We have some quite good barra fishing around Hervey Bay from the Great Sandy Straights down the inside of Fraser Island and estuaries in between The Mary River & Tin Can bay.
Where can I fish on Burrum River?
One of the best locations near the river systems to fish is Gregory Islands. This specific location is tucked amongst the Isis River and just north of the heart of Burrum Heads. This is one of many areas that can be accessed by boat along the river system.
Are there barramundi in the Burrum River?
Upstream, you will find barra, flathead, and cod and you are also likely to encounter whiting and jacks in the flats and bream in the rock patches. The river often houses prawns as well as marine fish and crabs when the weather is dry.
Are there sharks in Burrum Heads?
The Burrum River has also been known to have shark spotting. While sharks aren’t known to lurk around the beach shorelines, extreme weather can wash them into river systems from the ocean. Due to this, sharks can be spotted in rivers and pose a potential danger to swimmers.
Where are the fish biting Hervey Bay?
Among them Urangan Pier is the stand-out as one of the best places to fish in Hervey Bay. Stretching 868 metres into the sea from Hervey Bay, the timber landmark has long been a favourite of eager fishermen, no matter the time of day or type of tide.
What fish are biting at Burrum Heads?
Most fishing in the river is done around Burrum Heads, an area of shallow channels and drying sandbars. Whiting and flathead are the main catch, along with jacks, grunter, queenfish, salmon, cod, trevally, dart, gar, tailor, jewfish and pike. For those who specialise, barramundi can be found in small numbers.
How far south can you catch barra?
Mary River, South-East Queensland Mary River is one of the southernmost points for barra fishing in Queensland, Australia.
Where can I find barra in Hervey Bay?
Mary & Susan River The Mary and Susan River are two of the largest estuary systems on the Fraser Coast and is one of the most exceptional barramundi fisheries south of the Fitzroy River containing larger than average size barra than other more renowned northern river systems.
Are there crocodiles in Woodgate?
No, there has never been a confirmed crocodile in Woodgate.
Is Burrum Heads a good place to live?
Burrum Heads is one of Queensland’s peaceful seaside villages known for its fishing and swimming opportunities. But is it a good place to live? Overall, yes, Burrum Heads is a tranquil place to live. The crime rate isn’t off the charts making it a relatively safe place to live.
Are there sharks at Woodgate Beach?
Woodgate Beach is a safe beach because it is protected from the wider ocean by Fraser Island. Because of this, you are unlikely to encounter a shark at Woodgate Beach and there has never actually been a shark attack reported in the area.
Are there wonky holes in Hervey Bay?
Wonky Holes are confirmed to exist in MANY locations inside the Great Barrier Reef from Hervey Bay/Fraser Island to the Tip.
Where can I catch flathead in Hervey Bay?
The in-side channel that runs from the Urangan Pier North towards two a couple of rock groins is another area worth a wade on the last of the run out tide. The expansive flats in this area all drain into an in-side channel that can fish well for whiting, bream and flathead.
What fish are being caught at Hervey Bay?
Several Fishing Opportunities at Hervey Bay There are so many. You can tear into species of fish such as flathead, whiting or bream. If you’re interested in putting some action on the end of your fish line, you might like fishing for mackerel or tuna. Travel offshore and you can tackle huge sailfish or marlin.
What is the best time to fish for barramundi?
Barramundi fishing is usually best at early morning, late afternoon or night. Estuaries and tidal flats tend to be the places that large females inhabit, so look for places where food might aggregate, like eddies or draining creek mouths and cast to these.
What are the best lures for barramundi?
Lures like the 4 and 5 inch Paddle Prawn are perfect for barramundi when rigged on a conventional 3/8oz jig head and 3/0 or 5/0 hook. Alternatively they can be rigged weedless on a worm hook to avoid snagging in heavy timber or weedy areas.
Do barramundi like prawns?
Barramundi eat just about anything that lives in or around water, including insects, spiders, crocodiles, prawns, fish and each other.
Where is the Red Emperor in Hervey Bay?
These Red Emperor grow to an impressive 50lbs or 22kg’s and over a metre in length, but are more commonly caught between 5 and 10kg’s off Mackay and throughout the Great Barrier reef. The Hervey Bay area and fishing grounds north of Fraser Island are well known for those monster 20 kilogram fish.
Where is the best barramundi fishing in Australia?
The tropical northernmost tip of the Northern Territory or “Top End,” as it’s called, is famous for some of the best barramundi fishing in Australia. This area encompasses Darwin and Kakadu National Park, The best times to fish here are during the barra build-up, from October through December.
Where do barramundi aggregate?
They aggregate with the females in estuaries and on tidal flats outside the mouths of rivers. Females are capable of producing spectacular numbers of eggs; something like 2.3 million eggs per kilogram of body weight. Barramundi, like numerous other fish, are protandrous hermaphrodites.
Where can I find whiting in Hervey Bay?
WHITING. The Whiting schools are one of the winter highlights of Hervey Bay. The parade of boats following the action give away the schools location, usually around Port Vernon. Bait up with live squid or yabbies and you’ll entice the Whiting into biting.
When can you catch Barra in Qld?
The barramundi fishing season is closed from November 1 through to February 1, but you can fish all year round at Hook-A-Barra in the Daintree Saltwater Barramundi Farm. It’s a great place to teach the kids to fish.
Can you catch barramundi in Bundaberg?
You can always rely on the reef While freshwater lakes near Bundaberg typically overflow with barramundi, that tends to change when the temperature drops – a cold snap (weather below 25 degrees) can send the barramundi inland.
Are there crocodiles in Midge Point?
Two fishing buddies were searching for a spot to drop a line when they clocked a monster crocodile ‘sunbaking’ on a rocky outcrop near Midge Point boat ramp.
Are there crocodiles in Keppel Sands?
A number of “problem crocodiles” in the region have been reported this year, including in Gavial Creek on September 11 and one in Cawarral Creek, near Keppel Sands on September 4.