CAMPGROUNDS AND TOWNSHIPS
Across the Passage to the sleepy old town of Toorbul you have parks, BBQs, food, ice, drinks, boat ramps and a caravan park. Further north of Toorbul is Elimbah Creek, home to some awesome whiting fishing and mud crabbing. This is situated on the mainland side of the Passage.
If you head directly from Elimbah Creek mouth east over to Bribie you will find Gallaghers Camp Ground, home to only six campsites at any one time. The bank that runs north and south along the front is called Gallaghers Gutter, a perfect fishing spot for bream, whiting, flathead and juvenile snapper.
Further north you have Poverty Creek Camp Ground. It has a maximum of 12 camp sites at any one time. This camp is nestled directly at the mouth of Poverty Creek. This creek is a half tide plus access creek and is only small, but the mud crabs love it. Directly out the front you can angle whiting, flathead and bream.
The township directly west from Poverty Campground is Donnybrook, where you can get supplies, such as food, fuel, ice, bait, tackle and beer. There is a caravan park and bowls club, where you can get a great meal.
The gutter surrounding Donnybrook is Dunlops Gutter; it is home to most estuary species. I have seen anglers anchor their boat 15m directly out from the boat ramp and catch good sized bream. I would not recommend it as the boat ramp can get very busy and you could easily find yourself in a situation where it could get ugly fast – but it does hold fish.
The small jetty in Donnybrook is ideal for land anglers where you will catch loads of prawns around February to March, as they migrate through the area. This jetty drops into the gutter at the end where you can tangle with bream, grunter, whiting, flathead and even the odd mulloway, not to mention the crabs. This jetty is being refurbished at the moment and is a no entry area but is soon to be reopened. This area is still very much worth the trip, just fish off the boat ramp or surrounding banks.