Freshwater Fish Stocking Plan

2020/21 Plan for Impoundments & Dams

There are many impoundments and reservoirs suitable for native fish stocking throughout NSW and over the last two decades a large number of excellent recreational fisheries have been established. To ensure that the best use continues to be made of publicly funded fish stocking programs, Department of Primary Industries (DPI) is seeking input from people who have an interest in the State’s stocked native freshwater fisheries.

The attached draft native fish stocking plan has been prepared for consideration by the recreational fishing community. 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 those waters. The plan is also 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.

The water quality and storage status of impoundments will also be assessed prior to stocking and where necessary changes will be made.

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. Other seasonal factors such as water quality issues or unforeseen circumstances could preclude planned fish releases. As a result, allocations may be amended prior to release. Impoundments are listed as Priority 1 or 2. Priority 1 impoundments support large recreational fisheries or have not received stockings in recent years. Priority 2 impoundments are either smaller fisheries or have recently received large stockings of that species. Every effort will be made to stock listed impoundments. However, in the event of low hatchery production then Priority 1 dams will take precedence.

Also note that allocations or priorities may be adjusted due to changes in environmental conditions at time of release. E.g. low dam levels, in particular the Gwydir, Namoi, and Macquarie catchments. We are continuing to monitor the impacts of drought throughout the State and are working closely with relevant authorities to monitor water levels and quality in our river and dam systems.

Please provide any comments on the plan or additional dams you would like considered for the native fish stocking program via email at fish.stocking@dpi.nsw.gov.au. Small dams will only be considered for stocking if there is practical public access and fishing is allowed. Proposals to stock impoundments which have not previously been stocked by DPI will require concurrence from the Fish Stocking Officer. All proposals will be reviewed to ensure that the stocking is consistent with the FMS.

Please note that DPI does undertake some stocking in rivers for conservation, research or fishery development purposes, however the bulk of our production is allocated to impoundment stocking. Matching funds for river stockings may be available via the Dollar for Dollar scheme funded through the Freshwater Recreational Fishing Trust. For more information on this program including historical stocking figures, read more at Fish Stocking

Please return any comments by Friday 31st of July 2020 to fish.stocking@dpi.nsw.gov.au.

Murray Cod

Caption: Murray Cod Stocking Sites

Species

Priority

Site

Nearest Town

Previous Stocking

Number 2020/21

Murray Cod

1

Ben Chifley Dam

Bathurst

19/20

10,000

Murray Cod

1

Blowering Dam

Tumut

19/20

40,000

Murray Cod

1*

Burrendong Dam

Wellington

18/19

40,000

Murray Cod

1

Burrinjuck Dam

Burrinjuck

19/20

40,000

Murray Cod

2

Captains Flat Dam

Queanbeyan

09/10

2,000

Murray Cod

2

Carcoar Dam

Blayney

18/19

8,000

Murray Cod

1

Chaffey Dam

Tamworth

18/19

15,000

Murray Cod

1*

Copeton Dam

Inverell

19/20

50,000

Murray Cod

2

Finley Dam

Finley

19/20

1,000

Murray Cod

1

Googong Dam

Queanbeyan

19/20

20,000

Murray Cod

2

Gosling Creek Reservoir

Orange

19/20

3,000

Murray Cod

2

Gum Bend Lake

Condobolin

15/16

4,000

Murray Cod

1

Horseshoe Lagoon

Albury

10/11

1,000

Murray Cod

1

Jounama Pondage

Talbingo

19/20

5,000

Murray Cod

1*

Keepit Dam

Gunnedah

16/17

30,000

Murray Cod

1

Khancoban Pondage

Khancoban

19/20

5,000

Murray Cod

2

Lake Albert

Wagga Wagga

18/19

5,000

Murray Cod

2

Lake Bethungra

Cootamundra

13/14

2,000

Murray Cod

2

Lake Cargelligo

Lake Cargelligo

15/16

10,000

Murray Cod

2

Lake Centenary

Temora

17/18

3,000

Murray Cod

2

Lake Endeavour

Parkes

15/16

5,000

Murray Cod

2

Lake Forbes

Forbes

13/14

2,000

Murray Cod

1

Lake Inverell

Inverell

16/17

2,000

Murray Cod

2

Lake Jerilderie

Jerilderie

16/17

1,000

Murray Cod

2

Lake Jerrabomberra

Queanbeyan

09/10

1,000

Murray Cod

2

Lake Talbot

Narrandera

19/20

3,000

Murray Cod

1

Lake Windamere

Mudgee

19/20

40,000

Murray Cod

1

Lake Wyangan

Griffith

19/20

5,000

Murray Cod

1

Mannus Lake

Tumbarumba

18/19

3,000

Murray Cod

2

Moulamein Dam

Moulamein

16/17

2,000

Murray Cod

1

Oberon Dam

Oberon

19/20

10,000

Murray Cod

1*

Pindari Dam

Inverell

18/19

20,000

Murray Cod

1*

Quipolly Dam

Quirindi

18/19

3,000

Murray Cod

2

Redground Dam

Crookwell

17/18

4,000

Murray Cod

2

Rylstone Dam

Rylstone

19/20

3,000

Murray Cod

1*

Split Rock Dam

Manilla

16/17

20,000

Murray Cod

2

Urana Town Lake

Urana

16/17

2,000

Murray Cod

1

Wyangala Dam

Cowra

19/20

50,000

Murray Cod

2

Yass Main Weir

Yass

19/20

2,000

Murray Cod

2

Yass Railway Weir

Yass

19/20

1,000

TOTAL

 

473,000

Golden Perch

Caption: Golden Perch Stocking Sites

Species

Priority

Site

Nearest Town

Previous Stocking

Number 2020/21

Golden Perch

1

Ben Chifley Dam

Bathurst

18/19

10,000

Golden Perch

1

Blowering Dam

Tumut

19/20

50,000

Golden Perch

1

Burraga Dam

Black Springs

17/18

2,000

Golden Perch

1*

Burrendong Dam

Wellington

18/19

40,000

Golden Perch

1

Burrinjuck Dam

Burrinjuck

19/20

50,000

Golden Perch

2

Captains Flat Dam

Queanbeyan

17/18

4,000

Golden Perch

1

Carcoar Dam

Blayney

18/19

10,000

Golden Perch

1

Chaffey Dam

Tamworth

18/19

20,000

Golden Perch

2

Chinamans Dam

Young

15/16

2,000

Golden Perch

1*

Copeton Dam

Inverell

18/19

60,000

Golden Perch

2

Corowa Dam

Corowa

13/14

2,000

Golden Perch

2

Finley Dam

Finley

18/19

2,000

Golden Perch

1

Glenbawn Dam

Scone

17/18

50,000

Golden Perch

1

Glennies Creek Dam

Singleton

17/18

30,000

Golden Perch

1

Googong Dam

Queanbeyan

19/20

30,000

Golden Perch

2

Gosling Creek Reservoir

Orange

18/19

3,000

Golden Perch

2

Gum Bund Lake

Condobolin 

5,000

Golden Perch

1

Jounama Pondage

Talbingo

15/16

10,000

Golden Perch

2

Junee Park Dam

Junee

14/15

1,000

Golden Perch

1*

Keepit Dam

Gunnedah

17/18

30,000

Golden Perch

1

Lake Albert

Wagga Wagga

18/19

5,000

Golden Perch

2

Lake Arbortree

Ariah Park

17/18

2,000

Golden Perch

1

Lake Bethungra

Cootamundra

17/18

2,000

Golden Perch

2

Lake Canobolas

Orange

18/19

3,000

Golden Perch

2

Lake Cargelligo

Lake Cargelligo

18/19

20,000

Golden Perch

2

Lake Centenary

Temora

19/20

5,000

Golden Perch

2

Lake Endeavour

Parkes

18/19

5,000

Golden Perch

2

Lake Forbes

Forbes

18/19

5,000

Golden Perch

1

Lake Mulwala

Mulwala

18/19

40,000

Golden Perch

2

Lake Talbot

Narrandera

19/20

5,000

Golden Perch

1

Lake Windamere

Mudgee

18/19

50,000

Golden Perch

2

Lake Wyangan

Griffith

18/19

10,000

Golden Perch

1

Mannus Lake

Tumbarumba

19/20

5,000

Golden Perch

1

Oberon Dam

Oberon

17/18

10,000

Golden Perch

1*

Pindari Dam

Inverell

18/19

30,000

Golden Perch

1*

Quipolly Dam

Quirindi

16/17

5,000

Golden Perch

1

Redground Dam

Crookwell

17/18

5,000

Golden Perch

2

Rylstone Dam

Rylstone

16/17

5,000

Golden Perch

1*

Split Rock Dam

Manilla

17/18

20,000

Golden Perch

2

Urana Town Lake

Urana

17/18

2,000

Golden Perch

1

Wyangala Dam

Cowra

19/20

40,000

Golden Perch

2

Yass Main Weir

Yass

19/20

4,000

Golden Perch

2

Yass Railway Weir

Yass

19/20

4,000

Total

 

693,000

Australian Bass

Captions: Australian Bass Stocking Sites

Species

Priority

Site

Nearest Town

Previous Stocking

Number 2020/21

Australian Bass

1

Annan Lake

Mount Annan

19/20

1,000

Australian Bass

1

Brogo Dam

Bega

19/20

5,000

Australian Bass

1

Bundanoon Creek Dam

Moss Vale

19/20

5,000

Australian Bass

1

Clarrie Hall DamUki

14/15

5,000

Australian Bass

2

Cherrybrook Lakes

Pennent Hills

19/20

1,000

Australian Bass

2

Danjera Dam

Nowra

19/20

5,000

Australian Bass

1

Dumaresq Dam

Armidale

17/18

5,000

Australian Bass

2

Fitzroy Falls Reservior

Kangaroo Valley

19/20

10,000

Australian Bass

1

Flat Rock Dam

Nowra

19/20

5,000

Australian Bass

1

Glenbawn Dam

Scone

19/20

80,000

Australian Bass

2

Glenmore Loch

Glenmore Park

19/20

1,000

Australian Bass

1

Glennies Creek Dam

Singleton

19/20

50,000

Australian Bass

2

Harrington LakeNarellan Vale

New

1,000

Australian Bass

1

Lakelands Estate

Lakelands

19/20

1,000

Australian Bass

2

Lake Gillawarna

Bankstown

19/20

5,000

Australian Bass

1

Lake Lyell

Lithgow

19/20

15,000

Australian Bass

2

Lake Ironbark

Rouse Hill

19/20

1,000

Australian Bass

1

Lake Parramatta

Parramatta

19/20

5,000

Australian Bass

1

Lake Toolooma

Waterfall

17/18

5,000

Australian Bass

1

Lake Wallace

Wallerawang

19/20

5,000

Australian Bass

2

Lake Woodcroft

Blacktown

19/20

1,000

Australian Bass

2

Lake Yandel’ora

Mount Annan

19/20

1,000

Australian Bass

2

Longneck Lagoon

Windsor

17/18

5,000

Australian Bass

2

Lostock Dam

Gresford

19/20

15,000

Australian Bass

1

Malpas Dam

Guyra

19/20

10,000

Australian Bass

2

Manly Dam

Manly

19/20

5,000

Australian Bass

2

Newland Reserve Lake

Milperra

19/20

1,000

Australian Bass

2

Pejar Dam

Crookwell

19/20

5,000

Australian Bass

1

Pourmalong Creek Dam

Wyee

19/20

4,000

Australian Bass

2

Springs LakeSpring Farm

New

2,000

Australian Bass

2

St Philips Wetlands

Nelson Bay

19/20

3,000

Australian Bass

1

Tallowa Dam

Kangaroo Valley

19/20

60,000

Australian Bass

2

Thornley Gully Cascades

Narellan Vale

19/20

500

Australian Bass

1

Toonumbar Dam

Kyogle

19/20

15,000

Australian Bass

1

Warabrook Lower

Warabrook

19/20

4,000

Australian Bass

1

Warabrook Upper

Warabrook

19/20

1,000

Australian Bass

1

Wentworth Falls Dam

Wentworth Falls

13/14

4,000

Australian Bass

2

Werrington Lake

Werrington

19/20

2,000

Total

344,500

Silver Perch

Caption: Silver Perch Stocking Sites

Species

Priority

Site

Nearest Town

Previous Stocking

Number 2020/21

Silver Perch

1

Ben Chifley Dam

Bathurst

18/19

2,000

Silver Perch

2*

Burrendong Dam

Wellington

11/12

20,000

Silver Perch

1

Blowering Dam

Tumut

19/20

20,000

Silver Perch

1

Burrinjuck Dam

Burrinjuck

19/20

20,000

Silver Perch

1

Glenbawn Dam

Scone

18/19

10,000

Silver Perch

1

Glennies Creek Dam

Singleton

18/19

10,000

Silver Perch

1

Googong Dam

Queanbeyan

19/20

20,000

Silver Perch

1*

Keepit Dam

Gunnedah

09/10

20,000

Silver Perch

1

Lake Windamere

Mudgee

16/17

15,000

Silver Perch

1*

Pindari Dam

Inverell

09/10

5,000

Silver Perch

2*

Split Rock Dam

Manilla

05/06

5,000

Silver Perch

2

Yass Main Weir

Yass

14/15

5,000

Total

 

152,000

Trout Cod

Caption: Trout Cod Stocking Sites

Species

Priority

Site

Nearest Town

Previous Stocking

Number 2020/21

Trout Cod

1

Talbingo Dam

Talbingo

19/20

30,000

Total

  

30,000

Estuary Perch

Caption: Estuary Perch Stocking Sites

Species

Priority

Site

Nearest Town

Previous Stocking

Number 2020/21

Estuary Perch

1

Brogo Dam

Bega

18/19

20,000

Estuary Perch

1

Danjera Dam

Nowra

New

10,000

Estuary Perch

1

Glennies Creek Dam

Singleton

New

10,000

Total

  

40,000

Atlantic Salmon

Caption: Atlantic Salmon Stocking Sites

Species

Priority

Site

Nearest Town

Previous Stocking

Number 2020/21

Atlantic Salmon

1

Khancoban Pondage

Khancoban

19/20

50,000

Atlantic Salmon

1

Lake Jindabyne

Jindabyne

19/20

10,000

Total

  

60,000

Brook Trout

Caption: Brook Trout Stocking Sites

Species

Priority

Site

Nearest Town

Previous Stocking

Number 2020/21

Brook Trout

1

Dry Dam

Cabramurra

18/19

2,000

Brook Trout

1

Lake Jindabyne

Jindabyne

18/19

10,000

Brook Trout

1

Three Mile Dam

Cabramurra

18/19

5,000

Total

  

17,000

Brown Trout

Caption: Brown Trout Stocking Sites

Species

Priority

Site

Nearest Town

Previous Stocking

Number 2020/21

Brown Trout

1

Ben Chifley DamCabramurra

18/19

10,000

Brown Trout

1

Black Lake

Jindabyne

18/19

500

Brown Trout

1

Blowering Dam

Cabramurra

19/20

14,000

Brown Trout

1

Carcoar DamBlayney

18/19

10,000

Brown Trout

1

Coolumbooka WeirBombala

19/20

1,000

Brown Trout

1

Gosling Creek ReservoirOrange

18/19

3,000

Brown Trout

1

Jounama PondageTalbingo

19/20

5,000

Brown Trout

1

Khancoban PondageKhancoban

19/20

5,000

Brown Trout

1

Lake CanobolasOrange

18/19

5,000

Brown Trout

1

Lake CrackenbackJindabyne

18/19

500

Brown Trout

1

Lake LyellLithgow

19/20

10,000

Brown Trout

1

Lake PillansLithgow

19/20

500

Brown Trout

1

Lake WallaceWallerawang

19/20

5,000

Brown Trout

1

Pejar DamGoulburn

19/20

5,000

Brown Trout

1

Portland Dam No. 3Portland

19/20

500

Brown Trout

1

Thompsons Creek DamWallerawang

19/20

5,000

Brown Trout

1

Tumut Pond ReservoirCabramurra

18/19

5,000

Brown Trout

1

Welby Dam 1Mittagong

18/19

1,500

Brown Trout

1

Wentworth Falls LakeWentworth Falls

19/20

2,000

Brown Trout

1

Wollondilly River - Marsden WeirGoulburn

19/20

1,000

Total

    89,500

Rainbow Trout

Caption: Rainbow Trout Stocking Sites

Species

Priority

Site

Nearest Town

Previous Stocking

Number 2020/21

Rainbow Trout

1

Ben Chifley DamCabramurra

19/20

10,000

Rainbow Trout

1

Black Lake

Jindabyne

18/19

1,500

Rainbow Trout

1

Blowering Dam

Cabramurra

19/20

15,000

Rainbow Trout

1

Burraga DamBurraga

19/20

1,500

Rainbow Trout

1

Burrinjuck DamYass

18/19

10,000

Rainbow Trout

1

Captains Flat DamCaptains Flat

18/19

1,000

Rainbow Trout

1

Carcoar DamBlayney

19/20

10,000

Rainbow Trout

1

Coolumbooka WeirBombala

19/20

1,000

Rainbow Trout

1

Dry DamCabramurra

18/19

2,000

Rainbow Trout

1

Dumaresq DamArmidale

18/19

1,000

Rainbow Trout

1

Fitzroy Falls ReservoirMoss Vale

18/19

5,000

Rainbow Trout

1

Geehi DamKhancoban

19/20

5,000

Rainbow Trout

1

Googong DamQueanbeyan

19/20

10,000

Rainbow Trout

1

Gosling Creek ReservoirOrange

18/19

3,000

Rainbow Trout

1

Jounama PondageTalbingo

18/19

5,000

Rainbow Trout

1

Khancoban PondageKhancoban

19/20

20,000

Rainbow Trout

1

Lake CrackenbackJindabyne

19/20

500

Rainbow Trout

1

Lake EucumbeneAdaminaby

19/20

150,000

Rainbow Trout

1

Lake JerrabomberaBombala

18/19

100

Rainbow Trout

1

Lake JindabyneJindabyne

19/20

100,000

Rainbow Trout

1

Lake LyellLithgow

19/20

15,000

Rainbow Trout

1

Lake PillansLithgow

19/20

500

Rainbow Trout

1

Lake WallaceWallerawang

19/20

10,000

Rainbow Trout

1

Lake WilliamsNimmitabel

19/20

1,000

Rainbow Trout

1

Malpas DamGuyra

18/19

5,000

Rainbow Trout

1

Mannus LakeTumbarumba

18/19

5,000

Rainbow Trout

1

Oberon DamOberon

19/20

20,000

Rainbow Trout

1

Old Portland Water Supply DamPortland

19/20

1,000

Rainbow Trout

1

Pejar DamGoulburn

19/20

5,000

Rainbow Trout

1

Portland Dam No. 3Portland

19/20

500

Rainbow Trout

1

Rylstone DamRylestone

19/20

5,000

Rainbow Trout

1

Sheeba DamsNundle

19/20

1,000

Rainbow Trout

1

Sponars DamJindabyne

19/20

30

Rainbow Trout

1

Talbingo DamTalbingo

19/20

20,000

Rainbow Trout

1

Thompsons Creek DamWallerawang

19/20

5,000

Rainbow Trout

1

Three Mile DamCabramurra

19/20

2,000

Rainbow Trout

1

Todkill Park DamCrookwell

18/19

2,000

Rainbow Trout

1

Tooma DamTooma

18/19

7,000

Rainbow Trout

1

Tumut Pond ReservoirCabramurra

18/19

5,000

Rainbow Trout

1

Welby Dam 1Mittagong

18/19

2,000

Rainbow Trout

1

Wollondilly River - Marsden WeirGoulburn

18/19

1,000

Rainbow Trout

1

Wyangala DamCowra

19/20

10,000

Rainbow Trout

1

Waratah DamOrangeNew500

Total

    475,130

* Denotes waterways that are currently at critical low capacity. DPI will endeavor to stock these waterways if water levels are suitable at the time of release.