Did you know that Kurrimine Beach is one of the best fishing spots in North Queensland?
With reef fishing directly from the beach, a great estuary and outer reef fishing not to mention tropical creeks and waterways the options are endless.
Kurrimine Beach boasts the largest fishing club in North Queensland - not bad for a town with a population of 800. Mind you just taking a drive through town you will be amazed, each house has at least one serious boat and most have an old tractor, off of one of the local cane farms, that is used to launch their boats on any tide! The boat sheds in town are bigger than many of the houses! If you are here for a while why not join the fishing club, membership is only $10 for a year, it is a sure way to get all the insider local information, not to mention making a few good friends!
To say that Kurrimine is a community of keen fisherman is an understatement. Everything here revolves around fishing - the standard greeting around here is "been fishin' mate?" swiftly followed by "catch anything"!
So what are your options here for fishing? Being one of the greenest areas in Australia, there are lots of fresh water mountain streams filled with Jungle Perch, rivers filled with Red Bream and Barramundi. The South Johnston and the Tully rivers are amongst the best fishing rivers in Australia. Beach fishing spots combine a range of fishing opportunities from Whiting through to Mackerel. From Kurrimine it only takes about 45 minutes to reach the outer reef where you can be hooked on to a Coral Trout or two in no time at all. There are, of course, some secret spots on the way out to the reef - just ask my husband Corey for a tip or two. Don't forget to pack your crab pots as we have some very nice "muddies" in the creek. If you don't like fishing the traditional way we even have the option of walking out to the reef at very low tides (under 0.4m) and fossicking for one of the famous Painted Crays!
If you can tear yourself away from the fishing for a few hours, there are some amazing places to visit along the coast. You can stroll along beautiful beaches, relax under the shade of a palm tree and look out over the Coral Sea and Dunk Island. There is a great pub in town serving local seafood and steaks that just melt in your mouth. Don't miss out on the fortnightly Kurrimine special - a $25 a head, all you can eat seafood buffet at the local motel. The beer is always cold and the person serving your drink or meal will always be happy to see you and share a yarn.
Why not put us on your next itinerary and call in to say "been fishin' mate"!