Bribie Island Fishing

Bribie Island Fishing

Bribie Island is one of three islands at the northern part of Moreton Bay, Queensland. It is 21 miles long and 8 miles wide. Cyclone Seth caused a wider passage to form at the northern tip of the island on January 2, 2022. People call this passage Morty's Passage, named after the person who was filming there at the time of the storm. The island is also known for having one side with calm water and the other side with surf waters, allowing people to enjoy the best of both worlds without traveling far.

For thousands of years, people have enjoyed fishing at this island, and it continues to be a great fishing destination. The Joondaburri trained dolphins to herd fish into nets and spears. In 1799, Captain Matthew Flinders mistakenly landed on the island thinking it was the mainland and had a conflict with one of the aboriginals. The person had attempted to take his hat off, then threw a spear at him and his crew as they were leaving the shore. Flinders shot back in retaliation and dubbed the area Point Skirmish because of the minor conflict. Today, the area where the conflict occurred is called South Point while another area of the island is Skirmish Point.

Common catches throughout the year from Bribie Island fishing include bream, cod, flathead, parrot, mulloway, juvenile snapper and Moses perch. From June to August, tailor is a frequent catch. In the winter, Bribie Island fishing often delivers sailfish, barramundi, whiting, bluefish and greater amberjack. The island is great for shore fishing and surf fishing, and it has a jetty and canals in addition to the sea waters bordering the island. The canals tend to be full of juvenile snapper, bream, trevally and mangrove jack. A wide variety of fish are available at the jetty, including juvenile snapper, bream, flathead and mulloway.



Top Bribie Island Fishing Spots

  1. Dana Marea
    5/16/2014 11:28:39 PM - Dana Marea


  2. Captain Neilsen
    4/22/2015 11:26:04 PM - Captain Neilsen


  3. Hinemoa
    5/16/2014 11:25:58 PM - Hinemoa


  4. North Moreton Trench
    4/22/2015 9:36:44 PM - Marlin, Sailfish.


  5. Cockle Banks West
    3/20/2018 6:14:09 PM -


  6. Koopa
    4/16/2017 5:33:47 PM -


  7. Unidentified Bribie Island 2
    5/16/2014 11:28:41 PM - Unidentified Bribie Island 2


  8. Bard's Legacy
    5/16/2014 11:28:36 PM - Bard's Legacy


  9. Mount Elliot
    4/16/2017 5:32:57 PM -


  10. Tiwi Pearl
    3/29/2013 1:27:52 AM - Queensland Notices to Mariners 226 (Permanent) of 2010 Brisbane pilotage area Locality: Harry Atkinson Reef, Moreton Bay Activity: vessel scuttled for reef extension Refer to



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Bribie Island Fishing Forecast

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing Bribie Island, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Australasian Snapper

  2. Australasian Snapper

    There is a 45.76% catch rate for Australasian Snapper, based on 27 Australasian Snapper counted.


  3. Sandbar Shark

  4. Sandbar Shark

    There is a 6.78% catch rate for Sandbar Shark, based on 4 Sandbar Shark counted.


  5. Dusky Flathead

  6. Dusky Flathead

    There is a 5.08% catch rate for Dusky Flathead, based on 3 Dusky Flathead counted.


  7. Fingermark Bream

  8. Fingermark Bream

    There is a 5.08% catch rate for Fingermark Bream, based on 3 Fingermark Bream counted.


  9. Striped Mullet

  10. Striped Mullet

    There is a 5.08% catch rate for Striped Mullet, based on 3 Striped Mullet counted.


  11. Lionfish

  12. Lionfish

    There is a 3.39% catch rate for Lionfish, based on 2 Lionfish counted.


  13. Mulloway

  14. Mulloway

    There is a 3.39% catch rate for Mulloway, based on 2 Mulloway counted.


  15. Orange-spotted Grouper

  16. Orange-spotted Grouper

    There is a 3.39% catch rate for Orange-spotted Grouper, based on 2 Orange-spotted Grouper counted.


  17. Sand Tiger

  18. Sand Tiger

    There is a 3.39% catch rate for Sand Tiger, based on 2 Sand Tiger counted.


  19. Bull Shark

  20. Bull Shark

    There is a 1.69% catch rate for Bull Shark, based on 1 Bull Shark counted.


Recommedations above based on 20 species of fish and 59 fish counted for September around Bribie Island.

To date, there are 61 species of fish and a total of 1093 fish counted for Bribie Island and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 1/1/1886 (136 years).

Last Update: 9/22/2022 8:14:13 AM

*** PLEASE NOTE ***
Please check local, state/province, and federal laws before fishing for any species found on this site. All data is based on historical data found for this area, and in some cases as far back as the year 1600.

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  1. Tackle Land
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  2. Wellsys Tackle
    Australia's Game and Sport Fishing Tackle specialists since 1993

  3. Commercial Fishing Supplies
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Top Bribie Island Fishing Charters & Guides

  1. Bribie Island Boat Charters
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  2. Swan Boat Hire
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  3. Odyssey Charters
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  4. Flat Dog Charters


  5. Top Catch Charters


  6. Tie 'n' Fly Outfitters


  7. Mooloolaba Fishing Charters


  8. Moreton Island Fishing Charters


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Top Bribie Island Marinas

  1. Spinnaker Sound Marina
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  2. Scarborough Marina
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  3. Newport Marina


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