Iluka – Woody Head – March, 2019

Even after a tropical storm in February there were plenty of fish on offer in March

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 – 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”

Coffin Bay – Point Avoid/ Boat Ramp – 3/4 September 2016

Saturday/Sunday Saturday morning was cold and grey and the low that had passed through the week before had left a big swell behind it. It would be low tide near dawn and although it was cold, it was not raining so I drove back down into the Coffin Bay National Park and round to fishContinue reading “Coffin Bay – Point Avoid/ Boat Ramp – 3/4 September 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”

Coffin Bay – Mount Dutton and Kellidie Bays – 13 June 2016

Monday Monday was to be my last day at Coffin Bay. The wind had come up again and when I woke at 5.30 am it was bitterly cold. I wrapped up and drove round to the flats at Farm Beach. In the biting wind I wandered around casting through dawn but apart from a fewContinue reading “Coffin Bay – Mount Dutton and Kellidie Bays – 13 June 2016”

Coffin Bay – Point Avoid – 11 June 2016

Saturday Having caught plenty of salmon trout inside Coffin Bay it was time to get out on to the surf beaches and find some bigger models. On Saturday morning I was up at 5.45 am and drove into the Coffin Bay National Park. I drove long the winding track out to the west side. ItContinue reading “Coffin Bay – Point Avoid – 11 June 2016”

1770 – Flat Rock – Dart, Perch, Flathead – 15 May 2016

Sunday Sunday was my second morning at 1770 and the weather looked like it was going to be pretty good. The wind was forecast at about a 7 knot southerly on dawn and would pick up a little later on. The moon was 67% full in its waxing gibbous phase. Low tide would be atContinue reading “1770 – Flat Rock – Dart, Perch, Flathead – 15 May 2016”

1770 – Middle Rock, Wreck Rock -14 May 2016

Saturday I had some work to do in Gladstone in mid-May and this year I have decided to add fishing to work, at every opportunity.  I was driving up and decided a few days of land based fishing at 1770 would be a good move. I rented a unit from Gavin and Kim at theContinue reading “1770 – Middle Rock, Wreck Rock -14 May 2016”

Bribie – the old oyster jetty flats – 28 April, 2016

Thursday I was back in Brisbane and it was time to get amongst the flathead. This has traditionally been a very productive time on the flats around Bribie Island. But this year I have fished far less in this area than usual. The weather has also been very warm and fairly dry, which may haveContinue reading “Bribie – the old oyster jetty flats – 28 April, 2016”

Iluka – Shark Bay – Tailor – 18 March 2016

Friday. It was Friday and although the wind and swell was forecast to drop off slightly in the morning – it would soon pick up again. I stuck with Shark Bay and arrived at about 5.45am. The skies were the clearest they had been all week and I was treated to a magnificent sunrise. IContinue reading “Iluka – Shark Bay – Tailor – 18 March 2016”

Iluka – Shark Bay – Tailor / Bream – 17 March 2016

Thursday On Thursday the weather was much the same and low tide was not until 11.20 am. Most of my favourite fishing points around Iluka are low or falling tide spots, so I decided to have a lie in. Of course a fisherman’s lie in just means getting up at dawn, rather than 90 minutesContinue reading “Iluka – Shark Bay – Tailor / Bream – 17 March 2016”

Iluka – Shark Bay – Tailor / Bream – 16 March 2016

Wednesday Wednesday in Iluka and more rain was forecast.  I woke to grey skies and the persistent south easterly wind and swell. Shark Bay would be the only sensible place to fish. Low tide would be about 9.30 am. By standing on the north side of the rocky outcrop, I would be able to castContinue reading “Iluka – Shark Bay – Tailor / Bream – 16 March 2016”