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Brisbane Fishing Spots Land Based

Fishing around Brisbane anglers can travel inland for native freshwater Bass, soak a live bait in the Brisbane River for a Threadfin Salmon or fish the endless shallows of Moreton Bay for Bream, Whiting and Flathead. Brisbane cops very heavy fishing pressure, despite this anglers with patience, skill and timing still produce fish on both lures and bait. Read on to learn about some of the most popular landing based Brisbane fishing spots.

The most popular catches from Brisbane fishing spots are Whiting, Yellowfin Bream, Flathead, Tailor, Trevally, Cod, Tarpon and Australian Bass in the freshwater. More rare species are Mangrove Jack, Threadfin Salmon, Jewfish, Sweetlip and Snapper. Most of the year Whiting, Bream and Flathead are around, during Winter bream school up closer the river mouths. Spring sees larger Flathead move up the estuary and the beaches fire up with Tailor and the odd Jewfish.

92cm Threadfin Salmon land based fishing the Brisbane river

92cm Threadin Salmon land based, thanks @fishing_segs

Where to go fishing around Brisbane

Bribie Island

Bribie Island is one of the better beach fishing spots near Brisbane. The northern end of Bribie provides better fishing. Four wheel drives can drive north along the beach, this is a good time to look for deeper gutters. The Bribie beaches are best fished on an incoming tide. A light to medium beach rod and reel is the go, and strip baits of mullet or pilchards can produce Bream, Flathead, Dart, Tailor (mostly in spring) and the odd Mulloway.

There are a few places around the Bribie township and canals to flick lures for Bream, like the Bribie island Gondola. The sea grass beds generally old Whiting, which will take yabby baits. Bread makes good bait for Bream in the canals.


The beaches of Caboolture mainly produce whiting and a rising tide is the best time to fish. Yabbies are the best bait. The odd Bream and Flathead will also move onto the flats during the incoming tide.

Beachmere lake

Has good numbers of Tarpon which can be great fun on small minnow lures and poppers. Other fish have also been caught in here.

Caboolture River Mouth

Good flathead fishing on the outgoing tide, either soak a bait along the shores with the family or walking solo along the river bank and targeting the small feeder creeks will produce flathead. Good winter fishing for Bream as they spawn in the deeper waters, best targeted on an incoming tide with small metal vibes or pilchard baits.

Deception Bay Fishing Spots

There aren’t many friendly access points here for land based anglers. The Endeavour Esplanade is worth a fish on an incoming tide.

Scarborough Harbour

The breakwall provides good structure for Bream, Flathead and the odd Mangrove Jack in Summer. Early morning and late afternoon into the night is the best time.

Scarborough foreshore

The foreshore has a ton of structure to cast lures or use bait for Bream, Whiting and Flathead. Dedicated anglers can walk the rocks in search of fish, summer time provides some fun fishing on poppers. The odd Sweetlip and Snapper are also caught in the deeper sections.

Redcliffe Jetty

There is good structure and shelter here for baitfish, which attracts Bream, Flathead and Tailor. Tailor are mainly in Spring.

Woody Point

Woody Point is a Greenzone from Scotts point to the Jetty. Anglers can fish from the jetty into deeper water. Incoming tide produces the best results for Bream, Flathead and the odd Tailor. Bait fishing is the way to go, prawns, pilchards and Strip baits of mullet work well. During spring Tailor will take metal slug lures.

Hays Inlet Mouth

The mouth of Hays Inlet has good land based access. An out going tide can produce good catches of Flathead on soft plastics. Jewfish and Jacks are also caught here in the deeper holes. Live baiting early morning, afternoons into the night on the smaller tides and an hour either side of the tide turns will give you the best chance.

Brighton Park

The muddy banks, channels and small feeder creek here is a good place to fish for flathead on an outgoing tide. The incoming tide produces Bream and Whiting, with summer be the best time to target whiting on surface poppers.

Decker Park

To the north off Hornibrook highway is good scattered rock and pylon structure that fishes well for Bream on an incoming tide. The bridge pylons have deeper water and bait is the best here. Mangrove Jack and jewfish have been caught from here.

Pine River Fishing

There’ aren’t too many landed based options along the Pine River. Deep Water Bend Reserve produces some okay fishing for mostly Bream and Flathead, its best fished with bait. Further upstream at the Pine Creek crossing anglers can target Bass, best during Summer.


The rocky shoreline at the mouth of Cabbage Tree Creek fishing well for Bream on an incoming tide. Shallow diving hard minnow lures, preferably suspending are the go. The jetty gives anglers access to deeper water, bait is the best method here.

Cabbage Tree Creek

Sinbad Street offers good access to the creek with some jetties as structure for Bream and Flathead. Keen anglers can access the southern side through Boondall Wetlands Park. Walking along the shoreline here is a good way to cover ground in search of Bream and flathead.

Nudgee Beach

The foreshore is a popular spot during summer to target Whiting on poppers. While the river mount is a good place to target Bream during winter. A bit tricky to access the snags and mangroves around the mouth are good places to target bream on an incoming tide.

Fishing Brisbane River Land Based

The Brisbane River is an impressive waterway. Common species caught in the Brisbane river include Threadfin Salmon, Bream, Flathead, Whiting, Tailor, Trevally and further upstream Bass. Mangrove Jack and Jewfish are also caught throughout the Brisbane River every year.

Boggy Creek

Boggy Creek is known to produce Bream, Flathead, the odd Mangrove Jack, Threadfin Salmon and Jewfish. Around the boat ramp live baiting works well in summer for Mangrove Jack as the tide slows down. Further downstream there are several more access points off Piped Road. The waters here can be hit and miss, but worth jig a few vibes for Flathead and Bream.

Cameron Rocks Reserve

Strong currents make lure fishing difficult. Bait anglers can expect Bream, Flathead and the odd Mangrove jack in Summer.

Newstead Jetty

Breakfast Creek meets the Brisbane River on a bend, creating a deep hole. Strong currents make lure fishing hard, but during the slack tides anglers have hooked Threadfin Salmon, Jewfish and the odd Mangrove Jack here. Live and dead baiting from the jetty at night is the go at this spot.

Bulimba Point

Bulimba Point provides some relief from an incoming tide current. Anglers can soak a bait here for mainly Bream.

Gateway Bridge

Strong currents rip through here so the best times to fish is during the turn of the tide. Fish with strip baits around the pylons particularly during night for Threadfin Salmon, Mangrove Jack and the odd Mulloway.

Port Bridge

Land based access is possible under the bridge and to the west down Howard Smith Drive. Under bridge is deep water is best fished with bait during a turning tide. The main species here are Mangrove Jack, Jewfish and the usual Bream.

Wynnum Creek

The rock wall along here popular amongst local anglers. The weed shallows on the south side of the rock wall produce Bream, Whiting and Flathead on the incoming tide. Summer is a great time to target whiting in the shallows on popper lures.

Wynnum Jetty

The Wynnum Jetty gives anglers access to some deeper waters. The main catches here are Bream, Flathead, whiting and the odd Trevally. However during late winter and spring Tailor are around. This area is best fished with bait.

Wynnum Shallows

There is good access for land based anglers to plenty of shallow and weedy waters around Wynnum. Exploring the area with lightly soft plastics and shallow diving lures can produce results of Flathead, Bream and Whiting.

Manly Boat Harbour Rock Wall

The rock wall extends out into deeper waters making this a popular spot for anglers. The wall attracts Bream, Flathead, Trevally and the odd Mangrove Jack and Jewie. Because its so popular its best fished at night with strip mullet baits for the better quality fish.

Lota Creek Mouth

From Queen Victoria Boat Ramp to the creek junction is a good place to target flathead on soft plastics. The shallow waters also offer Whiting.

Tingalpa Creek Mouth

Land based fishing access is possible around the mouth, however it is a bit of a walk. Around the mangrove anglers can target Bream on an incoming tide. Suspending minnow lures work well. Flathead will also push up into the mangroves.

Queens Esplanade to Tarradarrapin Creek

There is good shallow water fishing along this stretch around the mangrove on an incoming tide for bream, flathead and whiting. Shallow diving minnows and lightly weighted soft plastics are the go. This area is well worth exploring.

Aquatic Paradise Park

The water around the mouth of Tarradarrapin Creek is deeper and mainly fishes well for Bream. Soaking baits here on an outgoing tide anglers can expect mostly Bream and a few Flathead.

Wellington Point

This is a beautiful spot to go fishing near Brisbane. Fishing around the flats with shallow diving lures, soft plastics and poppers is a good way to find Bream, Flathead and whiting.

Wellington Point Jetty

The odd snapper has been caught from the Jetty, particularly after rough seas and weather. Other catches include Tailor, Bream and the odd Jewfish. Strip mullet, pilchards and squid baits all work well.

Raby Esplanade

Nice access to deeper waters, anglers can expect mainly Bream particularly during winter. Mangrove jack also lurk around the rock walls in Summer.

Cleveland Point

Rocky structure around Cleveland Point make it a great place to go fishing near Brisbane. Its best fished during the high tide, walking around the point casting soft plastics or 2m diving hard body lures. The point produces, Cod, Bream and the odd Snapper on bait.

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Have a question about Brisbane Land Based fishing spots or lure technique?
  1. Warren Cox

    Looking for a land based crabbing spot. I thought about Lota Creek. Can it be accessed upstream at all.

  2. Milo

    Where the best land based fishing spots near Jacobs well

  3. Clarence

    Hey guys, Can anyone help?
    i would like to bring my boy for land base fishing. Can anyone suggest a smoother rocks land base fishing as he always gets the hook stuck on the rocks when coming near the coast?

    Thanks ya…

    • Roger

      Clarence try the jetty at Wellington point best of luck good to see a parent showing interest in their children

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