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Ross River

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19°16'19.98" S, 146°50'0.21" E


In the heart of Townsville fishing the Ross River can be great fun with access for land based and boating fisherman easy. The Ross River is a tidal estuary with around 4m of tidal movement, fresh water upstream blocked by the Aplin Weir. Ross River holds the famous Barramundi with the warmer months the best time to target them. The Ross River also provides direct access to Magnetic Island, the west and south points hold Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, Grunter, Golden Snapper, Trevally, Queen Fish, Tripletail and Nannygai. Large Barramundi are often caught on the south side of Magnetic Island on the reef flats with crayfish as bait.

Land Based fishing in Townsville

The Ross River provides access to some great land based fishing locations. At the mouth of the river are several rock walls and jetty’s well worth using live baits for Barramundi. It is also possible to walk the length of the rock wall casting lures for all sorts of fish. Several bridges in town are also great places to flick lures or drop some bait down. Further upstream is Black Weir, Gleesons Weir and Aplin Weir, the Aplin Weir separates the fresh from the saltwater. If and when there is enough water to breach the fresh into salt the fishing can be red hot for land based fishermen in Townsville.

Lure fishing Ross River Townsville

Trawling the rock walls at the mouth for big Barramundi is a good chance in the warmer months. Further out check for action around the port piers for pegalics which will readily take a 5-7inch soft plastics – check for warning signs as fishing is not aloud at some.

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Tide Times Ross River Townsville (1.2km) Wednesday 26 Jun 2019

4:48AM
2.56MHigh
11:46AM
1.14MLow
5:49PM
2.4MHigh
11:51PM
1.67MLow

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Recommended Lures for Ross River We're still working on the equation for the best lures, so please be patient!

Killalure Flatz Ratz 2

Flatz Ratz – Killalure

Suited for the Area.
Good for: Barramundi
Reidy's Lures - Little Lucifer Hellraiser

Little Lucifer Hellraiser – Reidy’s Lures

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Barramundi
Jackall Squirell 79 hank tuned

Jackall DD Squirrel 79SP Silent ‘Hank Tuned’

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Barramundi

Laser Pro 120

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Barramundi

Squidgies Slick Rig 130mm

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Barramundi

Junior B52

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Barramundi

Jewie 150

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Barramundi
Squidgies Pro Wriggler - 100mm - Bloodworm

Pro Wriggler – 100mm

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Barramundi
The Yo-Zuri Crystal Minnow suspending lure has great constrast and is good for Barramundi

CRYSTAL MINNOW™ SUSPENDING

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Barramundi

Laser Pro 160

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Barramundi

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Comments
  1. Jamie holdsworth

    Do u get crocks in the river

  2. Jason

    What the best baits apart from live bait to use at aplins weir

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