Central Queensland is more than just a stunning destination with diverse landscapes; it’s a hidden gem for fishing enthusiasts looking for adventure. Recently, we explored the region, uncovering a world of fishing, breathtaking scenery, and off-grid camping.
A Fishing Paradise
Starting our fishing adventure in Rockhampton, known as the Beef Capital of Australia, we quickly discover that it’s also the Barra and Threadfin Salmon capital. Thanks to a net-free zone, the fish populations have thrived, leading to monster catches right in the heart of town. Travis from Hooked Fishing Charters attests to the increased fish sizes in recent years, making this area a hotspot for anglers.
While the summer barra closure exists, fishing remains excellent throughout the year. The hosts had an incredible winter fishing season and enjoyed the thrill of the catch. Their journey takes them to various fishing spots, demonstrating that the area has something for every fishing enthusiast.
Off-Grid Camping in Paradise
As we embark on a new adventure, we find ourselves at Pearl Bay, an isolated and stunning location, offering a million-dollar view and all to ourselves. We setup camp using gear from BCF, which includes a spacious swag perfect for camping in various conditions.
And it doesn’t get any better than this, we indulge in freshly caught Spanish Mackerel cooked to perfection, showing that fishing and food go hand in hand. And to go with the delicious fish wraps, a delicious ceviche recipe.
Central Queensland’s hidden gem, and offers a paradise for fishing enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. With its thriving fish populations, stunning landscapes, and off-grid camping opportunities, it’s a must-visit destination for those seeking adventure and an unforgettable experience.