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The Gold Coast's beautiful parks, waterways and kilometres of uninterrupted beaches offer an array of leisure activities for residents and visitors.

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Barney Street fishing platform


This fishing platform pictured is located at the river end of Barney Street, Southport near the Gold Coast Highway crossing of the Nerang River (Sundale Bridge). A favourite spot for local anglers.

Good catches

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

Best tides

Last of the run out and during the run in.

Best gear

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


Yabbies, herrings and bloodworms.

You can all 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. Practise catch and release, or only keep the fish that you need.
  3. Observe bag limits.

Download a map to the Barney Street fishing platform.

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