Coombabah fishing platform

Cast a line into Coombabah Creek! This jetty is opposite the mouth of Saltwater Creek and just downstream of Coombabah Lake. Both areas are protected fish habitats. They are recognised as some of the most important fish nursery areas of South East Queensland.

We've put together some helpful tips for you to make the most of it.

Platform location

The concrete jetty is located at the northern end of The Esplanade next to the public boat ramp. Turn into Turana Street off Oxley Drive, and continue through to The Esplanade. Turn north (right) and continue through to the car park at the end of The Esplanade.

Find on Google maps.

Enjoy getting there

Enjoy a pleasant walk to the jetty through Daisy Elms Park from Coombabah Primary School. You can also walk along the creek-side promenade from Paradise Lake, Cable Ski World and the Coombabah Lakelands boardwalks.

Good catches

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

  • Bream
  • Flathead
  • Whiting
  • Mangrove Jack
  • Trevally
  • Queenfish
  • Estuary Cod
  • Mud crabs
  • Squid

Best baits

Make the most of it with yabbies, squid, herring and mud worms.

Best tides

Try fishing the last of the run in and during the run-out tides.

Best gear

A light, estuary outfit of around seven feet matched with two-kilogram to four-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.