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Coochiemudlo 19 Dec 06

1367 Views 9 Replies 8 Participants Last post by  RedPhoenix
Was checking out new fishing spots on Google Earth last night and Coochiemudlo Island (Victoria Point, QLD) looked like it was worth a shot. Hit the water with a mate just on midday (low tide) and paddled to the SW bank of the island. For my first visit, I’ve gotta say the area looked good. We started working the broken sand and weed beds with SP’s and within 15min landed the flathead pictured. Unfortunately, that’s as good as it got in the fish department. Apart from a kamikaze midget flathead and a couple of good hits throughout the day no further fish were landed. So with the lack of action we decided to paddle around the island - a paddle which took a good three hours. It was worth it though, ended up seeing turtles, very large mullet(?) jumping, an eagle ray, a metre long reef(?) shark, two large fish going ballistic in 0.5m water and some nice coral. Also heard something large expelling its breath, 3m behind the kayak (dugong / large turtle?). So the entertainment was there. Was quite surprised that an aquatic ecosystem such as this is on Brissys doorstep. Makes me wonder what else is out there. Looking forward to the next trip.


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Glad you enjoyed it RH thats a good spot to fish.

On the same subject have a read of this link it may be a chance to meet others from the forum if you are free on the day
Thanks Dodge,
Will try to make it.


Red Herring
Great report ( Is this your first? )

Nature sure did come out and play today even if the fish stayed away it sounds like your in a great place, stay on the lookout for futher species and try and get some photos of a turtle or even a dugong!

Well done mate!
good stuff . coochi is a great spot for a paddle .
Yeah that part of Moreton bay is suprisingly active for the amount of traffic it gets. In the cooler months the tailor run hard on the north/eastern side and some spotties as it cools can be picked up there.
Nice flattie. try the bank between Cochie and mcClay and drift down from the marker for some really good Flattie. watch out for the grinners they get thick threw thier from time to time. :oops:
Have fun exploring Cochie even the nearby channels and drop offs. 8)
Good to read the report Red. Its a great place and one that I will definitely be exploring more of, maybe in the latter half of 07.


Thanks for the feedback - its my first trip report. I'll be sure to post some more soon.


Some good tips - I'm keen to give the spotties and tailor a go.

A local was also telling me that the sand bank / spit streching west from Coochie (N/NW of the boat ramp), back to the second green channel marker is a good spot for flathead, bream and sweatlip at night. On the sounder the bank showed up to a 2.8m drop. Might give it a go on the 30th.


Red Herring
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Unfortunately, due to the change in ownership of this web site and the lack of response by the owners to my requests to remove my email address from all administrative-level notifications and functionality, I have decided to remove my posts on AKFF. Thank you for the great times, the fantastic learning experiences and the many many fish. If you are desperate for the old content of this particular post, it is available below base64 encoded and bzip2 compressed.



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