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Top 5 fishing spots for weekend getaways

By Oscar Hammond, 09 Nov 2016 Explore

Top 5 fishing spots for weekend getaways

Australia’s hard-to-reach fishing spots are often the best.

Four-wheel driving and fishing is a match made in heaven, so let’s take the path-less-travelled and explore five of the best fishing spots around Australia.

Sapphire coastSAPPHIRE COAST
The spectacular Sapphire Coast is a huge region, home to some of the best fishing locations around Australia as well as some of the best off-roading spots. Sprawling across the Bournda and Tura beaches, this stretch of coast has big fish and beautiful sights.

Mount Isa in outback Queensland is as serene as the fresh water fish are bountiful. A popular getaway destination for fishing casuals, the stakes are thrown into high gear when you bring the 4WD. Exploring two of Australia’s loveliest man-made lakes is a breeze when you have the power of a four wheeler, but be wary of the trek to the second of the two, Lake Julius, as conditions may vary.

This beautiful getaway offers anglers a true Australian fishing adventure. Only accessible by 4WD, this sparsely populated and under-advertised slice of the Queensland coast will satisfy both your four-wheeler and fishing needs. Be wary of wet season, though, as the path to the diverse marine populous and the pristine beaches becomes impassable during the wet season.

Encompassing a large area including the very popular Kakadu National Park, the huge expanse of the Top End is home to some of the best fishing spots around Australia. The wild and remote area is the perfect adventure for any thrill-seekers and, if you’re lucky and well-equipped, you’ll find why areas such as the Daly River, Mary River and Adelaide River are famous for their fantastic Barramundi. If you venture here from February through to May, you may even be privy to the legendary Barra Run-Off, where huge schools of barramundi congregate at river mouths for a mass exodus. 

One of our personal favourites here at 4X4 Australia, Moreton Island offers a perfect blend of thrilling off-road driving and equally thrilling places to drop a line or two. At about 38km from north to south and only 8km across at its widest, this island is home to about 420km of tracks. It’s also home to the popular Moreton Island Fishing Classic competition. Moreton Island is the perfect destination for a weekend of off-roading and fishing.