Tableland fish Stocking Society has spent years stocking the lake with mainly Barramundi and Sooty Grunter and Mangrove Jack (permit approved). TFSS plays an important role in our community as Fishing forms an integral part of our regions tourism promoting a healthy lifestyle. TFSS has been a leader in the development of stocking processes and has a close relationship with Qld. Fisheries. TFSS has its own monitoring program to access the growth & conditions & relative survival of stocked fish with complimentary methods including electrofishing, members records, Fishing Apps and events like the Tinaroo Barra Bash, ABT & IGFA Fishing clinics. We have a great team of dedicated volunteers.
Welcome to the Tableland Hardware Tinaroo Barra Bash
Tinaroo is well known amongst fisherman for its Monster Barra, it currently holds 19 World Records (as of July 2021) making it the perfect setting for this popular weekend event.
The “Barra Bash” as it is commonly called amongst locals began in 1987 with a Fishing Exposition organised by the Walkamin Fisheries Centre with celebrity anglers. In October 1987 the Atherton State School held the first 4AM Barra Bash. The main aim of TFSS was to monitor fish size and survival and improve Lake Tinaroo for all. These findings were then reported back to the government who provide some of our fish stocking funding through the Stocked Impoundment Permit scheme (SIPS) .
Tinaroo Barra Bash is a Catch and Release Tournament!
This event is run by a team of volunteers from the Tableland Fish Stocking Society, a not for profit society. We greatly appreciate sponsorship from local businesses to make this event possible. We ask you to please support these businesses wherever you can!
Funds raised at this event are used to purchase and raise Barramundi for restocking and to maintain the Barrier Net, which is used in times of high rainfall as it provides a barrier to reduce the mass loss of fish over the dam’s wall.