Beach Fishing

Beach Fishing on Bribie Island

Beach Fishing on Bribie Island

The Pumicestone Passage in general is teeming with fish all year round

with the best spots being on the northern beaches,

You can drive along the beaches but only with a 4 wheel drive. Be aware though that some areas are restricted so check these out before you go

A current vehicle access permit is necessary and you can acquire one of these at Gateway Bait and Tackle

Check them out here where you will also find rules governing access

https://www.gatewaybaitandtackle.com.au/essential-information

Driving on the Beach

Be careful to drive along the beach above the waterline and below the high tide mark where the sand is firmer. Once you reach your destination do not leave the vehicle below the high tide mark or the incoming tide may surround it.

If at anytime you have difficulty and need beach recovery assistance phone Best Bribie Island Towing on 0411 572 914

Once you are ready to fish you will find the following will respond to strips of mullet and pilchards.

Dart, Bream, Flathead and tailor but the latter mostly in spring.

Use a light to medium beach rod and reel and fish mainly on the incoming tide

Lures are also successful and you can find a great selection complete with advice at Gateway Bait and Tackle.

Types of Fish

Dart put up a great fight. They average 1 Kg in weight but can go up to 3 Kg. The most common in this area is the Swallowtail Dart. Minimum size is 30cm with a limit of 30.

Dusky Flathead will attack anything whether live bait or lures. They are more plentiful in the warmer months. legal size is 40 t0 75 cm with a limit of 5

Yellowfin Bream are among the most popular fish harvested by recreational fishers in Queensland.

Legal size 25cm min with a limit of 30

Whiting. There is an art to catching this fish and the best bait is something found locally eg Bloodworms, sand wriggler worms, yabbies and shrimps 

The flesh of the whiting is distinctively white in colour and the texture is firm with a sweet flavour. It doesn’t have a fishy taste or smell, thus leaving a unique taste on the pallet to those who desire to eat it.

Size min 23cm with  a limit of 30.

Enjoy your fishing

Best Bribie Island Towing 0411 573 914

Gateway Bait and Tackle (07) 5497 5253

How to Drive On Sand

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Drivers very experienced on the roads will often have trouble when attempting to drive on sand. It can be quite hazardous at times,

  • You can float away
  • You can roll the vehicle
  • You can get bogged down

So why do people do it?

Mostly because it is fun

The Tips:

Always only use a four wheel drive.

Unless you’re driving on wet sand after the tide has run out, the sand is soft. So when you plonk a two-tonne four-wheel drive on it, the vehicle has a tendency to want to sink. We stop that sinking or bogging sensation by lowering the tyre pressure. This increases the length of the tread pattern on your tyre, dispersing its weight over a larger area.

When lowering the pressure use a reliable tyre gauge and drop the pressure to 16 psi

This is the best pressure for driving in sand.

If you do get bogged down below the high tide mark be aware that in the next six hours or so the tide is going to rise again and you will have seawater lapping around the vehicle,

With your tyres this low you need to drive much slower, especially when cornering, because the risk of a tyre coming off the rim is much higher.

If you do get stuck do not rev the vehicle up.

The wheels will spin and you will bog down even further,

Remember to increase the pressure before getting back on the road

Have a small compressor or pump handy to do this

If necessary call Best Bribie Island Towing and they will tow you to safer ground

Call 0411 572 914