Monduran Anglers and Stocking Association (MASA) is a community based group of volunteers. MASA has strong partnerships with Australian government, Bundaberg Regional Council, Queensland Primary Industries and Fisheries, Bundaberg Meals on Wheels, regional businesses and many other regional not for profit groups.
Established in 1997, MASA has created, maintains and is further developing a recreational freshwater fishery that delivers millions of tourist dollars to the Wide Bay Burnett region.
MASA currently maintains a Lake Monduran facility, which provides free aquarium viewing and printed information about Australian native and noxious fishes. MASA also collects donated, large, live barramundi from the recreational fishers, purges them and delivers them to Bundaberg Meals on Wheels to be used on their menu.
MASA has a strong commitment to fish breeding and fish stocking at Lake Monduran. We also promote Lake Monduran / Fred Haigh Dam with competitions and promotional activities throughout the year.
MASA also runs free public coaching clinics, which also includes regional special education students.
Fish Stocking is the practice of raising fish in a hatchery and releasing them into a river, lake, or the ocean to supplement existing populations, or to create a population where none exists. Stocking may be done for the benefit of commercial, recreational, or tribal fishing, but may also be done to restore or increase a population of threatened or endangered fish in a body of water closed to fishing.
MASA has been stocking fish into Lake Monduran since 1998 and regularly releases fingerling species to ensure the lake has a successful recreational fishing stock.
About fishing permits:
Before you go fishing in any of Queensland’s dams, check whether you need a permit. The permit you need is called the Stocked Impoundment Permit (SIP). The one permit covers all 32 dams in Queensland. You only need one permit per couple (married or de facto), and if you are under 18 you don’t need one at all.
Find them in the main street or check out their website.