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Brunswick River

2.5/5 - (14 votes)
28°32'13.66" S, 153°33'15.23" E

Brunswick River is approximately 160km south of Brisbane, 780km north of Sydney and only 15mins from Byron Bay, it is a popular tourist destination with a relaxed beach town vibe. Brunswick River fishing spots offer a variety of fishing for families, land based anglers, kayakers and boaters. The River system runs from Mount Jerusalem, through Mullumbimby and Brunswick head, traveling 34kms and descending 142m before reaching the mouth.

Brunswick River is a healthy ecosystem which is home to a rich diversity of marine life, which makes fishing the Brunswick River great for all anglers. What fish species are in the Brunswick River? You can expect to catch Bream, Whiting, Flathead, Cod, small Mulloway and out at the mouth Tailor all year round. Summertime is when you can really start chasing Mangrove Jack especially on lures. Brunswick River has some great natural and man-made structure for casting lures, it also has some great land based fishing spots for the family to enjoy.

Popular Brunswick Head fishing spots

The most popular fishing spots are:

  • South break wall – a nice protected spot from the SE swell and wind, anglers can expect Bream, Flathead and Tailor, Mulloway at night night
  • Marshalls Creek rock wall – Great flathead fishing
  • Boat Harbour Rock wall – Some great bream fishing on a rising tide

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Recommended fishing gear for the Brunswick River

Fishing the Brunswick River for bread and butter species it is best to fish light, 2-4kg spin setups will cover all the fish species like Bream, Flathead and Luderick, this is also a great setup for lures. Bait fishing, anglers can definitely fish a bit heavier to help left the fish off the rock walls.

More dedicated anglers targeting Mulloway and Mangrove Jack should look as heavier outfits around the 6kg+ area the Mangrove Jack will try to take your lure and bait back into heavy structure. The same weight is good the beach too, however you will require a longer rod, 6kg will cover most scenarios around here, unless you’re targeting mulloway, then a 10kg setup is preferred.

Where to go fishing near Brunswick River?

  • Blackrock

    Mangrove Jack and Bream on the incoming tide.

  • Brunswicks River Mangrove Jack

    Good snaggy country here that has Mangrove Jack, best in Summer. Bream and Flathead are also...

  • Deep hole

    A deep hole here produces Bream and Flathead, summertime Mangrove Jack.

  • Old Oyster Leases

    Great fishing on a run out tide for Flathead on soft plastic lures or bait like...

  • Simpson Creek upstream

    Good fishing on big tides, fish the gutters, drop offs and channels draining into the main...

  • Oyster Leases

    This is a good lure fishing spot for Bream and Flathead, the deeper water closer to...

  • Marshall Creek Oyster Leases

    Best fishing here is on an incoming tide for Bream, small hard body lures and soft...

  • Marshall Creek Upstream

    Best fishing on bigger tides, the outgoing tide can be very productive for Flathead, cast into...

  • Marshall Creek Rockwall Drain

    On a runout tide this can be a very productive spot for Flathead, the shallow flats...

  • Marshall Creek Rock Wall

    Good fishing for Flathead and Bream. Incoming and outgoing tide work well, outgoing tide is better...

  • Brunswick Bridge

    Fish close the bridge structure in the deeper water for Bream and Flathead, best fish with...

  • Boat Harbor Rock wall

    Fish the rock wall for Flathead, Luderick and the odd mangrove jack. Fishing around the boat...

  • Prues Point

    Access into a deeper water hole has Bream, Flathead and Luderick.

  • Simpson Creek Rock Wall

    A popular fishing spot in Brunswick River for Luderick in Winter. Mulloway, Bream and Flathead also...

  • Simpson Creek Bridge

    Good fishing on an incoming tide for Bream, Whiting and Flathead.

  • Torakina Park Rock wall

    This is a good spot to fish if there are big swells as fish will come...

  • Brunswick River Mouth

    A good spot to fish, walk along the paved path and pick a spot. This fishing...

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Recommended Lures for Brunswick River

Click here to find the best lures for fishing Brunswick River. 5 stars mean this lure has been hand picked for Brunswick River.

Jackall Squirell 79 hank tuned

Jackall DD Squirrel 79SP Silent ‘Hank Tuned’

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Black Spotted Rockcod, Mangrove Jack

Squidgies Pro Wriggler – 80mm

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Yellowfin Bream
Berkley Gulp! Shrimp 2"

Gulp Shrimp 2″

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Black Spotted Rockcod, Dusky Flathead, Mangrove Jack, Yellowfin Bream

Squidgies Pro Lobby

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Yellowfin Bream

Zman 9” GrubZ Big Guibz

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Black Spotted Rockcod

Squidgies Pro Critter 55mm

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Yellowfin Bream

Jewie 150

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Jewfish / Mulloway
Squidgies Pro Range Wriggler - 65mm

Pro Wriggler – 65mm

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Dusky Flathead, Yellowfin Bream
Killalure Flatz Ratz 2

Flatz Ratz – Killalure

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Black Spotted Rockcod, Mangrove Jack
Squidgies Pro Wriggler - 100mm - Bloodworm

Pro Wriggler – 100mm

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Black Spotted Rockcod, Mangrove Jack

Skippy Surface Lure

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Yellowfin Bream, Yellowfin Whiting

Twisty 70g

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Tailor

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One Comment “Brunswick River”

  • reuben.morris


    defiantly good fishing at Brunswick u catch so much and u get good size fish as well as crabs

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