Fishing and Boating

The Rockhampton Region is more than just the Beef Capital of Australia, we are also the traditional home of Barramundi and King Threadfin.

The Fitzroy River is the only place in Australia where recreational fishing can combine with a mighty river in proximity to city amenities, offering a fishing experience with these two iconic species.


5 February 2020

Opening of Boat Ramp

The Larcombe Street boat ramp has been opened, and it shall remain opened until the Department of Transport and Main Roads (DTMR) advise a decision of repairs to the ramp. Further updates will be forthcoming.


South Rockhampton

  • Access is adjacent to the Leichardt Rowing Club, South Rockhampton – access off Lion Creek Road via Huet Street (freshwater access).
  • Access is on Quay Street, Rockhampton City. Between South and Francis Streets. Boat ramp is located on Littler-Cum-Ingham Park.

North Rockhampton

  • Access is at the end of Larcombe Street via Glenmore Road and Macalister Street, near barrage.
  • Access at the end of Reaney Street, via Bridge Street and Goodsall Street (saltwater access). Four lanes with central floating pontoon and car trailer parking. 


Net-free Fishing Zone

The declaration of a Net Free Zone (NFZ) over the lower Fitzroy and Keppel Bay has provided a unique and perhaps once in a generation opportunity to create a new tourism destination product for Central Queensland. Properly developed and managed it can also provide improved lifestyles for local recreational fishers and the community generally.


Rockhampton Regional Council Crystal Bowl Analysis

Rockhampton Regional Council is partnering with Infofish to bring Crystal Bowl to the region. Crystal-Bowl is our weather bureau service for fishers, providing updates and forecasts based on real data for the fisheries of Queensland.

Barramundi Crystal-Bowl Analysis

King Threadfin Crystal-Bowl Analysis 


Recreational Fishing Voluntary Code of Practice

Recreational Fishers, take the pledge to protect our community resource!

The Rockhampton Recreational Voluntary Code of Practice (VCOP) is designed to encourage local and visiting recreational fishers to adopt sustainable and responsible fishing practices while fishing in the Net Free Zone to ensure fish stocks remain in a very healthy state in the system.

Spawning Area(PNG, 1MB) 

Pledge today!


Fishing in the Fitzroy 

Visit the Explore Rockhampton website for more information about fishing in the Fitzroy.