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