Nigel Newman’s last ever Bribie Island fishing report :(

They say fishing is like a book, sometimes you pick it up and it grabs you till the end, other times it takes a while but you finally finish it and you are glad you did. Well it’s my turn to read the final page of the final chapter. I am leaving to start a […]

Bribie Police Wrap – Tuesday, December 1

Bribie Island Police attended 19 domestic violence incidents last week, of which eight related to contraventions of domestic violence protection orders.  Five applications for protection orders were made by police, and counselling support services were provided for the other incidents. Bribie Island Police Division has been involved with the Stop DV initiative for many years, […]

Bribie Island fishing report: 26 November

With all this talk about school mackerel over the last few weeks I thought I had better show you an example of these hard fighting good tasting fish. This week’s picture is a good example of the quality of the fish that are around at the moment. These fish were two of seven caught out […]

Bribie Island fishing report: 19 November

It is very hard to write a column every week when everything ticks along nicely and the same stuff is caught in the same places. There are a couple of things you hope for a big change in the weather and something strange being caught that is out of the norm. Well this week I […]

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 Police Wrap – Monday, November 9

Bribie Island Police were kept busy this week conducting a series of drug raids across the division in response to information received from the local community, and detecting a number of other drug offenders in stop and search activities. Bribie Island Police appreciate the ongoing assistance from the community on this important issue, and encourage […]

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 […]

Bribie Police Wrap – Tuesday, October 27

This week officers from Bribie Island breath tested 301 drivers, however no drink drivers were detected which was an excellent result.  Drug driving detections have continued, and more activities are planned for the coming weeks.  20 drivers were issued infringement notices this week, mainly for speeding. Police attended 11 domestic violence incidents during the week, and also fielded many enquiries […]

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 […]

Police Wrap – Thursday, October 22

Bribie Island officers were called to several burglary offences during the week, together with a number of stealing matters. Please take the time to secure garden sheds and garages when unattended, as these are often targetted by offenders. Officers were also required to attend a suspicious grass fire at Bora Place Ningi. Although the fire was safely […]