Where to fish

A boat at sunset on the river
The Fitzroy River at sunset is a spectacular sight.

Freshwater or saltwater?

The Rockhampton region has the largest river system on the eastern seaboard of Australia, with a large delta and interconnecting creeks, a bay with islands and reefs, vast flood plains, billabongs and lagoons.


The purpose of the Barrage is to separate the fresh water from the tidal reaches of the river, therefore dividing the river into 'freshwater or saltwater.' During heavy rainfall some of the gates are opened to control the release of water. You can monitor the number of gates that have been opened and rainfall to plan your fishing adventure by visiting the Rockhampton Regional Council's Emergency Dashboard and clicking on 'Rainfall and River Information,' or click on the button below.

Click here for flood watch and barrage updates

Top spots to drop a line in

Fitzroy River (Tunuba)

Northside Boat Ramp | Rockhampton CBD

There are plenty of fishing spots along the Fitzroy River (Tunuba) allowing you to choose your fishing adventure right in the heart of town - whether you have a boat, want to book a charter or just bring your fishing rod.

The freshwater side of the river provides anglers the opportunity to reel in Barra, Golden Perch and Saratoga. With access from both the north and south side of Rockhampton, this mostly sheltered area has two boat ramps and one pontoon.

The saltwater side of the river has seven fishing spots with a range of boat ramps, pontoons, a jetty, and a 4WD access fishing spot available. Barramundi, King Threadfin, Grunter and crabbing are available to catch.


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Port Alma

Port Alma Boat Ramp | 62km from Rockhampton CBD

Port Alma is a 45 minute drive south of Rockhampton and is the main access point for Casuarina Creek, Inkerman Creek, Raglan Creek, Connors Creek, the Narrows, the northern point of Curtis Island and Yellow Patch. It is also the set-off point for offshore fishing, as well as a location for fly fishing. A range of fish species are available to catch in saltwater, including Barramundi, King Threadfin, Blue Threadfin, Mudcrabs and Golden Snapper.

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 Images courtesy of Guided Fishing Downunder

Mount Morgan No. 7 Dam

Mount Morgan No 7 Dam | 41km from Rockhampton CBD

Mount Morgan is a historic gold mining town located a 40 minute drive from Rockhampton. A great spot for family fishing with BBQs, a playground and wide open spaces, the dam has a speed restriction on boats so it's a great kayak fishing option. You can catch golden perch (yellowbelly), saratoga and redclaw.

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