Rockhampton / Fitzroy River Net Free Zone

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There is no doubt about the advantages that come from creating “Net Free Zones” and Rockhampton / the Fitzroy River and Capricorn Coast are great examples of what can be realised when you remove commercial netting in favour of improved fish stocks to realise the real value that comes from recreation fishing both socially and economically along with increased tourism.

Katrina with her 1st king threadfin salmon – not a bad start at 120cm! it ate a Samaki Vinelicous in Chart / pink head 😉
Coby Pascoe was our guide and skipper for this trip with Hooked Fishing Charters and he really knows the waters around the Capricorn Coast!
I even managed my PB King Threadfin Salmon while fishing with Cobey with this great 125cm fish on a Nomad Vertrex Max 95 Viber 🙂
These fish are too good to only catch once and it’s great to see the “Advance Rockhampton” shire council implementing a “Voluntary Code of Conduct: for their Net Free Zone which you can viewed @
Coby Pascoe with a beautiful 95cm wild saltwater barramundi from one of the many tidal estuaries of the Capricon Coast!
It’s great to see all the different year classes coming through this fishery – which is only going to get better without the nets!

Cya’s next trip – Scotto

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