Fishing the Fitzroy

Home of the $10K THready

Rockhampton may be best known as the Barra Capital but the Fitzroy River (Tunuba) is also home to some monster hard-fighting king threadfin, making Rocky the perfect destination for keen anglers to get in on Fishing The Fitzroy's $10K Thready Comp.

Fishing The Fitzroy's $10K Thready Competition is an annual comp open to anglers of all skill levels, from novices to experts with a $10,000 cash prize up for grabs to the first person to catch a tagged king threadfin in the Fitzroy River.

The competition runs from 1 November 2021 through to mid-night 31 January 2022 and is free to enter.

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Home of the Barramundi

Rockhampton is the only city in Australia where you can fly in, check in and boat out in less than an hour targeting trophy Barramundi and King Threadfin.

The Fitzroy River (Tunuba) is famous for Barramundi, pronounced “bardda moon di” by the Darumbal people. This defines the Fitzroy River catchment as the genuine Home of the Barramundi in Australia. 

The floodplain holds a number of freshwater lagoons, brackish lagoons and waterholes. These include some easily accessible lagoons on the south side of the city which can be fished from the bank.

Fun Fact: The Fitzroy River is home to the endangered 'bum - breathing' Fitzroy River Turtle. These turtles can take 15-60 breaths per minute through their bottom. To find out more about this vulnerable reptile click here.

No matter who you are, how you want to fish, or what you want to catch, the Fitzroy River (Tunuba) is ready to welcome you.

Download a copy of our Fitzroy Fishing Guide and start planning your next fishing adventure now! 

Fitzroy Fishing Guide