Moreton Bay Regional Council urges residents to be storm ready

Moreton Bay Regional Council is urging local residents to be storm ready with severe thunderstorms forecast to affect Bribie Island and the Moreton Bay Region on Saturday 14 November. Large hail, damaging winds and flash flooding will be possible tomorrow with potential for local moderate to heavy falls of around 50 to 60mm in some […]

Bribie Island fishing report: 12 November

Well the weather seems to be settling into a standard summer pattern rain in the late afternoon and fine days let’s hope it stays this way as it still gives us plenty of time to fish between storms. The mackerel seem to be popping up everywhere with schoolies coming from as close as the Bribie […]

Bribie Island fishing report: 5 November

Finally all the summer species that should be there are there and in good numbers as well. The last of them to fire up has been the mackerel. But this last week I have been told they are there in plague proportions. If you find some sort of bottom structure (reef, marker, rock or wreck) […]

Gary Parsons speaks about the Bribie Island desalination plant threat and his retirement

Moreton Bay Regional Council Division 1 Councillor Gary Parsons speaks to 101.5 FM’s Andrew McCarthy-Wood about his retirement announcement, recent opinion poll, and the returning threat of a desalination plant on Bribie Island. Transcript Andrew McCarthy-Wood: Yes, you are listening to 101.5 FM. This is the Morning Magazine. Well, there’s been a subject that […]

Bribie Island fishing report: 29 October

One of the regular questions I get asked is, “Where are all the big whiting?” The simple answer to that is they are up the passage hiding. Let me explain… early season the bigger whiting come in to the main feeding grounds eg. the beaches and the sandy areas of the passage. Then as the […]

Did councillor Parsons serve Division 1 well?

As we reported on Tuesday, after nearly 14 years as Division 1 councillor, Gary Parsons will not seek reappointment to the Moreton Bay Regional Council when local government elections are held next year. Listen to the Podcast here. We want to know what you think. [gravityform id=”5″ title=”false” description=”false”] Feel free to voice your opinion in the comments […]

Bribie Island fishing report: 22 October

Finally we are seeing some summer pelagic fish starting to make their presence felt in the northern bay. School mackerel of around the meter mark have been taken off most of the northern shipping channel beacons. These beacons are the perfect environment for mackerel as they attract plenty of bait fish which in turn attracts […]

Rodeo coming to Sandstone Point

Hold onto your hats, the Rodeo is coming to Sandstone Point Hotel (near Bribie Island & Caboolture) on Saturday 17th October for one massive afternoon and night of live rides, music and fun for the whole family. Bull rides, Saddle Rides, Bareback Rides, Junior Bull Rides, Junior Bull (U16) Rides and Poddy Rides will kick off […]

Bribie Island fishing report: 15 October

Hands up to all of you out there if you think that October is way too early for Christmas decorations in the shops… It scares me how quick the years go by these days, I can still remember telling you all about Easter. With the upcoming festivities our minds are turned to the holidays and […]