Agnes Water and 1770  are a haven for fishing enthusiasts

Beach Fishing

There are a large number of fishing locations in and around Agnes Water & 1770. Many are secluded and some require a 4 WD vehicle to access. Species you may catch include Swallowtail Dart, Jew, Snub Nose Dart, Yellowfin Bream, Mackeral, Tarwhine, Shark, Summer and Winter Whiting, Dusky Flathead, Sand and Bartail Flathe

Rock Fishing

Good spots include the “catwalk” Agnes Point and Wreck Rock. Bream, Dart, Sweetlip are on offer from accessible rock platforms as well as Spanish Mackerel, Mack Tuna, Spotted Mackerel, Giant Herring, Golden Trevally, Giant Trevally, Cobia, Queenfish, Black Jew, Kingfish and Tailor.

Creek and Estuary

There are a large number of options in the area including Round Hill Creek, Eurimbula Creek (mud crab sanctuary), Middle Creek, Jenny Lind Creek and Pancake Creek.

The range of fish species includes Barramundi, Queenfish, Mangrove Jack, Trevally, Estuary Cod, Grunter, Silver and Pike Bream, Burnett Salmon, Flathead and Whiting.

Offshore

1770 is an access point to the Southern Barrier Reef, with locations such as Fitzroy Lagoon, Boult and Lamont Reefs as well as iconic islands such as Lady Musgrave Island to choose from  1770 Creek2Reef Fishing Charters

These areas are loaded with Coral Trout, Sweetlip, Red Emperor and Spanish Mackeral.

1770 has an excellent boat ramp and parking facilities with the closest reef approx. 30 miles offshore.

The region has many green zones and restricted areas so ensure you check the zoning maps for this area.

 

Local charters vessels we recommend

 

Baffle Creek

The creeks estuary is protected on both sides by conservation parks and is 120 kilometers long waterway with a variety of environments to be found ranging from sand flats to rock bars to mangroves.

This area boasts over 77 fish species as well as 10 crustacean species. Bream, Whiting, Flathead, Grunter, Salmon, Cod and Jewfish would easily satisfy most fisher-person’s, however, Prawns, Crabs, Barramundi, Mangrove Jack, Queen Fish, Trevally and Tarpon.

Turtles, Dolphins and prolific bird life just add to the magnificence of this area.

The mouth of Baffle Creek is shallow and contains many partially submerged trees and snags which move around with large tides and bad weather.

Further upstream past the fishing village of Boaga, the main channel divides into three. The northern channel contains mangrove edges, rock bars, fallen trees and weed beds which are great fish holding structures, Flat rock picnic area, boat ramp and the Sailing Club are adjacent to the rock bars.

The middle channel also features rock bars, weed beds and mangrove edges with the southern channel divided by a large sandbar- the Winfield public boat ramp is located nearby.

A further two public boat ramps are situated either side of the river at the Ferry Crossing, just below Wartburg State school. Camping and caravanning National Parks and cabins provide a range of accommodation in the area.

Agnes Water Visitor Information Centre is able to book national parks for camping and other accommodation choices.

 

Author: Roy Nicolson

https://www.visitagnes1770.com.au Discovery Coast Tourism and Commerce 2019

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