You can fish from your paddle craft or along the shore of the designated recreation area. Much of the land surrounding the lake is private property. Accessing private land to fish is not permitted.
Remember the lake is home to an abundance of wildlife. It’s very important to ensure that all rubbish, especially fishing line and hooks, are disposed of properly to avoid serious harm to wildlife.
A fishing permit is not required at Lake Atkinson.
Make sure you know the recreational fishing rules and regulations in Queensland, including size, take and possession limits.
Please check the Fisheries website for rules and regulations, along with other useful tips and recommendations.
This site is open to the public seven days a week, from:
- 5.30am to 6.30pm (September - April)
- 6.00am to 5.30pm (May - August).
Please bring your own drinking water supplies, as water provided is suitable only for cleaning, washing hands etc.
The lake is home to an abundance of wildlife. Please dispose of all waste and rubbish, especially fishing line and hooks, properly to avoid serious harm to our catchment creatures.
Accessing private land to fish is not permitted.