And all of this is yet to mention the amazing run of prawns and crabs that the estuary produces every year. Crabs of an average size around 18-20cm can be found in just about every depression, creek, drain and pocket water. The tide runs pretty fast through the system so heavier grade pots are needed or you risk losing your pots to the tide. But if you find a patch of crabs, get ready for some incredible action as pots of 5 keepers is not that unusual.
Whiting are a favourite at Burrum Heads and they are abundant as well.
Every year the prawn at the mouth of the river surprises and delights recreational anglers. A cast net in the right area will give up bag limits of prawns from true monsters down to perfect bait size and now is the time to be getting the casting arms ready. Last year’s prawn run was dynamite and with the recent rains, the locals see no reason why this year’s prawn run will not be just as good.
From prawns to marlin, crabs to cobia, Burrum Heads gives you access to some incredible fishing opportunities.
Stay for awhile
Burrum Heads has a huge variety of accommodation option from caravan parks where you bring it all yourself through to holiday house rentals from basic through to first class. The local area has all the amenities you need to make your stay an absolute pleasure. Groceries, bakeries, butchers and tackle stores are all there so you don’t need to bring a thing!
Brilliant fishing, close to Brisbane and Hervey Bay, everything you need and a local population that is incredibly friendly and willing to help make your stay memorable. Burrum Heads really does have it all. – Brad Dyson with Stephen Booth
On the Australia Day weekend Burrum Heads was hit by a tornado as the severe weather event that tracked along the east coast of Queensland passed over their heads.
Many residences were adversely affected by the tornado, however the town has bounced back strongly and is ready and waiting to greet visitors again. All major services are up and running, access is as good as it ever was and the fishing, post-tornado, has been frighteningly good with many locals upgrading all their outfits just to give them a chance at stopping some of the fish being hooked.
If you’re looking for a fantastic get away, Burrum Heads should be very much on your list.