Glenlyon Dam

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Glenlyon Dam is stocked by the Glenlyon Dam Fish Restocking Group Inc. The dam is stocked with golden perch, Murray cod and silver perch. In 2017/18, 146,300 golden perch were stocked from SIPS permit sales. A total of 1,911,563 golden perch, 57,495 Murray cod and 94,666 silver perch have been stocked in Glenlyon Dam from SIPS. The dam is well known for its big Murray cod.


Glenlyon Dam is located approximately an hours drive south west of Stanthorpe. The dam is popular for fishing and watersports, with no vessel type restrictions occurring on the dam. Boats can be hired from the Glenlyon Dam Tourist Park. The tourist park also offers cabins, powered sites and unpowered sites. The facilities at the park include toilets, showers, picnic tables, barbeques, playground and a kiosk with supplies. The Murray cod spawning in late winter and early spring is well worth seeing. Also ask the local park operator for the directions to the springs on the back hill.

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