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 or go deep sea fishing off the Fraser Coast
  • 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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Reel Wivenhoe Classic

Lake Wivenhoe, Somerset Area
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.

Baralaba Saratoga Classic Fishing Competition

Baralaba, Banana Area
7 – 8 September 2019
Now in its nineteenth year and touted as one of Queensland’s top inland fishing competitions, the Saratoga Classic falls on the second weekend in September. Attracting 300-plus participants, aged from four years and up, and with rich prizes up for grabs, there’s no shortage of willing challengers.

SCF Research and Sustainability Competition

Buderim, Sunshine Coast Area
13 – 15 September 2019
The SCF Research and Sustainability competition will host salt- water, freshwater, boat, kayak, shore, bait/lure, spear and free-diving fisherman from over Australia. Anglers of all ages and skill levels will compete from midnight Friday September 13th, to midday Sunday the 15th, recording their success via the SCF Research & Events smartphone app and will have the chance to share in AUD40-50,000 worth of cash and prizes spread over 30 categories.

Come See Do - AFC Tinaroo (Freshwater)

Lake Tinaroo,
From AU$6595 - 6595
13 – 16 October 2019
Learn from Australia’s top anglers while exploring Australia’s great outdoors in breathtaking Tropical North Queensland. • The ultimate fishing, camping and outdoor Australian experience • Learn the A-Z of fishing from Australia’s best anglers • Try Indigenous bush tucker and sleep under the stars • Experience spectacular tropical landscapes and genuine natural encounters • Hike and swim below natural waterfalls • Come, see and do it all over three days of adventure in Tropical North Queensland Whether you’re an experienced angler, keen photographer or just want to learn some new skills and experience the real Australia, join them at Lake Tinaroo in August 2019.

Come See Do - AFC Mount Isa (Outback)

Mount Isa, Mount Isa Area
From AU$8295 - 8295
16 – 19 October 2019
Mount Isa lies in the heart of Queensland’s vast North West Outback region – it’s arid, remote and romantic. Affectionately known as the ‘oasis of the outback‘, Mount Isa is a gleaming mirage on the horizon for travellers from all directions.

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.

King of Kings CQ

Gracemere, Rockhampton Area
28 November – 1 December 2019
The King of Kings CQ is an exciting new Fishing Competition that encourages every type of recreational fisherman to compete! This research and sustainability event will host salt water, freshwater, boat, kayak, shore, bait/lure, spear and free-diving fisherman of all ages and skill levels.
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