Depends on what you call fishing, the fine art of casting lures or the mess of drowning bait. I live in Gladstone and suffer from IBD (Impoundment Barra Disease) and need a weekly fix at Awoonga Dam. My definition of camping – somewhere to charge boat batteries, have a feed and drink, have a laugh with mates and then grab some shut eye.
Pure Barra Fishing – Awoonga Dam
Haven’t camped at the caravan park so can’t comment, since the new managers have taken over have only heard good reports. I normally do overnighters on the dam and throw swag onto bank for a few hours sleep. Don’t be sucked in by the slick television fishing shows and 2 minutes experts on how easy barra are to catch
Barra fishing and great camping – Lake Monduran (north of Bundaberg)
Great barra fishing and camping, highly recommended if you put equal rating on both camping and fishing.
Bass and Toga (and other fish) plus camping – Cania Dam
Last Easter headed for Cania with work mates and families for a camping weekend, not fishing purest like myself. I had a ball, up early everyday (4am) while the ‘campers’ slept and caught heaps of fish, plus had a great time at camp. Stayed at the park closet to the dam, which has plenty of facilities and activities for the kids. Cania has plenty to offer, walking tracks, caves, winery, dam, etc etc. Being a fisherman first I found it fairly crowded. Highly recommend.
Was planning to head to Cania the week before Easter but due to family illness trip has been postponed indefinitely