For the latest fishing news, tips, techniques and more, visit Fishing World

Restoration Island, Coral Sea, QLD

Fishing destination review

Target fish 1: Queenfish

Target fish 2: Coral trout

Fishing style: Lure fishing

Tackle used: Spin

Revisit rating (1-10): 8

Big fish rating (1-10): 6

Fish quantity rating (1-10): 7

Experience rating (1-10): 10

Overall cost rating (1-10): 5

Accommodation used: Camping

Charter used: Local contact

Month of visit: June

Days fished: 4

Weather rating (1-10): 7

Reviewer: Daniel Tillack

Quick comment: Small poppers and 100mm (4″) soft plastics around the island flats and beaches worked for many different reef and pelagic species; troll the deeper water near the island for big Spanish mackerel and longtail tuna; fish diving lures in nearby estuaries for barra and mangrove jack.

(Key to ratings: 1 – very low > 10 – very high)

Ocean Storm Fishing Tackle


Fished this place? Tell us about it!