Karumba is fast becoming a must do destination for travellers looking for an experience with a difference
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Karumba is Situated on the mouth of the Norman River, Karumba is already well known as a recreational fishing mecca and birdwatchers paradise. Today however, being so accessible, Karumba is fast becoming a must do destination for travellers looking for an experience with a difference.
The rich marine wetlands wind their way inland some 30 kilometres from the Gulf of Carpentaria coastline, this is truly where the savannah outback meets the sea. During the summer, monsoon rains replenish the waterways and attract a multitude of birds in preparation for the popular winter tourist season, when fishing enthusiasts along with many round Australia and overseas travellers descend on Karumba for some of the best wild caught barramundi in Australia.
Learn all about the fascinating facts on Barramundi, the marine habitat and Gulf in general at the Barramundi Discovery Centre where you can adopt your very own barramundi or try feeding the big mouth fish yourself.
The warm tropical waters of north Queensland are teeming with fish of every variety, from the whiting that the kids will love to catch from the local jetty, and the kaleidoscope of colourful reef fish, to the monster barramundi that the keen fisherman will find in our rivers and estuaries.
And lets not forget about the big ones…
Thats right, folks this is Marlin country. The coastline from just south of Cairns to Cooktown in the north is known as the Marlin Coast and this region is deserved of its reputation as the Marlin Capital of the World! More 1000 pound Black Marlin are caught on the Cairns coast than in the rest of the worlds fishing grounds put together!
But its not just the ocean and the coastal rivers where youll find great fishing. The world record barramundi 121cm and 38.75kg and the world record sooty grunter 5.45kg have been caught in Lake Tinaroo, in the Atherton Tablelands.
Barracuda The larger barracudas are suspected to carry a disease called CIGUATERA, which can cause illness in humans.
Catfish Catfish have tough, bony barbs in their dorsal fin and pectoral fins. These barbs can inject a poison which causes extreme pain, and may become infected. Being bottom feeders, they tend to be quite slimy and slippery, which makes them even more difficult to handle. They must be bled immediately after capture.
Spanish Mackeral Spanish Mackeral have razor sharp teeth and must be killed immediately upon capture. Like catfish, they must be bled, to preserve the flesh.
Barramundi Closed season November, December and January. In the Gulf areas, this season vaires from year to year. For the latest details of seasonal restrictions for Barramundi and any other species protected by closed seasons, please visit the official website of the DEPARTMENT OF PRIMARY INDUSTRIES.
Giant Trevally Trevally do not handle the freezing process. If you dont have facilities to cook your catch on the day, it should be released.
Queenfish Queenfish do not handle the freezing process. If you dont have facilities to cook your catch on the day, it should be released.
BOOK NOW! for March, April, May and June. You may also do advanced booking for July, August, September, and August.
Postal Address: Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park, PO Box 61 Karumba Queensland 4891
Tel: 07 4745 9277
Fax 07 4745 9480
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