February 11, 2008

Queensland: Angling for a Capricorn escape

Angling for a Capricorn escape

Hang up your gone fishin' sign and head to Queensland's Capricorn
region where fresh water fishing is booming.

Thanks to recent rainfall the river systems in Central Queensland have
been flushed out and are now teaming with even more fish than usual.

The free Freshwater Fishing in Capricorn Queensland brochure is a must
have for anyone planning a holiday to region, highlighting more than
20 different fishing hot spots and offering useful tips for getting
your perfect catch. The free brochure can be ordered from

Lake Maraboon/Fairbairn Dam near Emerald is the most popular site for
freshwater fishing in the Capricorn region and is more than three
times the size of Sydney Harbour. Home to barramundi, murray cod and
golden perch, it's also famous for the easy to catch, and tasty,
redclaw crayfish.

The Fitzroy River in the heart of Rockhampton is also a popular
fishing spot for 'barra' enthusiasts who are regularly seen casting
their lures from the banks at dawn and dusk.

Another fantastic fishing spot thriving thanks to the recent rains is
Bedford Weir on the Mackenzie River north of Blackwater. It's ideal
for yellowbelly in winter - golden and spangled perch can be caught on
bait lures when the waters are fairly still - and in summer expect a
great range of catches including saratoga, sleepy cod, jew and eels.

The Capricorn region offers easy access to the natural gems of Great
Keppel Island, stunning national parks and incredible outback

Accommodation in the region ranges from luxury hotels to beautiful
B&Bs, outback farmstays, self-contained apartments and camping

To plan your fishing holiday in the Capricorn region visit


Drive –Brisbane to Rockhampton is seven hours www.driveqld.com.au

Fly - Qantaslink, Virgin Blue, Tiger Airways and Jetstar all offer
direct flights from Brisbane to Rockhampton daily with connections
from all major Australian cities.

Train or Bus - Take the Tilt Train to Rockhampton or catch a Greyhound
Australia coach.

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