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Fishing – South East Queensland and Moreton bay


Tags: Fishing. Spring fishing tips. Moreton bay fishing spots. Southeast Queensland Fishing. Tide times. Bribie Island.


Winter is over and the end of the winter species is nearly here. Soon we will be measuring all of our Whiting and the Mackerel will chase away all the Tailor. The winter Whiting don’t just disappear they tend to head for the deeper colder waters in the bay.

If you still want a feed of these smaller, tasty fish they can still be caught in the deeper sections of the Cockle Banks all year round. As for the Tailor they tend to follow the colder water down south. This is where the bigger Snapper also a go during summer. Victoria’s Snapper season is opposite to ours, so hold on to your hats all you Mexicans, they are on their way.

Over the last week I have started to hear about some Pelagic fish putting in an appearance in the waters off Moreton, and with these warm, to hot days the grounds on the inside side of Moreton won’t be far away. This week’s photo shows a Spanish Mackerel caught north of Moreton, Steve also landed a Wahoo as well, so all is looking good for this year’s Pelagic fishery.

The passage has been a bit hit and miss lately with the change of season looming and these warmer days predicted will soon bring in the Mackerel, let’s hope they are in better numbers than the Tailor as yet again the season has been a poor one. Summer Whiting have been reported in small numbers around the surf so it won’t be long before they venture around the corner into the passage.

Flathead catches have been down but a lot of that has to do with the poor weather lately and not a reduction in numbers. I am sure the Landangler will pop his head up again soon to show us that they are still around.

One thing that has been caught in the passage recently is squid. Over the last few years numbers of squid catches have been up, so let’s hope we can find a new target when the fish species don’t show up.

Nigel(left) from Gateway Bait and Tackle showing he can actually catch fish and Steve(right) shows off his ripper Spanish Mackerel caught north off Moreton.

Vik Sweetman(left) with a nice Morwong caught over at Bulwer Ledges at Moreton and Richard Schmidt(right) with an 8.2kg 99 cm Jewfish caught off the Bongaree Jetty

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Lawn Bowls Club – A sport for all ages.

Tags: Lawn Bowls. Bowling. Bribie Island. Sports



Every Saturday of every July and August, the State Pennant bowls competition occurs. Teams in each district play each other, and over time winners move up through the zone finals to the state finals, which are to be held in early November.

This is a great example of how bowls can be a team sport, with many clubs bringing along a cheer squad as they travel each week. Bribie bowls are fielding teams in every division of the men’s competition Pennant Divisions One through Five, and our ladies are competing in Division One and Division Four.

We have a proud history of competing in Pennants, with many district and even some state flags hanging from previous wins. Bribie had a fantastic time, winning the day. Everyone was a bit worried for a while after the winds during the week, a little afraid that they were in for some extreme bowls.


1.) Lawn bowls are one of the most popular adult games on earth.

It has been said that there are more registered lawn bowlers in Australia than any other sport. It’s unclear how this is reflected in other parts of the world, but it’s likely close in the UK and is without a doubt growing rapidly elsewhere.

2.) A bowls green is typically 37 – 40 meters square and perfectly flat.

The green is divided into rinks, which are not less than 5.5 meters or more than 5.8 meters wide, enabling several games to be played at the same time. 3.) Lawn Bowls is played from a mat which is 600mm long and 360mm wide. One foot must be on the mat when a player delivers the bowl.

4.) There are currently in excess of 250,000 registered lawn bowls members in Australia. The increase in popularity of social bowls has seen the number of participants increase to 500,000+ nationwide.

5.) Bowls is a game that involves an offensive and defensive strategy to play. There’s also the added challenge that the jack is movable and can be displaced anywhere on the rink by a delivered bowl.

The photos featured are the Bribie Lawn Bowls Division 5 men playing against Glass House Mountains.

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Tags: CHOC CHIP OAT COOKIES. Recipes. Food. Biscuits. For kids.


Line baking trays with baking paper and preheat oven to 180C (150C fan forced)
125g unsalted butter
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract or essence
1 egg beaten
3/4 cup Uncle Toby’s Traditional Oats
1 cup plain flour
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
2/3 cup shredded coconut
1/3 cup dark choc chips
Beat butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla in a bowl until light and fluffy.
Sift flour and bicarb on to butter mix. Fold in and then add oats, coconut, and choc chips,
mix until combined.
Use roughly one tablespoon of mixture and roll into balls, keeping them all about the
same size.
Place onto a baking tray about an inch apart. Flatten gently by hand (a tablespoon
wrapped with baking paper also works well)
and bake for 15 – 20 minutes (depending
on how crunchy you like them).
This recipe is great for feeding the hungry hordes after school and goes down great with a serving of fresh fruit! It’s so easy to make, even the kids can help out!

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Love for Bribie – Tourist destination

Tags: Bribie Island. Tourist Destination Queensland


Bribie Island has been my home for the past 21 years (with the exception of a recent two year break and moving to Roma for work commitments).

One of the first things that I noticed upon my arrival all that time ago was the hello’s and good mornings I received when I went for a walk along the waterfront. I hadn’t experienced that before in Melbourne.

The people here seemed to have more time and took a genuine interest in each other. Nothing has changed in all that time — go for a walk anytime of the day and I bet you find the same. I’m always meeting new people from all walks of life and continually with the same carefree and relaxed attitude.

Yes, it can be a sleepy little hollow if you choose to live quietly but the clubs, restaurants, cafes and little shops on the Island have everything you desire too. Each one of them offers something unique; some have bands playing, pokies, bingo, bowls or just simply a beautiful view. It’s always nice to take time out of the kitchen and have a meal away from home. It’s always been well known that if the foods not good you won’t last long on Bribie, and that’s what keeps a high standard all round.

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Did I mention the fresh Fish n Chips? There’s another great thing about Bribie. Bribie has proved to be a wonderful place to raise my children. When they were little they would often ride to the skate park or along the waterfront to their mates’ houses. I would always tell them that no matter where they went on Bribie, if you find yourselves in trouble, you will always find someone that knows us close by and handy.

The same went for: If you are doing something wrong, there would always be someone to tell us about that too. Thankfully they are good boys and no-one ever dobbed. Our kids had a wonderful Island playground to grow up in, fishing, crabbing, boating and playing on the beaches. I still believe it’s a great place to teach young children about nature and the simple things in life.

I always feel so fortunate to live in such a beautiful part of the world, not just the clean waters and gorgeous sunsets, but, the people have an inner beauty, something that I haven’t found anywhere else.

As a photographer, I couldn’t wish for a more picturesque setting. I’ve taken hundreds of photos from inland tracks to all the beaches, I’ve never tired of the view, from anywhere you look there is always something interesting going on.

Bribie has become our treasured home, a safe landing place far from the hustle of the city. Every time I see those Glasshouse Mountains and cross that bridge, I breathe a little sigh of relief, Ahhh Bribie, home again.

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History – Bribie Island Fascinating History – Historical Society


Tags: History. Bribie Island. Old Military bases. BRIBIE ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY


“It might not be too much to claim, Pumicestone Passage and Bribie Island contain more history, written and unwritten than any other place in Queensland”

This quote by famous Sunshine Coast Historian and Author Stan Tutt often surprises residents and visitors about the remarkable contribution this small island has made to the history of this country. Maybe after reading this you might go looking for some visible evidence of this fascinating past.

The original inhabitants left evidence of their use and occupation of this area over many thousands of years. Their lives were to change forever after Matthew Flinders landed on Bribie Island in 1799. The visit of the sloop “Norfolk” was brief, and it was another 24 years before three white men came unexpectedly to Bribie Island as castaway convicts, after being washed ashore on Moreton Island.

They had walked all around Moreton Bay in the hope of finding Sydney, and had to cross a big river. When John Oxley sailed in on an expedition in 1823 he was amazed to find them, and they located and named the Brisbane River. This later became the Moreton Bay Penal Settlement and Brisbane town. Bribie Island had a unique position as a resourceful island close to the mainland of this growing community.

However, when Archibald Meston, a respected Politician, Author & Explorer visited the island in 1891 he stated that: “Bribie Island is one of the meanest pieces of country in Australia …..a howling desert of tea-tree swamps, rank aquatic vegetation and unimaginable cussedness” Oysters, Fish, Timber and Lime attracted some early pioneers to the Passage and the Island, until massive rainfall and floods silted up the Passage in 1893.

By the early 1900’s several of the Bay islands were being occupied, and it was the Moreton Bay Tug & Steamship Company who decided to make a substantial investment in developing Bribie as a tourist destination. 102 years ago the settlement of Bongaree was established with a Jetty, a few basic buildings, a postal service and regular trips by the Steamship Koopa from Brisbane via Redcliffe.

Many thousands came at weekends and holidays to camp and fish, but the first road from the Jetty to the Ocean Beach was not built for another ten years in 1924. There were just 20 permanent residents on Bribie then. Resident and tourist numbers grew steadily through the 1930’s but it was World War 2 that led to the evacuation of Bribie and occupation by the BARRY CLARK –FOUNDING PRESIDENT, BRIBIE ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY Military. The island offered a strategic location to defend the Port of Brisbane, and Forts and buildings were constructed north and south on the island.

Thousands of troops were based and trained here, and the Steamship Koopa requisitioned for military service. The remains of some military Forts and defence structures can still be seen around the island at Bongaree, Woorim and Fort Bribie at the north of the island. Others have been demolished or claimed by time & tide.

The first car had come to Bribie Island in 1919, long before there were any roads at all. It took two days to drive from Brisbane along beaches and through the fields, and then floated to the island on a raft. 61 years ago, by 1953, the once popular Steamship trips had given way to motor cars which were carried to the island by a Ferry Barge from Toorbul Point.

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There were about 500 permanent residents here in those days, and increasing numbers of tourists to be served. Electricity was cabled to the island in 1953 and the post-war years saw all sorts of new and modern facilities being used such as Refrigerators, Radios, and Record Players One very different new resident was the much-traveled, 61-year-old, world renowned recluse artist Ian Fairweather.

He lived and painted here all alone in a bush hut for the next 21 years. His abstract paintings hang in major Art Galleries around the world and many of his valuable works were created here on Bribie Island.

51 years ago in 1963 the Bribie Island Bridge was built, after many years of political debate, which opened a new era in the development of this island community. Incentives were offered for new tourist attractions, and the remains of one such “Aquarium” can still be seen in the bush at the north of Red Beach.

An unexpected toll was charged to cross the new bridge and was seen by many to limit development for many years. The Toll was collected for twelve years until 1975 when the bridge had been paid for. Tourism took on a different spin and Bribie promoted itself as a special destination.

It was often referred to as a Zoo without a fence as there was so much natural wildlife to be seen. Between 1962 and 1971 the local “Bribie Star” newspaper published articles, photos and stories about the many active community groups who were making Bribie Island a very special place to live.

Between 1984 and 1990 another magazine known as the “The Bribie Islander” was also published .

The Historical Society plan to bring you some extracts from these previous publications in future editions of this magazine.

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The Sensory Movie Day group- Aspergers & Autism


Tags: Aspergers. Autistic. The Sensory Movie Day group


Welcome to the first edition of The Bribie Islander! We really hope you enjoy having a local publication focussing on the local community and businesses servicing Bribie and surrounding areas.

Our regular column, the Bribie Advocate aims to focus on local feel-good issues and as a way to promote the many wonderful happenings in and around Bribie. As such we invite topics of interest to be emailed to [email protected] or otherwise feel free to drop a note with a short description of a topic of interest into any of The Bribie Islander drop off points.

This month, I’d like to highlight that as community awareness and understanding grows, so does our calendar of commitments! Especially with the massive efforts of organisations like The Sensory Movie Day group.

As a family with a 9yo Aspie (Aspergers) and a 6yo Autie (Autistic), the activities organised these school holidays opened up a new world for our boys. Horse riding, mini stream trains, bowling and the warplane museum. Absolutely awesome efforts from everyone involved, thank you. To watch our non-verbal little Autie run up to a horse, brush his cheek against its neck and then jump on was fantastic.

He smiled and laughed the whole half hour, and then at the end, he even uttered the horse’s name, Diesel. I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face. Even our anxious Aspie was able to relax and just enjoy life, caught in the moment for that short time. A big thank you to all the Sensory Movie Day volunteers.

As for our community in general, for your greater awareness and understanding of our children, thank you for becoming increasingly inclusive and creating a positive environment for all. If anyone would like more information or the opportunity to contribute to the great work of The Sensory Movie Day group, please contact Chanelle at [email protected] or mobile 0422 416 509.

I’d like to share this short poem that invoked so many feelings in relation to our son:

“When they told me he would never talk I taught him how to sing.

We walked through the parks together Summer, fall, or spring.

When they told me he would never walk I taught him how to run.

I put his little hands in mine And ran right through the sun.

When they told me he would never write I taught him how to draw.

I took him to the lakes and hills.

He drew everything we saw.

When they told me he would never live Like a normal kid.

I taught him to live like adults.

He copied everything I did.”

On occasion, some stare and judge our wonderful little boy, but all who’ve taken the time fall in love with his cheeky shine. I’d also like to take the opportunity to thank ABC Bongaree, AEIOU, Banksia Beach State School and Caboolture Special School.

Without the care and professionalism displayed by the many people involved, our son would not be making the wonderful inroads he has to date.

Cheers, JP.

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Pets – One tough cat

Tags: Cats. Pets.


We recently discovered our ginger and white tom cat named Milo not eating as well as he normally does. He’s about a year old, and it’s not unusual to see him jumping from tree to tree in the bushland around our home.

We didn’t really pick up too much on his lack of appetite, and were even wondering if perhaps love was to blame — Milo has a new Burmese female friend aptly named ‘Kitty Soft Claws’. While out in the yard greeting a friend just this Saturday morning gone, I noticed Milo stationary and looking very dull in character.

Bearing in mind that his nickname is ‘The King of Ningi’, I knew then and there that something was just not quite right. Poor Milo was unable to walk, had dilated pupils and was almost entirely limp.


Luckily my friend was on the ball: ”Have you checked him for ticks?” My five-year-old son was already all over it “He has something in his ear dad!”. Kids these days are so switched on, they really don’t miss a trick (or a tick!). Sure enough, a tick had its head buried deep into the inside channel of Milo’s ear.

A quick Google to get the facts; the yes’s and no’s of bush parasites, and what should and shouldn’t be done. An even quicker phone call to the veterinary practice confirmed it was best to remove the tick ASAP, so on the rubber gloves went, and my mate was straight in the cat’s ear! He knew how to gently twist the tick without leaving its head inside Milo which would cause more toxin to flow into his bloodstream.

Now, these ticks are nastily little things that can kill your cat or other pets within days by drinking their blood, then infecting them with a type of serum, which paralyses the back legs first, moving upwards towards the front legs and then the chest and lungs.

This obviously makes it impossible to move, and difficult for the family pet to breath while the parasite is draining the life out of him or her. So in the car, the King of Ningi went, and we were off to the only local vet I could find open and was really taken aback, not by a lack of care, but by the cost.

The procedure was to inject him with an antiserum and keep him in for a day or two to be monitored, 50/50 chance of survival. Infinitely better than what we can do to help Milo as a family, “but how much would this cost please?”. “About $500 bucks”.

Wife made the decision: “Sorry I can’t afford that, we have 3 kids and a mortgage, things are a little tight at the moment if you know what I mean? That’s an entire mortgage payment”. I get home and I’m basically at the stage where I’m just hoping he makes it — that was the only vet I could find!

Not too long later, though, I manage to get hold of another one. Jackie of Sandstone Point Vet not only drove to my house in her super mobile vet clinic to inspect Milo but treated him, gave him a course of meds and me a tonne of invaluable advice! The best part?

The entire treatment was just $90! Not $500, but $90! Thanks, Jackie! Now the kids and I are having goes at syringe feeding a cranky King Milo. Let’s hope he makes it.. we’ll let you know in September! Jackie ‘the super vet’, you can call her on 0400 699 704, or email [email protected]

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Local Events – Medieval Festival

Tags: Medieval events. Medieval Festivals.


Ever wished you could discover what it was really like to live in medieval times, even if it was just for a day? Well as it turns out, this is surprisingly possible! Since 1989, the Abbey Medieval Festival has transported visitors back through time and space to discover what life was like during the ‘middle ages’.

Located near one of Australia’s best medieval museums on the outskirts of Caboolture, this festival is an annual event enabling medieval enthusiasts to provide the “Real Medieval Experience” and showcase their passion for authentic reenactments and well-researched exhibits.

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This annual event takes place on an open field which is split up into various encampments of re-enactment groups from various countries and time periods. Whether you come across the base of the Knights Templar, the exotic Romani Gypsy Camp, or a whole settlement of Vikings, these amazing displays of everyday life truly provide the impression of having stumbled into a different period of time.

Everywhere you turn there is something fascinating to explore and experience. A few (but by no means all) interesting things to do and see include archery lessons, a bird of prey show, camel-rides, medieval fashion show, Viking sagas, medieval dog training and medieval art.

There are also many stores selling wonderful goods and delicious food! Despite the many attractions at the festival, the absolute highlight is the Jousting. Many men and women travel from across the globe to participate in this Jousting competition every year. This is actual authentic jousting – all dangers and risks included!


The cheering crowd, the majestic horses and the shining armour of the competitors make the jousting an awe-inspiring experience. After the excitement of the joust, there are many taverns and inns that offer wonderfully medieval refreshments to be enjoyed – anything from honey mead to venison roasts, all of which taste best when eaten around an open campfire.

Many visitors get dressed up when attending the festival, which adds to the fun and experience. It’s even possible to purchase genuine medieval costumes, so anyone can be anything they fancy for the day, whether it be a peasant farmer in simple linen tunics or a majestic blue-blood in fur-collared coats and bronze jewellery, the store holders are happy to provide.

It’s also more than worthwhile to stay after sunset when the open fires light up the tents and stalls and engulf them in a spellbinding aura from times long since past. The medieval festival is a great experience for all ages and will be held again next year on the 11th & 12th of July.

For more information and to book tickets for next year, go to https://abbeymedievalfestival.com/.

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Naturally Lower cholesterol


Tags: Lower cholesterol. Health & Nutrition.


High cholesterol is a biomarker that is an accepted indicator of overall cardiovascular health. A high fibre, heart-friendly diet high in whole-grains, fresh fruit and vegetables, lean protein and fish that is also low in salt, sugar, and trans-fats is a great start to good heart health. By simply adding beta-glucan to your breakfast this is an awesome start. Come see us at Bribie’s health food store for this product.

Bergamot Cholesterol Care is made from a clinically trialed botanical extract citrus Aurantium (Bergamot) that may assist in the maintenance of normal healthy cholesterol levels. Bergamot may help in improving the LDL and HDL cholesterol ratio and may also help to maintain healthy blood sugar levels.

Bribie’s health food store also has this amazing product. We will also check your blood pressure for free and give you great dietary advice in controlling your cholesterol levels, (provided by a qualified naturopath).

Always check with your doctor if on prescription medication.

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Technology – Mobile phones & Health


Tags: Mobile phones Technology & Health


In the continuing saga of “does it or doesn’t it” cause harm, there’s a report today showing “no evidence” that mobile phones cause harm to health.

The details come from the UK Health Protection Agency (HPA), with scientists concluding that there was no link between mobile use and cancer, brain function or infertility. The Agency effectively stated that, because of WiFi, TV, radio, smart meters, Bluetooth and other broadcasting systems, you’d have to sit in a lead-lined box to remove all exposure to low-level radio frequencies.

There’s still not a great deal known about long-term risks and they are advising that children shouldn’t use mobiles for extended periods. So, it’s still “too early to tell” what the long-term consequences are.

Could mobile phones be the same as cigarettes in 20 years time? Do you feel safe on the second floor of a building with a mobile mast pointing straight at you? The story has already prompted strong feedback on the related BBC news item, including this comment… “Not sure if they are harmful, but they’re sure doing a fine job of making people illiterate and socially inept.

I swear most would have a seizure if you took their phones away.” Hmm… so what are your thoughts on this?

Let us know at facebook.com/thebribieislander or [email protected].

Article courtesy of coolsmartphone.com.

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Bribie Island local news Missing Boat

Tags: Local news. Missing boat


Local Ningi resident, Keith*, of Bestmann Rd woke to a rude shock early on the 15th July. Whilst preparing his morning coffee, he noticed that his boat – which was up for sale – had been taken throughout the night.

A few incidental leads sewn together and The Bribie Islander was straight to the scene. An interview was even managed with the informant himself. Local legend, John*, had quite a hand in the case’s quick unravelling. “I was down at Beefy’s Pies just yesterday when I first saw the boat.

It was chained up and being advertised for sale. Left the house again early this morning and there it was! Not even a minute down the road!” “I thought to myself: I know where that belongs!” he continued. “It’s a pretty distinctive tinnie!” Keith has advised us here at The Bribie Islander that the boat is now safely and (more) securely locked up, albeit still for sale! A big thanks to Constable Moran and constable Smith, the two extremely helpful Caboolture Constables of Team Three! And of course a big thanks to John, local legend!


*Names changed as investigations are pending.

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Tags: Paperbark. Plants. Flora. Fauna. National parks and Wildlife Queensland.

Island Assets: Plant of the month.


Melaleuca quinquenervia – Paperbark.

This month we continue with our celebration of the flora along Ian Fairweather Trail on First Ave between Woorim and Bongaree jetty. As you are wafted along on the heady scent of honey, it’s not surprising you are accompanied by the joyful sounds of birds imbibing in the delicious nectar blossoms the Melaleuca quinquenervia provides for them.

The trail is a wonderful visual, olfactory and auditory experience. The name, M quinquenervia, is derived from the Ancient Greek melanos ‘black’ and leukos, ‘white’ (referencing the trunks of other plants of this species), the Latin quinque, ‘five’, and nervus ‘nerve’ or ‘vein’ (referencing the leathery dull grey-green leaves).

It is commonly known as the broad-leaved Paperbark or Tea-tree. M quinquenervia grows from 8–20m high with a spread of 5–10 m and thick white and beige papery bark. The trees can live for over 100 years. The white or cream flowers bloom five times a year and are arranged in cylindrical brushes borne at or near the end of branchlets. Tiny seeds are released annually.

M quinquenervia grows along the east coast in mostly swampy areas, such as Bribie’s Wallum. The species can withstand floods and droughts. Major threats to M quinquenervia are housing developments, roads, sugar cane and pine plantations. Remnants in Australia are not protected in reserves, with a majority of its woodland located in private property where clearing continues – as we witness regularly on Bribie Island and the adjacent mainland.

The flowers are a rich source of nectar for other organisms, including flying foxes, insects and bird species. M quinquenervia has multiple uses and is widely used traditionally by Indigenous Australians.

For example, a brew was made from the bruised young aromatic leaves to treat colds, headaches and general sickness. The nectar is extracted and consumed as a beverage and the scented flowers produce honey.

The plant’s essential oils are used in cosmetic and medicinal products, especially as an antiseptic and antibacterial agent. M quinquenervia is used as a street tree or planted in public parks and gardens, especially in Sydney.

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Bribie Island Fishing 1

Tags: Fishing. Bribie Island. Tide Times. Fishing Spots.

Reel Life – Fishing

Seeing as it’s Status Quo in the passage, instead of repeating myself I thought that as we have had some good weather I will do an outside and northern bay report. The northern bay close to Bribie is teaming with fish at the moment, whiting being the main fish out there, and with those whiting come the predator fish like the tailor.

The area around the Cockle Banks is a great place to target tailor as they love nothing better than munching on the smaller winter whiting. Another nearby tailor spot in the northern bay is Cooks Rocks.

The bottom habitat in this area is sand and weed which is an ideal ground for baitfish which in turn the tailor. This time of the year snapper share the waters with the tailor, especially around Cooks.

If its snapper you want to chase the waters over on the inside of Moreton is teeming with these sort after fish. Their size ranges from under the legal limit of 35cm to around the 80cm mark.

Harrison Reynolds of Ningi with a dart from up the surf beach on Bribie.

Good catches have been reported from all along the inside of Moreton from Bulwer to the sand hills to the south. Bag limits are being reached with no problem (just to remind you of the bag limit it’s 4 per person with only one fish over 70cm). Out on the outer side of Moreton, there have been some schools of trevally patrolling the area. There are many different species of trevally that can be caught in these waters with GT’s, (giant trevally) tea leaf trevally, and gold spot trevally being the bigger types.

Dave Talbot with flathead caught & released in Ningi Creek.

With silver and bludger trevally the smaller fish around the area. The better areas for these fish are Smith’s Rock, Brennan’s Shoal and Robert’s Shoal as well as Hutchinson’s Shoal further to the north.

These areas are also great spots to fish the bottom for normal reef species like cod, snapper, emperor varieties as well as all the different wrasse species it can make for a pretty mixed bag.

On your way over always have a metal slug close by as there are still a few tuna schools popping up. In the bay, you will get longtail and mac tuna and on the outside reefs, you can also get yellowfin tuna.

Alesha Sands with two massive passage snapper.

Yellowfin tuna are the best eating of the three species we get but there is nothing wrong with a piece of long tail. Mac tuna make great bait as their flesh is very bloody which all different reef species love.

Just recently, we got a Bream caught at Bongaree Jetty weighing in at 875 grams. Out wide of Moreton Island there was a Spanish Mackerel caught at 10.8 Kilos and a Snapper weighing in at 5.5 Kilos.

David Keenan with a great trevally from out off Moreton. Fish was released after the picture taken.

There’s still a lot of flathead over here up by Turners camp going up towards Ningi Creek. The odd Tailor getting caught but as far as I can tell and from what I’ve been told they’re not there yet. A few Snapper have been caught down at the ripples, but seeing is believing!

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