Angling for great fishing North of Brisbane?
Moreton Bay Marine Park is a fishing enthusiasts paradise, perfect for throwing a line in, but before you venture out into our pristine waters on the hunt for the next ‘big one’, avoid a nasty fine by familiarising yourself with zoning restrictions, and the boating & fishing Moreton Bay guidelines.
Moreton Bay is one of the largest estuarine bays in Australia and is unique in the fact that it has both tropical and temperate marine species. This makes it a popular fishing destination for not only ‘humans’ but a diversity of marine life, including humpback whales, turtles, bottlenose dolphins, dugongs and so much more!
To protect and sustain this biodiversity the park has a Zoning Plan, which dictates where and what activities are acceptable. There are 4 zone types, but the one keen anglers need to be aware off is Green Zoned areas, of which there are 13.
Green Zones are ‘no-take areas’, meaning all forms of fishing and collecting are prohibited. This includes: line fishing, trolling, crabbing, bait gathering, bait netting, netting, spearfishing and trawling.
Zones are not identifiable out on the water, so make sure you are well aware of the boundaries before throwing the line in.
Green Zoned areas include parts of:
Pumicestone Channel, Hays Inlet, Goodwin Beach, Woody Point and Bramble Bay.
Please Note: Boat ramps have signage with information on the Green Zones.
Check the Moreton Bay Marine Park User Guide before venturing out onto the bay. For more boating and fishing Moreton Bay information please contact the Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing on 13 74 68.
In the bay:
Caught a whopper? Share your catch #visitmoretonbayregion
Love fishing? Why not join a local fishing club such as a Redcliffe Peninsula Game and Sportfish Club who love to throw in a line, but are also actively involved in tagging for scientific research.