Fishing

What’s the best way to communicate with a fish? … Drop it a line!


In Queensland you can bait ‘em, hook ‘em, and reel ‘em in with virtually any type of fishing you like - freshwater, barra, reef, game, fly-fishing, crabbing and prawning – right at the end of your rod. 

Here’s a few fishy suggestions:

  • Try surf fishing on Fraser Island
  • Land a Barramundi or Mangrove Jack in one of Gladstone's top inland fishing spots
  • Go deep sea on a fishing charter from Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast
  • Head out solo to chase the elusive Jungle Perch or Murray Cod and catch a sunrise on our rivers, lakes and waterways as a bonus.
  • Grab some mates and book a day tour to the paradise of the outer reef to experience the thrill of landing a GT, Black Marlin or one of the sought after reef fish on the Southern Great Barrier Reef, Townsville or Cairns.

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Normanton Barra Classic

Normanton, Carpentaria Area
20 – 21 April 2019
The Normanton Barra Classic is an annual event usually held over Easter weekend. Nominations from 5pm to 9pm Friday and 7am to 9am Saturday at Albion Hotel. Fishing starts Saturday 6am through to Sunday 4pm and is allowed over more than 60 kilometres of the pristine Norman River.

Moura Muddy Water Classic - Fishing Competition

Moura, Banana Area
20 – 21 April 2019
Upwards of 400 contenders turn up for the Moura Muddy Water Classic each year. Held at Apex Park on the beautiful Dawson River, hopeful contenders begin to pour in on Friday to get their nominations in.

Karumba Barra and Blues Festival

Karumba, Carpentaria Area
From AU$65.00 - 65.00
4 – 5 May 2019
A weekend festival celebrating the legendary barramundi, live blues music with Ash Grunwald, Emily Wurramara supporting and more to be announced – along with the opening of a major tourist attraction, the Les Wilson Barramundi Discovery Centre.

Fitzroy River Barra Bash 2019

Berserker, Rockhampton Area
22 – 26 May 2019
The Fitzroy River Barra Bash is proudly brought to you by the Frenchville Sports Club and welcomes all participating members and guests to the 2019 annual competition. This is only the second year this event has been run and this year they will again highlight the spectacular Fitzroy River, Rockhampton the only location in Australia where you can fly, check in and boat out in an hour targeting trophy Barramundi and King Threadfin.

Reel Wivenhoe Classic

Lake Wivenhoe,
17 – 18 August 2019
The second annual Reel Wivenhoe Classic fishing competition will be held at Lake Wivenhoe. This is a family friendly event with prize money up for grabs.

Lake Moondarra Fishing Classic

Mount Isa, Mount Isa Area
From AU$15 - 50
25 – 27 October 2019
The Lake Moondarra Fishing Classic promises three days of non-stop action! Staged at picturesque Lake Moondarra, 15 kilometres north of Mount Isa the annual Moondarra Classic offers a program jam packed with fishing, fun and excitement.

Lake Callide Family Fishing Classic

Dumgree, Banana Area
26 – 27 October 2019
Usually held five days before the full moon in October, Biloela’s Callide Family Fishing Classic is all about the Barra. Pulling a 103.3 centimetre beauty has set the record and got everyone excited for what’s to come.
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