Gosford, Brisbane Waters Fishing Spots

Gosford, Brisbane Waters Fishing Spots

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Gosford, Brisbane Waters

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33°27'25.55" S, 151°20'6.7" E

Located just 80km north of Sydney, Gosford, Brisbane Water and the complex waters of Broken Bay offer some of the best fishing spots in New South Wales. Broken Bay has been closed to commercial netting for over 50years and is known for its boating, scenic views and shoes, all of which offer some great fishing spots in and around Gosford.

Woy Woy, Ettalong Beach, Gosford and the eastern towns surrounding Brisbane Waters all have great facilities for land based fishing, kayak and boating. With great boat ramps, toilets, wash down facilities and parks dotted throughout Brisbane Waters this is a great area to fish for both locals and visitors. Hardcore anglers and families can enjoy the fishing on offer and a boat isn’t necessary to catch some great fish and enjoy the fishing spots around Gosford and Broken Bay.

Land based anglers can expect to catch fish species such as Bream, Flathead, Whiting, Leatherjacket, Luderick, and Mulloway, along with blue swimmer crabs during the right time of year. Boat based fishing in Brisbane Waters offers the same fish species however Mulloway are a common target species for locals. Kayaking fishing is very popular as it provides great stealth for chasing Bream and Flathead in the weed beds.

Umina Beach is a popular tourist destination but also has some great land based fishing spots. Woy Woy has some great fishing spots around Lions Park boat ramp, the wharf and at Spike Milligan bridge. Noonan Point and Gosford have some great places to flick fishing lures for bream around the countless jetties. Daleys Point and Wagstaffe can be quieter with less people making these great locations for fishing around Gosford.

Where to go fishing near Gosford, Brisbane Waters?

  • Rip Bridge

    Best fished around the turn of the tide or on a neap tide. Deep holes here...

  • Koolewong Shallows

    A popular spot for blue swimmer crabs.

  • Saratoga Wharf

    Good family land based spot for Bream, Flathead and whiting. Bait works the best along here....

  • Wagstaffe Point

    A popular big flathead spot, fishes best of small tides. Fish the eddies north or south...

  • Wagstaffe Bar

    A shallow bar here is a good spot for drift fishing with bait for some good...

  • Fisherman’s Cove oyster leases

    Good bream and flathead around the oyster leases. Bait, soft plastic and small hard bodies all...

  • Booker Bay

    Fishing the jetties for Bream and Flathead.

  • St Huberts Island Bridge

    Some sharp drop offs that fish well for flathead.

  • Island weed beds

    Good weed beds around these smaller islands that fish well for Flathead, Whiting and Bream. Lures...

  • St Huberts Island

    The jetties along here are all popular with anglers that love fishing with lures. Bream is...

  • Empire Bay islands

    Rocks around here and weed beds provide good fishing for flathead and Bream. Drops off into...

  • Empire Bay islands

    Rocks around here and weed beds provide good fishing for flathead and Bream. Drops off into...

  • Kincumber Channel

    Drift through the channel for big bream. Blue swimmers north in the broadwater.

  • Lintern Channel

    Good flathead on the outgoing tide. Look for small gutters entering the main channel around Rileys...

  • Pelican Island Oyster Leases

    Good bream fishing on the incoming tide that coincides with dawn or dusk.

  • Paddys Channel

    A popular spot for Bream, Flathead and whiting. Night time produces some good bream and mulloway,...

  • Woy Woy channel

    Good deep water along the length of this channel. Best fished at night when boat traffic...

  • Spike Milligan Bridge

    Great fishing on the run out tide for Luderick, Mulloway and Bream. Night is best for...

  • Parks Bay

    Good bream fishing around the jetties for Bream.

  • Pelican Island North

    Great oyster leases fish well for Flathead, Luderick and Bream. Weed beds to the north east...

  • Brisbane Water drop off

    Good drop off here into deeper water fishes well for Bream, Flathead on the incoming and...

  • Railway Bridge

    Flathead, Luderick and Flathead around the bridge structures. School Mulloway best targeted at night.

  • Narara Creek

    Best fished via Kayak with stealth, the weed beds have some great flathead and bream.

  • Ettalong Creek mouth

    The creek mouth on the run out tide produces some good Flathead, bream and whiting. Along...

  • Umina Beach

    Along the beach flathead, whiting and Mulloway at night. Bait works best along here, beachworms for...

  • Ettalong breakwall

    A good place to walk along casting soft plastics for bream along the breakwall. Luderick are...

  • Ettalong Beach

    Natural rockwall here with access to deep water. A good spot for bait fishing for Flathead,...

  • Anderson’s Wharf

    Flathead and Bream around the wharf pylons. Use bait, vibes and soft plastics.

  • Booker Bay Wharf

    Public wharf is good for land based fishing, use bait Bream, Flathead and Trevally.

  • Blackwall Boat Ramp

    Small area here with toilets and boat ramp, land based anglers are best off soaking a...

  • Cockle Channel

    A great based fishing spot close to Gosford, weed beds, rocks and a public wharf provide...

  • Empire Bay Wharf

    Lurderick, Bream and leather jacket hang around the wharf here.

  • Bensville Wharf

    Good land based spot, mostly bream and flathead, best to just sit back and soak a...

  • Davistown Boat ramp

    Bream around the boat ramp jetty.

  • Woy Woy park

    Good spots for land based fishing, Bream, Whiting and flathead are the main catches. Luderick around...

  • Spike Milligan Bridge land based

    A great land based fishing spot near Gosford, Bream, Mulloway, Luderick are all common catches here....

  • Brisbane Water Jetty

    Good access to a jetty, mostly bream around here, nice place to soak some local bait.

  • Phegans Bay

    Public wharf provides access to some good land based fishing, rock patches offer mostly bream here.

  • Bill Fitch Jetty

    Bream, Squire, flathead and whiting around the jetty. Blue swimmers are also all along this stretch.

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Recommended Lures for Gosford, Brisbane Waters

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Squidgies Pro Critter 55mm

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Yellowfin Bream

Twisty 70g

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Tailor
Bream Lure the Strike Pro Pygmy 2

Pygmy 2 – Strike Pro

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Yellowfin Bream

Bream Prawn Vibe

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Yellowfin Bream

Squidgies Pro Wriggler – 80mm

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Yellowfin Bream

Jewie 150

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Jewfish / Mulloway

Squidgies Pro Lobby

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Yellowfin Bream

Skippy Surface Lure

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Yellowfin Bream
Squidgies Pro Range Wriggler - 65mm

Pro Wriggler – 65mm

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Dusky Flathead, Yellowfin Bream

Twisty 55g

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Silver Trevally, Tailor
Berkley Gulp! Shrimp 2"

Gulp Shrimp 2″

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Dusky Flathead, Yellowfin Bream

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