Situated at the mouth of the Evans River, Evans Head retains that small seaside town feel. There is excellent river, beach and even better offshore fishing to be had. The town has all the facilities you may require, shown as such in the progression of grey nomads from down south that call Evans Head home for the winter. Accommodation for individuals and groups are readily available within the town, all close to shops, restaurants, clubs etc.
The commercial boat harbour is run by the Evans Head Fisherman’s Coop, the professional sector is diminishing with the pressure on fish stocks, but the recreational sector is booming with large numbers of boats using Evans Head on a weekly basis.
The reef structure off shore is extensive and broken into 6 main areas, North Ground, Kaos Reef, South Kaos Reef, Redhill Ground, Bombing Range and South Reef. These areas are good for Snapper, Teraglin, Flathead, Mulloway, Pearl Perch etc. Beyond this area is the wide grounds of Patch, 42 fathoms, 48 fathoms and 50 fathom reefs. Caught in these areas is Snapper, Pearl Perch, Kingfish, Sampson Fish etc. Mackerel show up annually from February to May on the close reefs and other pelagic fish like Marlin, Mahi Mahi, and Wahoo can be caught from December to April.