9 of the Best Brisbane Fishing Spots Revealed
Image courtesy of Brisbane City Council via flickrThere’s no shortage of good fishing spots in Brisbane and the mild Brisbane weather makes fishing a good option all year round. Try as many locations as it takes to find your hot fishing spot in Brisbane then keep it a secret! You could even start with a few of these fishing hotspots this weekend!
Land Based Fishing Spots BrisbaneBrisbane has plenty of options for land-based fishing, perfect for kids and adults to wet a line. With a light rod and reel, some lures and a little know-how, you can be rewarded with a good catch. Look for jetties, rock walls, piers, pontoons and bridges where fish tend to hang out to feed. If you want to increase your chances of going home with a full bucket, try to avoid popular swimming and jet ski spots. The activity in water can scare your fish away.
1. Wellington Point JettyIt might be a long walk out to the end of the jetty, but it can be well worth it. The Wellington Point is a popular spot for fishing, picnicking and water sports. Finished in 1937, the iconic wooden jetty is 22 km southeast of Brisbane. Flathead and bream are available year-round while snapper is available in the cooler months. Bait, plastic and lures can reward you with a catch during the day but stick with live or weighted dead bait when fishing at dusk, dawn and night.
Image courtesy of Damien.madden via Wikimedia CommonsIf the fish aren’t biting from the jetty, you can take a walk out to adjoining King Island at low tide. Fish from a kayak when it’s not windy, and the reef habitat will reward you with a range of fish including flathead, snapper, cod and sweetlip.
2. Bribie IslandBribie Island is a favourite fishing hotspot for Brissie anglers. Hit the beaches on an incoming tide with your light to medium rod for bream, dart, flathead and (on a good day) mulloway. The seagrass beds are favoured by whiting with yabby bait. In the canals, bream can be caught on bread for bait. Try the Bongaree Jetty early for juvenile snapper, bream, mulloway, flathead, cod, parrot and Moses perch. Just beware, there are a few strict no fishing zones around Bribie Island.
3. Brisbane River
4. Port of Brisbane FishingThe port is another favourite spot for land-based and boat fishing. Under the Port Bridge to the west down Howard Smith Drive offers deep water that is best fished on a turning tide. You are most likely to hook a Mangrove Jack, Jewfish or Bream here. Under the Captain Bishop Bridge, you can use lures for jew, bream, cod, flathead, tailor and flounder. Tides4Fishing.
5. Wynnum Creek & Jetty
6. Manly Boat Harbour Rock WallThe rock wall has the benefit of extending out into deep water. You have the choice of fishing from the concrete walkways or rock entrance walls. High tide is the best time for bream, whiting and flathead. The bait of choice is yabbies, worms and prawns. Two hours either side of high tide is best. Mackerel and cod have been caught here occasionally. Around 2,000 boats are moored here which bream and flathead like hiding under looking for bait fish.
7. Breakfast Creek
8. Cleveland Point
9. Cabbage Tree Creek
Image courtesy of Shiftchange via Wikimedia CommonsCabbage Tree Creek in Shorncliffe is a popular fishing spot in north Brisbane. Best at high tide, you may be able to catch whiting and flathead near the mouth and bream closer to the boat ramp. Also known as Tighgum Creek, it is home to a professional fishing fleet that sometimes sells fresh fish and prawns from the boat. So if you don’t have any luck, you can still take home tea. You don’t have to tell the family they didn’t come from your line.
Brisbane Fishing Books & GuidesThere are plenty of hydrographic maps to help you find your way around Brisbane’s rivers, creeks and points. The range of nautical charts include Brisbane River – The Bar to Lytton Reach, Brisbane River – Lytton Cutting to Victoria Bridge, and Lion Island to Brisbane Water. If you are looking for fishing reference books, the Queensland Fish Guide and Fisherman’s Guide Queensland and Great Barrier Reef will make the job of fish identification easy and great fun for the kids. The Australian National Tide Tables will tell you the best time to go fishing. Check out the complete range of Fishing Books and Guides for essential information on knots, rigs, lures and lines. Looking for a particular map or book? No problem, give us a call on (08) 9335 8665 or contact us online and we’ll track it down for you.
Categories: Australia Boating News Posted on: May 9, 2019