Does you bumper sticker proclaim you'd rather be fishing?
Then the Capricorn Region is just the place for some REEL fishing. You'll discover a wide range of secret spots where the fish are plentiful and are just waiting to be caught.
Rockhampton hosts the famous Barra Bounty each year, which is one of Australias most renown tag and release competitions - fishing for barra from the centre of Rocky is hard to beat!
Both freshwater and saltwater fishing are popular with visitors to the Capricorn Region. There are however, some rules and regulations about fishing zones and catch limits. In some cases, a stocked impoundment permit may be required and certain rules apply regarding fishing zones. For more information about the new zones and permits, visit the GBRMPA website and QLD DPI website.
For more information about fishing in the Capricorn Region, contact the DPI Call Centre on 13 2523 or the Queensland Fisheries Service on (07) 3225 1843.
Freshwater fishing in Capricorn has become very popular with visitors to the area. Most areas are easily accessible for everyone who enjoys angling. The main freshwater fishing areas in the region are: Fairbairn Dam, Mount Morgan Dam, Baralaba Weir, Bedford Weir and the Fitzroy River Barrage as well as the popular areas of Callide Dam and Lake Awoonga to the south.
New fishing restrictions have been introduced. These include size and bag limits. A full list of the new rules and regulations can be found on the Department of Primary Industries website.
Saltwater fishing in the Capricorn region offers anglers a variety of locations to drop a line. Maps of the Capricorn Coast, Corio Bay, Fishing Creek, Waterpark Creek, Rosslyn Bay Harbour, the Causeway Lake and Coorooman Creek can be found on this website as well a brief description of the area.
New fishing regulations have been introduced including bag and size limits. A full list of these can be found at the Department of Primary Industries' homepage.