Help the Dolphins make history! Sign the pledge

Search:



Fishing: what’s biting … where?

Posted: 4pm 15 Feb 2021

Hornibrook Bait & Tackle’s Tony Lincoln knows a thing or two about fishing. Here’s his tips for a successful outing onshore and offshore.

For my first column I thought I'd take the time to introduce myself.

Growing up on the Redcliffe peninsula gave me a wonderful grounding and fishing education while exploring its foreshores. One of my earliest fishing memories is being with my grandmother on Redcliffe jetty aged about five years of age around 1976.

Since those early days, I've developed and expanded my fishing experiences targeting a range of species across Australia, and also being fortunate enough to have fished internationally on several occasions.

I've lived in Cairns, Arnhem Land in the NT and the Pilbara region of Western Australia, and fished all these regions, in addition to the Kimberley, northern NSW, South East, Central, Northern and Far Northern QLD, plus internationally in Costa Rica, Guatemala, and several trips to Papua New Guinea. Periods spent working commercial long line tuna boats and prawn trawlers have also added to my experience.

I'm passionate about introducing new fishos, particularly juniors, to our sport and pastime of fishing. I truly hope they'll experience the same amount of pleasure and excitement that I have over the years, and still do, when I can manage to get out myself.

What’s biting … where?

  • Squire, snapper and grassy sweetlip are on the rocky points and inshore reefs.
  • School mackerel are in Bramble Bay, off Woody Point Jetty, and around the corner to Scotts Point, (remember to stay out of the Green Zone).
  • Flathead, bream and whiting are in Hays Inlet, the Pine River, Scarborough Spit and foreshore, and the mouth of the canals.
  • Mangrove Jack, cod and trevally are in the Newport canals.
  • A few mud crabs have been caught in local creeks and rivers.
  • Sand crabs have been caught at Scarborough and Deception Bay.
  • Prawns are slowly moving down local creeks and rivers, particularly the Pine.
  • Diver whiting are on the Cockle Banks.
  • School and spotted mackerel are in the bay, particularly around the beacons.
  • Spanish Mackerel, cobia, wahoo, mahi mahi, and juvenile black marlin are offshore from Bribie, both Stradbroke Islands, Moreton, and the Gold and Sunshine Coasts.
  • There’s some tailor at Stradbroke Island and the Gold Coast.

Tony Lincoln owns Hornibrook Bait & Tackle, 146 Hornibrook Esp, Clontarf. Head to the Facebook page for details

Share

Trending

Why our football clubs are ‘Over the Moon’

The Moreton Bay region’s top football clubs are literally ‘over the Moon’ with the message Brisbane Roar’s new coach brings to the job.…

Facelift for The Hub at Caboolture

A new gallery shop, extended library workroom and improved security are part of a significant upgrade for The Caboolture Hub.…

More you might like:

Trending

Local News   •   18-5-2021  •   Nick Crockford

Club homing in on new base

Redcliffe Triathlon Club (RTC) has big reasons to celebrate - it had four category winners at the recent Moreton Bay Triathlon and the club is getting closer to permanent home base.…

Local News   •   18-5-2021  •   Kylie Knight

Give Xena a home

This young, playful greyhound has been rescued and needs a home to call her own. Can you help?…

Local News   •   18-5-2021  •   Nick Crockford

Putt-ing Redcliffe on the map

Redcliffe Golf Club will this year host one of the biggest pro-am tournaments in Australia.…

Local Stories   •   18-5-2021  •   Kylie Knight

Redcliffe Mums making a difference

The mothers behind the Redcliffe Mums group are passionate about giving children the same opportunities at school, no matter their financial situation.…

Local News   •   17-5-2021  •   Nick Crockford

Maree's bid to ride into record books

Maree Stephenson, from Griffin, was early this week closing in on Birdsville, more than two weeks after starting her remarkable 10,000km 10-desert challenge.…

Local Stories   •   17-5-2021  •   Nick Crockford

Making splash in Moreton Bay

The 'full' signs were up early in a number of the race categories such was the demand from entrants of all ages ahead of the Moreton Bay Triathlon at Pelican Park, Clontarf on May 9. …

Your free local community newspaper, home delivered fortnightly.

Read Latest Edition

Close