Queensland's Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries has advised that barramundi in Clermont's Theresa Creek Dam are looking the goods after a recent netting survey showed the 7,000 barra introduced by the Claremont Fish Stocking Group (http://clermont.fish.googlepages.com/)
into the dam over a year ago indicated strong growth rates. Netted fish averaged 60cm and 3-3.5kg.
In July 2007 unseasonably cold weather nearly wiped the complete stocked population of barramundi from the impoundment. Since then the 7,000 barra have been joined by 10,000 yellowbelly and 7,000 sleep cod and when these are combined with the new boat ramp and marina and redevelopment into the camping and toilet amenities it promises a great deal of fun.
Anglers will need a permit to fish in the dam from April 2 and these are available from the usual government agencies and local businesses in the area.