Deeral Fishing & Boat Hire

Explore the Mulgrave and Russell River estuary

Deeral, the Mulgrave River to the left and the Russell River on the right  

Deeral is the closest access point for fishing in the Mulgrave River and Russel River estuary and rivermouth. Turn left into Ross Road just before the BP service station in Deeral. The BP also offers bait, ice and cafe food.

The boat ramp is about 1km down Ross Rd. To hire a boat, drive on another 1km to Mulgrave River Marina (3 Ross Rd Ph: 07-40675360). Another business, Deeral Boat Storage (19 Ross Rd Ph: 07-40675023) may also hire boats.

Mulgrave River valley from Deeral to the Pyramid

Early morning mist on the Mulgrave River in June   Mulgrave River on the left and Mt Sophia on the right

Looking south - Malbon Thompson range on the left and Graham range south of the rivermouth

 The estuary is an incredibly scenic area. Near the boat ramp the Mulgrave River is freshwater. About 10-15 minutes downstream the Russel River enters from the right and this is the saltwater estuary. There are plenty of shifting sandbars so proceed with caution.

Looking south - canefields, the Graham range and the Russell River   Mulgrave and Russell rivermouth and Russell Heads

The southern arm of the rivermouth is a sandy spit known as Russell Heads where there are several houses including a holiday home (Sunrise Beach Lodge).

Russell Heads

Offshore are the Frankland Islands and High Island.

Frankland Islands offshore   High Island and Fitzroy Island further north

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