Make the most of your Father’s Day QLD and treat Dad to a day of fun in the sun out on the water, exploring the 8 best fishing locales in Moreton Bay Region.
Located to the south of the Bribie Bridge, Bongaree Jetty is surrounded by deep waters; attracting a huge variety of fish. It is a prime location for fishing mulloway, juvenile snapper, bream, flathead, cod, parrot and Moses perch. Not to mention tailor, although these are seasonal — found only in the months from June until August.
The Lock, the entrance to the canals between Bribie Bridge and Bongaree Jetty, is a surprisingly efficient catchment for fishing; in particular for mangrove jack. If you and Dad fancy a change of location, you can also head to the beach nearby for whiting and flathead.
Hit the beach for some winter whiting, dart and bream. The ocean side of Bribie Island provides some fantastic surf fishing opportunities. Even a small catch makes for a great day!
Set up your Father’s Day fishing spot at high-tide at The Jetty, Redcliffe Parade. There’s a plethora of fish varieties to catch, including bream, whiting and flathead. You can even enjoy a picnic under one of the nearby shelters on the jetty after your fishing adventures.
This shallow waterway offers you and Dad fantastic waters to fish for bream, winter whiting, tailor, snapper and even a few flounder. Keep an eye on where the birds are flocking to for an indication of where the schools of fish are hiding!
Embrace the warmer weather and take the boat out for the day with Dad in tow to Bald Hills. Launch from the Deep Water Bend, straight onto the Pine River where there’s a chance of catching bream, flathead, whiting and even Jewfish.
Cabbage Tree Creek is a popular fishing locale for quality flathead. Wade through the waters to the banks of the creek (just east of Baxter’s Jetty) to set-up your prime fishing spot for the day. The cooler months offer the best odds of catching fish; with bream, jewfish and whiting rife in the creek just waiting to be caught by fishing enthusiasts willing to brave the icy waters.
Cast your bait into the deeper waters of Coochin Creek for a chance at catching a few whiting. If you manage to catch some large enough, take them home for a delicious home-cooked fish and chips dinner to enjoy the fruits *ahem* fish of your Father’s Day labours.
Does Dad prefer water sports to fishing? Here’s places to kayak and 7 places to SUP in Moreton Bay Region. For more Father's Day Ideas pop over to Brisbane Kids
OR pop into one of the region's Accredited Visitor Information Centres, the volunteers have a wealth on knowledge about things to do and see in the Moreton Bay Region.