"Best park on my list" - Sue D

Fishing

Kurrimine Beach is a favourite fishing spot where anglers have a choice of beach, estuary or reef fishing. Abundant species of fish and the famous painted crayfish are just waiting a couple of metres off shore. This is the place where you can chase any number of species, the barramundi tops many angler’s wish list and the chance of snaring one up here is probably better than average. There are lots of other species to chase too - try trolling for mackerel, tuna or giant trevally out at the reef, or line fish the bottom for coral trout, nannygai or red emperor. Spear fishing is popular too with coral trout and painted crayfish the prized catches.

Mangrove jack, fingermark and threadfin salmon can be caught in the mangrove creeks or head to the freshwater reaches for sooty grunter and jungle perch. Don’t forget your crab pots for our mud crabs.

Even without a boat the beach fishing is superb with species such as flathead, whiting or even a stray reef fish off one on the nearby bombies.

For those with boats, we have two official boat ramps in town but most of us use old cane farm tractors to launch our boats straight off the beach. We have a tractor available at the park and we can arrange to launch and retrieve your boat by prior arrangement.

If you don’t have a boat with you don’t fret, we have plenty of fishermen in the park, including our husbands, who are always looking for an excuse to get out of work and go fishing!