Part 1 of Your Guide to Boat Launching & Fishing in the Moreton Bay Region introduced you to great lake and river fishing locations. Now, in part 2, discover where to go fishing in the open waters of the Moreton Bay Marine Park and within the sheltered Pumicestone Passage.
Wherever you go north of Hays Inlet – from the mouth of the North Pine River, up to Scarborough, past Deception Bay and over to Bribie Island – there are a plethora of fishing spots just waiting to be discovered.
Get out onto the open water, or plant yourself shore-side along Redcliffe peninsula.
A couple of mainland fishing spots to try out include: Woody Point Jetty, Redcliffe Jetty and Ted Smout Memorial Bridge.
The waters of Moreton Bay Marine Park are teeming with fish all along the peninsula including: Bream, Tailor and Whiting can be snatched fishing from the beaches and bridges, bring home Whiting and Flathead from Hays Inlet, snare some Mackarel boating off Woody Point and from the jetty and capture Sand Crabs in the waters off Bramble Bay and Redcliffe.
You can launch your boat, or throw a line in from the shore at various fishing spots along the Deception Bay Esplanade and numerous areas all over Bribie Island (as well as from the mainland side of Pumicestone Passage).
Shore fishing opportunities abound at the Donnybrook jetty and along the Toorbul waterfront. Travel across the bridge to fit in some Bribie Island fishing.
You can fish from Bribie Bridge, or hunker down for the day and throw lines in from Bongaree jetty, or from the sands of Woorim Beach, Sylvan Beach, Banksia Beach, Red Beach, or Skirmish Point.
Moreton Bay Marine Park can be accessed from various boat ramps dotted along the shoreline of Deception Bay and Pumicestone Passage:
Moreton Bay Marine Park is full of diverse catch ripe for baiting off deception Bay and Bribie Island including: Bream, Snapper, Yellowfin, Blue Summer Crab, Garfish, Tailor, Cobia, Dusky Flathead, Estuary Cod, Grass Sweetlip, Spanish Mackerel, Moses Perch, Spotted Mackerel, Whiting, Mud Crab, Yellowtail Kingfish, Northern Bluefin, Mangrove Jack and Tuna.