Pizzey river fishing platform

Throw a line in Pizzey river!

Fishing from the Cottesloe Drive crossing of Dunlops Canal is popular. It can also be a danger to passing cars. As a solution we have constructed a new fishing platform off the access road into Pizzey Park.

Just upstream of the fishing platform is the upper limit of the Nerang tidal system at the Bond University weir. The water that flows through this weir carries a lot of nutrients and food for fish into the tidal system. This comes from the upper system's lakes and catchment, so the platform can be a popular site for fish.

The lakes that drain past this platform include Lake Orr, Silverbank, Heron, Miami, Burleigh, Swann and Varsity Lakes. Flows coming down through Reedy Creek from the upper catchment areas also drain past.

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

Platform location

Find on Google maps.

Good catches

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

  • Whiting
  • Large Trevally
  • Mangrove Jack
  • Bream
  • Flathead
  • Small sharks
  • Crabs
  • Tarpon
  • Oxeye Herring
  • Queenfish
  • Giant Herring

Best baits

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

Best tides

Last of the run in and during the run out.

Best gear

A medium eight-foot estuary outfit, matched up 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.