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Mackay Region Fishing Guide

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The Mackay Region is ideally located roughly halfway between Brisbane and Cairns along the Queensland coast, and is well known nationally and internationally, as one of the best fishing locations in Australia. Within 45 minutes you can be fishing at a tropical reef, rainforest stream, blue water river, a sandy estuary or an inland dam. With the highest fishing participation rate in the state, a huge variety of species and world class fishing and boating facilities The Mackay Region offers the perfect destination for your next holiday or fishing adventure. Fly direct from Brisbane, Rockhampton or Townsville, roadtrip via the Bruce Highway, catch a bus with Greyhound Australia or hop on a Queensland Rail train. Distance to Mackay Airlie Beach 149km Rockhampton 336km Townsville 389km Cairns 735km Brisbane 953km Sydney 1,741km Melbourne 2,320km Fishing Events Calendar Mackay has several fishing clubs and organisations that all run competitions throughout the year. For more information on exciting events, visit May World Sooty Grunter Championships May Mackay Expo Jul Mackay Spanish Mackeral Shootout Oct Kids Fishing Day Oct Calen Fishing Classic Oct Australian Fishing Championship begins in Mackay *Temperature and rainfall are approximate averages only. Source: from Mackay Aero Station. Mackay Climate Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Average max o C 30 30 28 27 24 22 21 22 25 27 29 30 Average min o C 23 23 22 20 17 14 13 14 16 20 22 23 Rainfall mm 293 311 303 134 104 59 47 30 15 38 87 175

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