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piggin81
12-10-2006, 02:16 PM
g'day to everyone I have only been in ipswich for a short while and wanted to know what the fishing in the brisbane river this far up can be like thanks to anyone with information.

Blackened
12-10-2006, 02:57 PM
G'day

Bull sharks bull sharks and more bull sharks, few catfish and mullet thrown in aswell.

Seriously though, what would you like to target and what gear do you have?

Do you have a boat or are you landbased?

Dave

SeaHunt
12-10-2006, 03:02 PM
I saw a couple of guys in a tinny trolling lures in the middle of the day in the Brissy river upstream from where the Bremer joins in.
I don't know what they would be chasing, but I don't think it would be sharks.

piggin81
12-10-2006, 05:10 PM
have got a small tinnie 9.5 horse wondered if bream and that sort of thing got this far up

Pitsta
12-10-2006, 05:38 PM
Might get a few bass i think !

Mark ;)

Homer_Jay
12-10-2006, 06:55 PM
Mate, I feel for ya. I grew up in Ipswich and was lucky enough to get a transfer to the sunny coast about 6 years ago. Try to avoid having to ever go back. The scar on my shoulder is healing quite well. You better be carefull if you stay too long you will start to grow the second head aswell.
My suggestion.... Forget fishing around there!
Like was said about the only things to catch are the noah's arks.

Duyz72
12-10-2006, 07:33 PM
Piggin - you could convert to fresh and get out to the dams.

But most likely team up with some blokes out your way for the convoy out to the salt.

If you are desperate for a hook up, get serious gear and pick up some sharks. Flake is still my favourite in so many ways.

Reef_fisher
12-10-2006, 08:20 PM
agree with homer, grew up there, left at sixteen(joined military) and never went back, still hate visiting the place but mum and dad still live there. when i left in the early eighties sharks eels catfish and lungfish(have to throw back) were about it.

gunnabuild1
12-10-2006, 09:20 PM
Mate I have caught Bream in the Bremer, seriously, couldnt believe it myself. I wouldn't eat anything out of it though otherwise catfish,eels and a turtle all at nth Booval.

Fisher4life
13-10-2006, 03:29 AM
my best recommendations, is to either head for the salt (down the caost to the pin of out to the bay) or to go inland to the freshwater scene.

I'm sure just coing in contact with the water from the bremer river is toxic.

But yes there are alot of sharks around in the rivers, and for those in know ;), there are some very big bass to be had on poppers during the warmer months in some of the back streams that eventually lead into the bremer

Smailesy
13-10-2006, 07:33 AM
Mate, I feel for ya. I grew up in Ipswich and was lucky enough to get a transfer to the sunny coast about 6 years ago. Try to avoid having to ever go back. The scar on my shoulder is healing quite well. You better be carefull if you stay too long you will start to grow the second head aswell.
My suggestion.... Forget fishing around there!
Like was said about the only things to catch are the noah's arks.
by the sounds of it you have no idea great fish can be caught at ipy EG:Tarpon Bass Flathead Bream and even Whiting all can be caught in the brisbane river .Then you have the dams i dont like fresh water fish but when the weather is bad they are nice and close .It is like most fishing trips put the effort in and you will get results

ele-phrez
13-10-2006, 01:35 PM
Mate, I feel for ya. I grew up in Ipswich and was lucky enough to get a transfer to the sunny coast about 6 years ago. Try to avoid having to ever go back. The scar on my shoulder is healing quite well. You better be carefull if you stay too long you will start to grow the second head aswell.
My suggestion.... Forget fishing around there!
Like was said about the only things to catch are the noah's arks.
by the sounds of it you have no idea great fish can be caught at ipy EG:Tarpon Bass Flathead Bream and even Whiting all can be caught in the brisbane river .Then you have the dams i dont like fresh water fish but when the weather is bad they are nice and close .It is like most fishing trips put the effort in and you will get results

homer_jay it should be homo_jay............

obviously you have not fished here much or fishing is not your thing. There are plenty of Quility fish up this end. River bass, Tarpon, flathead, big bream, and sharks. I agree with smailesy.

I think the scar is on your fore head not your shoulder homo oh I mean homer_jay

Fisher4life
13-10-2006, 03:01 PM
I know of a local boy who cast nets the bremer for fish for his freshwater aquarium, just recently he called me around to show me his baby mangrove jack that he caught in the cast net!!

I understand why he didn't tell me over the phoe, as i would not have believed him unless i seen it myself.

shayned
13-10-2006, 03:15 PM
If land based try junction of the two rivers for tarpon, try around colledges crossing for bream and sharkies.

fisho
13-10-2006, 03:35 PM
Lived in Ipswich for 20 years before heading north - I never mind visiting?

Fishing is ok for an 'inland' area - all species mentioned but I always enjoyed catching gar as well - Kholo is a start.

Somerset and wivenhoe dams are a great option as well - species are well documented already.

Catching fish in Ipswich kept me going for years as a youngster - I'm sure you'll be right! ;)

Homer_Jay
13-10-2006, 04:05 PM
Smailesy and ele-prez..... go for it guys, funny how you blokes from out that way get so touchy. Yeah your right, never fished there much and never will so I dont have a f#@k!ng clue I will admit...... but hey I dont want to. What ever makes you blokes feel better.

BassCowboy
13-10-2006, 05:53 PM
Guys

Living in Ipswich is great, I am within 1 hour from most dams, somerset, wivenhoe, moogerah and maroon, north pine, hinze, clarrie hall 1.5 hours from cressbrook, mc donald would you like me to continue,
Piggin81, if you are interested in fishing locally, send myself elephreze or smailsey a pm and we will get you started.


Why do guys that don't know always have the first say, usually if I don't think I have something intellegent to say I keep my mouth shut.
But If your a fan of the Imbosile simpsons it says it all.

I also wouldn't class Gympie as the sunshine coast,

Cheers
The Cowboy,

piggin81
13-10-2006, 05:56 PM
thanks for all the tips boys will take them on board and see how i go

StevenM
15-10-2006, 07:01 PM
Only just saw this post, dont know here I have been.

Lotsa fish if you go looking.

Most alread mentioned and include

Flathead, Bream, Moses Perch, Tarpon, Whiting, Bass, Gar, and have had reports of Barra and Threadfin.

Start looking and fishing from the moggil ferry and head upstream, some real nice country and dont forget to throw n the crab pots.

All of the above fish I have caught on artificials. ( except for the barra and tready, havent caught them myself)

I surprised a mate of mine when I took him for a fish one blowy day.

That little tinny with the little out board will be perfect in the upper reaches of the brissy.

Cheers

Steven