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Try your luck at the Annual Burrum Heads Fishing Classic
Most people who like fishing don't want crowded waters and surfing tides, they prefer a quiet spot that not a lot of people know about. Although not a metropolis like some, Burrum Heads is fast becoming a popular fishing location. Burrum Heads is accessed from the Bruce Highway by passing through either the townships of Torbanlea or Howard with signposts depicting the way.
Larger and more expensive homes are now being built on the esplanade amongst the modest tongue and groove weatherboard homes of 1950's. Whether you are in a grand home or a small one, nothing beats the fact that all are in Burrum Heads because they love to fish. With calm waters, Burrum Heads also provides excellent opportunities for canoeing and safe swimming.
Although there are houses for rent, many prefer the Burrum Heads Beachfront Caravan Park which was brimming to almost no vacancy on the long weekend in January, so one can just imagine how full the small town becomes over a major holiday period. The park's location makes it ideal for bird-watching with an outlook on the stunning river and also features a tinnie ramp giving boaties and anglers the advantage of launching their tinnies without having to hook up the car.
The caravan park has two amenities blocks, laundry/driers, public phone, fish cleaning tables, disabled shower and toilet, baby's bath, free BBQs, mobile phone reception and provides tourist bookings and info as well as a free bus to the Burrum Heads Bowling Club.
The Burrum Heads Bowls Club is situated at the entrance of the town and provides weekly barefoot bowls games, Friday night raffles, a restaurant and function areas and for those who play regular bowls, the grounds are covered against the weather extremities.
Tasty Fish n Chips at reasonable prices, outside dining as well
The township has a medium sized shopping centre including an IGA store for supplies. The local fish and chip shop situated in Burrum Street was very inexpensive with a serving of Whiting fillets (3 pieces) for just $2.50 and a tray of chips for $3.00. The continuous flow of patronage to and from the shop was a good indication of the business' quality of food. Locals and holidaymakers can also take advantage of the shop's side line of the hiring of DVDs.
Bench seats made by Olds Engineering with inbuilt table for crackers and wine at night
At one end of Burrum Street is the Burrum Heads Lions Park which has many facilities for the day traveller including BBQ's, table and chairs and toilet facilities. Many a fisherman was sitting on the wooden benches located close to the rock wall with their fishing lines cast into the water. Beats standing I would say! The benches were built by Olds Engineering of Maryborough and have a raised table in the middle which is just right size for cheese, crackers and a bottle of wine whilst watching the sun come down at night. However, while walking through the park, I noticed intuitive fishermen had developed another use for them with a young boy sitting on the wooden table in the middle of two men as they all had their lines cast into the water.
Why stand up for fishing when you can sit on the newly made bench seats
The Burrum Heads Amateur Fishing Club's annual Fishing Classic is on again this Easter for family anglers of all ages and skill. Entrants will take away $40,000 in prizes and give-aways with all entries requiring to be registered by 5.00pm on 30th March 2015. An early bird registration could win you a Garman GPS152. Terms, Conditions and Entry forms can be downloaded from their website.