When to come

Image: Catching Barramundi on the Fitzroy River in Rockhampton's CBD

Fish the Fitzroy all year round

With over 300 days of sunshine a year and warm winter weather, Rockhampton is a fishing destination to visit all year round. 

If you're looking to catch a Barra, the warmer months are best within Barramundi Season. King Threadfin Salmon can also be found aplenty, and can be targeted all year round. 

Barramundi Season

If you are heading to Rockhampton to target trophy Barra, it's best to visit in Barramundi Season. Starting at midday on 1 February each year, Barramundi Season stretches right through till midday on 1 November and allows you to target barramundi and take home your catch.

When the season closes, barramundi must not be targeted to allow the fish to spawn. If you happen to catch a Barra within season close, just remember to release it back into the water.  

The Rockhampton Recreational Fishing Voluntary Code of Practice (VCP) provides more information behind Barramundi Season and what is recommended to protect our fish species.