Fishermen adore Mackay because this laid back North Queensland destination features some of the most spectacular fishing spots in the country. Both northern and southern fish species mingle in the surrounding waters and anglers have the best of both worlds because of this unique meeting point.
Mackay Marina is perfect for those with their own boat with it’s five-lane public boat ramp and it’s wealth of docks and berths. The Marina Breakwater is also the perfect place to drop in a line while waiting to go on that boating adventure, you can catch jewfish, mackerel or bream right from the rocks.
Head to the Pioneer River for whiting, flathead and bream fishing or try one of the local dams for some of the best freshwater fishing where you can chase barramundi, sooty grunter and sleepy cod.
Head just north of Mackay and discover fantastic beach fishing at Cape Hillsborough or Seaforth near Victor Creek Ramp. Bream, whiting, flathead, mackerel, tuna or trevally hang around just offshore.
So head to Mackay and catch a Whopper! Adventure fishing, fishing tours and hand-reel fishing are all great options, so whether you're a beginner or an avid angler, grab some fresh bait, prepare your lure and get the tackle ready, your next big catch is waiting in Mackay.