Top fishing spots in Noosa

People fishing in Noosa River

Top fishing spots in Noosa

Are you looking for the top fishing spots in Noosa? Then you’ll be spoilt for choice, as the entire Noosa region offers plenty of excellent salt water and freshwater fishing.

Whether you’re a pro, a casual fisher, or a complete beginner, Noosa is home to abundant fish in a protected environment. Even if fishing’s not your thing, you’ll still be able to enjoy the regions exquisite location whilst spending time with your friends and family on their fishing trip.

Explore these top Noosa fishing spots:

Enjoy scenic Noosa River Fishing

It’s easy for the whole family to enjoy fishing along the fresh and tranquil Noosa River. Here you can admire the rare, native bird life, and you can even pull up a few crab pots and taste the renowned Queensland Mud or Blue Swimmer Crab!

From the mouth of the Noosa River to Lake Cootharaba, you can catch Mangrove Jack, Tailor, Bream, Trevally, Whiting and Flathead. To entice these fish, try using fly, soft body, hard body, lures or live bait.

Along Gympie Terrace, just before Noosa Heads, there’s a large rock wall edging the bank that’s one of the safest rock fishing spots. Here you’ll find a decent amount of estuary cod, bream and flathead.

Another great rock wall system within the river is towards the river mouth, where you can try catching mangrove jack, trevally and tailor. The best time to fish is on high tide when you can cast in front of large sandbanks and rocky outcrops where the large fish are.

Overall, the entire Noosa River has some excellent fishing spots from the shoreline and by boat. There’s plenty of places along Gympie Terrace to hire fishing equipment, a boat or to book a guided fishing adventure!

Go rock fishing in Noosa National Park

The Noosa National Park headland offers the best rock fishing in South East Queensland! This is because it has various points and bays, giving you numerous fishing spots to suit your style of fishing and comfort level.

The Noosa National Park is not only in a unique setting, it also offers the premium location to catch fish off the rocks that are usually only caught on a boat. Remember that safety is the most important thing when rock fishing, so when the conditions are right, give it a go!

The best time to go fishing is either at night, or from dawn to about 10am. To be safe, check out the Noosa fishing report before you head out.

Rock fishing can produce some of the best catches and Noosa National Park boasts seven great rock fishing spots. However, the main ones are at Boiling Pot, Dolphin Point and the Fairy Pools.

Boiling Pot

Boiling Pot is only a short five-minute walk from the carpark at Noosa Heads, and offers great fishing when the conditions are right. Have a try at catching bream, big tailor, dart, jewfish, trevally and many different species of reef fish. Look out for the heart-shaped hollow, which froths like a boiling pot when the waves roll in, hence its name!

Dolphin Point

The next fishing spot along from Boiling Pot is Dolphin Point, about 10 minutes further into the National Park. Here you can fish on the beach next to the point by Tea Tree Bay or you can fish right on the point when the conditions are good. Expect to catch bream, trevally, tailor, cod, yellowtail kingfish, various reef fish, and even seasonal tuna and mackerel. When you’ve finished fishing, why not cool off in Tree Bay and take some time out for a picnic on the beach.

Fairy Pools

In just over 10 minutes from Dolphin Point you’ll reach the Fairy Pools. Casting in front of the rock ledges and reefs is a great spot to fish. Here you could catch bream, trevally, tailor, various reef fish, and the occasional squire (juvenile snapper). The Fairy Pools are also a serene and spectacular place to take a refreshing dip, especially if you get there super early.

Stay in Noosa moments from the top fishing spots

We’ve got an excellent selection of apartments that are great for family and friends. Choose from 2-, 3- and 4-bedroom apartments that offer spectacular views of either the ocean, gardens or even the stars from our penthouses!

Located next to Noosa National Park and opposite Little Cove Beach, you’ll be walking distance from all the top fishing spots in the National Park and the beach. The Noosa River is just a short drive away and is also accessible by bus or ferry.

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