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Weipa Fishing Adventures – The Weipa Fishing Classic Promo


In Cape York, they measure the rain in meters not centimetres and all that rain has to go somewhere which explains why these river systems are so wide and long and full of fish! Some of the best estuarine fishing in the world happens right here along the drains and waterways that dump into the rivers near Weipa. Today we head out on the water for our attempt to catch some prize-winning fish for the Weipa Fishing Classic.

We’ve timed our trip to coincide with the annual Weipa Fishing Classic and brought along a couple of Broncos players with a penchant for a bent rod. Jack Reed and Jharal Yow Yeh. Yesterday with the boys was mad catching Longtail Tuna and Blackspot Tuskies out wide but today we have decided to stay inside and look for a Barra or two.

Weipa fishing with Jack Reed & Jharah Yow Yeh
Broncos Jack Reed and Jharal Yow Yeh at the Weipa Fishing Classic

Weipa Fishing Classic Cape Fishing

First, we get some livies in the cast net, big Barra and anything else down there can’t resist these baits and I have reminded the boys to be on the lookout for crocs there are plenty of them in this system. The boy’s species quota hasn’t varied much over the years from the odd Bream and small Flat-Head but I can assure you that is changing today.

Weipa Fishing Classic
Jharal and Jack love their fishing

Queenies, Estuarine, Cod, Fingermark, Salmon and Barra. The boys are having a ball! Weipa is a top spot for a few days away fishing, there are some great charter operators in the area and Qantas flies daily.

Fishing Charters

If you’re planning on heading out on the water for a day of fishing, Weipa offers several fishing charters in which you can book for a brilliant day of casting the line in. Whether you’re looking to head out to the Great Barrier Reef or into the Gulf, you will not be disappointed with the charters available to the public.

The gulf is a perfect place to wet a line and do some fly fishing, lure fishing as well as live baiting. If sports fishing is more your style, then the Reef is where you want to be. With the chance to catch Sailfish and Marlin, you’ll be getting a real good workout out in the Great Barrier Reef!

The Weipa Fishing Classic occurs every June, with more information on the big event, head to the website for all the details. For more fishing stories check out the Moreton Island Fishing Classic.

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.