GREAT CATCH: A keen angler with some solid bass from Lake Borumba.
GREAT CATCH: A keen angler with some solid bass from Lake Borumba.

Ready for some bass-tastic weekend news?

LOCAL anglers will be pumping their fists after the Lake Borumba boat ramp's $410,000 makeover was completed in time for this weekend's Basstastic Bass Fishing tournament.

The joint initiative between Seqwater and the Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing saw the existing single-lane ramp removed and replaced with a new, double-lane boat ramp and queuing area left of the ramp.

Boat access to the lake - also known as Borumba Dam - had been closed during the upgrade works which started mid-July and were wrapped up within six weeks.

Located just south of Gympie, the lake makes up part of south-east Queensland's drinking supply and provides water to the Mary Valley irrigation system.

Originally finished in 1963, Borumba Dam was also upgraded in 1997.

It's one of the region's most popular spots for water recreation and the upgraded ramps will be a boost for anglers, boaties and water skiers alike.

"Anglers competing in the Basstasstic Bass Fishing Tournament will be among the first to take advantage of the new ramp,” Treasurer Curtis Pitt said.

Seqwater will also build a new fish cleaning table at the site.



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