Moreton Bay Overview
Moreton Bay Sinkhole
Well there is no missing the sinkhole slighty up and to the right of centre and I would expect the fishing reports from this new Moreton Bay landmark to flow in thick and fast. It is certainly a sizable piece of real estate and its greater depth than the surrounding area will act like a beacon to any passing fish. To get a feel for the size of the hole itself, the large white blob on the left hand of the map is Mud Island, which although much larger gives an indication of the incredible size of this new underwater find.
Having fished this area extensively for years I can't say I have ever
happened upon it previously although it is not on the route to any of
many other fishing destinations. However a number of people have claimed
to have known of its existance and either not fished it or released fish
caught from the area. It is somewhat disappointing that the EPA did not
have this information so they could have ensured a potentially delicate
habitiat such as this one some level of protection with their proposed
green zones. We can't stress enough the need to tread lightly in areas
like this, however experience tells that this area will be like a carpark
every reasonable day for a long long time. Anyone fretting over the lack
of posted GPS marks for the sink hole should head east from Mud Island
then look for the boats approximately half way over to Moreton Island,
with soundings around 24 metres confirming you are in the right place.