Bribie Island – Flathead and Pike – July 2018

A July session back on the flats at Bribie

New Brighton, South Golden Beach, Bribie – Bream – August 2017

In August the bream where still around in numbers at Bribie and I also started to explore the beaches near the mouth of the Brunswick River in New South Wales. I am planning a move in that direction, so I need to get to know where to fish. Sticking with mainly Gulp soft plastics, IContinue reading “New Brighton, South Golden Beach, Bribie – Bream – August 2017”

Bribie and Iluka – Bream – July 2017

July I agree with the general sentiment that a clear sunny winter day in Queensland is hard to beat. Ok, so the mornings can be chilly but there is something great about needing a beany at sunrise and a cold shower at noon. July provided some good weather and some great bream. I started theContinue reading “Bribie and Iluka – Bream – July 2017”

Bribie – Bongaree and the oyster jetty flats – June 2017

As the water cooled in June I enjoyed a few beautiful clear-skied sessions fishing the flats at Bribie. The back end of the run out tide proved the most productive time to fish and I caught five good sized flathead on several occasions. I was usually using GULP Jerkshad soft plastics rigged on a 1/8thContinue reading “Bribie – Bongaree and the oyster jetty flats – June 2017”

Bribie & Mooball Creek – fishing the shallows – May 2017

May saw me out on the flats in front of the Sandstone Point hotel at Bribie Island wading in the shallows. Winter took a long time to arrive and the water styed stubbornly warm all through the month. The flounder arrived to supplement the flathead and the odd bream. I fished with my light spinningContinue reading “Bribie & Mooball Creek – fishing the shallows – May 2017”

Bribie – the old oyster jetty flats – March 2017

March saw some wet and humid days on the flats at Bribie. I only managed to fish a few fairly quick sessions when the tides were not ideal. I fished around the old oyster jetty with soft plastics and managed about 9 keeper sized flathead over three sessions and probably an equal number of undersizedContinue reading “Bribie – the old oyster jetty flats – March 2017”

Bribie – the old oyster jetty flats – 16 October 2016

Sunday We had had some wild weather through the end of the week in Queensland. A strong south-easterly had been blowing since Wednesday and fishing would have been pretty difficult. This was a shame as it was the run up to the full moon which is usually a good time to fish in the PumicestoneContinue reading “Bribie – the old oyster jetty flats – 16 October 2016”

Bribie – the oyster jetty flats and Bongaree – 10 October 2016

Monday On Monday it was back up to Bribie to fish the bottom of the tide. Summer had arrived and so had the warm water and northerly winds. September and October are traditionally thought to be good months for flathead fishing. In my experience the cooler months and consistent south easterly winds tend to produceContinue reading “Bribie – the oyster jetty flats and Bongaree – 10 October 2016”

Bribie – The oyster jetty flats and Bongaree – 6 October 2016

Thursday October saw some good fishing on the Bribie Island sand flats. On Thursday the wind was forecast to be a west south-westerly at 10 to 15 knots, easing off through the morning. It was a fairly cool 13 degrees when I arrived to start fishing at about 5.15 am. Low tide would be atContinue reading “Bribie – The oyster jetty flats and Bongaree – 6 October 2016”

Bribie – Bongaree & the oyster jetty – 14 September 2016

Wednesday On Wednesday I was fishing again in the morning but I decided to try the other side of the Pumicestone Passage and fish along the shore at Bongaree. This area has a sandy ledge that runs down to a drop off of a few metres. There are fish to be found all along theContinue reading “Bribie – Bongaree & the oyster jetty – 14 September 2016”

Bribie – Bongaree and the old oyster jetty flats – 26 August 2016

  On Friday I decided to fish on Bribie Island itself, at Bongaree. This ever changing stretch of sandy shore runs along a coffee rock ledge and is a good fishing spot. The winds were light and low tide would be at 9.35 am.  The water was very clear and the northerlies had blown aContinue reading “Bribie – Bongaree and the old oyster jetty flats – 26 August 2016”

Bribie – The oyster jetty flats – 25 June 2016

Saturday I was back in Brisbane again and drove up to Bribie to fish the flats. A cold 10 to 15 knot south westerly had been blowing overnight but by dawn the wind had dropped. It was 14 degrees as I walked out under the bridge in my waders. It was 5 days after fullContinue reading “Bribie – The oyster jetty flats – 25 June 2016”

Bribie – The oyster jetty flats – 17 June 2016

Friday I was back on home turf and I finally had the chance to chase some cold weather flathead at Bribie. I drove up to Sandstone Point at about 9.30 am, to fish the last few hours of the run out tide. I arrived and pulled on my waders and wandered out under the bridge.Continue reading “Bribie – The oyster jetty flats – 17 June 2016”