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Extended 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. So when conditions are right it will be worth trying North Reef were there have been good catches of coral trout, pearl perch, venus tusk fish, hussar and moses perch a 60cm coral trout.. Snapper, cobia and sweetlip on the close reefs off Coolum. School and spotty mackerel on the close reefs between Caloundra and Coolum. Cobia, snapper and grass sweetlip from the 5 mile. Snapper, sweetlip and moses perch from the Blinker. Snapper, Maori cod and tusk fish from Murphy’s Reef.

The Barwon Banks there’s gold spot wrasse, pearl perch, snapper, amberjack, jewfish, venus tusk fish and yellowtail kingfish.
Cougar One’s charter to Double Island Point earlier in the week with the crews catching red emperor, gold band snapper, grass sweetlip, moses perch, gold spot cod, venus tusk fish and also bagged out on snapper. Double Island Point closer reefs and about 15nm and 20nm northeast of Wide Bay Bar have had nannygai, pearl perch and Cobia, tusk fish, good snapper, hussar, moses perch, sweetlip, spangled emperor red emperor, long tail tuna and some big cod

Out from Hervey Bay there’s been trevally, mackerel and tuna in Platypus Bay. Blackall, pan size snapper, estuary cod, the odd scarlet sea perch on the inshore reefs along with school mackerel, cod and trevally off Gatakers Bay. Ín the southern and northern gutter have had the odd coral trout, red emperor, mangrove jack, cod, sweetlip, tusk fish and nannygai. School mackerel from the mouth of the Burrum and river heads. Snapper, school mackerel and trevally off Burrum Heads at the 8 mile, 6 mile Arch Cliffs, 25 fathom hole and Wathumba coffee rock patches. Jew, threadfin salmon and the odd barra from the rocky outcrops, ledges and holes in the straights

Estuaries and Beaches

Fraser Island: There have been dart, whiting, trevally, bream, dart, jew and plenty of tailor in the gutters. 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 and bream out from Urangan Pier. Long tail tuna from Urangan Pier. Squid around Picnic Island the rock ledges and weed beds. Summer whiting between Shelly Beach and Urangan. A few feisty tarpon, grunter, threadfin salmon, jew and jacks feeding in Burrum and 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: Chopper 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 mouthGrunter, 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, whiting and dart in the gutters south of Kawana. Bream and several nice eating size cod (legal size limit is 38cm) 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. Whiting in Mountain Creek.

Caloundra: Dart and whiting along the beaches between Currimundi and Dickies beach. Tailor, jew, 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 85cm Flathead Released

Robert Whiting on his annual visit from England, with his first fish for the season with a solid 85cm dusky flathead caught and released adjacent to Chambers Island.

Nick Bright Threadfin Salmon

Nick Bright. caught this cracker Threadfin salmon in the Mary River Heads area last weekend.

Peter Baker Golden Perch Mary River

Peter Baker fished the Mary River around Gympie for golden perch/yellowbelly on Sunday.

Jonny Baker Borumba

Jonny Baker fished Borumba on saturday.

Benny Forgan GT

Check out keen Angler Benny Forgan with a feisty giant trevally caught in the Maroochy River.

Maddy Erbacher Coronation Trout Fraiser

Maddy Erbacher caught this beautiful eating coronation trout last week at a secret location off Fraser Island.

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2017-09-07

Offshore

Conditions still choppy away from the shore then easing back in the afternoon with winds southwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching 15 to 20 knots offshore south of Maroochydore early in the morning. Winds shifting east to northeasterly about 10 knots in the early afternoon then becoming north to northwesterly in the evening and seas around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre around midday. Tomorrows conditions are looking good till late afternoon with winds westerly 10 to 15 knots turning south to southwesterly during the morning then tending west to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the evening with seas around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon or evening. North Reef were there have been good catches of coral trout, pearl perch, venus tusk fish, hussar and moses perch a 60cm coral trout. The Barwon  Banks there’s gold spot wrasse, pearl perch, snapper, amberjack, jewfish, venus tusk fish and yellowtail kingfish. Cougar One’s charter to Double Island Point on the weekend had the crew catching 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. Cobia, snapper and grass sweetlip from the 5 mile. Snapper, sweetlip and moses perch from the Blinker. Snapper, Maori cod and tusk fish from Murphy’s Reef.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Chopper 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, whiting and dart in the gutters south of Kawana. Bream and several nice eating size cod (legal size limit is 38cm) 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. Whiting in Mountain Creek.

Caloundra: Dart and whiting along the beaches between Currimundi and Dickies beach. Tailor, jew, 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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Maddy Erbacher Coronation Trout Fraiser

Maddy Erbacher caught this beautiful eating coronation trout last week at a secret location off Fraser Island

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2017-09-06

Offshore

Conditions still choppy away from the shore early morning then easing back in the afternoon with winds southwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon then tending west to northwesterly during the evening and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon or evening. Tomorrows conditions are looking better with winds southwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting east to northeasterly below 10 knots during the afternoon then tending northwest to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening with seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.  So when conditions are right it will be worth trying North Reef were there have been good catches of coral trout, pearl perch, venus tusk fish, hussar and moses perch a 60cm coral trout. The Barwon  Banks there’s gold spot wrasse, pearl perch, snapper, amberjack, jewfish, venus tusk fish and yellowtail kingfish. Cougar One’s charter to Double Island Point on the weekend had the crew catching 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. Cobia, snapper and grass sweetlip from the 5 mile. Snapper, sweetlip and moses perch from the Blinker. Snapper, Maori cod and tusk fish from Murphy’s Reef.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Chopper 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 mouthGrunter, 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, whiting and dart in the gutters south of Kawana. Bream and several nice eating size cod (legal size limit is 38cm) 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. Whiting in Mountain Creek.

Caloundra: Dart and whiting along the beaches between Currimundi and Dickies beach. Tailor, jew, 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 44cm Cod

Robert Whiting with a good eating size going 44cm estuary cod taken yesterday in the Cod Hole.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2017-09-05

Offshore

Conditions still pretty choppy early morning then easing right back in the afternoon with winds northwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting southwesterly early around dawn. Winds decreasing to variable about 10 knots with inshore seabreezes from early afternoon. Winds once again becoming southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the evening with seas 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon. So will be a window of opportunity in the afternoon where  it will be worth trying North Reef were there have been good catches of coral trout, pearl perch, venus tusk fish, hussar and moses perch with the standout fish for the day a 60cm coral trout and the Barwon  Banks where they caught gold spot wrasse, pearl perch, snapper, amberjack, jewfish, venus tusk fish and yellowtail kingfish. Also on Double Island has been okay with snapper, cod, pearl perch, frying pan snapper, gold spot wrasse, hussar, moses perch and red emperor. Snapper, cobia and sweetlip on the close reefs off Coolum. School and spotty mackerel on the close reefs between Caloundra and Coolum. Cobia, snapper and grass sweetlip from the 5 mile. Snapper, sweetlip and moses perch from the Blinker. Snapper, Maori cod and tusk fish from Murphy’s Reef.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Chopper tailor, and whiting along Teewah stretch. A few quality whiting up to 40cm on the flats throughout the lower river. 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 shire and the sand bags. Good bream with a few catches in the 38cm range and flathead along Twin Waters Cotton Tree stretch, Cotton Tree and in Cornmeal Creek. Flathead and hair tail in the Cod Hole. Flathead from Chambers island and Bli Bli.

Mooloolaba: Bream, whiting and dart in the gutters south of Kawana. Bream and 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. Still good bream, a few tailor and Trevally around the boat moorings. Whiting in Mountain Creek.

Caloundra: Dart and whiting along the beaches between Currimundi and Dickies beach. Tailor, jew, 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 85cm Whiting Released

Robert Whiting with his first fish for the season with a solid 85cm dusky flathead caught and released around Chambers Island.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2017-09-04

Offshore

Looking like fairly choppy conditions today with winds north to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots, decreasing to 15 to 20 knots inshore in the evening and seas 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Conditions easing right back through tomorrow Tuesday to light winds in the afternoon with winds west to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots during the afternoon and seas 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning  So on Tuesday afternoon it will be worth trying North Reef were there have been good catches of coral trout, pearl perch, venus tusk fish, hussar and moses perch with the standout fish for the day a 60cm coral trout and the Barwon  Banks where they caught gold spot wrasse, pearl perch, snapper, amberjack, jewfish, venus tusk fish and yellowtail kingfish. Also on Double Island has been okay with snapper, cod, pearl perch, frying pan snapper, gold spot wrasse, hussar, moses perch and red emperor. 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: The Full Moon on Wednesday should have the fish on the bite. Chopper tailor, and whiting along Teewah stretch. A few quality whiting up to 40cm on the flats throughout the lower river. Bream, trevally and jacks starting to defend their territory from behind the Sheraton. Big flathead and diamond trevally along Tewantin stretch.

Maroochydore: Tailor, and a few whiting and bream in the surf gutter and around the river mouth and in the gutters along North Shore. Good bream with a few catches in the 38cm range and flathead along Twin Waters Cotton Tree stretch, Cotton Tree and in Cornmeal Creek. Try for tailor and jew in the Cod Hole.

Mooloolaba: Bream, whiting and dart in the gutters south of Kawana. Bream, tailor and the odd mackerel from the rock walls. Mangrove jack starting to show up in the canals. Flathead and bream in the La Balsa Sand basin. Still good bream, a few tailor and Trevally around the boat moorings.

Caloundra; Tailor, jew, 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. Bream, flathead and trevally being caught off the boardwalk.

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PeterFarrellMRSLFCNoosa Tusk

Peter Farrell from the Maroochy RSL Fishing Club with a nice tusk fish.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2017-09-02

Offshore

A beautiful Spring today ahead so get ready for some great fishing! Looks like pretty reasonable conditions today with winds variable about 10 knots, tending east to northeasterly about 10 knots in the afternoon and north to northeasterly in the evening and seas below 1 metre, however there will be a good swell running wider out from a southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore. Also for Father’s Day on Sunday nice sunny conditions and winds will be okay for most of the day increasing later in the afternoon. With winds northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning northerly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon. So it will be worth trying North Reef were Trekka 2 fished in choppy seas on Thursday and caught coral trout, pearl perch, venus tusk fish, hussar and moses perch with the standout fish for the day a 60cm coral trout. They also fished The Banks where they caught gold spot wrasse, pearl perch, snapper, amberjack, jewfish, venus tusk fish and yellowtail kingfish and Double Island on Wednesday for snapper, cod, pearl perch, frying pan snapper, gold spot wrasse, hussar, moses perch and red emperor. Snapper, tusk fish, coral trout and maori cod from Sunshine Reef. 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. Snapper from the NW fairway beacon, brays rock and the coffee rock off the tip of Bribie.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Chopper tailor, and whiting along Teewah stretch. Bream and whiting between Castaways and Sunrise beaches. A few quality whiting up to 40cm on the flats throughout the lower river. Bream, trevally and jacks starting to defend their territory from behind the Sheraton. Big flathead and diamond trevally along Tewantin stretch.

Maroochydore: Tailor, and a few whiting and bream in the surf gutter and around the river mouth and in the gutters along North Shore. Good bream with a few catches in the 38cm range and flathead along Twin Waters Cotton Tree stretch, Cotton Tree and in Cornmeal Creek. Flathead in the creeks and Bli Bli stretch. Quality whiting on the run out tide from Chambers Island and Black banks at dawn and dusk. Tailor and jew in the Cod Hole.

Mooloolaba: Bream, whiting and dart in the gutters south of Kawana. Bream, tailor and the odd mackerel from the rock walls. Mangrove jack starting to show up in the canals. Flathead and bream in the La Balsa Sand basin. Still good bream, a few tailor and Trevally around the boat moorings.

Caloundra; Tailor, jew, 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. Bream, flathead, trevally, there are still the odd luderick being caught and flathead off the boardwalk.

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Benny Forgan Giant Trevally Maroochy

Check out keen Angler Benny Forgan with a feisty giant trevally caught in the Maroochy River.

Local Fishing Report: Friday 2017-09-01

Offshore

Yippee! It’s the first day of Spring today so get ready for some great fishing this season. We  will start to see a change or interface between the main Winter and Summer species from now on. Looks like pretty reasonable conditions today for the 1st day of Spring with winds south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday.  Also conditions will even better for tomorrow with winds variable about 10 knots and seas below 1 metre. Also for Father’s Day on Sunday there will be nice warm and sunny conditions and winds will be okay for most of the day possibly increasing a little later in the afternoon.  So it will be worth trying North Reef for good gold spot cod, snapper, pearl perch and gold band snapper as well as cobia, moses perch and grass sweetlip. Snapper, tusk fish, coral trout and maori cod from Sunshine Reef. School mackerel, cobia and tailor from Halls Reef. Snapper, cobia and sweetlip on the close reefs off Coolum. School and spotty mackerel on the close reefs between Caloundra and Coolum. Wild Thing 2 fished The Banks where they caught gold spot wrasse, pearl perch, snapper, amberjack, jewfish, venus tusk fish and yellowtail kingfish. Snapper, sweetlip and moses perch from the Blinker. Snapper, Maori cod and tusk fish from Murphy’s Reef.  Snapper from the NW fairway beacon, brays rock and the coffee rock off the tip of Bribie.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Chopper tailor, and whiting along Teewah stretch. Bream and whiting between Castaways and Sunrise beaches. A few quality whiting up to 40cm on the flats throughout the lower river. Bream, trevally and jacks starting to defend their territory from behind the Sheraton. Big flathead and diamond trevally along Tewantin stretch.

Maroochydore: Tailor, and a few whiting and bream in the surf gutter and around the river mouth and in the gutters along North Shore. Good bream with a few catches in the 38cm range and flathead along Twin Waters Cotton Tree stretch, Cotton Tree and in Cornmeal Creek. Flathead in the creeks and Bli Bli stretch. Quality whiting on the run out tide from Chambers Island and Black banks at dawn and dusk. Tailor and jew in the Cod Hole.

Mooloolaba: Bream, whiting and dart in the gutters south of Kawana. Bream, tailor and the odd mackerel from the rock walls. Mangrove jack starting to show up in the canals. Flathead and bream in the La Balsa Sand basin. Still good bream, a few tailor and Trevally around the boat moorings.

Caloundra; Tailor, jew, bream and flathead inside the bar and off the Northern tip of Bribie. Big flathead and a few whiting from Golden Beach. Trevally and the odd jack in Pelican Waters Canal. Bream, flathead, trevally, there are still the odd luderick being caught and flathead off the boardwalk.

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Camo Sullivan Bream 38cm

Camo Sullivan landed these fat bream up to 38cm from around the Cotton Tree area.

Extended Fishing Report: Friday 2017-09-01

Offshore

Yippee! It’s the first day of Spring today so get ready for some great fishing this season. We will start to see a change or interface between the main Winter and Summer species from now on. Looks like pretty reasonable conditions today for the 1st day of Spring with winds south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday. Also conditions will even better for tomorrow with winds variable about 10 knots and seas below 1 metre. Also for Father’s Day on Sunday there will be nice warm and sunny conditions and winds will be okay for most of the day possibly increasing a little later in the afternoon. So it will be worth trying North Reef for good gold spot cod, snapper, pearl perch and gold band snapper as well as cobia, moses perch and grass sweetlip. Snapper, tusk fish, coral trout and maori cod from Sunshine Reef. School mackerel, cobia and tailor from Halls Reef. Snapper, cobia and sweetlip on the close reefs off Coolum. School and spotty mackerel on the close reefs between Caloundra and Coolum. Wild Thing 2 fished The Banks where they caught gold spot wrasse, pearl perch, snapper, amberjack, jewfish, venus tusk fish and yellowtail kingfish. Snapper, sweetlip and moses perch from the Blinker. Snapper, Maori cod and tusk fish from Murphy’s Reef. Snapper from the NW fairway beacon, brays rock and the coffee rock off the tip of Bribie.

Out from Hervey Bay theres been blackall, pan size snapper, cod, scarlet sea perch on the inshore reefs along with school mackerel, cod and trevally off Gatakers Bay. Ín the southern and northern gutter have had the odd coral trout, red emperor, mangrove jack, cod, sweetlip, tusk fish and nannygai. Snapper, trevally tusk fish and coral trout from Roy Rufus. School mackerel from the mouth of the Burrum and river heads. Snapper, school mackerel and trevally off Burrum Heads at the 8 mile, 6 mile Arch Cliffs, 25 fathom hole and Wathumba coffee rock patches. School mackerel, long tail tuna and golden trevally in the deeper parts of Platypus bay around the bait schools. Jew, threadfin salmon and the odd barra from the rocky outcrops, ledges and holes in the straights. Double Island Point closer reefs and about 15nm northeast of Wide Bay Bar have had nannygai, pearl perch and Cobia, tusk fish, good snapper, hussar, moses perch, sweetlip, spangled emperor red emperor, long tail tuna and some big cod

Estuaries and Beaches

Fraser Island: There has been some weed along the beaches making fishing hard but there have been dart, whiting, trevally, bream, dart and a few Spanish mackerel and chopper tailor in the gutters. 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 and bream out from Urangan Pier. Long tail tuna from Urangan Pier. Squid around Picnic Island the rock ledges and weed beds. Summer whiting between Shelly Beach and Urangan. A few feisty tarpon, grunter, threadfin salmon, jew and jacks feeding in Burrum and Mary River.

Rainbow Beach: Tailor, rat kingfish, 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, jack and 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: Chopper tailor, whiting and flathead along Teewah stretch. Bream and whiting between Castaways and Sunrise beaches. Quality whiting up to 38 and 40cm on the flats throughout the lower river. Bream, trevally and jacks starting to defend their territory from behind the Sheraton. Big flathead and diamond trevally along Tewantin stretch.

Maroochydore: Tailor, and a few whiting and bream in the surf gutter and around the river mouth and in the gutters along North Shore. Good bream with catches in the 30cm range and flathead along Twin Waters stretch, Cotton Tree and in Cornmeal Creek. Flathead in the creeks and Bli Bli stretch. Quality whiting on the run out tide from Chambers Island and Black banks at dawn and dusk. Tailor and jew in the Cod Hole.

Mooloolaba: Bream, whiting and dart in the gutters south of Kawana. Bream, tailor and the odd mackerel from the rock walls. Mangrove jack starting to show up in the canals. Flathead and bream in the La Balsa Sand basin. Still good bream, a few tailor and Trevally around the boat moorings.

Caloundra; Tailor, jew, bream and flathead inside the bar and off the Northern tip of Bribie. Big flathead and a few whiting from Golden Beach. Trevally and the odd jack in Pelican Waters Canal. Bream, flathead, trevally, there are still the odd luderick being caught and flathead off the boardwalk.

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ITo Seth out of a quick late arvo early night fish Saturday and finally we didnt get busted off this time 93cm 9kg.MG 20170826 191742
Maroochy River, Seth McCombe fished with his dad Luke where they went out for an early evening fish on Saturday and finally, we didn't get busted off this time, taking a 93cm or 9kg jew.

Peter batey fished borumba dam yesterday for bass

Peter Batey fished Borumba dam last weekend for bass.

Hayden Neal Borumba Bass

Hayden Neal. fished for bass at borumba dam yesterday

Allison Macdonald Golden Perch Mary Riverjpg

Allison Macdonald caught this beautiful yellowbelly or Golden Perch with a Smak lure caught last Sunday trolling the Mary River at Tiaro.

Matt Planck Whiting

Have a look at my son Matthew Planck with a couple of nice whiting around 36cm taken up river around the Bli Bli Islands.

Peter Farrell Snapper Tusk Pearly

Peter Farrell from the Maroochy RSL Fishing Club weighed in a few good snapper, tusk fish and a nice pearly this week taken out from Noosa.

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2017-08-31

Offshore

Looks like choppy conditions to start with today with winds south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots before dawn. Winds decreasing back to 10 to 15 knots late afternoon and evening and seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. Okay conditions tomorrow for the 1st day of Spring with south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday. Also conditions will even better for Saturday with winds variable about 10 knots and seas below 1 metre   So it will be worth trying North Reef for good gold spot cod, snapper, pearl perch and gold band snapper as well as cobia, moses perch and grass sweetlip. Snapper, tusk fish, coral trout and maori cod from Sunshine Reef. School mackerel, cobia and tailor from Halls Reef. Snapper, cobia and sweetlip on the close reefs off Coolum. School and spotty mackerel on the close reefs between Caloundra and Coolum. Wild Thing 2 fished The Banks where they caught gold spot wrasse, pearl perch, snapper, amberjack, jewfish, venus tusk fish and yellowtail kingfish. Snapper, sweetlip and moses perch from the Blinker. Snapper, Maori cod and tusk fish from Murphy’s Reef.  Snapper from the NW fairway beacon, brays rock and the coffee rock off the tip of Bribie.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Chopper tailor, whiting and flathead along Teewah stretch. Bream and whiting between Castaways and Sunrise beaches. Quality whiting up to 38 and 40cm on the flats throughout the lower river. Bream, trevally and jacks starting to defend their territory from behind the Sheraton. Big flathead and diamond trevally along Tewantin stretch.

Maroochydore: Tailor, and a few whiting and bream in the surf gutter and around the river mouth and in the gutters along North Shore. Good bream with catches in the 30cm range and flathead along Twin Waters stretch, Cotton Tree and in Cornmeal Creek. Flathead in the creeks and Bli Bli stretch. Quality whiting on the run out tide from Chambers Island and Black banks at dawn and dusk. Tailor and jew in the Cod Hole.

Mooloolaba: Bream, whiting and dart in the gutters south of Kawana. Bream, tailor and the odd mackerel from the rock walls. Mangrove jack starting to show up in the canals. Flathead and bream in the La Balsa Sand basin. Still good bream, a few tailor and Trevally around the boat moorings.

Caloundra; Tailor, jew, bream and flathead inside the bar and off the Northern tip of Bribie. Big flathead and a few whiting from Golden Beach. Trevally and the odd jack in Pelican Waters Canal. Bream, flathead, trevally, there are still the odd luderick being caught and flathead off the boardwalk.

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Peter batey fished borumba dam yesterday for bass

Peter Batey’s looks like he’s having a great time fishing Borumba Dam for some quality Bass last weekend.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2017-08-30

Offshore

Fantastic conditions today with winds variable about 10 knots and seas below 1 metre. Tomorrow conditions could start off okay but will become choppy in the afternoon with winds southerly 10 to 15 knots turning southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the day and seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. North Reef had good gold spot cod, snapper, pearl perch and gold band snapper as well as cobia, moses perch and grass sweetlip. Snapper, tusk fish, coral trout and maori cod from Sunshine Reef. School mackerel, cobia and tailor from Halls Reef. Snapper, cobia and sweetlip on the close reefs off Coolum. School and spotty mackerel on the close reefs between Caloundra and Coolum. Wild Thing 2 fished The Banks where they caught gold spot wrasse, pearl perch, snapper, amberjack, jewfish, venus tusk fish and yellowtail kingfish. Snapper, sweetlip and moses perch from the Blinker. Snapper, Maori cod and tusk fish from Murphy’s Reef.  Snapper from the NW fairway beacon, brays rock and the coffee rock off the tip of Bribie.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Chopper tailor, whiting and flathead along Teewah stretch. Bream and whiting between Castaways and Sunrise beaches. Quality whiting up to 38 and 40cm on the flats throughout the lower river. Big flathead and golden trevally in Woods Bays. Bream, trevally and jacks starting to defend their territory from behind the Sheraton. Big flathead and diamond trevally along Tewantin stretch.

Maroochydore: Tailor, and a few whiting and bream in the surf gutter and around the river mouth and in the gutters along North Shore. Good bream with catches in the 30cm range and flathead along Twin Waters stretch, Cotton Tree and in Cornmeal Creek. Flathead in the creeks and Bli Bli stretch. Quality whiting on the run out tide from Chambers Island and Black banks at dawn and dusk. Tailor and jew in the Cod Hole.

Mooloolaba: Bream, whiting and dart in the gutters south of Kawana. Bream, tailor and the odd mackerel from the rock walls. Flathead and bream in the La Balsa Sand basin. Big bream, a few tailor and Trevally around the boat moorings.

Caloundra; Tailor, jew, bream and flathead inside the bar and off the Northern tip of Bribie. Big flathead and a few whiting from Golden Beach. Trevally and the odd jack in Pelican Waters Canal. Bream, flathead, trevally, the odd luderick and flathead off the boardwalk.

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ITo Seth out of a quick late arvo early night fish Saturday and finally we didnt get busted off this time 93cm 9kg.MG 20170826 191742

Maroochy River, Seth McCombe fished with his dad Luke where they went out for an early evening fish on Saturday and finally, we didn't get busted off this time, taking a 93cm or 9kg jew.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2017-08-29

Offshore

Okay conditions today with winds southeasterly 10 to 15 knots with seas around 1 metre. Tomorrow looking real good particularly early  with winds variable below 10 knots becoming easterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon and seas below 1 metre. North Reefs has had good snapper cobia, moses perch and grass sweetlip. Snapper, tusk fish, coral trout and maori cod from Sunshine Reef. School mackerel, cobia and tailor from Halls Reef. Snapper, cobia and sweetlip on the close reefs off Coolum. School and spotty mackerel on the close reefs between Caloundra and Coolum. Venus tusk fish, some big snapper, gold spot wrasse, pearl perch and moses perch from the Barwon Banks. Snapper, sweetlip and moses perch from the Blinker. Snapper, Maori cod and tusk fish from Murphy’s Reef.  Snapper from the NW fairway beacon, brays rock and the coffee rock off the tip of Bribie.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Chopper tailor, whiting and flathead along Teewah stretch. Bream and whiting between Castaways and Sunrise beaches. Quality whiting on the flats throughout the lower river. Big flathead and golden trevally in Woods Bays. Bream, trevally and jacks from behind the Sheraton. Big flathead and diamond trevally along Tewantin stretch.

Maroochydore: Tailor, and a few whiting and bream in the surf gutter and around the river mouth and in the gutters along North Shore. Good bream with catches in the 30cm range and flathead along Twin Waters stretch, Cotton Tree and in Cornmeal Creek. Flathead in the creeks and Bli Bli stretch. Quality whiting on the run out tide from Chambers Island and Black banks at dawn and dusk. Tailor and jew in the Cod Hole.

Mooloolaba: Bream, whiting and dart in the gutters south of Kawana. Bream, tailor and the odd mackerel from the rock walls. Flathead and bream in the La Balsa Sand basin. Big bream, a few tailor and Trevally around the boat moorings.

Caloundra; Tailor, jew, bream and flathead inside the bar and off the Northern tip of Bribie. Big flathead and a few whiting from Golden Beach. Trevally and the odd jack in Pelican Waters Canal. Bream, flathead, trevally, the odd luderick and flathead off the boardwalk.

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MattBig whiting

Have a look at Matt Planck with a couple of nice whiting around 36cm taken up river around the Bli Bli Islands.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2017-08-28

Offshore

Okay conditions close inshore, but choppy out off the coast so still best to  stay in sheltered waters with winds blowing west to northwesterly at 10 to 15 knots turning southwesterly 15 to 20 knots before dawn then tending southeast to southwesterly in the evening with seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. North Reefs has had cobia, moses perch, grass sweetlip, hussar and cod. Moses perch, tusk fish, coral trout and maori cod from Sunshine Reef. School mackerel, cobia and tailor from Halls Reef. Morwong, grass sweetlip and school mackerel south of Old Women Island. Cobia and sweetlip on the close reefs off Coolum. School and spotty mackerel on the close reefs between Caloundra and Coolum. Venus tusk fish, snapper, gold spot wrasse, pearl perch and moses perch from the banks. Snapper, sweetlip and moses perch from the Blinker. Snapper, Maori cod and tusk fish from Murphy’s Reef.  Snapper from the NW fairway beacon, brays rock and the coffee rock off the tip of Bribie.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Chopper tailor, whiting and flathead along Teewah stretch. Bream and whiting between Castaways and Sunrise beaches. Quality whiting on the flats throughout the lower river. Big flathead and golden trevally in Woods Bays. Bream, trevally and jacks from behind the Sheraton. Big flathead and diamond trevally along Tewantin stretch. Flathead, bream and tailor in the frying pan.

Maroochydore: There have been plenty of tailor, and a few whiting and bream in the surf gutter and around the river mouth and in the gutters along North Shore. Good bream with catches in the 30cm range and flathead 51 to 56cm along Twin Waters stretch, Cotton Tree and in Cornmeal Creek. Flathead in the creeks and Bli Bli stretch. Quality whiting on the run out tide from Chambers Island and Black banks at dawn and dusk. Tailor and jew in the Cod Hole.

Mooloolaba: Bream, whiting and dart in the gutters south of Kawana. Bream, tailor and the odd mackerel from the rock walls. Jacks in the canals and around the Twin Bridges. Flathead and bream in the La Balsa Sand basin. Big bream, a few tailor and Trevally around the boat moorings.

Caloundra: Squid and small snapper from Shelly Beach and Moffat Heads. Tailor, jew, bream and flathead inside the bar and off the Northern tip of Bribie. Big flathead and a few whiting from Golden Beach. Trevally and the odd jack in Pelican Waters Canal. Bream, flathead, trevally, the odd luderick and flathead off the boardwalk.

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Jack Allen Dusky Released Sth Channel

Have a look at Jack Allen’s dusky flathead caught and released on a soft plastic where Cornmeal Creek meets the South Channel of the Maroochy River.

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