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Get Hooked in Rocky

Reeling in a big barramundi is one of the great fishing experiences for any angler and the rewards continue when you cook up this prince of fish. Seeking out the estuaries or stocked lakes and dams where barra are found can mean heading off the beaten track and camping, sometimes amongst the mozzies and sand flies in order to get to the big fish.

If you like your creature comforts – good hotels, cafes with great coffee, restaurants and pubs famous for local steaks, and shops close by or you just like the convenience of being in a regional city then you can now enjoy some of the best barra fishing in Queensland in view of Rockhampton’s city centre.

Anglers have been reeling in monster-sized barra of more than a metre in length in some cases from the city reaches of the Fitzroy River that runs through the heart of Rockhampton.

So what’s made Rocky such a paradise for barra fishing?

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Reeling in Barra on the Fitzroy River, Rockhampton image: Capricorn Enterprises

Commercial netting of the river ceased back in 2015 and as a net free zone the city stretch of river between the two bridges that span the Fitzroy has seen an increase both in barra numbers and sizes making Rockhampton an ideal spot for barra fishing. Some anglers will fish from tinnies or there are local fishing charter boats that make it a lot easier for anyone wanting a short break fishing weekend. You can even reel in a barra fishing from the riverbank thanks to new land-based fishing platforms giving recreational anglers the chance at catching a big barra.

If you’re thinking about a fishing holiday in Rockhampton then we can help you catch a good deal with accommodation and local attractions at https://www.visitqueensland.com.au/regions/capricorn-region

Worth Noting:

Barramundi fishing has a strict season. Fishing is permitted from midday 1st February to midday 1st November. Very large fines apply for anyone barra fishing during the annual closed season from 1st November to 1st February. Size limits and catch numbers apply. For more details visit the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries website at www.daf.qld.gov.au

Location (Map)

Rockhampton City QLD 4700, Australia
Lady Elliot Island ~ where the reef begins
Exploring Outback Queensland


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