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Turkey Beach

3.7/5 - (3 votes)
24°4'4.62" S, 151°39'4.1" E

Turkey Beach is a sleepy fishing town about 5-6 hours north of Brisbane. Fishing at Turkey Beach can be great at times particularly for Blue Salmon, Bream, Flathead and Cod. Mangrove Jack and Barramundi require a bit more work and are best tempted with Live bait, however working the snags up the smaller creeks with lures can produce good results particularly on an incoming tide. Further out the rocky headlands have Trevally, School Mackerel and Queenfish mostly. Around towards Richards Point there is coral reef and rocks, which have small coral trout, spanish and other reef fish including Blue Bone / Tuskfish. Read on to learn more about Turkey Beach fishing spots.

Land Based fishing Turkey Beach

Land based fishing around Turkey Beach is great if you are willing to explore via 4wd into more remote spots. Low tides are great for this, as anglers can walk the banks and cast lures into the small ponds that fish are trapped in. This is an affective approach to target Mangrove Jack mainly in the warmer months. 

The flats around Turkey Beach township are a good place to pump for yabbies, and on a high tide will produce Flathead, Bream and Whiting all year round. 

Fishing Turkey Beach by Boat

Turkey Beach is heavily commercial fished, so fishing can be tough at times, having some spots in mind and a game plan is the best way to guarantee success. Mud crabs are around but you must work the tides as many spots dry out on a low tide.

For lure based anglers the smaller tributaries fish well on an incoming tide for Mangrove Jack in the warmer months. By catches will include Bream, Cod and Flathead with the odd barramundi. Some anglers will head upstream and wait for the tide to go out to then fish the remaining pools of water for mangrove Jacks. The mud/sand flats produce whiting, bream and flathead. There are several patches of grass/weed which is a great foraging place for Bream and Whiting. 

In Winter the big bays fill with clear water where anglers can sight cast at schools of Blue Salmon, the bigger Salmon can also be found up to 100cm, however they mainly travel in pairs and are more flighty. 

Barramundi school up during the neap tides, however they do get heavily targeted by commercial fishos. The deeper holes with slow current run are where the barras usually school up. There are plenty of big back currents with dirty water to sound for Barras. On the bigger tides the barra become more active at night coming up to a full moon. During this time they are best targeted near the rock bars.


Where to go fishing near Turkey Beach?

  • Richards Point

    Coral reef that has Stripeys, Coral Trout, Cod, small Spanish Mackerel and the odd small Mouth...

  • Morris Creek

    Small creek has Bream, Cod and small Mangrove Jack hidden amongst the snags.  

  • Turkey Beach Weed beds

    Grass/weed beds fish well for Bream and Flathead.  

  • Bird Island Eddys

    On a run out tide, the back eddies and dirty water lines fish well for Barramundi...

  • Beecher Point

    Queenfish, Trevally and Doggy Mackerel hang around Beecher Point at times.  

  • Mangrove Bay

    This shallow bay is covered with water on high tide, Blue Salmon and Whiting are found...

  • Turkey Beach Channel Marker

    On the smaller tides this area holds Grunter.

  • Hilliard Creek

    Rubble patches and small rocks have Mangrove Jack, Cod, Bream, Blue salmon and the odd barramundi....

  • Hilliard Creek Mouth

    Rock bar fishes well on an incoming tide for Cod, Bream and Blue Salmon.

  • Turkey Beach Mangrove Jack

    The 2 small creek systems have Mangrove Jack, small Barramundi, Bream, Cod, Flathead and Blue Salmon....

  • Worthington Rock bar 02

    Small rockbar, live bait for Mangrove Jack.

  • Worthington Rock bar 01

    Small rockbar, live bait for Mangrove Jack.

  • Rodds Bay

    Access via Harbour Drive (maybe private property and not accessible after writing?). The rocky area mostly...

  • Worthington Creek

    Take the Danube road, and left after the first small gully. Walk the creek banks for...

  • Oaky Creek

    Good land based spot - best fished at low tide, walk the banks fishing the holes...

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Capricorn Coast / CQ Fishing Report March, 2017

At long last the weather has changed and the wind has eased to allow the fishermen to venture out and catch fish, the fish that have been caught from red emporer, red... Read more

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Current Rating Turkey Beach March, 2017
2.9/5 - (69 votes)
Fishing Report Provided By Coucom’s Crabpots and Fishing Gear

Recommended Lures for Turkey Beach

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Reidy's Lures - Little Lucifer Hellraiser

Little Lucifer Hellraiser – Reidy’s Lures

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Barramundi, Flowery Cod

Squidgies Pro Critter 55mm

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

Laser Pro 160

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Barramundi, Shark Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel
Berkley Gulp! Shrimp 2"

Gulp Shrimp 2″

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

Junior B52

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

Pygmy 2 – Strike Pro

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

Roosta Popper 160

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Coral Trout, Trevally

Bream Prawn Vibe

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Black Bream, Grunter, Yellowfin Bream

Skippy Surface Lure

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

Flatz Ratz – Killalure

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Barramundi, Black Spotted Rockcod, Gold spotted rockcod, Mangrove Jack

Jewie 150

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Barramundi

Squidgies Slick Rig 130mm

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Barramundi

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One Comment “Turkey Beach”

  • Phill Cooper


    Thanks for that great report . How do I get a map of the area including bay and fishing spots at Turkey Beach .

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