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Local Fishing Report: Friday 2016-12-02

Offshore

Choppy to rough conditions particularly out wide and very hot weather with north to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore during the morning. Winds becoming north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon and seas 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday. Tomorrow will be okay early and then become choppy with the afternoon sea breeze with a northerly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the morning and seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. When you get the window of opportunity try for, coral trout, tuskfish, snapper, moses perch, cobia, pearl perch, Maori cod and a few small longtail tuna and cod on Sunshine Reef. Snapper, pearl perch, maori cod and moses perch on North Reef. Sweetlip and tuskfish at Murphys Reef and sweetlip, moses perch and small snapper at Currimundi Wide. Spanish mackerel, yellowtail king cod, sweetlip and maori cod off Coolum. School mackerel on the Outer Gneerings and Arkwright Shoal, mahi mahi and sailfish near the FAD, (fish attraction device). School mackerel, tuna and sweetlip from Currimundi reef and Spanish and school mackerel on the Gneerings. Small sailfish and marlin on the 50m mark off Mooloolaba.

Estuaries

Noosa: The northerly’s can be very uncomfortable winds for fishing the beaches. Quality flathead throughout the river particularly in the lower reaches. Golden trevally and whiting in Woods Bays. Mangrove jack, flathead and trevally in Noosa Sound and in Weyba Creek. Whiting feeding off the sand banks throughout the Noosa River. Worth putting the crab pots in the upper reaches and creeks.

Maroochydore: Still good schools of herring around Chambers Island. Flathead, trevally, whiting and bream in Maroochy Waters Canal. Jacks in the creeks and Bli Bli Islands. Bream, trevally and the odd grassy sweetlip around the Motorway Bridge. A few good whiting in the lower river and up around the Bli Bli Islands. The mud crabs are moving throughout but mainly in the middle river and Maroochy Waters Canal.

Kawana: There’s trevally, flathead and bream on the incoming tide along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River mouth. Flathead upstream from McKenzies Bridge and trevally along the La Balsa Park reach and mangrove jack at night around the bridge pylons, moorings and pontoons. Mud crabs in th creeks and deep holes in the canals.

Caloundra: Flathead, a few good whiting and the odd grassy sweetlip showing up throughout the Passage particularly at the creek mouths. Whiting in Currimundi Lake and along the Golden Beach stretch. Bream and flathead off the boardwalk particularly at night. Pelican waters canals are good for bream, mangrove jack and trevally. Reports of good catches of mangrove jack and plenty of mud crabs on the prowl particularly in Coochin and Bells Creeks.

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Grassy Sweetlip Released Cod Hole

Rylan Newnham couldn’t believe his eyes when he caught and released a grassy sweetlip in the Cod Hole.

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2016-12-01

Offshore

Conditions will be choppy to very rough today with winds northerly 15 to 20 knots increasing to 20 to 25 knots in the early afternoon and seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres around midday. Tomorrow similar with a stinking hot north to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots and seas 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. Looks like it will be better to stay in sheltered waters.

Estuaries

Noosa: Beach fishing will be difficult with the strong northerly winds. Several good flathead up to 80cm caught and released in the Frying Pan and lower river recently. A few feisty jack caught in the sound and big golden
trevally feeding around the Sheraton Bridge. There a few good whiting feeding on top of the tide at the Noosa River mouth. Bream in the deep holes around the Frying Pan and Tewantin Marina. The heat wave will have the jack's and mud crabs close to the mangroves in the upper reaches.

Maroochydore: Still plenty of bait fish moving in the lower river. Good catches of flathead at the Bli Bli Bridge and the Cod Hole areas and estuary cod in Eudlo Creek. Reports of a few jack defending their territory in the upper reaches and up Petrie Creek. Flathead and estuary cod in Eudlo Creek. The heat wave over the weekend willhave the buck mud crabs on the move
throughout.

Kawana: There's trevally on the incoming tide along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River mouth. Flathead upstream from McKenzies Bridge and mangrove jack and trevally around the bridge pylons and trawler moorings. Flathead and for mangrove jack and whiting in Mountain Creek and mud crabs in the deep holes in the canals.

Caloundra: Tuesday's New Moon Phase will have the fish feeding well into the weekend. Flathead in the 50 to 60 cm range, in the Blue Hole and at the entrance to Coochin Creek. Whiting to 35cm opposite Bells Creek and along Golden Beach. Jew, mangrove jack showing up in the creeks and bigger bream at night in the deeper holes of the northern passage. Trevally and jacks in Pelican Waters. Mud crabs in Coochin Creek and up the canals.

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Chrissy Bell Diamond Trevally

Chrissy Bell from the Maroochy RSL Fishing Club caught this a diamond trevallynear the Maroochy River mouth.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2016-11-30

Offshore

Good conditions early, but becoming choppy with the afternoon sea breeze, with winds variable about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day and reaching up to 20 knots inshore during the afternoon and early evening and seas below 1 metre. Tomorrow will be a bit choppy with a northerly 15 to 20 knots and seas below 1 meter There have been good coral trout, tuskfish, snapper, moses perch, cobia, pearl perch, Maori cod and a few small longtail tuna and cod on Sunshine Reef. Snapper, pearl perch, maori cod and moses perch on North Reef. Sweetlip and tuskfish at Murphys Reef and sweetlip, moses perch and small snapper at Currimundi Wide. Spanish mackerel, yellowtail king cod, sweetlip and maori cod off Coolum. School mackerel on the Outer Gneerings and Arkwright Shoal, mahi mahi and sailfish near the FAD, (fish attraction devices) School mackerel, tuna and sweetlip from Currimundi reef and Spanish and school mackerel on the gneerings. Small sailfish and marlin on the 50m mark off Mooloolaba. Tuskfish, pig fish, pearl perch and snapper on the Barwon Banks.

Estuaries

Noosa: Still catching the odd tailor, a few dart, bream and tarwhine along Teerwah Beach. Quality flathead in the lower reaches. Golden trevally and whiting in Woods Bays. Mangrove jack, quality flathead and trevally in Noosa Sound and in Weyba Creek. Whiting feeding off the sand banks throughout the Noosa River. Worth putting the crab pots in the upper reaches and creeks. Bream in the deeper holes and mangrove jack between Lakes Cooroibah and Cootharaba.

Maroochydore: Flathead, trevally, whiting and bream in Maroochy Waters Canal. Jacks in the creeks, cod hole and Bli Bli Islands. Flathead, bream and trevally around the Motorway Bridge. A few good whiting in the lower river and up around the Bli Bli Islands. The mud crabs are moving throughout but mainly in the middle river and Maroochy Waters Canal.

Kawana: There’s trevally, flathead and bream on the incoming tide along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River mouth. Flathead upstream from McKenzies Bridge and trevally along the La Balsa Park reach and mangrove jack at night around the bridge pylons, moorings and pontoons. Mud crabs in th creeks and deep holes in the canals.

Caloundra: Flathead and a few good whiting showing up throughout the Passage particularly at the creek mouths. Whiting in Currimundi Lake and along the Golden Beach stretch. Bream and flathead off the boardwalk particularly at night. Pelican waters canals are good for bream, mangrove jack and trevally. Reports of good catches of mangrove jack and plenty of mud crabs on the prowl particularly in Coochin and Bells Creeks.

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Harry Cod Hole Released

Please see photo of Harry Below. Super keen angler Harry Somlyay caught and released his first estuary cod in the Maroochy River.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2016-11-29

Offshore

Workable conditions early, but becoming choppy with the afternoon sea breeze, with winds northeasterly 10 to 15 knots, with afternoon seabreezes inshore reaching up to 20 knots and seas around 1 metre. Tomorrow is looking  okay with a north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots and seas below 1 meter There have been good coral trout, tuskfish, snapper, moses perch, cobia, pearl perch, Maori cod and a few small longtail tuna and cod on Sunshine Reef. Snapper, pearl perch, maori cod and moses perch on North Reef. Sweetlip and tuskfish at Murphys Reef and sweetlip, moses perch and small snapper at Currimundi Wide. Spanish mackerel, yellowtail king cod, sweetlip and maori cod off Coolum. School mackerel on the Outer Gneerings and Arkwright Shoal, mahi mahi and sailfish near the FAD, (fish attraction devices) School mackerel, tuna and sweetlip from Currimundi reef and Spanish and school mackerel on the gneerings. Small sailfish on the 50m mark off Mooloolaba. Spotty mackerel on the Gneering Shoals, tuskfish and snapper on the Barwon Banks.

Estuaries

Noosa: Still catching the odd tailor, a few dart, bream and tarwhine along Teerwah Beach. Quality flathead being throughout the river particularly in the lower reaches. Mangrove jack, quality flathead and trevally in Noosa Sound and in Weyba Creek. Whiting feeding off the sand banks throughout the Noosa River. Worth putting the crab pots in the upper reaches and creeks. Bream in the deeper holes and mangrove jack between Lakes Cooroibah and Cootharaba.

Maroochydore: A few dart and whiting along the beaches. Still schools of baitfish moving between Eudlo Creek and the Maroochy Waters Canals. Bream, whiting and flathead in the upper reaches and jacks around the Islands and snaggy areas in the creeks. Flathead, bream and trevally around the Motorway Bridge. A few good whiting in the lower river and up around the Bli Bli Islands. The mud crabs are moving throughout but mainly in the upper river.

Kawana: There’s trevally, flathead and bream on the incoming tide along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River mouth. Flathead upstream from McKenzies Bridge and trevally along the La Balsa Park reach and mangrove jack at night around the bridge pylons, moorings and pontoons. Mud crabs in th creeks and deep holes in the canals.

Caloundra: Flathead and a few good whiting showing up throughout the Passage particularly at the creek mouths. Whiting in Currimundi Lake and along the Golden Beach stretch. Bream and flathead off the boardwalk particularly at night. Pelican waters canals are good for bream, mangrove jack and trevally. Reports of good catches of mangrove jack and plenty of mud crabs on the prowl particularly in Coochin and Bells Creeks.

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blue barred parrot murphies

The crews on Top Catch Charters caught a nice Blue Barred Parrot on Murphys Reef.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2016-11-28

Offshore

Good conditions, but with a bit of northerly chop from the afternoon sea breeze, with winds easterly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly in the late morning and afternoon, with seas around 1 metre and the swells southerly around 1 metre offshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to around 1 metre by early evening. Tomorrow could be workable early but with a northeasterly 15 to 20 knots, with seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres inshore during the afternoon or evening.  There have been good coral trout, tuskfish, snapper, moses perch, cobia, pearl perch, Maori cod and a few small longtail tuna and cod on Sunshine Reef. Snapper, pearl perch, maori cod and moses perch on North Reef. Sweetlip and tuskfish at Murphys Reef and sweetlip, moses perch and small snapper at Currimundi Wide. Spanish mackerel, yellowtail king cod, sweetlip and maori cod off Coolum. School mackerel on the Outer Gneerings and Arkwright Shoal, mahi mahi and sailfish near the FAD, (fish attraction devices) School mackerel and sweetlip from Currimundi reef and Spanish and school mackerel on the gneerings. Small sailfish on the 50m mark off Mooloolaba. Spotty mackerel on the Gneering Shoals, tuskfish and snapper on the Barwon Banks.

Estuaries

Noosa: Still catching the odd tailor, a few dart, bream and tarwhine along Teerwah Beach. Quality flathead being throughout the river particularly in the lower reaches. Mangrove jack around 52cm, flathead and trevally in Noosa Sound and in Weyba Creek. Whiting feeding off the sand banks throughout the Noosa River. Worth putting the crab pots in the upper reaches and creeks. Bream in the deeper holes and mangrove jack between Lakes Cooroibah and Cootharaba.

Maroochydore: A few dart and whiting along the beaches. Still schools of baitfish moving between Eudlo Creek and the Maroochy Waters Canals. Bream, whiting and flathead in the upper reaches and jacks around the Islands and snaggy areas in the creeks. Flathead, bream and trevally around the Motorway Bridge. A few good whiting in the lower river and up around the Bli Bli Islands. The mud crabs are moving throughout but mainly in the upper river.

Kawana: There’s trevally, flathead and bream on the incoming tide along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River mouth. Flathead upstream from McKenzies Bridge and trevally along the La Balsa Park reach and mangrove jack at night around the bridge pylons, moorings and pontoons. Mud crabs in th creeks and deep holes in the canals.

Caloundra: Flathead and a few good whiting showing up throughout the Passage particularly at the creek mouths. Whiting in Currimundi Lake and along the Golden Beach stretch. Bream and flathead off the boardwalk particularly at night. Pelican waters canals are good for bream, mangrove jack and trevally. Reports of good catches of mangrove jack and plenty of mud crabs on the prowl particularly in Coochin and Bells Creeks.

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Dave McGregorTeerwah Beach

 

Keen angler, Dave McGregor fishing off Teewah beach in his kayak for a few nice tailor

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2016-11-26

Offshore

Really good  conditions for the weekend with a bit of northerly chop and possibly an afternoon storm, with winds east to northeasterly,  with seas below 1 metre and the swells has eased back from what it was through the week to a southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. Conditions tomorrow looking good again with winds east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening. northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning northerly during the evening, with seas below 1 metre.  Sweetlip and tuskfish at Murphys Reef and sweetlip, moses perch and small snapper at Currimundi Wide. Spanish mackerel, yellowtail king cod, sweetlip and maori cod off Coolum. School mackerel on the Outer Gneerings and Arkwright Shoal, mahi mahi and sailfish near the FAD off Mooloolaba.School mackerel and sweetlip from Currimundi reef. Spanish and school mackerel on the gneerings. School mackerel from Caloundra 5 mile. Small sailfish on the 50m mark off Mooloolaba. There has been quality jew as well as moses perch plus pearl perch, coral bream on North Reef.  Sunshine Reef area has had snapper, moses perch, striped sea perch, cobia, pearl perch, Maori cod and a few small longtail tuna.

Estuaries

Noosa: Still catching the odd big tailor, a few dart, bream and tarwhine along Teerwah Beach. Quality flathead being throughout the river particularly in the lower reaches with the crews on Noosa River Fishing Safari’s are catching and releasing flathead to 70cm, in the Frying Pan area using a whitebait and a 68cm flathead near the Sand Bags using a whole prawn. Mangrove jack around 52cm, flathead and trevally in Noosa Sound and in Weyba Creek. Whiting feeding off the sand banks throughout the Noosa River. Worth putting the crab pots in the upper reaches and creeks.

Maroochydore: A few dart and whiting along North Shore/ Marcoola Beaches. Still schools of baitfish moving between Eudlo Creek and the Maroochy Waters Canals. Bream, whiting and flathead in the upper reaches and jacks around the Islands and snaggy areas in the creeks. Flathead, bream and trevally around the Motorway Bridge, There are mangrove jack in the upper reaches of the river and the creeks.. A few good whiting in the lower river and up around the Bli Bli Islands. The mud crabs are moving throughout but mainly in the upper river.

Kawana: There’s trevally and bream on the incoming tide along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River mouth. Flathead upstream from McKenzies Bridge and trevally along the La Balsa Park reach and mangrove jack at night around the bridge pylons, moorings and pontoons. Flathead, mangrove jack and whiting in Mountain Creek and mud crabs in the deep holes in the canals.

Caloundra: Flathead throughout the Passage particularly at the creek mouths. Whiting in Currimundi Lake and along the Golden Beach stretch. Bream and flathead off the boardwalk particularly at night. Pelican waters canals are good for bream, mangrove jack and trevally. Reports of good catches of mangrove jack and plenty of mud crabs on the prowl particularly in Coochin and Bells Creeks.

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blue barred parrot murphies

The crews on Top Catch Charters caught a nice Blue Barred Parrot on Murphys Reef.

Dave McGregorTeerwah Beach

Keen angler, Dave McGregor fishing off Teewah beach in his kayak for a few nice tailor

Local Fishing Report: Friday 2016-11-25

Offshore

Choppy early and okay conditions in the afternoon with winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, decreasing to 10 to 15 knots during the morning and turning east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon and evening, with seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. Conditions tomorrow looking good with a bit of a chop from the afternoon sea breeze with winds northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning northerly during the evening, with seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres inshore during the evening.  Sweetlip and tuskfish at Murphys Reef and sweetlip, moses perch and small snapper at Currimundi Wide. Spanish mackerel, yellowtail king cod, sweetlip and maori cod off Coolum. School mackerel on the Outer Gneerings and Arkwright Shoal, mahi mahi and sailfish near the FAD off Mooloolaba.School mackerel and sweetlip from Currimundi reef. Spanish and school mackerel on the gneerings. School mackerel from Caloundra 5 mile. Small sailfish on the 50m mark off Mooloolaba.There has been quality jew or mulloway as well as moses perch plus pearl perch, coral bream on North Reef.  Sunshine Reef area has had snapper, moses perch, striped sea perch, cobia, pearl perch, Maori cod and a few small longtail tuna.

Estuaries

Noosa: Still catching the odd big tailor, a few dart, bream and tarwhine along Teerwah Beach. Quality flathead being throughout the river particularly in the lower reaches with the crews on Noosa River Fishing Safari’s catching and releasing with a 70cm flathead, in the Frying Pan area using a whitebait and a 68cm flathead near the Sand Bags using a whole prawn. Mangrove jack, flathead and trevally in Noosa Sound and in Weyba Creek. Whiting feeding off the sand banks throughout the Noosa River. Worth putting the crab pots in the upper reaches and creeks.

Maroochydore: A few dart and whiting along North Shore/ Marcoola Beaches. Bream, whiting and flathead in the upper reaches and jacks around the Islands and snaggy areas in the creeks. Flathead, bream and trevally around the Motorway Bridge, There are mangrove jack in the upper reaches of the river and the creeks.. A few good whiting in the lower river and up around the Bli Bli Islands. The mud crabs are moving throughout but mainly in the upper river.

Kawana: There’s trevally and bream on the incoming tide along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River mouth. Flathead upstream from McKenzies Bridge and trevally along the La Balsa Park reach and mangrove jack at night around the bridge pylons, moorings and pontoons. Flathead, mangrove jack and whiting in Mountain Creek and mud crabs in the deep holes in the canals.

Caloundra: Flathead throughout the Passage particularly at the creek mouths. Whiting in Currimundi Lake and along the Golden Beach stretch. Bream and flathead off the boardwalk particularly at night. Pelican waters canals are good for bream, mangrove jack and trevally. Reports of good catches of mangrove jack and plenty of mud crabs on the prowl particularly in Coochin and Bells Creeks.

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10kg amberjack barwon banks

The crews on Top Catch Charters landed this 10kg Amberjack on the Barwon Banks.

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2016-11-24

Offshore

A window of opportunity early with good conditions but choppy to rough in the afternoon with winds west to northwesterly about 10 knots tending southeasterly 15 to 25 knots in the middle of the day, with seas below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre around midday, then increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon. Conditions tomorrow fairly choppy early with a southeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning northeasterly sea breeze at 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon, with seas 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. Sweetlip and tuskfish at Murphys Reef and sweetlip, moses perch and small snapper at Currimundi Wide. Spanish mackerel, yellowtail king cod, sweetlip and maori cod off Coolum. School mackerel on the Outer Gneerings and Arkwright Shoal, mahi mahi and sailfish near the FAD off Mooloolaba.School mackerel and sweetlip from Currimundi reef. Spanish and school mackerel on the gneerings. School mackerel from Caloundra 5 mile. Small sailfish on the 50m mark off Mooloolaba.There has been quality jew or mulloway as well as moses perch plus pearl perch, coral bream on North Reef.  Sunshine Reef area has had snapper, moses perch, striped sea perch, cobia, pearl perch, Maori cod and a few small longtail tuna.

Estuaries

Noosa: Quality flathead being throughout the river particularly in the lower reaches with the crews on Noosa River Fishing Safari’s catching and releasing with a 70cm flathead, in the Frying Pan area using a whitebait and a 68cm flathead near the Sand Bags using a whole prawn. Mangrove jack, flathead and trevally in Noosa Sound and in Weyba Creek. Whiting feeding off the sand banks throughout the Noosa River. Worth putting the crab pots in the upper reaches and creeks.

Maroochydore: Bream, whiting and flathead from Bli Bl with a few school jew and jacks around the Islands. Flathead, bream and trevally around the Motorway Bridge, There are mangrove jack in the upper reaches of the river and the creeks.. A few good whiting in the lower river and up around the Bli Bli Islands. The mud crabs are moving throughout but mainly in the upper river.

Kawana: There’s trevally and bream on the incoming tide along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River mouth. Flathead upstream from McKenzies Bridge and trevally along the La Balsa Park reach and mangrove jack at night around the bridge pylons, moorings and pontoons. Flathead, mangrove jack and whiting in Mountain Creek and mud crabs in the deep holes in the canals.

Caloundra: Flathead throughout the Passage particularly at the creek mouths. Whiting in Currimundi Lake and along the Golden Beach stretch. Try for Queenfish, bream and flathead off the boardwalk. Pelican waters canals are good for bream, mangrove jac and trevally. Reports of good catches of mangrove jack and plenty of mud crabs on the prowl particularly in Coochin and Bells Creeks.

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Michael Lucas Tellan 26cm Whiting

Have a look how happy Michael and Lucas Tellan were with their 26cm keeper whiting taken in the Maroochy River

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2016-11-23

Offshore

The winds will be southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore north of Maroochydore early in the morning. Winds decreasing to about 10 knots in the evening, with seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre later in the evening. Conditions tomorrow okay real early ahead of strengthening winds and seas as the day progresses with south to southwesterly about 10 knots becoming southeasterly 15 to 25 knots from the south during the morning, with seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon. There has been quality jew or mulloway as well as moses perch plus pearl perch, coral bream on North Reef.  Sunshine Reef area has had snapper, moses perch, striped sea perch, cobia, pearl perch, Maori cod and a few small longtail tuna. Spanish mackerel, cod, sweetlip and maori cod off Coolum.  School mackerel and sweetlip from Currimundi reef. Spanish and school mackerel on the gneerings. School mackerel from Caloundra 5 mile. Small sailfish on the 50m mark off Mooloolaba.

Estuaries

Noosa: Quality flathead being throughout the river particularly in the lower reaches with a 52cm flathead in Noosa Waters and Noosa River Fishing Safari, releasing a 90cm flathead in the Frying Pan and a 60cm estuary cod at the river mouth. Mangrove jack, flathead and trevally in Noosa Sound and in Weyba Creek. Whiting feeding throughout the Noosa River.

Maroochydore: Bream, whiting and flathead from Bli Bl with a few school jew and jacks around the Islands. Flathead, bream and trevally around the Motorway Bridge, There are mangrove jack in the upper reaches of the river and the creeks.. A few good whiting in the lower river and up around the Bli Bli Islands. The mud crabs are moving throughout but mainly in the upper river.

Kawana: There’s trevally and bream on the incoming tide along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River mouth. Flathead upstream from McKenzies Bridge and mangrove jack and trevally around the bridge pylons and trawler moorings. Flathead, mangrove jack and whiting in Mountain Creek and mud crabs in the deep holes in the canals.

Caloundra: Flathead throughout the Passage particularly at the creek mouths. Whiting in Currimundi Lake and along the Golden Beach stretch. Try for Queenfish, bream and flathead off the boardwalk. Pelican waters canals are good for bream, mangrove jac and trevally. Reports of good catches of mangrove jack and mud crabs in Coochin and Bells Creeks.

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AlexanderMilneBig BreamMWCanals

Check out Alexander Milne with one of his big bream as well as Moses perch taken off the pontoon in the Maroochy Waters Canal over the weekend.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2016-11-22

Offshore

Reasonably choppy today as winds will be easterly 15 to 20 knots turning southeasterly early in the morning, with seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore north of Maroochydore. Similar conditions tomorrow during the day but then easing back and becoming variable about 10 knots during the evening.  Sunday's Wild Thing 2 charter to North Reef took quality jewfish or mulloway as well as moses perch plus pearl perch, coral bream. Sunshine Reef’s had average snapper, moses perch, striped sea perch, cobia, pearl perch, Maori cod and a few small longtail tuna. Spanish mackerel, cod, sweetlip and maori cod off Coolum.  School mackerel and sweetlip from Currimundi reef. Spanish and school mackerel on the gneerings. School mackerel from Caloundra 5 mile. Small sailfish on the 50m mark off Mooloolaba.

Estuaries

Noosa: Quality flathead being throughout the river particularly in the lower reaches with a 52cm flathead in Noosa Waters and Noosa River Fishing Safari, releasing a 90cm flathead in the Frying Pan and a 60cm estuary cod at the river mouth. Mangrove jack, flathead and trevally in Noosa Sound and in Weyba Creek. Whiting feeding throughout the Noosa River.

Maroochydore: Bream, whiting and flathead from Bli Bl with a few school jew and jacks around the Islands. Flathead, bream and trevally around the Motorway Bridge, Jacks in the upper reaches, Twin Waters Canal, Petrie Creek, Eudlo Creek and the cod hole. Good whiting in the lower river. The mud crabs are moving throughout but mainly in the upper river.

Kawana: There’s trevally and bream on the incoming tide along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River mouth. Flathead upstream from McKenzies Bridge and mangrove jack and trevally around the bridge pylons and trawler moorings. Flathead, mangrove jack and whiting in Mountain Creek and mud crabs in the deep holes in the canals.

Caloundra: Flathead throughout the Passage particularly at the creek mouths. Whiting in Currimundi Lake and along the Golden Beach stretch. Mangrove jack, trevally and school jew in Pelican waters canal. Reports of good catches of mangrove jack and mud crabs in Coochin and Bells Creeks. Try for Queenfish, bream and flathead off the boardwalk.

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Bronte Harris MFAC Whiting

Bronte Harris on Matthew Flinders Year 5 Camp at Currimundi jagged and then released this snodger 40cm whiting in the creek on a handline!

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2016-11-21

Offshore

Winds will be east to southeasterly at 15 to 20 knots, with seas around the 1 -1.5m mark and 1 -1.5m of easterly swell.  Double Island been fishing well with reports of snapper up to 8kg, good jewies, parrot to 4kg and a lot of big moses perch and Maori cod, hussar, tuskies and amberjack. Sunshine Reef’s had average snapper, moses perch, striped sea perch, cobia, pearl perch, Maori cod and a few small longtail tuna. North Reef has moses perch plus pearl perch, coral bream, snapper and jew.  Spanish mackerel, cod, sweetlip and maori cod off Coolum.  School mackerel and sweetlip from Currimundi reef. Spanish and school mackerel on the gneerings. School mackerel from Caloundra 5 mile. Small sailfish on the 50m mark off Mooloolaba.

Estuaries

Noosa: The odd big tailor, school jew and a few dart feeding along Teewah Beach. Good flathead being caught and released throughout the river particularly in the lower reaches. Mangrove jack, flathead and trevally in Noosa Sound and in Weyba Creek. School jew, trevally, whiting and jacks in Woods Bays. Whiting feeding throughout the Noosa River try off the beaches and sand flats off Gympie terrace. Plenty of bream in the deep holes around the Frying Pan and Tewantin Marina.

Maroochydore: Bream, grunter and flathead from Bli Bli. School jew and jacks around the Bli Bli Islands. Flathead, bream and trevally around the Motorway Bridge, Jacks in the upper reaches, Twin Waters Canal, Petrie Creek, Eudlo Creek and the cod hole. Whiting in the lower river, Bli Bli and creek mouths. The massive tides have had the mud crabs moving throughout but mainly in the upper river.

Kawana: There’s trevally and bream on the incoming tide along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River mouth. Jacks, cod and trevally in Parrearra Channel. Flathead upstream from McKenzies Bridge and mangrove jack and trevally around the bridge pylons and trawler moorings. Flathead, mangrove jack and whiting in Mountain Creek and mud crabs in the deep holes in the canals.

Caloundra: A few jew in the deeper holes of the northern passage. Flathead at the mouth of Bells Creek. Whiting along the Golden Beach stretch. Mangrove jack, trevally and school jew in Pelican waters canal. Reports of good catches of mangrove jack and mud crabs in Coochin Creek. Queenfish, bream and flathead off the boardwalk.

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Olli was fishing around Chambers Island when he caught this 46cm dusky flathead.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2016-11-19

Offshore

Today should be good conditions with east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots, with seas around 1 metre. Tomorrow  there will be a bit choppy with winds easterly 15 to 20 knots with seas picking up later from 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore during the evening. Double Island been fishing well with reports of snapper up to 8kg, good jewies, parrot to 4kg and a lot of big moses perch and Maori cod, hussar, tuskies and amberjack. Sunshine Reef’s had average snapper, moses perch, striped sea perch, cobia, pearl perch, Maori cod and a few small longtail tuna. North Reef has moses perch plus pearl perch, coral bream, snapper and jew. Amberjack and yellowtail king around the Mooloolaba Blinker. Spanish mackerel, cod, sweetlip and maori cod off Coolum.  School mackerel, snapper and from Currimundi reef. School mackerel from Raper Shoal and old women island. Snapper and school mackerel from Caloundra 5 mile.

Estuaries

Noosa: The odd big tailor, school jew and a few dart feeding along Teewah Beach. Good flathead being caught and released throughout the river particularly in the lower reaches. Mangrove jack, flathead and trevally in Noosa Sound and in Weyba Creek. School jew, trevally, whiting and jacks in Woods Bays. Whiting feeding throughout the Noosa River try off the beaches and sand flats off Gympie terrace. Plenty of bream in the deep holes around the Frying Pan and Tewantin Marina.

Maroochydore: There’s been a few good tailor and worth trying for jew over night off the north shore over night. The tarpon, flathead, trevally, downstream of the Motorway Bridge, Jacks in the upper reaches, Twin Waters Canal, Petrie Creek, Eudlo Creek and the cod hole. Whiting in the lower river, Bli Bli and creek mouths. The massive tides have had the mud crabs moving throughout but mainly in the upper river.

Kawana: Try the beaches for whiting, dart and tarwhine. There’s trevally and bream on the incoming tide along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River mouth. Jacks, cod and trevally in Parrearra Channel. Flathead upstream from McKenzies Bridge and mangrove jack and trevally around the bridge pylons and trawler moorings. Flathead, mangrove jack and whiting in Mountain Creek and mud crabs in the deep holes in the canals.

Caloundra: Flathead at the mouth of Bells Creek. Whiting to 35cm opposite Bells Creek and along Golden Beach. Mangrove jack, trevally and school jew in Pelican waters canal. Reports of good catches of mangrove jack and mud crabs in Coochin Creek. Queenfish off the boardwalk and south of Bells.

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Luke Opelt with a catch and release bass Lake Borumba

There has been plenty of action in the dams lately, Luke Opelt enjoyed catch and release of a few bass in Lake Borumba.

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