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Dominate the Delta - The Rockhampton Delta Fishing Trail

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The Fitzroy River delta offers a variety of fish species and great scenery of the Capricorn coastline. All year, the delta makes a great fishing hotspot; in winter you’ll find blue salmon and grunter, whereas in the warmer months you’re most likely to catch barramundi, fingermark and king threadfin.

Keppel Bay Fishing Adventure

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Keppel Bay is one of Queensland’s ultimate tourist destinations, but it's also a local fishing hotspot. The white sandy beaches are just a bonus. This fishing journey takes you from Yeppoon to Pumpkin Island in The Keppel Bay where you can chase reef fish, spanish mackerel and trevally.

Guided Fishing DownUnder

Frenchville, Rockhampton Area
John Haenke, producer/cameraman of FishingDownUnder, Wildfish and Escape with ET is now guiding in the Rockhampton and Capricorn Coast region of Central Queensland! Few other anglers have sampled as many spectacular fishing spots in Australia and across the South Pacific as John.

Bag a Barra in the Heart of the City – The Rockhampton Barra Trail

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Anglers meet Rockhampton, the new barramundi hotspot. Formally known as the beef capital of Australia, Rockhampton’s Fitzroy River is also steaming with a variety of fish species, dominated by barramundi.

Fairbairn Dam, Lake Maraboon

Emerald, Central Highlands Area
Free Entry
If you love fishing, you're going to love this holiday destination. Lake Maraboon is stocked with eight different kinds of fish including barramundi, golden perch, silver perch and red claw crayfish, making it a popular spot for anglers.

Mount Morgan No. 7 Dam

Mount Morgan, Rockhampton Area
Free Entry
Chill out at the No. 7 Dam, (otherwise known as The Big Dam). With its picturesque natural views, the dam offers a tranquil place for a get together. Enjoy a picnic, use the free barbecues and let the kids run wild in the high shaded playground.
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