Camping / fishing spots - Queensland outback

Just wondering if any of the Qld. locals could recommend any good free camping sites with access to freshwater fishing. After picking up my brother on the Gold Coast, we will be heading out for about 3 weeks through St. George, thru Cunnamulla or Mitchell to Charleville, on to Blackall & Longreach. Sir Kev has kindly suggested 2 possible locations near St. George & I am open to suggestions to hopefully get the benefit of some local knowledge along the route.
Return route is flexible depending on any suggestions I get for good fishing.
I am fully self sufficient & towing an off-road caravan which will go most places my Patrol will go. In the past most of my camping/fishing trips have been near the sea & I realise that local knowledge is useful for both recommending camp sites & being aware of seasonal variations in seawater fishing (don't know whether this also applies to freshwater fishing ?? )
Would appreciate any suggestions .... please reply to this post or email me through the member email system.
Thanks in advance ... Tommy
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Reply By: Motherhen - Thursday, May 09, 2013 at 23:44

Thursday, May 09, 2013 at 23:44
Not totally free Tommy, but very cheap at $2 per night or $10 per week at Oma Waterhole, 16 kilometres out from Isisford. There is a dump point back in the town, and free hot showers at the public toilet bock near the Shire office. I am not familiar with the seasonal times for fishing, however an annual fishing competition is held there in July.

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Follow Up By: Member - Tommy T (Moonta SA) - Friday, May 10, 2013 at 08:41

Friday, May 10, 2013 at 08:41
Forgot to mention that I will have a 12ft tinny & small outboard motor with me so I am not just restricted to the creek / river banks. Also, National Parks are out as my border collie dog Jack will be travelling with us ... he loves camping, but not too keen on fishing from a boat as he gets a bit sea sick when there is a sea swell running ... might be different on calm inland waters !!!
Thanks again ..... Tommy
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Reply By: Alloy c/t - Friday, May 10, 2013 at 08:52

Friday, May 10, 2013 at 08:52
The 'broadwater' 9klm out of Muttaburra ,, free camping , yellowbelly currently on the chew , free showers +toilets at the Muttaburra swimming pool.
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Follow Up By: Member - Tommy T (Moonta SA) - Friday, May 10, 2013 at 09:36

Friday, May 10, 2013 at 09:36
Thanks Alloy c/t .... what is best bait for yellowbelly or do you use lures ?? (I think we call them callop here in SA)
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Reply By: Geoff H18 - Friday, May 10, 2013 at 09:32

Friday, May 10, 2013 at 09:32
Try Nindigully pub great spot,only about 50 k out from St George
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Follow Up By: Member - Tommy T (Moonta SA) - Friday, May 10, 2013 at 09:38

Friday, May 10, 2013 at 09:38
Thanks Geoff .... Jack will appreciate your advice .... he doesn't mind a beer every now & then !!
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Follow Up By: Patrol22 - Friday, May 10, 2013 at 19:09

Friday, May 10, 2013 at 19:09
+1 for the Moonie River near the Nindigully Pub - what a top spot and if you're up for a pub meal they are great too.
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Follow Up By: Member - Tommy T (Moonta SA) - Friday, May 10, 2013 at 21:27

Friday, May 10, 2013 at 21:27
G'day mate ..... Nindigully sounds like a good place to camp & have a pub meal. What's the fishing like in the Moonie River ? ... will have a tinny & outboard with me so I can access different sections of the river. Is there plenty of water flowing in the river at the moment ?
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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 08:24

Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 08:24
Tommy,

I wouldn't bother with the tinny at Nindigully.

At the 2nd spot in St George it would be a great place to put the boat in, plenty of accessible spots then for dropping a line for Murray Cod and Yellowbelly.

The Moonie is of a reasonable height still, have a few floods recently.
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Reply By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Friday, May 10, 2013 at 21:04

Friday, May 10, 2013 at 21:04
Try Wyandra or Bakers bend between Cunnamulla and Charleville as well.

Eulo has some great spots that have some good yellowbelly.

Camp on the banks of Wallam Creek at Bollon in the free camp, there is some good sized yellowbelly there as well.

Mitchell has some good spots and a couple of free camp spots.

Hope you leave some fish in St George for me ;)


Cheers Kev



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Follow Up By: Member - Tommy T (Moonta SA) - Friday, May 10, 2013 at 22:01

Friday, May 10, 2013 at 22:01
Thanks again for the information Kev ..... with a bit of luck we will catch enough to drop some fish in to you. Good excuse to call in & say hello !
I have your contact details
Regards .... Tommy
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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 08:25

Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 08:25
If you do detour via Chinchilla be sure to do a day tour through Condabilla (freshwater fish hatchery) between Chinchilla and Condamine.


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Reply By: Priscilla G - Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 08:36

Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 08:36
Have a good trip Tommy. Pretty sure you are the Tommy we know ( But could be wrong) as we are from the west coast of SA. We are also heading that way but to Atherton. Sounds like I had better put my rod on board.
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Follow Up By: Member - Tommy T (Moonta SA) - Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 16:10

Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 16:10
G'day Priscilla
You could be right or you could be wrong ??!! If you like me have a granddaughter named Chelsea, then you are right !!
When are you travelling ? .... we might be crossing paths somewhere in outback Qld. If not, hope you & Max have a safe relaxing trip.
Regards .... Tommy
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Reply By: Priscilla G - Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 17:17

Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 17:17
Yes Tommy,hoping to see our grand daughter before too long.Not sure which direction we are going as to getting up the Atherton area.Have 2 other couples to consult about that. Might find out from your daughter how else to get in touch with you while away.Regards.
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