Choose Your Fishing Adventure
Visiting recreational fishers can easily stay in one of our comfortable Rockhampton CBD hotels. From here, they’ll be picked up by their highly professional fishing charter operator and whisked quickly to a fully-equipped sportfishing boat for a memorable day on the water chasing Barramundi and King Threadfin.
If you have your own boat, take advantage of the many hotels, motels, rental houses and caravan parks that are focused on providing security and convenience to the visiting recreational fisher.
Central Queenslanders seeking a short trip should definitely look to Rockhampton as a destination. Keen anglers in the family can go fishing while those less inclined to wet a line can enjoy a spot of shopping, exploring or inner city dining.
If you enjoy your annual caravan and camping trip, the Rockhampton Region has a variety of caravan parks including those located close to or right on the Fitzroy River, with land based jetties also available.
Mount Morgan No.7 Dam is another great fishing option, as it is continually being stocked with Golden Perch (Yellowbelly) and there are plans to increase the level of Saratoga in the Dam. The Dam has speed restrictions on power boats, and with the town’s facilities nearby, it’s the perfect venue for the avid kayak fisher.
fishing charters & BOAT HIRE
Big Fella Sportfishing
Big Fella Sportfishing is a locally owned and operated business that specialises in barra fishing, sports fishing and reef fishing. With a mother ship and smaller tender boats Big Fella Sportfishing can provide you with an adventure like no other.
0407 512 059
Guided Fishing Down Under
Guided Fishing Down Under provides personalised guided fishing charters for lure and fly anglers in the Rockhampton region, specialising in barramundi, king threadfin, blue water, flats and freshwater fishing.
Guided Fishing Down Under chartered fishing trips are guided by John Haenke and cater for experienced anglers who want to catch a particular species, and novices wanting to learn the fundamentals of fishing such as basic casting instruction and techniques on how to use lures and fly.
No matter what skills you have, you are bound to learn from John’s vast store of knowledge, all the while enjoying a day on the water.
0418 187 618
Hooked Fishing Charters
Hooked Fishing is a home grown fishing charter company. Operating primarily in the Fitzroy Delta and River system Hooked has two charter boats and experienced skippers.
0455 888 855
Reel Fishing CQ
Reel Fishing CQ Fishing Charters has an owner operated custom vessel with shade. We offer a range of fishing experiences from targeting barra and king threadfin in the Fitzroy River System to Reef and Pelagic species in Keppel Bay on the Capricorn Coast. Call to book a fishing charter service with all fishing gear, food and drinks supplied.
0499 883 434
CatchYa Boat Hire
Catchya Boat Hire is the only boat hire company within the Rockhampton Region. Catchya is a one stop shop where not only can you hire a boat, but also all the accessories you will need to go with it for a fun day out!
0484 121 168
8-9 June 2018
The inaugural Barra Bash is being organised by the Frenchville Sports Club and will be a tag and release event focusing on sports fishers. There are plans for a community based event in 2019.
WTF Women that fish
Annual | 21-22 September
Founded in 2012, the Women That Fish Barra Classic (WTF) aims to empower women and build their confidence on the water as well as providing an amazing friendly atmosphere for all to enjoy. The Classic is open to ladies 18 years and over.
Rocky Barra Bounty
Annual | 16-18 October
The annual Rocky Barra Bounty is a tag and release event, the first to introduce photographing and releasing of fish. The Bounty is tracked in real time with information relayed among competitors and spectators. Proceeds go to enhancing recreational fishing on the Fitzroy River.