Barney Street fishing platform

The Barney Street fishing platform is a favourite spot for our local anglers. We've put together some helpful tips so you can make the most of it.

Platform location

This platform is at the river end of Barney Street, Southport near the Gold Coast Highway crossing of the Nerang River (Sundale Bridge).

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Good catches

What are you likely to catch? Prepare and keep your eye out for:

  • Whiting
  • Bream
  • Trevally
  • Flathead
  • Mud crabs
  • School Jew (on pylons at night)
  • Squid (during cooler months)

Best baits

Make the most of it with yabbies, herrings and bloodworms.

Best tides

Last of the run out and during the run in.

Best gear

A light seven-foot to 10-foot, six-inch estuary outfit. Match with a two-kilogram to five-kilogram line.

Care for our waterways

You can help protect our waterways and fish stocks, by doing a few simple things:

  1. Dispose of all rubbish, bait bags and tangled fishing lines thoughtfully.
  2. Practice catch and release, or only keep the fish that you need.
  3. Observe bag limits
  4. Reporting any sightings of noxious fish (such as tilapia, carp and gambusia) to the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries