Guided Fishing Rockhampton Region

Rockhampton and the Capricorn Coast Region Fishing Charters

“A day on the water is about more than just fishing” – Nathan Johnston (Guided Fishing DownUnder guide) is enthusiastic about sharing his knowledge and passion with fellow anglers.

It’s also a great opportunity to explore Rockhampton and the Capricorn Coast Region.

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    The Premiere Net Free Fishing Destination in Queensland.

    • Explore the spectacular coastline where the Great Barrier Reef begins.
    • Catch metre plus wild Barramundi and Threadfin Salmon in the lower reaches of the Fitzroy River.
    • Experience the unique Australian outback beauty and wildlife of the upper Fitzroy and its tributaries.

    In 2015 this area has been made a Net Free Zone, with the removal of commercial nets. It has always been a great fishery, but now it’s better than ever and is improving rapidly beyond expectations. Within 6 months of the nets coming out, the locals are saying the barramundi fishing is the best they’ve seen for over 50 years. It will only continue to get better!

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    CAPRICORN COAST – Saltwater Flats

    For most anglers sight fishing in shallow clear water is as good as it gets. For fly anglers in particular, the saltwater flats in this region are one of Queenslands best kept fishing secrets. It’s a spectacular coastline, with some of the best flats fishing in the country, offering a good variety of species including:

    • Golden Trevally
    • Permit
    • Giant Trevally
    • Queenfish

    This is what the Capricorn Coast is all about.

    Best Time of Year: May through September.

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    FITZROY RIVER – Tidal Section

    This area is all about wild Barramundi and Threadfin Salmon, with a very good chance of catching your personal best barra or thready. Whether you’re a newcomer and haven’t experienced barra fishing, or a seasoned angler, this area now offers some of the best and most consistent wild barra fishing in the country.

    There is a closed barra season between November 1st and February 1st on Queensland’s east coast. This fishery is tide dependant, so if you want some great barra action, book early to get the best tides.

    Best Time of Year:

    King Threadfin – All Year

    Barramundi – February – May (dependant on wet season) and Late August, September & October.

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    If you want a truly unique Australian experience, sight fishing Saratoga in the freshwater rivers in Central Queensland is not to be missed. You’ll get to experience beautiful paperbark lined waterways, see –and hear! – an amazing array of typically Australian birdlife.

    In an area that gets very little fishing pressure, it’s not unusual to get dozens of sight cast shots per day.

    Best Time of Year: August – January (depending on when the wet season arrives)

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    Wild Saratoga

    We can tailor charters to include a good mix of fishing in the Rockhampton and Capricorn Coast region, but it is weather dependent. Packages include all transfers, morning and afternoon tea, lunch and non alcoholic drinks.

    Fish the Premiere Net Free Destination in Queensland

    Fish the Fitzroy, home of the Barramundi! Explore the estuaries and delta of this vast system targeting Barra and King Threadfin. Fish for Saratoga in the unspoilt tributaries of the Fitzroy. Target Permit and other fly species on the great array of flats in this area. Marvel at the beauty of the Keppel Islands and Great Barrier Reef, while targeting a range of pelagic and reef species. The fishing options are endless, but one thing is for sure, you’ll have a day to remember on the water!

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