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.


Fitzroy River Public Boat Ramps

Closure of Boat Ramps - Inspections

The closure of the freshwater boat ramps off Larcombe Street (Northside), Ramsden Street (Southside) have been closed today 15 January 2020.

The boat ramps will remain closed until further inspections can take place. Depending on the inspections results, the ramps could stay closed indefinitely until such time the water level rises.

The Department of Transport have been notified of the closures. 

Boat Ramps 15 January 2020 - Southside       
Boat Ramps 15 January 2020 - Northside

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!