Gladstone: Fishing

Experience the thrill of catching the elusive barramundi bass or mangrove jack in one of Gladstone's top inland fishing spots or join a charter and drop a line out on the Southern Great Barrier Reef.

Freshwater fishing enthusiasts can throw in a line at nearby Lake Awoonga for barramundi, mangrove jack, grunter or perch. If you have a taste for mud crab try Ramsey’s Crossing at The Narrows. Only accessible by boat or kayak, Pancake Creek in behind Bustard Head is a remote fishing spot for fishermen who love a challenge. Out on the surrounding reef, Gatcomb Heads at the southern end of Facing Island produces catches of Sweetlip, Coral Trout, Honeycomb Cod, Tuna and Mackeral. At the northern end of Facing Island, the beach fishing at Farmers Point is sensational with Whiting, Bream, Dart and Flathead being the main catches of the day.

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Southend Curtis Island

Curtis Island, Gladstone Area
If you love fishing, camping, boating, turtles and miles of sandy beaches and turquoise waters, then Southend Curtis Island is a must visit in the Gladstone Region. Located just 12 kilometres from the mainland and a short one kilometre walk or drive from the Curtis Island jetty.

Deepwater National Park

Agnes Water, Gladstone Area
Free Entry
Discover the magic of Deepwater National Park—an unspoilt coastal landscape with long sandy beaches, freshwater creeks and great fishing spots. Jump in your four-wheel-drive and take a scenic drive through eucalypt woodlands looking for the local residents including wallabies, emus and a myriad of other bird life.
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