IF YOU WANT TO FISH THE REEF?
THEN BASE YOURSELF AT TURKEY BEACH!
Unlike 1770, there is no Tidal/Coastal Bar and not subject to the tide to get in or out to the headlands, offshore and further to the reef.
It’s not uncommon to see lots of tractors at Turkey Beach – in front yards, parked on the street and in abundance at the boat ramp. These tractors don’t belong to the farm; they belong to the sea and are busy ferrying boats to the water. Born out of beach shack beginnings, this quintessential sleepy fishing village is famous for its crabbing and fishing spots – you’ll find some locals lurking around by the shore who you can get some hot tips from. Inshore – there are Mud Crabs, Mangrove Jack & Barramundi are the most prized species sought after by anglers, but the area is renowned for regular catches of bream, whiting, flathead and the occasional cod, mackerel etc. Turkey Beach is close to 1770 and Agnes Water, the Danube track branches off a few kilometres out of town and for Four Wheel Drive enthusiasts is a rough track which winds its way through Eurimbula National Park and reaches Agnes at the other side. This is a relatively undeveloped coastal town (one of the very few remaining) so unwind and relax.
BUT – If OFFSHORE is more your choice & exploring the REEF, then make Turkey Beach your launch pad for BIG Reds, Coral Trout, Red-Throat, Pearl Perch, Parrot, Mackerel, Cobia etc. And that’s when you’ve finished Whale Watching!
Ideal for direct day trips to: Rodds Bay, Pancake Creek, 7-Mile, Bustard Head, Rock Cod Shoals, Mast Head, Wistari, Sykes, Lamont & Fitzroy Reefs, Bunker Group, Lady Musgrave etc. And if you are really keen, there is always North West Island and beyond!!