Canoe/kayak friendly barra dam

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Canoe/kayak friendly barra dam

#1 Post by 004dam » Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:06 pm

Have a 4.4m old town canoe with an electric motor on it.
Looking at spending a week chasing barra over christmas. I have fished kinchant before and its very kayak friendly with decent campgrounds just a 10h drive from the sunshine coast.


What are other peoples recommendations. I have heard mondy is far to big to try fish successfully without a boat.

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Re: Canoe/kayak friendly barra dam

#2 Post by Ads22 » Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:28 pm

What is the round trip range on your motor? Monduran certainly has some size about it, but a motor may increase your capacity to get around. I posted recently (http://www.kfdu.com.au/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=50592) about the idea of a houseboat - could take the canoe with you and use the houseboat as a base. That is something I am toying with. Couple of people on the boat and take the kayaks along for the ride. Got a good base to launch from then and can camp up wherever you like.
https://www.facebook.com/14677357868072 ... 661909228/
http://lakemonduranhouseboathire.com.au/houseboats/

They have still been getting some decent fish there, too. I think Awoonga would be far too big for that purpose, though.

If you do get a trip in, let us know how it goes. Plenty of people keen to get a barra in the yak!
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Re: Canoe/kayak friendly barra dam

#3 Post by 004dam » Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:57 am

Ive got a 105 amp hour running a 30lb electric. I can basically fish all day on it if I am conservative. Can always paddle if I get stuck

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Re: Canoe/kayak friendly barra dam

#4 Post by Mackayak » Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:00 am

My vote Kinchant any day have fished Monduran but would drive the extra distance the only problem I see Kinchant dam is big on water skying and it could be full of them over Christmas good luck :wink:
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Re: Canoe/kayak friendly barra dam

#5 Post by WayneD » Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:34 pm

Try closer to home. There's Lake Lenthalls and also I want to try out Lake Barra Cottages when it gets a bit warmer. Not overly big fish in either but they are a lot closer than Kinchant and a lot smaller water.
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Re: Canoe/kayak friendly barra dam

#6 Post by Ray7 » Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:03 am

Lake Awoonga is another possibility there a free camping area at the back of the dam call Boynedale Bush camp , I've not been there for some years so I can't say what the water like at the present, last time it was right up too camp area with plenty of redclaw being caught.
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