With beach fishing sessions in full swing, myself and a few friends did a short trip staying at Eurong Beach Resort in late July. This was somewhat of a bonus, with our big trip of 10-nights planned for late August. Fraser Eurong
For four nights, the Eurong Beach Resort was a perfect location for our sortie. Not only is this resort central to several popular spots to visit, such as Eli Creek, Central Station, Lake McKenzie (Boorangoora) and more, but it also takes a lot of the hassle out of a short trip. Instead of loading vehicles and trailers full of camping gear and Eskies, you just turn up, unpack and either take advantage of McKenzie’s Restaurant, bring a few meals to re-heat or cook in the self-contained apartments yourself.
You can also do as we did and get some pre-made sandwiches to go before hitting the tracks to the western side of the beach during the day. The other bonus is at the end of a long day’s fishing, you can shower off, have dinner at the restaurant or order takeaway pizza and sit back with a couple of drinks watching the football on the huge television in the king-sized apartments. What more could you want? Fraser Eurong
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As I’ve spoken about many times before, being prepared for a fishing trip will allow you to hit the ground running – or the beach in this case. What this meant for us was that we had our whiting rods rigged up and in the back of the four-wheel-drive, and we had our shoulder bags, spare rigs, bait bucket and live worms ready to go.
This meant that even before we unpacked the 4WDs, we could fish the beach between Dilli Village and Eurong for whiting from the peak hour before to the hour after low tide. What we were looking for were very shallow gutters with a blind or closed end and a back bank that ran diagonal to the shore, along the back of the gutter.