We are fishing at Peter Faust Dam regularly throughout the year. It is our most popular ‘dam tour’ and Luke spends weeks at a time guiding guests at Faust several months of the year. If you are interested in joining our next Peter Faust Dam Tour get in touch or follow the ‘events’ on our FB page for the next schedule.
Peter Faust Dam is located 20 minutes outside of Proserpine in North Queensland. The airport at Proserpine (Whitsunday Coast Airport) is also the main gateway to the Whitsundays with flights daily via Brisbane. It is also easily accessed from North Queensland and is less than 3hrs drive from Townsville and one of the most popularly fished dams from there.
ABOUT PETER FAUST
Peter Faust Dam, named after Peter Faust who was the patriarch of a local family that farmed the area since 1895 and the driving force behind the build of the dam. It was built over the Proserpine River and completed at the end of 1990. It is also known as Lake Proserpine. Fishing is permitted at the dam via Stocked Impoundment Permit (SIPs) which may be purchased online here.
One of the great benefits of fishing Peter Faust Dam is due to its location in North Queensland which bring typically milder winters as well as almost endless summers which create perfect conditions for barra fishing!
Facilities at Lake PROSERPINE
The local Lions Club managed Camp Kanga is a good base for anglers fishing Peter Faust Dam. Not only does the camp offer camping facilities but for anglers flying in, the donga accommodation is quite comfortable and has airconditioning as well as a refrigerator in each room. We can also arrange for airport transfers, food collection (local Woolworths) as well as cooking utensils and bedding.
There is also a free camping site close to the ramp for those traveling with caravans or camping equipment wanting to keep their costs minimal. Proserpine has all the extra facilities you will need if you want to stay in town including restaurants and fast food, motels and hire cars.
Luke Fallon Sport & Game Fishing offers full day and multi session barramundi fishing charters at the lake. You can find out more about the different charter options via our charter options page.
Luke has been barra guiding since the early 1990’s and is very adept at both saltwater barra fishing as well as impoundment fishing.
Growing up in Townsville, Peter Faust Dam was one of the first impoundments he ever fished and he has spent a lot of time on its waters in the 30 years since it was built!
FISHING at Peter Faust
Peter Faust Dam is stocked annually with an estimate 20,000 barra fingerlings.
One of the best things about barra fishing at Peter Faust Dam is the consistency of big fish. On average, Luke guestimates that almost one in every 5 barra caught is over a metre (actually our 2021 catch records show its at 1 in 4!!). Already in 2021 we’ve notched up some stonkers with the biggest 116cm one of several over 110cm.
And its also an awesome dam for variety of techniques. We can catch them on the surface (sight casting), jerk baiting in heavy timber and vibing, fishing weed edges as well as shallow points.