Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Take a Cruise Down Mighty Fitzroy River; Fishing the Fitzroy's Latest Campaign

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Take a Cruise Down Mighty Fitzroy River; Fishing the Fitzroy's Latest Campaign

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Byline: Steph Allen Stephanie.Allen@capnews.com.au

Go cruisin'

Get a quote and make a booking at www.rivercruisescq.com.au

Cruises will be run Friday and Saturday nights from 5-6pm and later in summer

Cruises will be available for private parties, Christmas parties, birthdays, anniversaries for custom quotes.

ROLLING on down the Fitzroy River to the tunes of Proud Mary and Bob Marley's Don't Rock My Boat, Craig Robertson launched his new River Cruises CQ business yesterday.

The business is part of Advance Rockhampton's Fishing the Fitzroy campaign, set to boost the region's fishing sector.

After growing up on his parents' own fishing charter, Mr Robertson had always had a love for being on the water.

Having seen huge success this year in his fishing charter business, Reel Fishing CQ, he decided to follow it up with his latest enterprise.

The goal: to revitalise the way people enjoy the mighty Fitzroy.

As Mr Robertson pulled the 10-person vessel out into the mouth of the river, a young, avid fishermen tackled a 95cm king threadfin salmon, pulling the large fish out of the water with delight.

"People are really going after barras and threadfins at the moment," Mr Robertson said.

Cruising down the river, with Rockhampton's CBD lining the bank, Mr Robertson explained how the idea for the leisurely business came about.

With no other river cruises available in the region, he saw an opening.

"Hotel owners are saying their guests ... want to get on the river but don't know how," he said.

"A couple of years ago we didn't even have a fishing charter ... this place is already a good fishing place but there needed to be something for tourists as well.

"It's rewarding taking people out on the river when they've never been ... it's satisfying giving people that experience. …

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