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Brisbane River Region
Along the busy city of Brisbane, there's an extensive waterways that
provides many holidaymakers a good opportunity to fish well. A wide
range of fish are usually found in stocked waters. From small estuary
bream to spanish mackerel , whiting, blue marlin.
Brisbane River Wall
The most favourite spots for local anglers in this area are the Pinkenba
launching ramp and the oyster-covered rock wall. On summer nights, black
bream luderick and estuary cod can be consistently taken at these
Is the most popular region for whiting, flathead and blue swimmer crabs.
Tailor are abundant during winter months especially at Scarborough,
Redcliffe and North Reef light. Other catches in the bay include bream,
snapper and sweetlip.
Family groups would love fishing in this area because of its good
whiting catches during daytime. The southwest corner between the Gun
Emplacements and Red Beach are the popular spots. Tailor and jewfish can
be taken from the ocean beach.
Boat anglers who usually find the best spot are heading to the southern
end, at the entrance of Moreton Bay. During winter, the common catches
are bream and tailor, while the big jewfish and estuary cod can be taken
under the Bribie Bridge. Whiting and flathead are common on summer.
Along the shores, sand whiting are yield in summer and bream in winter.
In the bank of Scarborough, you can find an incredible catches for
The prime feeding grounds for whiting and flathead are in the flats near
the Hornibrook Highway Bridge. The wide mud flats at Sandgate and Nudgee
Beaches provide prolific stocks of whiting and flathead during summer
and bream in winter. This area is also famous, where Cribb Island is the
most popular attraction in southeastern Queensland.
The largest coral reefs inside Moreton Bay, Peel Island is noted for its
prolific daytime catches of sweetlip, parrotfish and snapper.
The deeper waters off the Point is a 'hot spot' for diver whiting during
winter. Large winter breams can be spotted in early March and April in
the rocky chambers of the Point.
The surf beaches are good spots for bream and tailor. You can yield
bream, flathead, snapper, sweetlip and parrotfish in the Cowan Point,
while boat anglers can trawl northern bluefin tuna and yellowtail
The waters on the northeast of the island are the most fertile area in
the Brisbane for top game fish such as small black marlin, sailfish,
cobia, wahoo and Spanish mackerel. Game boats usually head towards the
'hot spots' of Hutchison Shoal and Flinders Reef.
A holiday resort on Moreton Island is a favorite jumping-off spot for
game fishermen fishing in the east channel yielding northern bluefin
tuna and yellowtail kingfish. There's also good fishing spots from the
shore and the long jetty.
North Stradbroke Island
Fishing is done mostly on the bayside of the island, which provides rock
and surf fishing for school mackerel, tailor, bream, whiting, jewfish,
flathead and dart. Nearby the Goat Island and Bird Island are popular
spots for snapper and parrotfish.
Perhaps the most popular and famous fishing grounds in Queensland. 'The
Pin' is a maze of waterways, islands and channels which provide plenty
of winter breams. The famous locations are Short Island, Stingaree
Island, Kalinga Bank and Squire Island. The waters of Jumpinpin will
also provide whiting, flathead, luderick, jewfish, tailor and dart.