that you will hook include yellowbelly, catfish, Murray
cod, silver perch and spangled perch. Yellowbelly occur
naturally in the rivers west of the Great Dividing Range
and are number six on the Department of Primary Industries'
'top ten angling fish in Queensland'.
- Warrego River
From Charleville, travel 16 kilometres north on the Warrego
Highway (Augathella Road)
Only 10 kilometres from Charleville is the Ten Mile. The
coffee-coloured water of the Warrego River provides visitors
and locals with a great camping, fishing or swimming spot.
The fish that will try and elude your hook are yellowbelly,
catfish, Murray cod, silver perch and spangled perch.
Mile - Warrego River
From Charleville, travel 28 kilometres north on the Warrego
Highway (Augathella Road).
You can have your own slice of Warrego heaven at the Eighteen
Mile fishing spot, only 28 kilometres from the town of Charleville.
The Warrego River stretches from Carnarvon Gorge in the
north to near Bourke in New South Wales to the south.
Mile - Warrego River From
Charleville, travel 40 kilometres north on the Warrego Highway
a day, weekend or a whole week, fishing at this spot is
a great experience. Imagine the peace and quiet, the smell
of a yellowbelly cooking, the star-filled nights and the
fire crackling lazily away. Ok, now wake up, get up and
plan your fishing trip to the 27 Mile! It's easy - and it's
only 40 kilometres from Charleville's town centre.
Travel 37 kilometres south of Charleville on the Cunnamulla
Road, take a right hand turn and then travel five kilometres
along a dirt track.
folklore states that this water hole has never gone dry.
Plenty of great fishing yarns have originated from this
site as well as tales of murder and mayhem during the early
years of settlement. This is a wonderful camp site, the
banks are grassy, there are huge shady trees and the peace
and quite is a welcome change from the hustle and bustle
of everyday life.
Creek - Cooladdi
From Charleville, travel 83 kilometres west on the Diamantina
Development Road (Quilpie Road)
Conveniently situated on the way to the Opal Fields along
the Quilpie Road, Quilberry Creek is a popular fishing spot.
'Quilberry' is an aboriginal word meaning 'plenty of water'.
Located opposite the Cooladdi Foxtrap, fishing could not
be easier. All you need to do is turn up throw in your line
in, then sit back and relax. The likely catch includes Yellowbelly,
Black Bream, Jew Fish and Murray Cod.
From Charleville, travel 57 kilometres south on the Cunnamulla
Road. Take a right hand turn and travel for a further six
kilometres (one kilometre on bitumen, five kilometres on
dirt road) to the bridge.
"Dillalah" is an Aboriginal word meaning Galah.
While waiting to catch your dinnner, do a spot of bird watching
and see if you can spot a "Dillalah" as well as
many other species of birdlife that visit the area. Back
to the fish! There is good fishing either side of the bridge,
while approximately two kilometres downstream there is a
From Charleville travel 20 kilometres wets on the Diamantina
Development Road (Quilpie Road)
River Red Gums swaying in the breeze, stoking the fire while
your sausages sizzle away, catching that elusive yellowbelly
while laughing with the kookaburras for a change. The weather's
great, town's only 20 kilometres away and you've finally
been able to pick up your book (you put it down two months
Ward River (160 kilometres) hasn't changed much since it
was named by W.A Tully in 1863. The
Ward River is a favourite with both visitors and locals
alike and every year in May the local Fishing and Restocking
Club hold their annual fishing competition.