Townsville Fishing Spots

Aplins Weir (Fresh meets the Salt)


This is renowned for producing plenty of Barra during the wet season. This is where the fresh water meets the tidal saltwater section of the Ross River. There is usually heaps of bait down here but also rocks if you are not carefull. There are some sandy edges down by the riverside that are better More >

Five Mile Creek


This little creek is tidal and can produce really good fish at the right time. Heaps of parking Shaded Seating Excellent estuary and beach fishing Free BBQ’s Good bait for cast netting usually Yabbie bar around the back of the creek Driving down Bundock Street you turn at Belrowes Shops (Little Street) and head down More >

Rooneys Bridge. Railway Avenue

Railway Avenue, Townsville, Qld 4811

This is a fairly heavily fished area. Saying that I have been there for a good run of whiting just recently. Usually good even if just for some fun with the kids. Plenty of small stuff hanging around under the bridge.

The Marina Rockwall


This area boasts many varied fishing spots. There is the full walk out to the end of the break wall that is known to produce good pelagic species on a fairly regular basis. There is also good fishing just down to the left near the carpark beside the casino. Many various rock and ocean species More >

The Rockpool Fishing Platform


This venue offers something for everyone. The whole family can go and enjoy various activities such as: Massive rock pool filled constantly with fresh seawater Fishing platform with filleting station and lighting Excellent rock fishing Play gym and flying fox Free BBQ’s Shaded seating Toilets and showers Fish and chip shop if its a slow More >

The Spit at The Strand


The Strand has every attribute you could ask for. The fishing is just another one of its strong points. The only time I have encountered a problem is when there is too much wind or too much run in the tides. Plenty of BIG fish getting caught off there all the time Schools of bait More >