Magnetic Island Visitors Guide

Introduction to Magnetic Island Fishing

Magnetic Island is an anglers dream, offering great land based access to a wide variety of species from beautiful reef fish to marauding ocean predators. There are not many locations left where you can claim a quality fishing spot to yourself; Magnetic Island is one of them. Aside from its superb land based fishing, Magnetic Island also serves as an excellent launch pad for your Great Barrier Reef fishing adventure.  

Those looking for a relaxing fishing experience can wander down the Picnic Bay Jetty or to one of the many beautiful and accessible beaches to watch the sun set and dangle a line. A wide range of hard fighting and equally delectable species are found on Magnetic Island year round and are receptive to all styles of fishing.

For the adventure angler, there are hidden gems all around the island waiting to be found, from Mangrove Jack infested creeks to rocky Coral Sea facing points which offer access to meter long Spanish Mackerel or highly prized reef fish like Coral Trout. The highly prized and iconic Barramundi are also frequently captured around the island, and are an exciting challenge to target.

For those looking to get out on the water, Magnetic Island offers great fishing in the around shoals, reefs and wrecks which litter the surrounding inshore waters. For those looking to get a bit wider, the outer reefs offer a chance at some quality game and reef fish, from schools of near unstoppable Giant Trevally, to the king of the fishes; the majestic Black Marlin. Several charters operate from the Island and bookings can be made here.

FNF Outdoor is Magnetic islands only Tackle store and is a great place to start your Magnetic Island Fishing adventure. Get up to the minute advice from the local experts and find out what’s biting and what they are eating. They also offer a good range of hire gear to help you get out there and experience what the island has to offer.  Visit their website for more information.