Nerang fishing platform

Throw a line in the Nerang River! Weedons Crossing is a significant inflow point for the Nerang River system so there is a lot of food for fish. We've put together some helpful tips for you to make the most of it.

Platform location

This fishing platform is located within the Nerang River parklands, under the M1 motorway at Nerang. To find the platform:

  • Take exit 71 off the M1 Motorway at Nerang and travel west along Nerang-Broadbeach Road.
  • Turn right into Arthur Earle Park.
  • Leave your car in the carpark and walk downstream (east) along the bank of the Nerang River for about 500 metres. Make sure you cross underneath the M1 motorway into Burchill Park.
  • You will find the new platform on the bank of the Nerang River at the very eastern extremity of the parklands.

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Good catches

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

  • Bream
  • Mud crabs
  • Flathead
  • Whiting, mangrove jack and shark (during summer nights)
  • Trevally (early hours of the morning)

Best bait

Make the most of it with yabbies, herrings, live mullet and mud worms.

Best tides

Last of the run out and during the run in.

Best gear

Cast small metal lures, poppers or live baits. Use a light-to-medium, estuary outfit and match up with a two-kilogram to four-kilogram line. For larger fish, try using up to 10-kilogram line class matched up with an eight-foot, medium-tapered rod.

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.