Pt 2: Your Guide to Boat Launching & Fishing Moreton Bay Region

Part 1 of Your Guide to Boat Launching & Fishing in the Moreton Bay Region introduced you to great lake and river fishing locations. Now, in part 2, discover where to go fishing in the open waters of the Moreton Bay Marine Park and within the sheltered Pumicestone Passage.

Wherever you go north of Hays Inlet – from the mouth of the North Pine River, up to Scarborough, past Deception Bay and over to Bribie Island – there are a plethora of fishing spots just waiting to be discovered.

#5. Moreton Bay Marine Park along the Redcliffe Peninsula

Get out onto the open water, or plant yourself shore-side along Redcliffe peninsula.

A couple of mainland fishing spots to try out include: Woody Point Jetty, Redcliffe Jetty and Ted Smout Memorial Bridge.

Boat Ramps along Redcliffe Peninsula

You can launch into Moreton Bay Marine Park from these Redcliffe Peninsula boat ramps:

  • Pelican Park, Clontarf, accessed via the intersection of Hornibook Esplanade and Thomas St, Clontarf
  • Crockatt Park, Woody Point, accessed via Oxley Avenue
  • Margate Beach, Margate Parade, near Humpybong Park
  • Flinders Parade, Queens Beach North, Scarborough
  • Scarborough Marina, 28 Thurecht Parade, Scarborough

The waters of Moreton Bay Marine Park are teeming with fish all along the peninsula including: Bream, Tailor and Whiting can be snatched fishing from the beaches and bridges, bring home Whiting and Flathead from Hays Inlet, snare some Mackarel boating off Woody Point and from the jetty and capture Sand Crabs in the waters off Bramble Bay and Redcliffe.

#6. Fishing Moreton Bay Marine Park in Deception Bay and around Bribie Island

If you’re venturing further up through Moreton Bay Region than pay a visit to Deception Bay, or Bribie Island.

You can launch your boat, or throw a line in from the shore at various fishing spots along the Deception Bay Esplanade and numerous areas all over Bribie Island (as well as from the mainland side of Pumicestone Passage).

Shore fishing opportunities abound at the Donnybrook jetty and along the Toorbul waterfront. Travel across the bridge to fit in some Bribie Island fishing.

You can fish from Bribie Bridge, or hunker down for the day and throw lines in from Bongaree jetty, or from the sands of Woorim Beach, Sylvan Beach, Banksia Beach, Red Beach, or Skirmish Point.

Boat Ramps from Deception Bay to Bribie Island

Moreton Bay Marine Park can be accessed from various boat ramps dotted along the shoreline of Deception Bay and Pumicestone Passage:

  • Welsby Parade, Bongaree, Bribie Island– into Pumicestone Passage near the mouth
  • Sylvan Beach, Marine Parade, Bellara, Bribie Island – into Pumicestone Passage near the mouth
  • Banksia Beach, Solander Esplanade, Bribie island – into Pumicestone Passage
  • Kal-ma-kuta Drive, Sandstone Point – into Pumicestone Passage
  • Spinnaker Sound Marina, Spinnaker Drive, Sandstone Point – into Pumicestone Passage near the mouth
  • Near the Donnybrook Caravan Park, off Esplanade S, Donnybrook – into Pumicestone Passage
  • Kunde Street, Beachmere – into Moreton Bay
  • 31 Whiting Street – into Caboolture River near the mouth
  • Saint Smith Road, Beachmere – into Caboolture River near the mouth
  • Beaufort Place, Deception Bay – into Moreton Bay
  • Captain Cook Parade, Deception Bay – into Moreton Bay

Moreton Bay Marine Park is full of diverse catch ripe for baiting off deception Bay and Bribie Island including: Bream, Snapper, Yellowfin, Blue Summer Crab, Garfish, Tailor, Cobia, Dusky Flathead, Estuary Cod, Grass Sweetlip, Spanish Mackerel, Moses Perch, Spotted Mackerel, Whiting, Mud Crab, Yellowtail Kingfish, Northern Bluefin, Mangrove Jack and Tuna.

More Information on Great Moreton Bay Fishing Hot Spots

Your Guide to Redcliffe Swimming around the Peninsula

Beach Hopping On Bribie Island Beaches

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Acknowledgement of Country - We would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands and waterways of the Moreton Bay Region, the Kabi Kabi/Gubbi Gubbi, Jinibara, and Turrbal people and pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging. We recognise the ongoing connection that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have to this land and recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the original custodians of this land.