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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 >

A1 Townsville Boat Ramp

This is Townsville’s premier boat ramp. It is situated within the sheltered wall and offers inner city convenience. Two Fully sealed, three lane boat ramps Public pontoon for pickup/drop off Coastguard Headquarters Showers and Toilets Vast trailer parking area Access to the islands and shipping channels Deeep water for all tidal access Flood lighting

Balgal Beach Boat Ramp

This beach is one of the most beautiful. It has an excellent deep water ramp and brilliant beach fishing. Facilities Include: Free BBQ’s Shaded seating Anzac Memorial Camping area General store and Takeaway Showers and Toilets Top estuary fishing Access to Morinda Shoals 3-4klm offshore

Bluewater Ck Ramp

This ramp is well maintained by council and offers access for craft up to 3 tonne. Sealed cement ramp 200m from the mouth Plenty of parking Excellent fishing and crabbing grounds Shoals and blue water fishing less then 2klms within the bay Drive north on the Bruce Hwy past Saunders Beach until you approach Bluewater. More >

Bushland Beach Boat Ramp

This is an excellent ramp with good deep water access. There is ample parking and access to prime fishing grounds. The area boasts: Great casting areas at the mouth with heaps of bait usually present Stunning new housing development Famous Bushland Beach Pub Pristine beaches Bush aspect Views out over the bay Some of the More >

National Park Boat Ramp

This is a 3 tonne Boat Ramp with deep water access and fully sealed surface. This ramp provides access to the Ross River and out to the bay. Some of the features of the area include: Excellent Fishing and Crabbing Parking and Toilets Flood Lighting throughout the night High or low water boat retrieval Massive More >

Pallarenda Boat Ramp

This boat ramp is well maintained and offers service for boats up to 3 tonne. There are great facilities including: Swimming enclosure Free BBQ’s Shaded Seating High quality play gym Pristine beaches Exellent fishing Flood lighting Washdown area Ample parking and turn around area

Saunders Beach Ramp

This ramp is fully concrete and usually very quiet as not many people are aware that it exists. It has excellent access to estuary fishing and is only 200m from the mouth. Plenty of car parking Flood lighting Fully sealed ramp Shops 300m away Top fishing and crabbing

South Townsville Boat Ramp (Need High Tide)

This is nowhere near as good as the others but still handy if you have a light tinnie, a 4WD and high water. 3 mins from the CBD Has a fantastic wholesale fish market if you dont catch anything. They are the best in town Great crabbing and deepwater once your in Just 200m to More >