Freshwater Fish Stocking Plan

2024/25 Recreational Freshwater Fish Stocking Plan Dams and Impoundments

There are many freshwater impoundments and reservoirs suitable for freshwater fish stocking throughout NSW and over the last four decades a large number of excellent recreational fisheries have been established. To ensure publicly funded fish stocking programs in NSW continue to benefit the community, the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) is seeking input from people who have an interest in the State’s stocked recreational freshwater impoundment fisheries.

The below draft recreational freshwater fish stocking impoundments plan has been prepared for consideration by the recreational fishing community (a separate freshwater recreational fish stocking plan for rivers and streams is prepared in conjunction with the five trout acclimatisation societies). Fish are stocked from Government hatcheries as a service to the anglers of NSW. Locations are selected based on recent stocking history and experience with waters. The recreational freshwater fish stocking impoundments plan is developed in accordance with the policies and guidelines set out in the Environmental Impact Statement and Fishery Management Strategy (FMS) on freshwater fish stocking in NSW.

Please Note: Planned fish release figures listed in the attached tables are targets only and may be exceeded, or not attained, depending on hatchery production outcomes (which can vary between years). Stocking allocations may be amended at time of stocking due to water quality or storage status related issues.

Please provide any comments on the recreational freshwater fish stocking impoundments plan by Friday 30 August 2024 via email at fish.stocking@dpi.nsw.gov.au. Dams will only be considered for stocking if there is practical public access and fishing is allowed. All proposals will be reviewed to ensure that stocking is consistent with the FMS. For more information visit: Fish Stocking

Atlantic Salmon

Caption: Atlantic Salmon Stocking Sites
Fish SpeciesSite LocationNearest TownPrevious Stocking2024/25 Proposed

Atlantic Salmon

Lake Jindabyne

Jindabyne

2023/24

2,000

Atlantic Salmon

Khancoban Pondage

Khancoban

2023/24

2,000

Australian Bass

Caption: Australian Bass Stocking Sites
Fish SpeciesSite LocationNearest TownPrevious Stocking2024/25 Proposed

Australian Bass

Annan Lake

Mount Annan

2023/24

2,000

Australian Bass

Brayswood Estate Vincentia

Vincentia

2023/24

800

Australian Bass

Clarrie Hall Dam

Terragon

2023/24

15,000

Australian Bass

Danjera Dam

Nowra

2023/24

6,000

Australian Bass

Deep Creek Dam

Mogo

2023/24

2,000

Australian Bass

Doujon Dam

Cecil Hills

-

250

Australian Bass

Dumaresq Dam

Armidale

2023/24

5,000

Australian Bass

Elara Parklands Basin

Marsden Park

2023/24

1,500

Australian Bass

Flat Rock Dam

Mundamia

2022/23

9,000

Australian Bass

Glenbawn Dam

Scone

2023/24

25,000

Australian Bass

Glenmore Loch

Glenmore Park

2023/24

1,500

Australian Bass

Glennies Creek Dam

Singleton

2023/24

15,500

Australian Bass

Glenwood Lake

Glenwood

2023/24

500

Australian Bass

Harrington Lake

Narellan Vale

2023/24

1,250

Australian Bass

Harrison Park Dam

Shellharbour

2023/24

750

Australian Bass

Jordan Springs Lakes

Jordan Springs

-

250

Australian Bass

Lake Gillawarna

Bankstown

2023/24

3,500

Australian Bass

Lake Lyell

Lithgow

2023/24

13,000

Australian Bass

Lake Parramatta

Parramatta

2023/24

6,000

Australian Bass

Lake Wallace

Wallerawang

2023/24

11,500

Australian Bass

Lake Woodcroft

Woodcroft

2023/24

1,500

Australian Bass

Lake Yandel'ora

Mount Annan

2023/24

1,500

Australian Bass

Len Waters Park Northern dam

Elizabeth Hills

-

250

Australian Bass

Longneck Lagoon

Windsor

2023/24

7,000

Australian Bass

Lostock Dam

Gresford

2023/24

15,000

Australian Bass

Malpas Dam

Guyra

2023/24

15,000

Australian Bass

Manly Dam

Manly

2023/24

10,000

Australian Bass

Marriott Park

Nowra

2023/24

700

Australian Bass

Pejar Dam

Wayo

2023/24

11,500

Australian Bass

Penrith Lakes (warm up lake)

Penrith

2023/24

5,000

Australian Bass

Plough and Harrow

Abbotsbury

-

250

Australian Bass

Porters Creek Dam

Milton

2023/24

3,500

Australian Bass

Springs Lake

Spring Farm

2023/24

2,500

Australian Bass

St Phillips Wetlands

Salamander Bay

2023/24

1,000

Australian Bass

Tallowa Dam

Moollattoo

2023/24

25,000

Australian Bass

Toonumbar Dam

Kyogle

2023/24

25,000

Australian Bass

Twin Waters Estate Nowra

Nowra

2023/24

1,000

Australian Bass

Warabrook Wetlands

Warabrook

2023/24

3,000

Australian Bass

Welby Dam 1

Mittagong

2015/16

3,500

Australian Bass

Wentworth Falls Lake

Wentworth Falls

2023/24

5,000

Australian Bass

Werrington Lake

Werrington

2023/24

2,500

Brook Trout

Caption: Brook Trout Stocking Sites
Fish SpeciesSite LocationNearest TownPrevious Stocking2024/25 Proposed

Brook Trout

Dry Dam

Cabramurra

2023/24

5,000

Brook Trout

Lake Jindabyne

Jindabyne

2023/24

10,000

Brook Trout

Three Mile Dam

Kiandra

2023/24

5,000

Brown Trout

Caption: Brown Trout Stocking Sites
Fish SpeciesSite LocationNearest TownPrevious Stocking2024/25 Proposed

Brown Trout

Black Lake

Bibbenluke

2023/24

500

Brown Trout

Lake Crackenback

Crackenback

2022/23

500

Brown Trout

Portland Dam No. 3

Portland

2022/23

500

Brown Trout

Thompsons Creek Dam

Mount Lambie

2022/23

2,500

Brown Trout

Tumut Pond Reservoir

Cabramurra

2022/23

5,000

Brown Trout

Ben Chifley Dam

Bathurst

2023/24

1,500

Brown Trout

Blowering Dam

Talbingo

2023/24

1,500

Brown Trout

Carcoar Dam

Carcoar

2023/24

1,500

Brown Trout

Gosling Creek Reservoir

Orange

2023/24

1,500

Brown Trout

Jounama Pondage

Talbingo

2023/24

1,500

Brown Trout

Khancoban Pondage

Khancoban

2023/24

1,500

Brown Trout

Lake Canobolas

Orange

2023/24

1,500

Brown Trout

Lake Lyell

Lithgow

2023/24

1,500

Brown Trout

Lake Pillans

Lithgow

2023/24

650

Brown Trout

Lake Wallace

Wallerawang

2023/24

1,500

Brown Trout

Pejar Dam

Goulburn

2023/24

1,500

Brown Trout

Welby Dam 1

Mittagong

-

600

Brown Trout

Wentworth Falls Lake

Wentworth Falls

2022/23

750

Golden Perch

Caption: Golden Perch Stocking Sites
Fish SpeciesSite LocationNearest TownPrevious Stocking2024/25 Proposed

Golden Perch

Barham Dam

Barham

2007/08

2,500

Golden Perch

Ben Chifley Dam

Bathurst

2021/22

15,000

Golden Perch

Blowering Dam

Tumut

2023/24

50,000

Golden Perch

Bogan Weir

Peak Hill

2007/08

5,000

Golden Perch

Burraga Dam

Burraga

2017/18

2,500

Golden Perch

Bumberry Dam

Parkes

-

5,000

Golden Perch

Burrendong Dam

Wellington

2023/24

60,000

Golden Perch

Burrinjuck Dam

Burrinjuck

2023/24

50,000

Golden Perch

Captains Flat Dam

Queanbeyan

2015/16

4,500

Golden Perch

Carcoar Dam

Blayney

2023/24

10,000

Golden Perch

Chaffey Dam

Tamworth

2023/24

25,000

Golden Perch

Chinamans Dam

Young

2023/24

2,500

Golden Perch

Coonamble Recreational Lake

Coonamble

2015/16

2,500

Golden Perch

Copeton Dam

Inverell

2023/24

70,000

Golden Perch

Corowa Dam

Corowa

2022/23

2,500

Golden Perch

Finley Lake

Finley

2023/24

2,500

Golden Perch

Glenbawn Dam

Scone

2023/24

55,000

Golden Perch

Glennies Creek Dam

Singleton

2023/24

35,000

Golden Perch

Googong Dam

Queanbeyan

2023/24

30,000

Golden Perch

Gosling Creek Reservoir

Orange

2023/24

3,000

Golden Perch

Gum Bend Lake

Condobolin

2023/24

5,000

Golden Perch

Jounama Pondage

Talbingo

2023/24

9,000

Golden Perch

Junee Park Dam

Junee

2023/24

1,000

Golden Perch

Keepit Dam

Gunnedah

2023/24

30,000

Golden Perch

Lake Albert

Khancoban

2023/24

7,000

Golden Perch

Lake Arbitree

Wagga Wagga

2000/21

2,500

Golden Perch

Lake Bethungra

Ariah Park

2023/24

2,500

Golden Perch

Lake Canobolas

Cootamundra

2023/24

3,000

Golden Perch

Lake Cargelligo

Lake Cargelligo

2023/24

20,000

Golden Perch

Lake Centenary

Temora

2023/24

4,000

Golden Perch

Lake Endeavour

Parkes

2023/24

10,000

Golden Perch

Lake Forbes

Forbes

2023/24

5,000

Golden Perch

Lake George

Bungendore

2021/22

15,000

Golden Perch

Lake Inverell

Inverell

2021/22

2,500

Golden Perch

Lake Jerilderie

Jerilderie

2023/24

2,500

Golden Perch

Lake Mulwala

Mulwala

2023/24

45,000

Golden Perch

Lake Windamere

Mudgee

2023/24

55,000

Golden Perch

Lake Wyangan

Griffith

2023/24

9,000

Golden Perch

Mannus Lake

Tumbarumba

2023/24

7,000

Golden Perch

Moulamein Dam

Moulamein

2023/24

2,500

Golden Perch

Narrabri Lake

Narrabri

1999/00

5,000

Golden Perch

Newey Dam

Cobar

2011/12

2,500

Golden Perch

Nyngan Water Supply Dam 1

Nyngan

2023/24

1,500

Golden Perch

Nyngan Water Supply Dam 1

Nyngan

2023/24

1,500

Golden Perch

Oberon Dam

Oberon

2023/24

15,000

Golden Perch

Pindari Dam

Inverell

2023/24

40,000

Golden Perch

Quipolly Dam

Quirindi

2021/22

3,000

Golden Perch

Redground Dam

Crookwell

2017/18

2,500

Golden Perch

Rocky Waterholes

Narrandera

2022/23

6,000

Golden Perch

Spring Creek Dam

Orange

2023/24

10,000

Golden Perch

Split Rock Dam

Manilla

2022/23

20,000

Golden Perch

Urana Town Lake

Urana

2022/23

2,500

Golden Perch

Wangenalla Weir

Wangenalla

-

2,500

Golden Perch

Waratah Dam

Orange

-

2,500

Golden Perch

Wyangala Dam

Cowra

2022/23

50,000

Golden Perch

Yanco Lagoon

Yanco

2008/09

1,500

Golden Perch

Yass Main Weir

Yass

2022/23

3,500

Golden Perch

Yass Railway Weir

Yass

2020/21

3,000

Murray Cod

Caption: Murray Cod Stocking Sites
Fish SpeciesSite LocationNearest TownPrevious Stocking2024/25 Proposed

Murray Cod

Ben Chifley Dam

Bathurst

2022/23

15,000

Murray Cod

Blowering Dam

Tumut

2023/24

80,000

Murray Cod

Bogan Weir

Peak Hill

2007/08

5,000

Murray Cod

Burraga Dam

Burraga

-

1,000

Murray Cod

Burrendong Dam

Wellington

2023/24

80,000

Murray Cod

Burrinjuck Dam

Burrinjuck

2023/24

70,000

Murray Cod

Captains Flat Dam

Queanbeyan

2021/21

2,000

Murray Cod

Carcoar Dam

Blayney

2022/23

15,000

Murray Cod

Chaffey Dam

Tamworth

2023/24

20,000

Murray Cod

Chinamans Dam

Young

2022/23

2,000

Murray Cod

Coonamble Recreational Lake

Coonamble

1999/00

1,000

Murray Cod

Copeton Dam

Inverell

2023/24

100,000

Murray Cod

Corowa Dam

Corowa

2022/23

2,000

Murray Cod

Finley Lake

Finley

2022/23

1,500

Murray Cod

Googong Dam

Queanbeyan

2023/24

36,000

Murray Cod

Gosling Creek Reservoir

Orange

2022/23

5,000

Murray Cod

Gum Bend Lake

Condobolin

2022/23

4,500

Murray Cod

Jounama Pondage

Talbingo

2022/23

5,000

Murray Cod

Junee Park Dam

Junee

2022/23

500

Murray Cod

Keepit Dam

Gunnedah

2023/24

46,000

Murray Cod

Khancoban Pondage

Khancoban

2022/23

7,500

Murray Cod

Lake Albert

Wagga Wagga

2022/23

7,000

Murray Cod

Lake Arbitree

Ariah Park

2022/23

3,000

Murray Cod

Lake Bethungra

Cootamundra

2022/23

4,000

Murray Cod

Lake Cargelligo

Lake Cargelligo

2022/23

20,000

Murray Cod

Lake Centenary

Temora

2022/23

4,000

Murray Cod

Lake Endeavour

Parkes

2022/23

12,500

Murray Cod

Lake Forbes

Forbes

2022/23

5,000

Murray Cod

Lake Inverell

Inverell

2022/23

4,500

Murray Cod

Lake Jerilderie

Jerilderie

2022/23

2,000

Murray Cod

Lake Jerrabomberra

Jerrabomberra

2022/23

1,500

Murray Cod

Lake Narrabri

Narrabri

2001/02

2,500

Murray Cod

Lake Windamere

Mudgee

2022/23

20,000

Murray Cod

Lake Wyangan

Griffith

2022/23

5,000

Murray Cod

Mannus Lake

Tumbarumba

2022/23

4,500

Murray Cod

Moulamein Dam

Moulamein

2022/23

5,000

Murray Cod

Newey Dam

Cobar

2021/22

2,000

Murray Cod

Nyngan Water Supply Dam 1

Nyngan

-

1,000

Murray Cod

Nyngan Water Supply Dam 1

Nyngan

-

1,000

Murray Cod

Oberon Dam

Oberon

2022/23

12,500

Murray Cod

Pindari Dam

Inverell

2023/24

40,000

Murray Cod

Quipolly Dam

Quirindi

2022/23

5,000

Murray Cod

Redground Dam

Crookwell

2002/03

1,000

Murray Cod

Rocky Waterholes

Narrandera

2022/23

8,000

Murray Cod

Spring Creek Dam

Orange

-

2,000

Murray Cod

Split Rock Dam

Manilla

2023/24

40,000

Murray Cod

Urana Town Lake

Urana

2022/23

3,000

Murray Cod

Wyangala Dam

Cowra

2023/24

80,000

Murray Cod

Yanco Lagoon

Yanco

2008/09

500

Murray Cod

Yass Main Weir

Yass

2022/23

3,000

Murray Cod

Yass Railway Weir

Yass

2022/23

1,500

Rainbow Trout

Caption: Rainbow Trout Stocking Sites
Fish SpeciesSite LocationNearest TownPrevious Stocking2024/25 Proposed

Rainbow Trout

Black Lake

Bibbenluke

2022/23

500

Rainbow Trout

Dry Dam

Cabramurra

2023/24

2,000

Rainbow Trout

Geehi Dam

Khancoban

2021/22

5,000

Rainbow Trout

Lake Crackenback

Crackenback

2023/24

500

Rainbow Trout

Lake Eucumbene

Adaminaby

2023/24

160,000

Rainbow Trout

Lake Jindabyne

Jindabyne

2023/24

110,000

Rainbow Trout

Lake Williams

Nimmitabel

2023/24

500

Rainbow Trout

Old Portland Water Supply Dam

Portland

2022/23

1,000

Rainbow Trout

Portland Dam No. 3

Portland

2022/23

1,000

Rainbow Trout

Sheba Dam 1

Nundle

2021/22

500

Rainbow Trout

Sheba Dam 2

Nundle

2021/22

500

Rainbow Trout

Slavens Creek Dam

Mount Lambie

-

50

Rainbow Trout

Sponars Dam

Jindabyne

2023/24

1,000

Rainbow Trout

Three Mile Dam

Cabramurra

2023/24

2,500

Rainbow Trout

Thompsons Creek Dam

Mount Lambie

2022/23

2,500

Rainbow Trout

Todkill Park Dam

Crookwell

2023/24

2,000

Rainbow Trout

Tooma Dam

Tooma

2023/24

5,000

Rainbow Trout

Tumut Pond Reservoir

Cabramurra

2023/24

5,000

Rainbow Trout

Wentworth Golf Club Dam

Orange

2022/23

500

Rainbow Trout

Ben Chifley Dam

Bathurst

2023/24

1,500

Rainbow Trout

Blowering Dam

Talbingo

2023/24

3,000

Rainbow Trout

Burraga Dam

Burraga

2020/21

500

Rainbow Trout

Burrinjuck Dam

Yass

2023/24

5,000

Rainbow Trout

Captains Flat Dam

Captains Flat

2023/24

1,000

Rainbow Trout

Carcoar Dam

Carcoar

2023/24

1,500

Rainbow Trout

Coolumbooka Weir

Bombala

2023/24

1,000

Rainbow Trout

Dumaresq Dam

Armidale

2020/21

1,000

Rainbow Trout

Gara Dam

Argyle

-

500

Rainbow Trout

Googong Dam

Queanbeyan

2023/24

1,500

Rainbow Trout

Gosling Creek Reservoir

Orange

2022/23

1,000

Rainbow Trout

Guyra Golf Club Dam

Guyra

2021/22

300

Rainbow Trout

Jounama Pondage

Talbingo

2023/24

2,000

Rainbow Trout

Khancoban Pondage

Khancoban

2023/24

2,000

Rainbow Trout

Lake Canobolas

Orange

2022/23

1,500

Rainbow Trout

Lake Lyell

Lithgow

2022/23

3,500

Rainbow Trout

Lake Pillans

Lithgow

2023/24

500

Rainbow Trout

Lake Wallace

Wallerawang

2023/24

1,500

Rainbow Trout

Malpas Dam

Guyra

2020/21

3,500

Rainbow Trout

Mannus Lake

Tumbarumba

2023/23

1,000

Rainbow Trout

Oberon Dam

Oberon

2022/24

5,000

Rainbow Trout

Pejar Dam

Goulburn

2023/24

2,000

Rainbow Trout

Spring Creek Dam

Orange

-

3,500

Rainbow Trout

Talbingo Dam

Talbingo

2023/24

2,500

Rainbow Trout

Waratah Dam

Orange

2021/22

500

Rainbow Trout

Welby Dam 1

Mittagong

2023/24

1,000

Rainbow Trout

Wyangala Dam

Cowra

2022/23

5,000

Silver Perch

Caption: Silver Perch Stocking Sites
Fish SpeciesSite LocationNearest TownPrevious Stocking2024/25 Proposed

Silver Perch

Blowering Dam

Tumut

2019/20

10,000

Silver Perch

Burrendong Dam

Tumut

2011/12

8,500

Silver Perch

Burrinjuck Dam

Burrinjuck

2019/20

5,000

Silver Perch

Copeton Dam

Inverell

2009/10

15,000

Silver Perch

Lake Albert

Wagga Wagga

2009/10

1,500

Silver Perch

Glenbawn Dam

Glenbawn

2022/23

20,000

Silver Perch

Glennies Creek Dam

St Clair

2023/24

10,000

Silver Perch

Pindari Dam

Ashford

2009/10

5,000

Silver Perch

Wyangala Dam

Cowra

2007/08

15,000

Trout Cod

Caption: Trout Cod Stocking Sites
Fish SpeciesSite LocationNearest TownPrevious Stocking2024/25 Proposed

Trout Cod

Talbingo Dam

Talbingo

2022/23

25,000

Beaker of fish being held by Matthew McLellan