South Ballina – Richmond River – Flathead – December 2018

On a windy day Landangler fishes the south shore of the Richmond River at Ballina

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 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 – the old oyster jetty flats – 10 May 2016

Tuesday A few days on home turf gave me another opportunity to visit the Bribie Pumicestone Passage flats in search of flathead. I am enjoying the later starts for fishing trips at this time of year. I woke at about 4.45 am and drove up to Bribie, from Brisbane.Low tide would be at 6.18 am,Continue reading “Bribie – the old oyster jetty flats – 10 May 2016”

Brisbane River – Boggy Creek – 29 February 2016

Monday Wind, wind, wind – this is why you do not want to buy a boat. Throughout the end of February the wild weather continued. The forecast was for a 30 knot southerly on Monday. Still, every cloud has a silver lining – less boat traffic means more undisturbed fish and remember it’s never windyContinue reading “Brisbane River – Boggy Creek – 29 February 2016”

Bribie – the old oyster jetty flats – 1 February 2016

Monday The start of February usually marks the beginning of the real change in wind patterns on my home fishing patch – South East Queensland. The hot summer northerly winds are attacked by the cooler winter south-easterlies. The water temperature starts to drop very slightly and there is often some wild weather. On Monday strongContinue reading “Bribie – the old oyster jetty flats – 1 February 2016”

Bribie – The old oyster jetty flats – 2 January 2016

Saturday With Christmas done and dusted and the New Year underway. It was time to find an interesting activity other than eating and drinking. When your waders are getting tight you know you are in trouble. I needed to get moving and a morning fishing session is a great way of doing that. The weatherContinue reading “Bribie – The old oyster jetty flats – 2 January 2016”

Hat Head – Korogoro Creek – 28 September 2015

Monday On Monday I did not have time for the walk out to the headland so I decided to see what the monster, full moon morning high tide would push up Korogoro Creek. On the low tide the day before the water had looked like gravy, as the tannin stained water drained off the surroundingContinue reading “Hat Head – Korogoro Creek – 28 September 2015”

Bribie – the oyster jetty flats – 10 March 2013

Soft plastics and hard bodies – big and small – are all catching flathead at Bribie Island this week.

Bribie – the old oyster jetty flats – 16 December 2013

Not a great tide but landangler still finds a few Bribie Island flathead whilst fishing on the flats

Bribie – Oyster jetty flats – 15 July 2013

Landangler finds a couple of good fish in more miserable weather at Bribie.

Bribie Island – the old oyster jetty flats – 21 June 2013

Landangler braves the elements to find some flathead, fishing at Bribie Island

Yeppoon – Byfield National Park – Fishing Creek – 4/5 June 2013

Landangler finds fish and dodges the crocodiles, land-based fishing in Fishing Creek, just north of Yeppoon

Iluka – Woody Bay – 13 February 2013

Landangler finds shelter from the strong south-easterlies and gets a nice surprise.