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'The Barramundi is one of the most well-known fish in Australia. Barra are the stuff that angler's dreams are made of: a sporting catch, lovely to eat and plenty of it at a maximum of 60kg (132 pounds). The biggest ones measure nearly 1.8 metres (6 feet) in length so they must be a real challenge to haul into the boat! The huge demand for this fish has sparked a multi-million dollar aquaculture and commercial fishing industry. Barra are restocked into waterways and dams to replenish the supply and you'll find barramundi (Lates calcarifer) served at most seafood restaurants in coastal Queensland.'
Wet Tropics Management Authority

  • The Queensland Fisheries Management Authority has organised recreational fishing for Barramundi and Crayfish in Lake Tinaroo.

  • Lake Tinaroo is being stocked regularly with fish. Barramundi do not breed because they have no access to salt water to spawn, therefore, the closed season (set due to breeding periods) does not apply.  

  • Similarly, the maximum size limit (set to protect large female Barramundi) does not apply, as the females can not contribute to the natural spawning process.

  • The change in regulations enables recreational fishers to fish for Barramundi and Crayfish without harming wild self-sustaining numbers.
  • A permit is required by anyone fishing in Lake Tinaroo
  • Fishing permits can be obtained from:
    Atherton Bait & Tackle, 82 main Street Atherton ph: 07 4091 2094
    or Lake Tinaroo Holiday Park, Tinaroo Falls Dam Road  Ph: 07 4095 8232
  • Boat Hire & Fishing Permits can be obtained from Tinaroo Terraces, cnr of Church and Russell Sts Tinaroo Ph: 4095 8555
  • The minimum size limit is 58cm.

  • The bag limit is five Barramundi.

  • Crayfish pots are available for sale at many sports stores and hardware outlets on the Tablelands.


Professional Fishing Guide

Tinaroo Barra Sportfishing

Ian Kucurs Professional Barra Guide

Location: Lake Tinaroo, Tinaroo.
Contact: Email:
(07) 4095 8888
+61 7 4095 8888

  • Tinaroo Barra Sports Fishing offers the most experienced fishing guide in the business. 

  • Ian Kucurs is a world record holder for barramundi fishing and will help you catch the 'Big Barra'.

    Full Day Tour:

  • Lure, Fly or Bait Fishing.

  • Boat Use.

  • Experienced Fishing Guide.

  • Morning & Afternoon Tea.

  • Lunch.

  • 3 People Max

  • $500

    Half Day Tour:

  • $300

Chambers Wildlife Rainforest Lodges
P.O. Box 115, Yungaburra, Tropical North Queensland, Australia 4884
PH & Fax: 07 4095 3754 International: 61 7 4095 3754

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