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Double Island Point

3.9/5 - (11 votes)
25°55'37.82" S, 153°5'41.37" E

Double Island Point

Access to fish here is via four wheel drive only. Double Island Point is a great refuge for bait fish seeking shelter. It’s the only headland between Noosa River mouth and inskip point, therefore it is a great spot for fishing.

Land based fishing around the point will produce Jewfish, Tailor, Snapper, Bream and the odd Trevally, Cobia, Tuna and Mackerel can sometimes come in closer. Land based access along the rocks is fairly easy but remember to fish only in good conditions. The surf breaks also hold good numbers of tailor over winter.

Beach fishing the Seasons

During summer the beaches and headland has mostly Bream, Whiting, Tarwhine and dart. Winter is definitely the most productive time for beach fishing. Bream and Tarwhine become more abundant. Late winter sees Tailor move up the beach and into the gutters. Flathead are a consistent catch and Jewfish are more likely to be encounted.

For boaters and kayakers, there are usually always calm waters for launching on the northern side of Double Island point. Access to launch here is either via Tewantin or rainbow beach. From the Tewantin direction the sand track crosses the headland and be can tricky with a big boat.

Around the headland there is some good patchy reef that produces winter Snapper. During the Tailor run between September and October the Tailor attract larger species like Mackerel and GT. The fishing around the headland can be dynamite that these times.

Sweetlip, Snapper, Cobia, Jewfish, Mackerel and Yellowtail Kingfish have all been caught around the headland here, and further offshore anglers can wrestle with Sweetlip, Trout and Red Emperor. But be careful as the weather conditions can change pretty quickly.

Some notable offshore spots are Pinnacles, 7 Mile and further offshore to 12 mile and 20 mile.

Inskip Point

Hugely popular camping spot, Inskip Point is a popular place to soak bait along the stretch of the Great Sandy Strait inlet. The tide can run hard through here so the changing tides are best for lures. Anglers can encounter all sorts here, Bream, Flathead, Tailor and Whiting are the common catches. Focus efforts around any gutters forms on the eastern side for best results.

If the wind is up, the inside of Inskip Point is a nice relaxing place to soak some bait. Anglers can expect Flathead, Bream and Whiting here. There’s really no trick here and the best baits are prawn, squid and strip mullet or pilchards. The Tailor will also frequent the sandy point.

The best time to target Tailor around Inskip and Double Island Point is during their annual run up the coast which happens in September. Anytime between July and December they can be around.

For the boating anglers, the mouth of the Great Sand Strait fishes well a times Tuna. You’ll know they are around when you see birds in the sky working the bait fish. Tailor are also around from July to December.

Tin Can Bay Inlet

Inside the Great Sandy Strait is a fantastic place for boaters and kayakers to explore. The waters stay relatively calm and there is generally always an option. There are great Flathead, Bream and Whiting population throughout Pelican Bay, Tin Can Inlet and the joining creeks like Carlo and Snapper Creek.

Most shallow run offs, feeder creeks, channels and drop offs produce flathead on the outgoing tides. While a rising tide will see Whiting and Bream move onto the flats.

The Mangrove Jack population isn’t a big here compared to northern creeks in the Great Sand Strait. However, it is still worth exploring upstream Carlo, Snapper and Teebar Creeks in Summer. Don’t be afraid to explore upstream skinny waters during bigger tides.

Trevally are also popular throughout the Tin Can Bay Inlet. They can be found working bait schools on the flats, points and junctions of intersecting creeks. The western flats usually produce on a rising tide.

Where to go fishing near Double Island Point?

  • Tin Can Inlet Drains

    Any of these small feeder creeks, channels and drains produce flathead on the out going tide....

  • Ida Island

    On a large tide fish up against the mangroves for Bream and Flathead. On an outgoing...

  • Bullock Point Structure

    Good land based spot, the structure here holds bream on a rising tide. Try casting suspending...

  • Inskip Point

    A popular spot to soak some bait, the point here produces Bream, Flathead and the odd...

  • Beagle Camp Inskip Point

    Popular place to soak some bait. The tide can run hard through here and weed can...

  • Rainbow Beach

    The gutters along Rainbow Beach hold Whiting at times. Tailor are also a possibility in Spring.

  • Double Island Point South

    Fish along the rock ledge at night for jewies. Soft plastics, vibes, hard body lures will...

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Bundaberg Fishing Report October 2021

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Fish currently being caught in the Wide Bay / Burnett region November, 2021

Barramundi Dusky Flathead Mangrove Jack
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Current Rating Double Island Point November, 2021
3.4/5 - (29 votes)
Fishing Report Provided By Tackle World Bundaberg

Recommended Lures for Double Island Point

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Squidgies Pro Flickbait 110mm

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Giant Trevally, Golden Trevally

Twisty 70g

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Longtail Tuna, Tailor
Killalure Flatz Ratz 2

Flatz Ratz – Killalure

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Black Spotted Rockcod, Mangrove Jack
The Yo-Zuri Crystal Minnow suspending lure has great constrast and is good for Barramundi


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, Queenfish

Squidgies Pro Wriggler – 80mm

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Yellowfin Bream
Storm Fishing Jig for Snapper


Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Coral Trout, Giant Trevally, Pink Snapper, Queenfish, Spanish Mackerel

Twisty 55g

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Longtail Tuna, Spanish Mackerel, Tailor
Storm Gomoku Fishing Jig


Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Pink Snapper

Bream Prawn Vibe

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
Bream Lure the Strike Pro Pygmy 2

Pygmy 2 – Strike Pro

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Yellowfin Bream

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One Comment “Double Island Point”

  • Scott


    Hi I’m looking at coming to tin can bay in July around the new moon for a week will this be a good time to catch whiting I have a boat that I was going to bring

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