The lake is a popular fishing destination, one of the top five fishing spots in the state.

Fish species found in the dam include Australian bass, golden perch, silver perch, bony bream, eel-tailed catfish, spangled perch, Mary River cod, snub nosed gar, Queensland lungfish and saratoga. A stocked impoundment permit is required to fish in the dam.

Our friendly staff can help you obtain fishing permits

Boating Permits

Weekly: $15

Yearly: $100 or $75 for renewals

Boat permit vendors in the Wivenhoe and Somerset areas:

  • Kilcoy Information Centre
  • Esk Visitor Information Centre
  • Lake Somerset Holiday Park
  • Fernvale Futures Complex
  • Logan's Complex Campgrounds (Wivenhoe)
  • Somerset Park Campgrounds
  • Camp Somerset
  • Mitre 10 Fernvale
  • Dutch Pancakes - mobile food vendor
  • The Dam Shed (previously the Somerset General Store)

* Please note: Seqwater does not control the opening hours of these vendors