Ingham is 110 kms north of Townsville and 240 kms south of Cairns along the Bruce Highway and is the commercial centre of the Hinchinbrook Shire.
The Hinchinbrook region offers a range of freshwater, estuary and bluewater fishing to cater for every angler's taste. With several world records and numerous Australia national Sportfishing Association records claimed from the Hinchinbrook area, it is most definitely an anglers paradise!!
Fresh Water Fishing
Freshwater fishing enthusiasts will find themselves floating down the Herbert River to possibly reel in Sooty Grunter, Tarpon, Barramundi and sometimes the elusive Jungle Perch.
Estuary Fishing Lucinda Lucinda is 28 km north east of Ingham, and is known for being the closest mainland connection to Hinchinbrook Island, the world's largest Island National Park. It is also the closest access point to the renowned Hinchinbrook Channel and is one of the best fishing spots in Queensland. The protected waters of the Hinchinbrook Channel offers anglers almost 365 days a year fishing opportunities. You may be lucky enough to scoop up some Fingermark, Barramundi, Javelin Fish, Salmon, Mangrove Jack, Estuary Cod, Bream or Flathead and if you've got the crab pots handy, you can catch mudcrabs.
Lucinda is the location for the “Hinchinbrook Fishing Classic” fishing competition held in the September school holidays. For more information go to our Events and Festivals Page.
Lucinda has a four lane boat ramp with vessel servicing pontoon, Boat wash-down area and plenty of car/trailer parking at boat ramp. (Dungeness).
For those without a boat, there is a fishing Jetty located at the end of the Bulk Sugar Terminal, Wharfs at Dungeness or fishing off the beach.
Taylors beach is the central beach within the Hinchinbrook Shire, located between Forrest Beach and Lucinda and is 24 km east of Ingham. With the islands and fringing reefs so close, Taylors beach is a popular fishing destination for many. It has a boat ramp, accessed from the inlet which gives you access to reef, beach & creek fishing and crabbing.
Forrest Beach is approximately 20 km east of Ingham. There is a Boat Ramp so you can take the boat out and catch some of the many species of fish in the area.
Blue Water Fishing
Anglers who like bluewater fishing the Palm Isalnd group offers excellent sport with pelagic and reef species such as Billfish, Coral Trout, Red Emporer, Nanygai, Sweetlip and Crayfish among some of the many fish caught in the area.
The Great Barrier Reef is only about 35 km from Lucinda by boat. You can also depart from Taylors Beach and Forrest Beach.
If going out in a boat you need to be aware of the existence of Transit Lanes and Voluntary Speed Limits in the Hinchinbrook Channel and the Green Zones (no fishing allowed in green zones) – be sure to check with the Department of Fisheries Website.
Please refer to our other pages for more details of these areas and accommodation etc.
Boat Ramps in Ingham and the Hinchinbrook Shire ● Dungeness - Lucinda - Boat Ramp Four lane concrete boat ramp With vessel servicing pontoon Boat wash-down area Large bitumen/grass - car/trailer parking at boat ramp. Security lighting Toilets