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Manager’s Fishing Blog – Queensland

By admin | November 14, 2016

The Manager’s Fishing Blog will hunt down some of Australia’s great fishing spots. It will concentrate on the areas where ULTIQA Resorts are located so that you have easy access to accommodation.  The blog will uncover hidden places only known to locals and share the secret with you. Keep an eye out for some bonus information once we have covered Australia. This first blog starts with Queensland.  Happy fishing!

Sunshine Coast

LAKE MACDONALD, TINBEERWAH

Lake MacDonald is not only deep, but also well stocked. The lake is accessible, is smaller and easier to get around and has good boat ramps. Another advantage is that there are no water-skiers and there is less wind than at Somerset Dam.

NOOSA RIVER MOUTH, NOOSAVILLE

Both the headland and the national park at Noosa protect this area well. It offers a wide variety of species and you can take your choice of fishing the deep water, rock groyne or sand flats.

MOOLOOLAH RIVER, LA BALSA PARK, BUDDINA

La Balsa Park offer deep water in close casting distance and a nice sand basin as well. The whole family can enjoy the good facilities, toilets, picnic areas and boat ramps.

 

For more information:

http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/news/top-3-freshwater-fishing-spots-sunshine-coast/2210834/

 

Brisbane

 

The many rivers and estuaries in the Greater Brisbane region, teeming with fish, make it an angler’s paradise. Anyone can wander the shores, throw a line in and likely bag themselves a satisfying catch. However, for truly great fishing in Brisbane, you want to get yourself a boat and get out on the water.

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Image source: http://www.holtmarine.com.au/news/news/where%E2%80%99s-the-best-fishing-in-brisbane.php

 

THE HARRY ATKINSON ARTIFICIAL REEF

Harry’s Reef, a favourite among anglers of all types, is protected from most winds, except the north-westerlies. It’s best not to anchor but rather target individual spots and keep moving on.

PEEL ISLAND

The sheltered reef, located northeast of Cleveland Point, is close to boat ramps and a prime spot for catching snapper. You can fish off the ledge and be almost guaranteed to catch a fish. Parrot, moses perch, bream, tailor and grass sweetlip are among the species to be found.

MUD ISLAND

Mud Island not only offers snapper, there are also many other species including pelagic, bream, tailor and grass sweetlip. Other species you can tick-off are mack and long tail tuna, along with school and spotty mackerel. It is best to go on a weekday to escape the weekend crowds.

PUMICESTONE PASSAGE

The passage is an important breeding ground for fish, crabs and prawns, and is full of opportunity. Good fishing can be found anywhere along the passage, but head north of the bridge and you’ll be able to reach some great fishing spots that can’t be accessed by land.

DEEP WATER BEND

Deep Water Bend has a good boat ramp and a pontoon for accessing the river. You can even motor (on the right days) out into the bay. The banks are very shallow at low tide, so make sure you follow the markers.

 

For more information:

http://www.holtmarine.com.au/news/news/where%E2%80%99s-the-best-fishing-in-brisbane.php

Gold Coast

TIPPLER’S PASSAGE – SOUTH STRADBROKE ISLAND

January/February can be peak season at Tippler’s Passage for flathead. “From June through to November, this is an awesome place to trawl around small hard body pig lures,” says Gold Coast resident fishing expert Herb Sechner. Other times are great for bream and whiting caught on yabbies.

CRUSOE ISLAND – NEAR JACOB’S WELL

Crusoe Island is a top spot for bream. It is said that flathead are just suckers for plastics if you’re trawling around the trees.

PINE LAKE – ELANORA

“Get there on the run-up to full tide and it should produce yellowtail, kingfish, bream, trevally and flathead,” Herb says. He says timing is everything at Elanora.

PARADISE POINT FORESHORE – PARADISE POINT

Paradise Point fishing spots are perfect for teaching kids how to wet a line.

BROADWATER JETTY

The new jetty out the front of Southport has already become an old favourite.

DEEP HOLE – THE BROADWATER

This top fishing spot on the Broadwater has something to offer both the early bird and the night owl anglers.

SAND PUMPING JETTY – THE SEAWAY

The seasoned anglers love to come to the Sand Pumping Jetty. You can get tailor fish in the winter and the lead-up to summer offers nice flathead, dart, bream, whiting and even the odd big jewfish.

JUMPINPIN – NORTH/SOUTH STRADDIE

When it comes to Jumpinpin, Herb says the bigger the bait, the bigger the fish.

THE SEAWAY

Fisherman love this spot and can always expect a good catch, no matter what time of year it is. The Seaway is very popular and no one goes away empty handed.

TWEED RIVER – TWEED

If you like to fish at the Seaway you will feel at home here on the Tweed River. The area from the Tweed hospital to the wharf offers similar conditions to the Seaway.

For more information:

http://www.goldcoastbulletin.com.au/lifestyle/best-of-gold-coast/gold-coasts-top-10-fishing-spots/news-story/d1d9553cba01a3f6b674a89c8017935c

 

CALLING ALL ANGLERS – BEST FISHING STORY

Let us know the best fishing opportunity near a ULTIQA Resort and send us your best pics of your great catches. We would love to share them on ULTIQA’s digital sites.

Email them to marketingsupport@ultiqa.com.au

Please also include your details, which resort you were staying at, as well as the location where you caught your fish. Thank you

With so many great fishing spots to choose from, what are you waiting for?

 

DON’T FORGET TO BOOK YOUR HOLIDAY.

All of our resorts located across South East Queensland have the beauty of the coast and the stunning hinterland backdrop. Whether you are staying in Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast or Gold Coast there are plenty of options to get out and enjoy Mother Nature.

Are you looking at escaping to South East Queensland?  ULTIQA Resorts has you covered with its five resorts:

  1. ULTIQA Shearwater Resort – Caloundra, Sunshine Coast
  2. ULTIQA Rothbury Hotel – Brisbane CBD
  3. ULTIQA Air on Broadbeach – Gold Coast
  4. ULTIQA Freshwater Point Resort – Broadbeach, Gold Coast
  5. ULTIQA Beach Haven on Broadbeach – Gold Coast

 

 

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