FISHING

Fishing

Fraser Island fishing, Eliza Fraser lodge eco-tourismFraser Island has become famous among anglers for offering some unforgettable fishing experiences.

While freshwater fishing on Fraser Island is prohibited, ocean fishing is a very popular pursuit in this part of the world. Sandy Cape, Waddy point, Middle rocks and Indian Head attract tailor, bream, mackerel and shark. It is the beach fishing on the north-eastern beaches around Orchid Beach that lures many die-hard anglers, particularly between August and October when the tailor run.

Your Elisa Fraser Lodge hosts are local experts and will read the day’s weather conditions. With prevailing north-easterlies, Wathumba Creek and Platypus Bay on the western side of the island offer a sheltered alternative to Orchid Beach and Sandy Cape.  Anglers can expect good whiting, bream and flathead. There are also plenty of yabby patches along the west coast.

Fishing group bookings at Eliza Fraser Lodge are all inclusive:

  • Rod, reel and tackle
  • Bait, including live worm
  • 4WD beach transport
  • Local expert advice
  • Eskys and ice
  • Gut, fillet and freeze catch*

*Eliza Fraser Lodge supports sustainable fishing practices including catch and release sport fishing.

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