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Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2017-09-20

Offshore

Better conditions tomorrow with winds easing from northwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning and early afternoon with seas 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. Looking reasonable for tomorrow as well with winds east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly during the afternoon and seas around 1 metre. Tuskfish, snapper, pig fish and pearl perch from the Barwon Banks. Wild Thing 2 fished North Reef where they caught pearl perch, snapper, trevally, grass sweetlip and gold spot cod. Double Island Points had red emperor, amberjack, jew, grass sweetlip, moses perch, gold spot cod, venus tusk fish and bagged out on snapper. School and spotty mackerel on the close reefs between Caloundra and Coolum. Snapper, sweetlip and moses perch from the Blinker. Snapper, Maori cod and tusk fish from Murphy’s Reef.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: A few quality whiting to 37cm on the flats throughout the lower river. Noosa River Fishing Safaris caught and released a 54cm flathead in the Woods Bays using a whole prawn." Trevally and flathead in the Woods Bays, the river mouth and off Munna Point. Grunter, flathead and whiting in Lake Cooroibah. Jacks in Woods Bays and the back of the sound. Flathead along Tewantin stretch. Cod, bream and a flathead went 90cm was caught and released on live yabbies for bait in Weyba Creek.

Maroochydore: Sand crabs from the lower river. Whiting and flathead from around the sand bags. Flathead from Bli Bli flats and the creek mouths. Jacks in Cornmeal Creek and Twin Waters Canal. Flathead, queenfish, jew, estuary cod and hair tail in the Cod Hole. Bream, good sand crabs and flathead along Twin Waters, Cotton Tree stretch and in Cornmeal Creek area. Mangrove jacks and jew from the rock bars in the middle and upper river.

Mooloolaba: Whiting and dart in the surf from Bokarina and Wurtulla. Bream and cod from the rock walls. Mangrove jack in the Kawana Canals and from the rock bars in the upper river. Trevally and cod around Minyama Island. Whiting from the sand basin and the entrance to Mountain Creek.

Caloundra: Whiting in Currimundi Lake. Flathead inside the bar, off the Northern tip of Bribie and from the creek mouths. Whiting are wide spread throughout the passage, with best catches along golden beach. Jacks and cod in Pelican Waters Canal. Blue swimmer crabs between the bar and Military Jetty.

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Robert Whiting 62cm Dusky Flathead

Robert Whiting with a 62cm good eating size dusky flathead taken off Yinny Street near the Cod Hole.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2017-09-19

Offshore

Winds will be blowing northwest to northeasterly at 10 to 15 knots, increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon and reaching up to 25 knots at times offshore in the evening, with  seas below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon, then increasing to 1 to 2 metres by early evening. Tuskfish, snapper, pig fish and pearl perch from the Barwon Banks. Snapper, cod, moses perch from north reef.  Double Island Points had red emperor, amberjack, jew, grass sweetlip, moses perch, gold spot cod, venus tusk fish and bagged out on snapper. School and spotty mackerel on the close reefs between Caloundra and Coolum. Snapper, sweetlip and moses perch from the Blinker. Snapper, Maori cod and tusk fish from Murphy’s Reef.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: A few quality whiting on the flats throughout the lower river. Trevally and flathead in the Woods Bays, the river mouth and off Munna Point. Grunter, flathead and whiting in Lake Cooroibah. Jacks in Woods Bays and the back of the sound. Flathead along Tewantin stretch. Cod, bream and flathead in Weyba Creek.

Maroochydore: Sand crabs from the lower river. Whiting and flathead from around the sand bags. Flathead from Bli Bli flats and the creek mouths. Jacks in Cornmeal Creek and Twin Waters Canal. Flathead, queenfish, jew, estuary cod and hair tail in the Cod Hole. Bream, good sand crabs and flathead along Twin Waters, Cotton Tree stretch and in Cornmeal Creek area. Mangrove jacks and jew from the rock bars in the middle and upper river.

Mooloolaba: Whiting and dart in the surf from Bokarina and Wurtulla. Bream and cod from the rock walls. Mangrove jack in the Kawana Canals and from the rock bars in the upper river. Trevally and cod around Minyama Island. Whiting from the sand basin and the entrance to Mountain Creek.

Caloundra: Whiting in Currimundi Lake. Flathead inside the bar, off the Northern tip of Bribie and from the creek mouths. Whiting are wide spread throughout the passage, with best catches along golden beach. Jacks and cod in Pelican Waters Canal. Blue swimmer crabs between the bar and Military Jetty.

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Joe Deepend Charters Banks

Joe caught a parrot on a recent Deep End fishing charter to the Barwon Banks.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2017-09-18

Offshore

Winds will be blowing east to southeasterly at 10 to 15 knots, turning east to northeasterly in the afternoon and north to northeasterly in the evening, with  seas around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon. Tuskfish and pearl perch from the Barwon Banks. Snapper, cod, mosese perch from north reef.  Double Island Points had red emperor, amberjack, jew, grass sweetlip, moses perch, gold spot cod, venus tusk fish and bagged out on snapper. School and spotty mackerel on the close reefs between Caloundra and Coolum. Snapper, sweetlip and moses perch from the Blinker. Snapper, Maori cod and tusk fish from Murphy’s Reef.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: A few quality whiting on the flats throughout the lower river. Good dusky flathead caught and released in the Woods Bay and from river mouth. Grunter, bream, flathead and whiting in Lake Cooroibah. Trevally, tailor and jacks starting in Woods Bays. Big flathead, bream to 35cm and giant trevally along Tewantin stretch. Cod, bream and flathead in Weyba Creek. An 82cm milkfish caught and released on a Keitech Easy Shiner soft plastic in the lower river on Wednesday.

Maroochydore: Go for whiting and flathead from around the sand bags. Flathead from Bli Bli flats and the creek mouths. Jacks in Cornmeal Creek and Twin Waters Canal. Flathead, queenfish, jew, estuary cod and hair tail in the Cod Hole. Bream, good sand crabs and flathead along Twin Waters, Cotton Tree stretch and in Cornmeal Creek area. Mangrove jacks and jew from the rock bars in the middle and upper river.

Mooloolaba: Try for bream and dart in the gutters south of Kawana. Bream and several nice eating size cod from the rock walls. Mangrove jack starting to show up in the canals, Parrearra Channel and in Mountain Creek. Flathead and bream in the La Balsa Sand basin.

Caloundra: Dart and whiting along the beaches between Currimundi and Dickies beach. Bream and flathead inside the bar and off the Northern tip of Bribie. A few good flathead and a few whiting from Golden Beach. Trevally and the odd jack in Pelican Waters Canal. Flathead from the mouth of Coochin Creek.

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Khy Lawtance 75cm Dusky BliBli

Khy Lawrance caught and released this 75cm dusky flathead from Bli Bli Saturday morning.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2017-09-16

Offshore

Conditions have easing right back for this morning with winds starting with variable about 10 knots becoming west to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the morning then turning northerly in the late morning and early afternoon. Winds reaching 15 to 20 knots inshore late afternoon with seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening. Tomorrow conditions will start off good andthen become choppy with winds west to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting east to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the day and seas 1 to 1.5 metres. Tuskfish and pearl perch from the Barwon Banks. Snapper, cod, mosese perch from north reef.  Double Island Points had red emperor, amberjack, jew, grass sweetlip, moses perch, gold spot cod, venus tusk fish and bagged out on snapper. School and spotty mackerel on the close reefs between Caloundra and Coolum. Snapper, sweetlip and moses perch from the Blinker. Snapper, Maori cod and tusk fish from Murphy’s Reef.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Try for tailor, bream and whiting along Teewah stretch as conditions ease back. A few quality whiting on the flats throughout the lower river. Good dusky flathead caught and released in the Woods Bay and from river mouth. Grunter, bream, flathead and whiting in Lake Cooroibah. Trevally, tailor and jacks starting in Woods Bays. Big flathead, bream to35cm and giant trevally along Tewantin stretch. Cod, bream and flathead in Weyba Creek. An 82cm milkfish caught and released on a Keitech Easy Shiner soft plastic in the lower river on Wednesday.

Maroochydore: Go for whiting and flathead from around the sand bags. A 72cm flathead and a 65cm queenfish yesterday along with jew, estuary cod and hair tail earlier in the week in the Cod Hole. Bream, good sand crabs and flathead along Twin Waters, Cotton Tree stretch and in Cornmeal Creek area. Mangrove jacks and jew from the rock bars in the middle and upper river.

Mooloolaba: Try for bream and dart in the gutters south of Kawana. Bream and several nice eating size cod from the rock walls. Mangrove jack starting to show up in the canals, Parrearra Channel and in Mountain Creek. Flathead and bream in the La Balsa Sand basin.

Caloundra: Dart and whiting along the beaches between Currimundi and Dickies beach. Bream and flathead inside the bar and off the Northern tip of Bribie. A few good flathead and a few whiting from Golden Beach. Trevally and the odd jack in Pelican Waters Canal. Flathead from the mouth of Coochin Creek.

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Robert Whiting Queenfish Chambers

Robert Whiting holidaying here from England, landed this feisty Queenfish, between Chambers Island and the Cod Hole yesterday afternoon on the incoming tide.

Local Fishing Report: Friday 2017-09-15

Offshore

A huge improvement throughout the day with conditions easing right back with winds starting with southerly 15 to 20 knots shifting north to northeasterly below 10 knots in the late afternoon with seas 1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday. Tomorrow conditions will start off good with winds variable about 10 knots becoming west to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning then turning northerly 15 to 20 knots during the day and seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the evening. Before the rough conditions there were Tuskfish to 3.5kg, tuskfish and pearl perch from the Barwon Banks. Snapper, cod, mosese perch from north reef.  Double Island Points had red emperor, amberjack, jew, grass sweetlip, moses perch, gold spot cod, venus tusk fish and bagged out on snapper. School and spotty mackerel on the close reefs between Caloundra and Coolum. Snapper, sweetlip and moses perch from the Blinker. Snapper, Maori cod and tusk fish from Murphy’s Reef.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Try for tailor, bream and whiting along Teewah stretchas conditions ease back. A few quality whiting on the flats throughout the lower river. Good dusky flathead caught and released in the Woods Bay and from river mouth. Grunter, bream, flathead and whiting in Lake Cooroibah. Trevally, tailor and jacks starting in Woods Bays. Big flathead and diamond trevally along Tewantin stretch. Cod, bream and flathead in Weyba Creek.

Maroochydore: As conditions settle go for whiting and flathead from around the sand bags. A 72cm flathead caught at the Cod Hole and over the weekend there were, Jew, estuary cod and hair tail in the Cod Hole. Bream and flathead along Twin Waters Cotton Tree stretch and in Cornmeal Creek. Mangrove jacks and jew from the rock bars in the middle and upper river.

Mooloolaba: Try for bream and dart in the gutters south of Kawana. Bream and several nice eating size cod from the rock walls. Mangrove jack starting to show up in the canals, Parrearra Channel and in Mountain Creek. Flathead and bream in the La Balsa Sand basin.

Caloundra: Dart and whiting along the beaches between Currimundi and Dickies beach. Bream and flathead inside the bar and off the Northern tip of Bribie. A few good flathead and a few whiting from Golden Beach. Trevally and the odd jack in Pelican Waters Canal. Flathead from the mouth of Coochin Creek.

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13kg cod caloundra 12nm

The crews on Top Catch Charters, did well catching this 13kg cod while fishing off Caloundra 12 Mile.

Extended Fishing Report: Friday 2017-09-15

Offshore

After a windy old week today’s should be huge improvement throughout the day with conditions easing right back with winds starting with southerly 15 to 20 knots shifting north to northeasterly below 10 knots in the late afternoon with seas 1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday. Tomorrow conditions will start off good with winds variable about 10 knots becoming west to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning then turning northerly 15 to 20 knots during the day and seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the evening. Before the rough conditions there were Tuskfish to 3.5kg, tuskfish and pearl perch from the Barwon Banks. Snapper, cod, mosese perch from north reef. Double Island Points had red emperor, amberjack, jew, grass sweetlip, moses perch, gold spot cod, venus tusk fish and bagged out on snapper. School and spotty mackerel on the close reefs between Caloundra and Coolum. Snapper, sweetlip and moses perch from the Blinker. Snapper, Maori cod and tusk fish from Murphy’s Reef. Snapper, pearl perch, red throat emperor, sweetlip, mulloway 15nm east of wide bay bar.

Out from Hervey Bay: School mackerel on the close in reefs out from Rooney’s point and on the close reefs out from Burrum, Gatakers Bay, coongul, the Arch Cliffs and around the shipping beacons. Broad barred mackerel the Burrum 8 mile and Urangan channel.

Warning to watch out for white spot disease in prawns. White spot disease is a highly contagious viral infection that affects crustaceans such as prawns, crabs and yabbies. It was first discovered in South East Queensland in 2016. Since the outbreak a the virus has been found in a number of wild crustaceans in the Moreton Bay area. So this means that raw prawns, yabbies marine worms cannot be removed from a restricted area extending from Caloundra to the New South Wales Boarder following a line 100m off the east coast of Bribie, Moreton and Stradbroke Islands. The restrictions are to reduce the likely hood of the disease spreading. Also, remember prawns brought from a supermarket for human consumption should not be used for bait and unwanted bait and seafood should be put in the bin and not discarded in the waterways. Imported crustaceans such as prawns could carry the disease. If you buy or catch prawns that you think have white spot disease remember to report by contacting Biosecurity Queensland on 13 25 23.

Estuaries and Beaches

Fraser Island: There have been dart, whiting, trevally, bream along the eastern beaches gutters. Chopper tailor have been plentiful north of the Maheno Wreck. Bigger jew near Yidney Rocks. A few keen anglers have been targeting a few quality Spanish mackerel well out behind the breakers using drones to deliver their rigged baits and have been landing some big fish. Please remember, that the annual closed waters area runs between Indian Head and Waddy Point from 1st August till the 30th of September every year. So, during the closure period, all fishing is prohibited from the foreshore within this area from 400m south of Indian Head to 400m north of Waddy Point and continues 400m out to sea from the low tide mark.

Hervey Bay: Flathead from the Creek mouths along the western side of Fraser Island and from the lower Burrum River. Flathead, tailor and cod from river heads. Summer whiting off the beaches between Burrum Heads and Urangan. Tarpon, jack, threadfin salmon, barra and trevally in upper Burrum river. Threadfin Salmon in the Mary river.

Rainbow Beach: Tailor, kingfish, mackerel, bream and snapper off the rocks at Double Island Point. Spotty mackerel and long tail tuna from the barge crossing channel. Tailor, bream, flathead and dart along the beaches and Inskip Point. Tailor from Middle rock. Flathead between rainbow and double Island Point. A few flathead and bream from Carlow Point. Barramundi, mangrove jack and estuary cod in Kauri Creek.
Local Dams and Rivers: Lake McDonald has had good schooling bass in the northern facing bays along with Bass and saratoga in the timbers on surface lures. In Borumba Dam yellowbelly are taking lure and bait in the timbers. The odd saratoga and plenty of bass on surface lures. Quality bass in the timbers as well. Good bass and golden perch in the Mary River and its tributaries.

Noosa: With the winds easing back try for tailor, bream and whiting along Teewah stretch. A few quality whiting on the flats throughout the lower river. Good dusky flathead a 74cm fish caught and released in the Woods Bays using a prawn. from river mouth. Grunter, bream, flathead and whiting in Lake Cooroibah. Trevally, tailor and jacks starting in Woods Bays. Big flathead and diamond trevally along Tewantin stretch. Cod, bream and flathead in Weyba Creek.

Maroochydore: Whiting and flathead from North shore and the sand bags. Good catches of whiting around Chambers Island and Twin Waters. Bream and flathead along Twin Waters Cotton Tree stretch and in Cornmeal Creek. Jew, estuary cod and hair tail in the Cod Hole. Mangrove jacks and jew from the rock bars in the middle and upper river.

Mooloolaba: Bream and dart in the gutters south of Kawana. Bream and several nice eating size cod from the rock walls. Mangrove jack starting to show up in the canals, Parrearra Channel and in Mountain Creek. Flathead and bream in the La Balsa Sand basin.

Caloundra: Dart and whiting along the beaches between Currimundi and Dickies beach. Bream and flathead inside the bar and off the Northern tip of Bribie. A few good flathead and a few whiting from Golden Beach. Trevally and the odd jack in Pelican Waters Canal. Flathead from the mouth of Coochin Creek.

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Mitch Harvey Queenfish
Mitch Harvey fished Tin Can Bay for this hard fighting Queenfish.

Brett Robertson Coronation Trout
Brett Robertson with a decent coronation trout taken from the Barwon Banks on a recent Deep End fishing Charter.

squire barwon banks
The crews on Top Catch Charters did well on the Barwon Banks for snapper.

13kg cod caloundra 12nm
The crews on Top Catch Charters did well on Caloundra 12mile for big cod and nice pearlies.

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2017-09-14

Offshore

Strong Wind Warning today for Sunshine Coast Waters and rough conditions so stay in sheltered waters with winds north to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore during the morning. Winds shifting southwesterly 20 to 25 knots from midday, tending 15 to 20 knots inshore seas 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres around midday. Tomorrow will be a huge improvement with conditions easing right back to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending southerly during the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots during the day with seas calming down from 1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon. Saturday morning is looking promising with light winds early.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: The northerly’s will have the beaches fairly blown out again today, although not as tough as yesterdays north-easterly. A few quality whiting on the flats throughout the lower river. Good dusky flathead caught and released in the Woods Bay and from river mouth. Grunter, bream, flathead and whiting in Lake Cooroibah. Trevally, tailor and jacks starting in Woods Bays. Big flathead and diamond trevally along Tewantin stretch. Cod, bream and flathead in Weyba Creek.

Maroochydore: Whiting and flathead from around the sand bags. A 72cm flathead caught at the Cod Hole and over the weekend there were, Jew, estuary cod and hair tail in the Cod Hole. Bream and flathead along Twin Waters Cotton Tree stretch and in Cornmeal Creek. Mangrove jacks and jew from the rock bars in the middle and upper river.

Mooloolaba: Bream and several nice eating size cod from the rock walls. Mangrove jack starting to show up in the canals, Parrearra Channel and in Mountain Creek. Flathead and bream in the La Balsa Sand basin.

Caloundra: Dart and whiting along the beaches between Currimundi and Dickies beach. Bream and flathead inside the bar and off the Northern tip of Bribie. A few good flathead and a few whiting from Golden Beach. Trevally and the odd jack in Pelican Waters Canal. Flathead from the mouth of Coochin Creek.

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Peter batey fished borumba dam yesterday for two bass

Peter Batey has recently been fishing for some quality Bass in the sheltered waters of Borumba Dam.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2017-09-13

Offshore

Strong Wind Warning today for Sunshine Coast Waters and rough conditions so stay in sheltered waters with winds north to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, increasing to north to northeasterly 20 to 25 knots in the afternoon, and reaching up to 30 knots south of Maroochydore in the evening. Winds shifting north to northwesterly during the evening with seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon. Tomorrow will have rough conditions again with winds northwesterly 20 to 30 knots turning southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning with seas 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: The north-easterly will have the beaches fairly blown out today try for tailor and bream early morning. A few quality whiting on the flats throughout the lower river. Good dusky flathead a 74cm fish caught and released in the Woods Bays using a prawn. from river mouth. Grunter, bream, flathead and whiting in Lake Cooroibah. Trevally, tailor and jacks starting in Woods Bays. Big flathead and diamond trevally along Tewantin stretch. Cod, bream and flathead in Weyba Creek.

Maroochydore: Whiting and flathead from around the sand bags. Yesterday, there was a 72cm flathead caught at the Cod Hole and over the weekend there were, Jew, estuary cod and hair tail in the Cod Hole. Bream and flathead along Twin Waters Cotton Tree stretch and in Cornmeal Creek. Mangrove jacks and jew from the rock bars in the middle and upper river.

Mooloolaba: Bream and several nice eating size cod from the rock walls. Mangrove jack starting to show up in the canals, Parrearra Channel and in Mountain Creek. Flathead and bream in the La Balsa Sand basin.

Caloundra: Dart and whiting along the beaches between Currimundi and Dickies beach. Bream and flathead inside the bar and off the Northern tip of Bribie. A few good flathead and a few whiting from Golden Beach. Trevally and the odd jack in Pelican Waters Canal. Flathead from the mouth of Coochin Creek.

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Deep End mixed bag Barwon

The crew on a recent Deep End fishing Charter brought home a bit of a mixed bag from the Barwon Banks.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2017-09-12

Offshore

More choppy conditions so be prepared to stay in sheltered waters for the next few days with winds north to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending north to northeasterly in the afternoon and evening with seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon. Tomorrow similar choppy conditions but becoming very rough in the afternoon and evening with winds north to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 25 to 30 knots during the evening with seas1.5 to 2.5 metres. At this stage there could be an improvement of offshore conditions with winds dropping out on Thursday afternoon. When conditions improve try North Reef for coral trout, pearl perch, venus tusk fish, hussar and moses perch. On the Barwon  Banks there’s gold spot wrasse, pearl perch, snapper, amberjack, jewfish, venus tusk fish and yellowtail kingfish.  Double Island Points had red emperor, gold band snapper, grass sweetlip, moses perch, gold spot cod, venus tusk fish and bagged out on snapper. Snapper, cobia and sweetlip on the close reefs off Coolum. Snapper, sweetlip and moses perch from the Blinker. Snapper, Maori cod and tusk fish from Murphy’s Reef.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: A few tailor, bream and whiting along Teewah stretch. A few quality whiting on the flats throughout the lower river. Good dusky flathead a 74cm fish caught and released in the Woods Bays using a prawn. from river mouth. Grunter, bream, flathead and whiting in Lake Cooroibah. Trevally, tailor and jacks starting in Woods Bays. Big flathead and diamond trevally along Tewantin stretch. Cod, bream and flathead in Weyba Creek.

Maroochydore: Whiting and flathead from North shore and the sand bags. Good catches of whiting around Chambers Island and Twin Waters. Bream and flathead along Twin Waters Cotton Tree stretch and in Cornmeal Creek. Jew, estuary cod and hair tail in the Cod Hole. Mangrove jacks and jew from the rock bars in the middle and upper river.

Mooloolaba: Bream and dart in the gutters south of Kawana. Bream and several nice eating size cod from the rock walls. Mangrove jack starting to show up in the canals, Parrearra Channel and in Mountain Creek. Flathead and bream in the La Balsa Sand basin.

Caloundra: Dart and whiting along the beaches between Currimundi and Dickies beach. Bream and flathead inside the bar and off the Northern tip of Bribie. A few good flathead and a few whiting from Golden Beach. Trevally and the odd jack in Pelican Waters Canal. Flathead from the mouth of Coochin Creek.

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Kim Mass Whiting 26cm

Kim Maas from the Maroochy RSL Fishing Club with several keeper whiting to 26cm

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2017-09-11

Offshore

Winds are north to northeasterly at about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day, with seas below the 1 metre mark, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. North Reef has had a few coral trout, pearl perch, plenty of venus tusk fish, hussar and moses perch. On the Barwon  Banks there’s gold spot wrasse, pearl perch, snapper, amberjack, jewfish, venus tusk fish and yellowtail kingfish.  Double Island Points had red emperor, gold band snapper, grass sweetlip, moses perch, gold spot cod, venus tusk fish and bagged out on snapper. Snapper, cobia and sweetlip on the close reefs off Coolum. School and spotty mackerel on the close reefs between Caloundra and Coolum. Snapper, sweetlip and moses perch from the Blinker. Snapper, Maori cod and tusk fish from Murphy’s Reef.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Tailor, bream and whiting along Teewah stretch. A few quality whiting on the flats throughout the lower river. Good dusky flathead a 74cm fish caught and released in the Woods Bays using a prawn. from river mouth. Grunter, bream, flathead and whiting in Lake Cooroibah. Trevally, tailor and jacks starting in Woods Bays. Big flathead and diamond trevally along Tewantin stretch. Cod, bream and flathead in Weyba Creek.

Maroochydore: Whiting and flathead from North shore and the sand bags. Good catches of whiting around Chambers Island and Twin Waters. Bream and flathead along Twin Waters Cotton Tree stretch and in Cornmeal Creek. Jew, estuary cod, flathead, trevally and hair tail in the Cod Hole. Mangrove jacks, jew and trevally from the rock bars in the middle and upper river.

Mooloolaba: Bream and dart in the gutters south of Kawana. Bream and several nice eating size cod from the rock walls. Mangrove jack starting to show up in the canals, Parrearra Channel and in Mountain Creek. Flathead and bream in the La Balsa Sand basin.

Caloundra: Dart and whiting along the beaches between Currimundi and Dickies beach. Bream and flathead inside the bar and off the Northern tip of Bribie. A few good flathead and a few whiting from Golden Beach. Trevally and the odd jack in Pelican Waters Canal. Flathead from the mouth of Coochin Creek.

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Brett Robertson Coronation Trout
Brett Robertson with a decent coronation trout taken from the Barwon Banks on a recent Deep End fishing Charter.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2017-09-09

Offshore

More choppy conditions today particularly out wide with winds southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southeasterly in the early afternoon and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore north of Maroochydore. Tomorrow winds will ease back so be ready to go with winds southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning east to northeasterly during the afternoon and seas 1 to 1.5 metres. On Sunday it will be worth getting out to North Reef were there have been a few coral trout, pearl perch, plenty of venus tusk fish, hussar and moses perch. On the Barwon  Banks there’s gold spot wrasse, pearl perch, snapper, amberjack, jewfish, venus tusk fish and yellowtail kingfish.  Double Island Points had red emperor, gold band snapper, grass sweetlip, moses perch, gold spot cod, venus tusk fish and bagged out on snapper. Snapper, cobia and sweetlip on the close reefs off Coolum. School and spotty mackerel on the close reefs between Caloundra and Coolum. Snapper, sweetlip and moses perch from the Blinker. Snapper, Maori cod and tusk fish from Murphy’s Reef.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Tailor, bream and whiting along Teewah stretch. A few quality whiting on the flats throughout the lower river. Good dusky flathead a 74cm fish caught and released in the Woods Bays using a prawn. from river mouth. Grunter, bream, flathead and whiting in Lake Cooroibah. Trevally, tailor and jacks starting in Woods Bays. Big flathead and diamond trevally along Tewantin stretch. Cod, bream and flathead in Weyba Creek.

Maroochydore: Whiting and flathead from North shore and the sand bags. Dusky flathead 85cm caught and released between Chambers Island and Bradman Av on Monday. Good bream and flathead along Twin Waters Cotton Tree stretch and in Cornmeal Creek. A 44cm estuary cod as well as flathead and hair tail in the Cod Hole.

Mooloolaba: Bream and dart in the gutters south of Kawana. Bream and several nice eating size cod from the rock walls. Mangrove jack starting to show up in the canals and in Mountain Creek. Flathead and bream in the La Balsa Sand basin.

Caloundra: Dart and whiting along the beaches between Currimundi and Dickies beach. Bream and flathead inside the bar and off the Northern tip of Bribie. A few good flathead and a few whiting from Golden Beach. Trevally and the odd jack in Pelican Waters Canal. Flathead from the mouth of Coochin Creek.

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big pearly caloundra 12nm Top Catch

The crews on Top Catch Charters did well on Caloundra 12mile for big cod and nice pearlies.

Local Fishing Report: Friday 2017-09-08

Offshore

Today’s conditions are looking good probably until this evening with winds southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the late afternoon then becoming southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening. Winds reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the late evening with seas around 1 metre, decreasing to 0.5 metres by early evening. Tomorrow will be a bit choppy early away from coast and easing back for the afternoon and Sunday with winds South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting easterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon and seas 1 to 1.5 metres on Saturday. North Reef were there have been a few coral trout, pearl perch, plenty of venus tusk fish, hussar and moses perch. On the Barwon  Banks there’s gold spot wrasse, pearl perch, snapper, amberjack, jewfish, venus tusk fish and yellowtail kingfish.  Double Island Points had red emperor, gold band snapper, grass sweetlip, moses perch, gold spot cod, venus tusk fish and bagged out on snapper. Snapper, cobia and sweetlip on the close reefs off Coolum. School and spotty mackerel on the close reefs between Caloundra and Coolum. Snapper, sweetlip and moses perch from the Blinker. Snapper, Maori cod and tusk fish from Murphy’s Reef.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Tailor, bream and whiting along Teewah stretch. A few quality whiting up to 40cm on the flats throughout the lower river. Dusky flathead 55cm from river mouth. Grunter, bream, flathead and whiting in Lake Cooroibah. Trevally, tailor and jacks starting in Woods Bays. Big flathead and diamond trevally along Tewantin stretch. Cod, bream and flathead in Weyba Creek.

Maroochydore: Whiting and flathead from North shore and the sand bags. Dusky flathead 85cm caught and released between Chambers Island and Bradman Av on Monday. Good bream and flathead along Twin Waters Cotton Tree stretch and in Cornmeal Creek. A 44cm estuary cod caught yesterday as well as flathead and hair tail in the Cod Hole.

Mooloolaba: Bream and dart in the gutters south of Kawana. Bream and several nice eating size cod from the rock walls. Mangrove jack starting to show up in the canals and in Mountain Creek. Flathead and bream in the La Balsa Sand basin.

Caloundra: Dart and whiting along the beaches between Currimundi and Dickies beach. Bream and flathead inside the bar and off the Northern tip of Bribie. A few good flathead and a few whiting from Golden Beach. Trevally and the odd jack in Pelican Waters Canal. Flathead from the mouth of Coochin Creek.

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Dee Khy Lawrance Dusky Flathead

Dee and Khy Lawrance had a good time fishing for dusky flathead in the Maroochy River last Sunday.

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