Lake Somerset Considered the jewel of the crown in south east Queensland, Somerset is a popular spot stocked with bass, yellowbelly, perch, and the endangered Mary River Cod and protected lungfish. The lake is also home to growing numbers of redclaw crayfish. Lake Somerset is open to all size boats and motors. The Brisbane Scenic Rim is highly regarded as a fisherman’s paradise which can be enjoyed by many locals and tourists alike. Lake Wivenhoe The original ‘Big Bass’ location of south east Queensland, Wivenhoe produces better fish catches in the cooler months, with the summer months being a popular time for chasing redclaw crayfish. Boating is restricted to electric motors, paddle and sail only. Lake Maroon Fast becoming one of Queensland’s most popular water sports destinations, Lake Maroon is located just one hour from Brisbane, in the heart of the Scenic Rim. Lake Maroon is the ideal location for sailing, water skiing, parasailing and paddle boating. Lake Maroon’s fishing is also proving popular, with its stocks of golden and silver perch, and the Australian bass challenging freshwater fly fishermen. Anglers will be required to obtain a Stocked Impoundment Permit (SIP) to fish Lake Maroon. Lake Moogerah Popular all year round, Lake Moogerah boasts bass, yellowbelly, perch, and the occasional endangered Mary River Cod. More recently, anglers have reported catches of goldfish and carp. These fish must be destroyed and disposed of, with no part being returned to the dam. There are no boating restrictions on Moogerah, and the lake is popular with skiers.
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