Home episode Jetty Fishing, Evans Head NSW | Peter Homan OQTA Outback Queensland | S1 E56

Jetty Fishing, Evans Head NSW | Peter Homan OQTA Outback Queensland | S1 E56


One of my fondest childhood memories was fishing with my granddad as a young boy of about five or six years of age around the entrance in New South Wales. We’d fish lakes for flathead, bream and whiting and I loved fishing from the jetty. Well, it’s all coming back to me today as we wet a line from a similar jetty outside the Fishing Co-op at Evans Head on the NSW north coast. Young Grant is an Evans Head local, who hailed from Lismore originally and has definitely got the touch when it comes to fishing.


Evans Head is also famous for its Caravan Park one of the largest is a country with close to 600 sites and the location could not be any better. Nor can my accommodation on this trip we’re travelling in the Jayco Journey Outback from Brisbane Camperland. It’s a luxurious way to spend a few days at the beach the large queen-size bed, fridge, and ensuite means there’s plenty of room for Karen and myself to enjoy some quality time in a really special place.

The beachside fishing town of Evans Head

Life really is about making memories and I’ve got no doubt that this caravanning life that people talk about gives you plenty of scope to meet blokes like Grant and his mates down at the jetty. Grant’s now sent me a few photos since I got back are some of these bigger catches around Evans Head but he told me not to tell too many people about them…so we’ll just keep that between you and I. Reflections Holiday Park is on the beach at Evans Head and the Jayco Journey is available from Brisbane Camperland. Check out Lake Awoonga, another popular caravan park with some great fishing.

The jetty at Evans Head is a popular fishing spot for locals

Dean Miller - Campr Dean has been a trailblazer in the adventure television space for more than 15 years. With a passion for fishing, forged as a young fella growing up on Groote Eylandt NT, the only thing he loves more than boating, camping and touring is sharing a yarn.