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 its 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.