Queensland Fishing Spots

Queensland Fishing Spots

1. Connolly Dam


Connolly dam is a significant spot in Queensland that consistently produced quality native fish at all depths, on all lures, colours and actions, all on the same day. Various fish species include Murray Cod, golden perch, silver perch, spangled perch and Eel-tailed Catfish.

Connolly dam is located 17 km south east of Warwick, it covers an area of 50 hectares and holds 2590 mega litres of water. The dam has a diversity of natural features - steep rocky drop-offs, gently sloping grassy plains and weed beds are all present.

Rosenthal Creek

This creek is located towards the rear of the dam. It is one of the best spot to catch golden perch.

Mouth of Fitz Creek

Any lure seems to be productive in the area. It has narrow gorge that is silhouetted amongst picturesque, scrubby mountains. The creek creates exciting possibilities to chase cod.

Dam Wall

This is the deepest part of the impoundment. It is excellent for trolling casting lures and spinnerbaiting.

2. 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 locations.

Deception Bay

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.

Bribie Island

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.

Pumicestone Passage

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.

Redcliffe Peninsula

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 tailor.

Bramble Bay

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.

Peel Island

The largest coral reefs inside Moreton Bay, Peel Island is noted for its prolific daytime catches of sweetlip, parrotfish and snapper.

Victoria Point

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.

Moreton Island

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 kingfish.

Cape Moreton

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.

3. Bundaberg and Fraser Island

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This coastline area of Queensland is a popular holiday area with visitors from the neighboring towns of Bundaberg and Maryborough. The region also plays host to hundreds of anglers who come for the stunning beauty of Fraser Island and the exceptional variety of coastal and deep sea fishing.

Baffle Creek

The holiday fishing towns of Boaga and Winfield is being supported by this wide, mangrove-lined estuary. Several channels and banks create an ideal condition for fishing bream, whiting and flathead. Threadfin salmon can also be taken at certain seasons of the year.

Kolan River

In the wading the banks of the river you can have good yields of bream, whiting, flathead and salmon. In the upstream, a cane tram spans the river; this is an abundant spot for bream, salmon and javelin fish.

Burnett River

The lower part of this river are lined with several rock walls. The most famous spots are Kirby's Wall at East Bundaberg and the breakwaters at the river mouth of Burnett, where bream, whiting, flathead and tailor can be taken.

Elliott Heads

Where the surf fishermen can take good yields of tailor, whiting and trevally. The primary species taken in the nearby estuary are bream, whiting and flathead.


During the months of September and October grand catches of sand whiting can be made from the beach. Exceptional quality of flatheads are taken during the summer . While in winter, offshore fishing provides school mackerel and whiting.

Hervey Bay

Fishermen with a boat have a clear advantage when fishing this area. In the shallows, the sand whiting can be found year-round. On winter months, diver whiting can be found in deeper water.

Urangan and Torquay

These spots are both famous for hauls of whiting. Good catches is guaranteed throughout the year but favorable months are on August, September and October, during big tides.

Great Sandy Strait

This wide area of water bounded by the coasts of Queensland and Fraser Island, presents several fishing situations and an opportunity to yield a spectacular variety of fish. The Strait has a number of popular rock ledges, reefs and holes. The most productive locations are Ungowa, Deep Creek, Gary's Camp and Fig Tree. These spots provides good catch for a variety of reef species including cod, painted sweetlips and coral bream. Javelin fish, jewfish and mangrove jack are taken during winter months. Tailor and mackerel can be found in the main channels throughout the year.

Woody Island

Between Woody and Fraser Island, there's an artificial reef created by a number of sunken hulls and car bodies. An enormous number of fish live in this area including cod, trumpeter and coral bream.

River Heads

From the gutters between the mainland and the Picnic Islands, fishermen can find grand hauls of sand whiting. Bountiful of mackerel and tailor visit the rocks in this area during winter and bite best on ebb tides.

Fraser Island

This is a famous spot for tailor, especially during October when specimens of 'horse' tailor weighs as much as 5 kg can be taken.

Sandy Cape

At this northernmost part of the island, some of the largest schools and specimens of tailor can be found. Other species taken in this area include snapper, red emperor, sweetlips and parrotfish.

Waddy Point, Middle Head and Indian Head

These three basalt headlands on the ocean side of the island draws larger specimens. Unfailing catches are tailor, sea bream, jewfish, dart and trevally.

Moon Point

This is a popular spot on the western side of the island, to yield for yellowfin whiting. There are also good-sized mangrove jacks produced by many mangrove creeks that cut into the western shoreline. Other spots to yield coral bream, cod, mackerel, tuna and yellowtail kingfish is known as Moon Ledge, Sammy's and Outer Banks.

4. The Sunshine Coast


A famous region of Brisbane visited by anglers and thousands of tourists per year. The boundless estuary of Caloundra offers an excellent year-round fishing. Mooloolaba boat harbour has the safest port for vessels fishing in the coast, while Noosa is known for the variety of its fishing and international tourist facilities.

Caloundra Estuary

A popular area for boat anglers who land plenty of large bream during the winter months. During the month of September, the best catches for summer sand whiting During can be made at night on the ebb tide.

Bulcock Beach and Golden Beach

The sandspits at Bulcock Beach, where the river meets the sea, is abundant of bream, whiting and tailor. The sandbanks at Golden Beach is popular for having good quality of whiting.

Wickham Point and Point Cartwright

During winter, rock anglers can yield good quality fish here such as; tailor, jewfish, bream, drummer and mackerel.

Bribie Island

A "hot spot" for anglers who want to fish anytime and any season. The holes and gutters of the sandy beach nearby Caloundra has abundant schools of large tailor and jewfish.


The bay is a popular fishing spot in the offshore reef locations of Three Mile Reef, Old Woman Island Black Buoy and Five Mile Reef, where fishermen can yield snapper, pearl perch, cod, sweetlip and mackerel.

Noosa Head

Good quantities of bream, large schools of tailor and big jewfish can be found in the deeply-guttered beaches. Best months to fish are from May to August.

Devil's Kitchen and Fairy Pools

These locations are popular for rock anglers who search for tailor, tarwhine, jewfish, drummer, tuna, trevally, snapper, mackerel and yellowtail kingfish.

Granite Bay

This harbor and the smaller Wicnh Cove is one of the most famous fishing spots at Noosa to take good qualities of bream, dart and tarwhine.

Hell's Gates

A local to find large jewfish and snapper in the steep cliffs dropping sharply into deep water. Good yields takes place at the top and bottom of the tide.

Tea Tree Bay

This bay has a rocky shelf and sandy bay, where you can yield good quality of bream, whiting, flathead, tailor and jewfish.

Noosa River

Offers an excellent fishing, where large dusky flathead, bream, mangrove jack and sand whiting can be taken from several channels, sandbanks and drop-offs in the river.

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