Fishing at Port Douglas Accommodation

Enjoy the warmest welcome when you arrive at Central Plaza Resort, one of Port Douglas’ premiere luxury accommodation destinations.

Come on in, the water is fine. Share a drink with fellow guests down at the capacious resort style pool in the early evening, or fire up the grill on the adjoining barbeque gazebo and enjoy a poolside dinner.

Families too, will find the courtyard an easy environment to relax and play in, with the pool temperature heated at a constant 28.5 degrees all year round.

At Central Plaza you will find 1, 2 and 3 bedroom, fully self-contained and beautifully furnished spa apartments, with private balconies. There are 2 bathrooms in all 2 & 3 bedroom apartments. The main ensuite bathroom includes a spa bath and there is free pay television.

All apartments are spacious and fully equipped kitchens — complete with microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator, cook top, insinkerator. There is also a washing machine, clothes dryer and hair dryers for stay-in convenience.

Land Based Fishing in Port Douglas

For fishermen who want to stay on land, here’s a number of options. In most cases incoming tides tend to produce more action and tide chart tables are available free of charge from the local service stations.

  • Shipwreck Wharf: Behind St Mary’s Church. Good for bream & grunter however can produce the odd screamer. Peeled prawns work well for these bread and butter species.
  • Rex Smeal Park: On the rocks at the Port Douglas headland. Weather needs to be calm and at times can offer queenfish, trevally, barramundi and small black tip reef sharks. Can produce fish on lures. Pilchards, prawns and live bait best.
  • Marina Road Wall: Note: fishing on the marina is prohibited. Good for bream, grunter, mangrove jack, fingermark, trevally and barramundi. Good spot to also throw a lure on dusk. Pilchards, prawns and livebait work well.
  • Southern Four Mile Beach: From the Sailing Club to the mangroves at the end 2km stretch. On calm incoming tides a variety of fish maybe available including trevally, queenfish, dart, whiting, blue salmon, black reef tip sharks and the odd barramundi. Peeled prawns, mullet and live bait best. It is also a good location in particular for fly fishermen on dawn or dusk on the right tide (incoming).

Find out more about fishing and other recreational activities when you book your holiday at the Central Plaza Resort in Port Douglas.