The fishing in Far North Queensland is fantastic, and around Lockhart River you can catch all sorts of tropical reef and ocean fish, including coral trout, salmon, nannygai, Spanish mackerel, barramundi, floury cod, giant trevally, queenfish, parrotfish, and black jewfish. Please visit the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) website for details on the areas where fishing is allowed.

You can fish from your boat, line fish from the beaches, creeks, estuaries and rivers, and you can also spearfish out on the Barrier Reef.

The local people love fishing, and you’ll see many people sitting out on the rocks out in the water with their cast nets and fishing lines.

These waters have plenty of fish, crayfish, prawns, scallops and other fishy delights. Get amongst it, and don’t forget to post pictures of your catch to our Facebook page!

Local Customs

For ladies, it is not appropriate to wear bikinis or very short shorts or low cut tops. It is not their custom, so please respect this and dress appropriately.

There are many sacred sites around, and you’ll need to get permission from the traditional elders before venturing into these areas. Go to the council to see which areas you are permitted to visit. Talk to the locals about interesting places to visit. Everyone loves to chat, so lose your inhibitions, and go up and say g’day.