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.
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.
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).
Offshore are the Frankland Islands and High Island.