Fishing at Glenlyon Dam

A fishing Haven

Glenlyon Dam Is 29km when full. The Dam level is variable as water is used for irrigation and recreational purposes. Irrigational season is between Oct through to March.

The Dam has an excellent stocking program and continues yearly to be restocked with Murray cod, silver perch and golden perch. 

In the kiosk has a terrific range of suitable of lures and spinner baits and also sells frozen bait and live worms.

Brian Dare has all the spots and techniques to get you a fish. Talk to Brian at the kiosk for advice on all that’s swimming in the dam.

nesting Murray cod

Brian Dare talks us through some unique underwater photography of the Murray Cod breeding cycle.

The footage was captured in the Dumaresq River area by a research team from NSW & Qld Fisheries (Gavin Butler and Steve Brooks). The still shots were taken from Glenlyon Dam by Brian Dare.

The Lure LAdy

Debbie Dare is a super-keen collector of fishing lures, in between running the park. She particularly treasures hand crafted timber lures from the New England / Tenterfield region of NSW. The lures themselves are spectacular works of art with gleaming paint jobs, but for Debbie it’s really the stories behind the lure makers that drives her passion for lure collecting.

Glenlyon Dam FAQ


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Is Glenlyon Dam in QLD or NSW?

It is in QLD but has a NSW phone number.

Who controls the waters of Glenlyon Dam?

The Tourist Park is privately owned and operated by Brian and Debbie Dare since 1987.

 Glenlyon Dam was built jointly between both states 1972-76 and is owned by the

 Border Rivers Commission and now is operated by Qld Sunwater.

How long is Glenlyon Dam?

29kms long when full capacity and holds 254,000 ML. Levels vary with rainfall and the seasonal irrigation release which is between Oct-March each year. It is used for town water and irrigation.

Do I need a fishing permit or licence?

Yes a Qld Stocked Impoundment Permit for 18 years and over, weekly or yearly.

Available on-line or at the Kiosk at Glenlyon Dam.

No boating permit is required just follow Qld boating regulations.

Can I ski or jet ski on the Lake?

Certainly can, launch at the boat ramp and head out the 6 knot bay and ski from the point.

Ultimate (98) Unleaded is available and we mix boat fuel.

What is there for a day visit only?

Spectacular views, lookouts, Display Centre, picnic tables, electric BBQs and public toilets.