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Bundaberg and Fraser Island
This coastline area of Queensland is a popular holiday area with
visitors from the neighboring towns of Bundaberg and Maryborough. The
region also plays host to hundreds of anglers who come for the stunning
beauty of Fraser Island and the exceptional variety of coastal and deep
The holiday fishing towns of Boaga and Winfield is being supported by
this wide, mangrove-lined estuary. Several channels and banks create an
ideal condition for fishing bream, whiting and flathead. Threadfin
salmon can also be taken at certain seasons of the year.
In the wading the banks of the river you can have good yields of bream,
whiting, flathead and salmon. In the upstream, a cane tram spans the
river; this is an abundant spot for bream, salmon and javelin fish.
The lower part of this river are lined with several rock walls. The most
famous spots are Kirby's Wall at East Bundaberg and the breakwaters at
the river mouth of Burnett, where bream, whiting, flathead and tailor
can be taken.
Where the surf fishermen can take good yields of tailor, whiting and
trevally. The primary species taken in the nearby estuary are bream,
whiting and flathead.
During the months of September and October grand catches of sand whiting
can be made from the beach. Exceptional quality of flatheads are taken
during the summer . While in winter, offshore fishing provides school
mackerel and whiting.
Fishermen with a boat have a clear advantage when fishing this area. In
the shallows, the sand whiting can be found year-round. On winter
months, diver whiting can be found in deeper water.
Urangan and Torquay
These spots are both famous for hauls of whiting. Good catches is
guaranteed throughout the year but favorable months are on August,
September and October, during big tides.
Great Sandy Strait
This wide area of water bounded by the coasts of Queensland and Fraser
Island, presents several fishing situations and an opportunity to yield
a spectacular variety of fish. The Strait has a number of popular rock
ledges, reefs and holes. The most productive locations are Ungowa, Deep
Creek, Gary's Camp and Fig Tree. These spots provides good catch for a
variety of reef species including cod, painted sweetlips and coral
bream. Javelin fish, jewfish and mangrove jack are taken during winter
months. Tailor and mackerel can be found in the main channels throughout
Between Woody and Fraser Island, there's an artificial reef created by a
number of sunken hulls and car bodies. An enormous number of fish live
in this area including cod, trumpeter and coral bream.
From the gutters between the mainland and the Picnic Islands, fishermen
can find grand hauls of sand whiting. Bountiful of mackerel and tailor
visit the rocks in this area during winter and bite best on ebb tides.
This is a famous spot for tailor, especially during October when
specimens of 'horse' tailor weighs as much as 5 kg can be taken.
At this northernmost part of the island, some of the largest schools and
specimens of tailor can be found. Other species taken in this area
include snapper, red emperor, sweetlips and parrotfish.
Waddy Point, Middle Head and Indian Head
These three basalt headlands on the ocean side of the island draws
larger specimens. Unfailing catches are tailor, sea bream, jewfish, dart
This is a popular spot on the western side of the island, to yield for
yellowfin whiting. There are also good-sized mangrove jacks produced by
many mangrove creeks that cut into the western shoreline. Other spots to
yield coral bream, cod, mackerel, tuna and yellowtail kingfish is known
as Moon Ledge, Sammy's and Outer Banks.