When the weather is warm and the fish are biting, there is no better place to be than the Sunshine Coast. The best fishing spots on Australia’ Sunshine Coasts offers fishermen a wide variety of fishing species, picturesque deep sea reefs and, estuary and river fishing. The popular fishing destinations listed below offers well kept facilities such as toilets, picnic areas and boat ramps making them ideal spots to take the family to.
The close reefs between Coolum and Caloundra offer plenty of reef fishing opportunities with abundant tailor, jew, bream and flathead off the Northern tip of Bribie. Expect good catches of bream, whiting and dart in the gutters south of Kawana, Mooloolaba. Bream, tailor and the odd mackerel can be found on the rock walls. Mangrove jack can be found in the canals while flathead and bream populate the La Balsa Sand basin.
Estuary and River Fishing
The best spots on the sunshine coast for estuary and river fishing offer tons of activities for the family.
Ewen Maddock Dam
This dam which was established in 1973 stretches along Addlington Creek, is located 5km south-east of Mooloolah and is home to native and stocked fish, including yellowbelly, Mary River cod, saratoga, Australian bass, tandans and spangled perch. Indulge in a wide range of activities such as kayaking, canoeing, mountain bike riding, sailing and high ropes courses.
This very large yet shallow system has some deep holes perfect for some spirited on-shore fishing. Maroochy River is home to a wide variety of fish including flathead, cod, mulloway, sand whiting, tailor, bass, mangrove jack and several types of trevally. For the best catches from land fish from the northern and southern shores of the river mouth. End the day by watching the spectacular sunset reflected in the river’s shimmering waters.
This is one Queensland’s most established lakes and is located 50km south of Gympie. Borumba Dam will delight fly fishermen with both bass and saratoga. Mary River cod, Australian bass and a combination of gold and silver perch can also be caught at Borumba dam. Barbeques and camping are welcome making Borumba Dam ideal for family outings.
Deep End Fishing Charters Sunshine Coast
For the best deep end fishing experience book a tour with one of the many, reputed charters operating on the Sunshine Coast. A professional fishing charter will allow you to experience the best of the Sunshine Coast taking you to the best fishing grounds for the catch of a lifetime. Discover the scenic splendour of the Pacific Ocean as you fish off-shore. At different times of the year you may also spot dolphins, whales & sometimes even sharks adding to the excitement of your trip.