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Brisbane Fishing

Brisbane Fishing

Brisbane is the capital of Queensland, and the third most populated city in Australia. With the Brisbane River, Moreton Bay, and easy access to reef and offshore fishing, Brisbane is one of the top destinations for fishing in the world.

Fishing the waters around Brisbane can produce excellent bottom fishing from Moreton Bay all the way out to the deep. Common catches are many different species of grouper and snapper, Amberjack, Jew Fish, Pearl Perch, Red Throat Emperor, Teraglin Jew, Bar Cod, and Blue Eye Trevalla

Trolling the waters nearshore can produce many different species of mackerel and tuna, including Mack Tuna, Longtail Tuna, Bluefin Tuna, King fish, School Mackerel, and Spotted Mackerel. During the summer months, trolling offshore gives anglers the oportunity to catch Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Dolphin (Mahi-mahi), Sailfish, and Wahoo.



Brisbane Fishing Forecast

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing Brisbane, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Bull Shark

  2. Bull Shark

    There is a 56.97% catch rate for Bull Shark, based on 1009 Bull Shark counted.

    Brisbane Bull Shark Counts Chart
    Bull

    ENLARGE BRISBANE BULL SHARK COUNTS CHART


  3. Striped Mullet

  4. Striped Mullet

    There is a 16.37% catch rate for Striped Mullet, based on 290 Striped Mullet counted.

    Brisbane Striped Mullet Counts Chart
    Striped

    ENLARGE BRISBANE STRIPED MULLET COUNTS CHART


  5. Yellowfin Bream

  6. Yellowfin Bream

    There is a 11.29% catch rate for Yellowfin Bream, based on 200 Yellowfin Bream counted.

    Brisbane Yellowfin Bream Counts Chart
    Yellowfin

    ENLARGE BRISBANE YELLOWFIN BREAM COUNTS CHART


  7. Australian Bass

  8. Australian Bass

    There is a 9.99% catch rate for Australian Bass, based on 177 Australian Bass counted.

    Brisbane Australian Bass Counts Chart
    Australian

    ENLARGE BRISBANE AUSTRALIAN BASS COUNTS CHART


  9. Gummy Shark

  10. Gummy Shark

    There is a 3.16% catch rate for Gummy Shark, based on 56 Gummy Shark counted.

    Brisbane Gummy Shark Counts Chart
    Gummy

    ENLARGE BRISBANE GUMMY SHARK COUNTS CHART


  11. Bluefish

  12. Bluefish

    There is a 0.68% catch rate for Bluefish, based on 12 Bluefish counted.

    Brisbane Bluefish Counts Chart
    Bluefish

    ENLARGE BRISBANE BLUEFISH COUNTS CHART


  13. Australasian Snapper

  14. Australasian Snapper

    There is a 0.28% catch rate for Australasian Snapper, based on 5 Australasian Snapper counted.

    Brisbane Australasian Snapper Counts Chart
    Australasian

    ENLARGE BRISBANE AUSTRALASIAN SNAPPER COUNTS CHART


  15. Spanish Mackerel

  16. Spanish Mackerel

    There is a 0.23% catch rate for Spanish Mackerel, based on 4 Spanish Mackerel counted.

    Brisbane Spanish Mackerel Counts Chart
    Spanish

    ENLARGE BRISBANE SPANISH MACKEREL COUNTS CHART


  17. Blacktip Shark

  18. Blacktip Shark

    There is a 0.17% catch rate for Blacktip Shark, based on 3 Blacktip Shark counted.

    Brisbane Blacktip Shark Counts Chart
    Blacktip

    ENLARGE BRISBANE BLACKTIP SHARK COUNTS CHART


  19. Dusky Flathead

  20. Dusky Flathead

    There is a 0.17% catch rate for Dusky Flathead, based on 3 Dusky Flathead counted.

    Brisbane Dusky Flathead Counts Chart
    Dusky

    ENLARGE BRISBANE DUSKY FLATHEAD COUNTS CHART


Recommendations above based on 17 species of fish and 1771 fish counted for February around Brisbane.

To date, there are 59 species of fish and a total of 44090 fish counted for Brisbane and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 1/1/1870 (154 years).

Last Update: 2/16/2024 11:05:21 PM

*** 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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The Top 10 Fishing Spots for Brisbane are the following:

  1. Dana Marea
    The Dana Marea was built at Morgan Creek, Broome, by Arthur Raston for Alfred Chambers Morgan. Official number: 140237 (Fremantle Register No. 2/1954) Pearling No. B35


  2. Moggill Ferry
    Moggill Ferry


  3. Captain Neilsen
    Captain Neilsen


  4. Cockle Banks West


  5. Sevens Reef


  6. Hinemoa
    Hinemoa


  7. Koopa


  8. Tiwi Pearl
    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


  9. Bard's Legacy
    Bard's Legacy


  10. Mount Elliot


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Top Brisbane Bait & Tackle Stores

  1. Tackle Land
    Our Tackle Technicians are service focused, excited about what they do and encourage and support all customers to embrace and enjoy the passion of fishing.

  2. Jones's Tackle
    Australia's Premier Store for specialist fishing tackle.

  3. Charlton's Fishing


  4. Alvey Reels
    Reliable and effective fishing reels built tough to withstand the effects of salt and sand with minimum maintenance.

  5. The Tackle Warehouse
    The Tackle Warehouse, Queensland’s largest fishing tackle retailer. For over 20 years, the Tackle Warehouse has been specialising in all forms of tackle for the freshwater, estuary and offshore angler.

  6. Water Tower Bait & Tackle


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Top Brisbane Fishing Charters & Guides

  1. Nomad Sportfishing
    Nomad Sportfishing operates pioneering and unique sportfishing, gamefishing and flyfishing mothership fishing charters along the eastern Queensland Coast of Australia.

  2. Outlaw Charters
    Outlaw Charters owned and operated by John Gooding. Est 1999. Provides offshore fishing daytrips from Brisbane.

  3. Frenzy Charters
    Our Brisbane based fishing charters, will target popular species such as Snapper, Pearl Perch, Trag Jew, Red Throat Emperor, Sweet Lip, King Fish, Amberjack, Jew Fish, Wahoo, Dolphin Fish and other quality table fish.

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Top Brisbane Marinas

  1. East Coast Marina
    East Coast Marina is only a short drive from Brisbane's CBD and approximately 20minutes from the airport. On Manly Harbour, we are the ideal boat storage location for locals and visitors to Brisbane, with direct access to beautiful Moreton Bay. C

  2. MBTBC Marina
    MBTBC Marina offers 333 x 10-24m mono and multi berths for sale and rent, 30 tonne travel-lift and Shipyard on site, Unleaded petrol, diesel and LP gas.

  3. Dockside Marina
    Just a four minute cruise from Brisbane's CBD

  4. Rivergate Marina and Shipyard


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