Fishing haven

The Mackay region is known nationally as one of the best fishing locations in Australia.

Nestled  behind the protected islands and waters of the Great Barrier Reef, the Mackay region offers one of the most unique fisheries in Australia.

With four world-class barramundi empoundments, fresh-water creeks and the Mackay Fishing Haven (Net-free zone), the Mackay region offers a selection of species and environments for both avid and casual fishers alike.

The region’s first Recreational Fishing Strategy was adopted by council on Wednesday, August 23. The document outlines actions to manage, promote and develop our recreational fisheries until 2022. View the strategy.

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