Base Yourself At Eurong

GUEST BLOG: If you love fishing, you'll be hooked by the team at FishMax, who dedicate their lives to ferreting out the top spots and catching the big fish... and best of all sharing them with others.  The boys visited Fraser during a spot of wild weather last year... and this is their story...

The eastern beach has plenty of top spots to fish
QUEENSLAND: Fishermen looking for  for Fraser Island beach fishing  accommodation options need look no further than the Eurong Beach Resort on 75 Mile Beach.  Based on the eastern side of Fraser Island, the resort  has easy access to the surf gutters just out the front, and a short drive to the productive gutters north of the of the Maheno wreck... so staying with the folks at the Eurong means you can get your lines in to the water faster and catch more fish!

Our four-man FishMax team recently based themselves at Eurong as part of a three-day trip to field test the latest Alvey Surf Reels and the new Ford Ranger Twin Cab Ute and all members agreed it was an ideal base for the Fraser Island surf fisherman, particularly given the atrocious weather conditions we encountered.

We chose to take the Barge from River Heads (20 min from Hervey Bay) to Wanggoolba Creek and it took less than an hour to cross the island. Even though we arrived on dark, the helpful resort staff ensured that we were checked in efficiently and that we had a booking for dinner at the resort restaurant. They also made sure we knew the hours for breakfast and offered to provide a packed breakfast to facilitate an early start the next day if required.

Eurong Beach - an oasis for fisher folk!
In fact we decided to fish the gutters in the early dawn, and after what turned out to be a couple of hours of un-productive and very wet fishing, the hot showers and full cooked breakfast back at the resort, meant that we could start the rest of the day warm and well fed.

Accommodation at Eurong is designed to suit all budgets and ranges from hotel units to two-bedroom apartments. The self-contained hotel units have double or twin beds and day beds, which make two single beds for children, but serious fishermen will probably prefer the self-contained, two-bedroom apartments which accommodate up to five people and have large living areas, decks, fully-equipped kitchens, bathrooms and balconies.

EDITOR'S HINT: Ask the team for a room on the lower floors so you don't have to lug your gear up the stairwells!

The rooms have plenty of space for fishermen and their gear, and while certainly not luxurious, they have everything the serious fisherman would want, including, perhaps most importantly, comfortable beds and heaps of hot water in the showers. The food was good solid fair, ideal for filling up the hungry fisho! The Beach Bar is a great place to catch up for a cold beer and a game of pool after a days fishing or when the weather is just too bad for night fishing as was the case for us.

While at the Fraser Island, we spoke to a number of other fishermen who regularly use the resort as their fishing base, and all agreed that it had everything the fishermen needed and given the dreadful weather conditions we encountered, it beat sleeping under canvas hands down! Next time you're fishing the Fraser Island ocean side beaches, you should certainly consider Eurong Beach Resort as your base.

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