Fishing in stocked impoundments
There are 63 impoundments (dams and weirs) in Queensland that require a Stocked Impoundment Permit Scheme (SIPS) permit to fish with a line.
The impoundments are stocked with native fish specifically for recreational fishing. The scheme provides a sustainable fishing option that reduces the fishing pressure on wild fish stocks.
Before you go fishing check the interactive search tool for impoundments that require a permit. You can search by location, facilities or fish species. There is also detailed information about the number of fish stocked at each location.
About SIPS permits
A SIPS permit covers access to all 63 impoundments and allows you to fish with recreational fishing lines only. Permits cost:
- $10.00 per week
- $50.00 per year
- $36.00 per year if you are entitled to a discount*
* You are entitled to a discount if you have a Queensland Government Seniors Card, Pensioner Concession Card, Health Care Card or a Repatriation Health Care Card (Gold Card).
All persons over the age of 18 years must hold a permit when fishing in SIPS impoundments. Children and teenagers under 18 years do not require a permit to fish in SIPS impoundments.
You must carry your permit (digital email, digital sms, paper receipt) with you when fishing in a stocked impoundment and produce it on request by QBFP.
No need to print out your permit. A digital permit will instantly be emailed and/or sms to you when a permit is purchased online, at selected sub-agent outlets and over the phone.
A digital permit will also be emailed within 24 hours of purchase when a permit is purchased over the counter via Australia Post outlets.
Purchase a permit
A SIP can be purchased:
- over the counter at Queensland and selected NSW Australia Post outlets
- via phone on 1300 575 359 (permit purchases only, for general SIPS enquiries phone 13 25 23).
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