Community Viewing & Purging Tanks

Community Viewing & Purging Tanks

Monduran Anglers & Stocking Assoc. (MASA) developed these community focused projects to raise awareness about Australian native fish and to promote regional tourism in Kolan Shire.

Viewing tanks – Large 3m dia. x 2.4m high, holds 16,000 l. Small 1.5m dia x 2.4m high, holds 8,000 l.

The viewing tanks are set up like large aquariums, the under gravel bio-filtration keeps the tanks clean.

The information posters and brochures describe the individual characteristics of the Australian Native Fish displayed.

Barramundi Purging Facilities – In the other half of this facility (NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC) is aquaculture equipment used to purge large (90cm & over) )barramundi donated by caring anglers.

There is a permanently moored fish holding cage located across the dam from the concrete boat ramp.

MASA volunteers empty the cage regularly and transport the barramundi to the purging system.

The barramundi are purged for 7 to 10 days and then transported live to Meals on Wheels Bundaberg, who turn them into delicious meals for their 300 daily clients.

Did You Know?

  • Large Barramundi Do Not Breed in freshwater dams.
  • Large barramundi can Live for Over 20 years.
  • Large barramundi Do Not Have Any Natural Predators and this includes many anglers.
  • Large Barramundi are Very Intelligent and after being caught and released several times, become very wary about taking unnatural food.
  • Barramundi will Cannibalise One Another even when they are 50 mm fingerlings.