You will find Lake Tinaroo on the Atherton Tablelands, Far North Queensland, Australia, 900 meters above sea level and the famous Great Barrier Reef, just over an hours drive from Port Douglas or Cairns & its International Airport.
The gorgeous lake, with a massive shoreline of 209 kms, came about by damming the mighty Barron River in 1958.
The pristine fresh water and ideal climate of Lake Tinaroo have seen it become a renowned recreational hotspot, home to popular water sports including wakeboarding, water skiing, sailing and fishing.
World Record Barra catches, certified by IGFA (International Game Fishing Association), means that Lake Tinaroo is on the bucket list for any serious fisho.
The impoundment has been stocked for decades by local groups, helped out in recent years by the Queensland Government through the Stocked Impoundment Permit Scheme.
Ian holds the 8 kg (16 lb) & 6 kg (12 lb) tippet fly records for teasing out monster 20.45 kg (45 lb 1oz) & 19.96 kg (44 lb) Tinaroo Barra respectively. (see left)