Through my Facebook page (Fish That Snag) I receive dozens of messages per month from new and return visitors to Hervey Bay, asking for advice about what species of fish are currently being caught, places to fish, techniques and recommended lures to use, even questions about the very basics of where to launch a boat, what the weather is doing, where to be careful on the water and which tackle stores to visit.
‘Five Rocks’, as it is referred to, is an area of the Byfield National Park situated north of Yeppoon. The locality of Byfield itself is around a half hour’s drive from the heart of Yeppoon. Five Rocks is known for its great fishing and four-wheel drive activities and is surrounded by pristine beaches such as Nine Mile and Three Rivers. All of these are accessible by four-wheel drive and are a great getaway for anyone, whether you are a hardcore enthusiast or first timer to four-wheel driving.