleepy cod

The northern strain of sleepy cod can be stocked in all river basins in the Gulf region

Sooty grunter

Stocked in all river basins in the Gulf region

Redclaw crayfish

Stocked in all river basins in the Gulf region


Murray–Darling

Species

River systems

Murray cod

Stocked in all river basins in the Murray–Darling

Silver perch

Stocked in all river basins in the Murray–Darling

Golden perch

The Murray–Darling strain of golden perch can be stocked in all river basins of the Murray–Darling

Eel-tailed catfish

The Murray–Darling strain of eel-tailed catfish can be stocked in all river basins of the Murray–Darling


Lake Eyre

Species

River systems

Golden perch

The Lake Eyre strain of golden perch can be stocked in all river basins of Lake Eyre


Bulloo-Bancannia

Check with hatcheries within the region for the most appropriate local fish to use for stocking.

Further information

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Last updated
8 August 2016

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