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Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2017-08-26

Offshore

Strong Wind Warning again for today in Sunshine Coast Waters. Choppy to rough conditions today after the southerly change with winds southerly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds turning southeasterly 20 to 25 knots in the late afternoon, with seas still up there at 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Tomorrows conditions will ease right back with winds southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning east to northeasterly below 10 knots during the evening with seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. So with better conditions on Sunday be ready to go as there have recently been good catches on local reefs! North Reefs has had 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. Flathead, whiting and bream were in good numbers at the river mouth. 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 alon 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. Tailor and jew in the Cod Hole.

Mooloolaba: Try for jew, tailor, bream and flathead off Point Cartwright and along the Kawana/Warana Beach stretch. Bream, tailor and the odd mackerel from the rock walls. The odd mangrove jack in the canals and 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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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: Friday 2017-08-25

Offshore

Strong Wind Warning for today (Friday) in Sunshine Coast Waters. Choppy to rough conditions today with a southerly change with winds northwest to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending southerly 15 to 25 knots before dawn. Winds reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the evening with seas getting up there from 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning. Tomorrows conditions will be choppy to rough as well but easing back in the afternoon with winds southerly 20 to 30 knots turning southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon and seas still up there to 2 to 3 metres. Sunday and Monday looking like the best days for offshore action as winds ease right back to 10 knots or less. So when conditions improve for Sunday and into next week this is what you have to look forward to! North Reefs has had 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. Snapper, amberjack, cobia, pearl perch, venus tusk fish, gold spot wrasse, hussar and moses perch from the Hards. 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.  Sweetlip, tusk fish and snapper from Coolum 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. Flathead, whiting and bream were in good numbers at the river mouth. 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 tailor, whiting and bream in the surf gutter and around the river mouth. Good bream 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. Tailor and jew in the Cod Hole. Sand crabs in the lower river.

Mooloolaba: Bream and flathead along the Kawana/Warana Beach stretch. Bream, tailor and the odd mackerel from the rock walls. Tailor, flathead, bream and tarwhine around Point Cartwright and in the gutters south along the beach. Mangrove jack in the canals at Flathead and bream in the La Balsa Sand basin. Big bream, a few tailor and Trevally around the boat moorings.

Caloundra: Squid, sweetlip and snapper off Moffat Head. Squid and small snapper from Shelly Beach. Tailor, jew and flathead inside the bar. Tailor, bream and flathead from 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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Ben Jones Borumba Dam Bass

Check out Ben Jones with a quality bass taken last weekend in Borumba Dam

Extended Fishing Report: Friday 2017-08-25

Offshore

Strong Wind Warning for today (Friday) in Sunshine Coast Waters. Choppy to rough conditions today with a southerly change with winds northwest to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending southerly 15 to 25 knots before dawn. Winds reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the evening with seas getting up there from 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning. Tomorrows conditions will be choppy to rough as well but easing back in the afternoon with winds southerly 20 to 30 knots turning southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon and seas still up there to 2 to 3 metres. Sunday and Monday looking like the best days for offshore action as winds ease right back to 10 knots or less. There has been good catches on all local reefs. North Reefs has had 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. Snapper, amberjack, cobia, pearl perch, venus tusk fish, gold spot wrasse, hussar and moses perch from the Hards. 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.

Sweetlip, tusk fish and snapper from Coolum Reef. Snapper from the NW fairway beacon, brays rock and the coffee rock off the tip of Bribie.
Out from Hervey Bay 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 have had pearl perch and Cobia. Tusk fish, nannygai, pearl perch, good snapper, hussar, moses perch, sweetlip, spangled emperor red emperor, long tail tuna and some big cod about 20nm northeast of Wide Bay Bar.

Estuaries and Beaches

Fraser Island: 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. Grunter, threadfin salmon, jew and jacks 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. Flathead, whiting and bream were in good numbers at the river mouth. 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 tailor, whiting and bream in the surf gutter and around the river mouth. Good bream 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. Tailor and jew in the Cod Hole. Sand crabs in the lower river.

Mooloolaba: Bream and flathead along the Kawana/Warana Beach stretch. Bream, tailor and the odd mackerel from the rock walls. Tailor, flathead, bream and tarwhine around Point Cartwright and in the gutters south along the beach. Mangrove jack in the canals at Flathead and bream in the La Balsa Sand basin. Big bream, a few tailor and Trevally around the boat moorings.

Caloundra: Squid, sweetlip and snapper off moffat head. Squid and small snapper from Shelly Beach. Tailor, jew and flathead inside the bar. Tailor, bream and flathead from 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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Dallas Hollier borumba dam solid Bass

Dallas Hollier fished borumba dam for this solid Bass last weekend.

Ben Jones Borumba Dam Bass

Ben Jones with a nice borumba dam Bass.

Hayden Cameron Oster 90cm Released

Twelve year old Hayden Oster and dad Cameron went chasing flathead on their kayaks last Sunday and landed this 90cm specimen in the Great Sand Straight. After a couple of quick pics it was released to swim another day.

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2017-08-24

Offshore

Conditions a bit choppy today with winds will be north to northwesterly at 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots. Inshore afternoon north to northeasterly sea breezes about 15 knots. A possible southwesterly change entering far southern waters late at night., with 1.5 to 2 metre seas, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday. Tomorrow there will be choppy to rough conditions with a southerly change with west to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting southwesterly early morning then tending to southerly 20 to 30 knots mid morning with seas getting up there from 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning. North Reefs has had 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. Snapper, amberjack, cobia, pearl perch, venus tusk fish, gold spot wrasse, hussar and moses perch from the Hards. 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.  Sweetlip, tusk fish and snapper from Coolum 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. Flathead, whiting and bream were in good numbers at the river mouth. 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 tailor, whiting and bream in the surf gutter and around the river mouth. Good bream 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. Tailor and jew in the Cod Hole. Sand crabs in the lower river.

Mooloolaba: Bream and flathead along the Kawana/Warana Beach stretch. Bream, tailor and the odd mackerel from the rock walls. Tailor, flathead, bream and tarwhine around Point Cartwright and in the gutters south along the beach. Mangrove jack in the canals at Flathead and bream in the La Balsa Sand basin. Big bream, a few tailor and Trevally around the boat moorings.

Caloundra: Squid, sweetlip and snapper off moffat head. Squid and small snapper from Shelly Beach. Tailor, jew and flathead inside the bar. Tailor, bream and flathead from 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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Kurtis Saker Catch Release Flathead Noosa

Kurtis Saker caught and released this solid flathead while kayaking in the Noosa river on a lively lure.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2017-08-23

Offshore

Winds will be northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore. Winds tending north to northeasterly in the afternoon and increasing to 15 to 20 knots by the late afternoon, with 1 to 1.5 metre seas, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. North Reefs has had 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. Snapper, amberjack, cobia, pearl perch, venus tusk fish, gold spot wrasse, hussar and moses perch from the Hards. 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.  Sweetlip, tusk fish and snapper from Coolum 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. Flathead, whiting and bream were in good numbers at the river mouth. 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 tailor, whiting and bream in the surf gutter and around the river mouth. Good bream 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. Tailor and jew in the Cod Hole. Sand crabs in the lower river.

Mooloolaba: Bream and flathead along the Kawana/Warana Beach stretch. Bream, tailor and the odd mackerel from the rock walls. Tailor, flathead, bream and tarwhine around Point Cartwright and in the gutters south along the beach. Mangrove jack in the canals at Flathead and bream in the La Balsa Sand basin. Big bream, a few tailor and Trevally around the boat moorings.

Caloundra: Squid, sweetlip and snapper off moffat head. Squid and small snapper from Shelly Beach. Tailor, jew and flathead inside the bar. Tailor, bream and flathead from 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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Ben Forgan Morwong Mooloolaba Released
Ben Forgan with a solid morwong caught and released in close off Mooloolaba over the weekend.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2017-08-22

Offshore

Winds will be north to northwesterly at 15 to 20 knots with seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. North Reefs has had pearl perch, cod, sweetlip, cobia and snapper. Cobia and sweetlip on the close reefs off Coolum. School and spotty mackerel in close between Mooloolaba and Mudjimba. Snapper, pearl perch, venus tusk fish, gold spot wrasse, rosey job fish and moses perch from the Hards. Venus tusk fish, snapper, gold spot wrasse, pearl perch and moses perch from the banks. Snapper, sweetlip and moses perch from the Blinker. Snapper and tusk fish from Murphy’s Reef. Snapper and spangled emperor form Murphy’s Reef.  Sweetlip, tusk fish and snapper from Coolum Reef. Snapper from the NW fairway beacon, brays rock and the coffee rock off the tip of Bribie.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead, whiting and bream were in good numbers at the river mouth and trevally and a few tailor in Woods Bay. Bream, trevally and jacks from behind the Sheraton. Flathead and diamond trevally along Tewantin stretch. Flathead and tailor from Munna bridge. Whiting and bream along Gympie Terrace and in the ski run.

Maroochydore: There have been tailor, whiting and bream in the surf gutter and around the river mouth. Good bream 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. Tailor in numbers and jew in the Cod Hole. Sand crabs in the lower river.

Mooloolaba: Bream, tailor and the odd mackerel from the rock walls. Tailor, flathead, bream and tarwhine around Point Cartwright and in the gutters south along the beach. Mangrove jack in the canals at Flathead and bream in the La Balsa Sand basin. Big bream, a few tailor and Trevally around the boat moorings. Flathead and Bream from McKenzies Bridge.

Caloundra: Squid, sweetlip and snapper off moffat head. Tailor, jew and flathead inside the bar. Tailor, bream and flathead from 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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Dallas Hollier Borumba Dam Bass
Dallas Hollier with a solid Borumba Dam bass taken from the timbers over the weekend.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2017-08-21

Offshore

Conditions will settle right down today with southwest to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, decreasing to 10 to 15 knots during the early morning and becoming variable below 10 knots in the late morning. Winds becoming north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon with seas 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday. Tomorrow however they may become a bit choppy at times with north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore. Winds tending northeast to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon with seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. It would be worth fishing over the next few days with tomorrows new moon phase having the fish on the bite as there have been good catches on all local reefs recently. North Reefs has had pearl perch, cod, sweetlip, cobia and snapper. School and spotty mackerel in close between Mooloolaba and Mudjimba. Snapper, pearl perch, venus tusk fish, gold spot wrasse, rosey job fish and moses perch from the Hards. Venus tusk fish, snapper, gold spot wrasse, pearl perch and moses perch from the banks. Snapper, sweetlip and moses perch from the Blinker. Snapper and tusk fish from Murphy’s Reef. Snapper and spangled emperor form Murphy’s Reef.  Sweetlip, tusk fish and snapper from Coolum Reef. Snapper from the NW fairway beacon, brays rock and the coffee rock off the tip of Bribie.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Tomorrows New Moon Phase should have the fish feeding. Flathead, whiting and bream were in good numbers at the river mouth and trevally and a few tailor in Woods Bay. Flathead in between the lakes and along Tewantin stretch and out from the Marina. Flathead and tailor from Munna bridge. Whiting and bream along Gympie Terrace and in the ski run.

Maroochydore: There have been tailor, whiting and bream in the surf gutter and around the river mouth. Good bream and flathead along Twin Waters stretch and Cotton Tree. Flathead in the creeks and Bli Bli stretch. Quality whiting on the run out tide from Chambers Island and Black banks. Reports of good tailor in numbers and jew in the Cod Hole. Sand crabs in the lower river

Mooloolaba: Bream, tailor and the odd mackerel from the rock walls. Tailor, flathead, bream and tarwhine around Point Cartwright and in the gutters south along the beach. Flathead and bream in the La Balsa Sand basin. Big bream, a few tailor and Trevally around the boat moorings. Flathead and Bream from McKenzies Bridge.

Caloundra: Bream and flathead along Kawana and Warana Beaches. Tailor, bream and flathead from the Northern tip of Bribie. Big flathead and a few whiting from Golden Beach. Trevally and cod in Pelican Waters Canal. Bream, jew, trevally, the odd luderick and flathead off the boardwalk.

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Jack Allen 40cm Bream

Have a look at Jack Allen’s 40cm bream taken on a soft plastic where Cornmeal Creek meets the South Channel of the Maroochy River.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2017-08-19

Offshore

Strong Wind Warning for today in Sunshine Coast Waters, so stay in sheltered waters over the weekend as there are rough conditions forecast with winds southwesterly 25 to 30 knots. Winds 20 to 25 knots inshore in the morning with seas 2 to 3.5 metres. Tomorrow the cold snap conditions will be similar with gusty winds south to southeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore. Winds decreasing to 15 to 20 knots through the evening and big seas from 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 4 metres offshore. However before these rough conditions there has been good catches on all local reefs. North Reefs has had pearl perch, cod, sweetlip, cobia and snapper. School and spotty mackerel in close between Mooloolaba and Mudjimba. Snapper, pearl perch, venus tusk fish, gold spot wrasse, rosey job fish and moses perch from the Hards. Venus tusk fish, snapper, gold spot wrasse, pearl perch and moses perch from the banks. Snapper, sweetlip and moses perch from the Blinker. Snapper and tusk fish from Murphy’s Reef. Snapper and spangled emperor form Murphy’s Reef.  Sweetlip, tusk fish and snapper from Coolum Reef. Snapper from the NW fairway beacon, brays rock and the coffee rock off the tip of Bribie.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: The cold snap over the weekend and the lead up to Tuesdays New Moon Phase should have the fish on the bite. Flathead, whiting and bream were in good numbers at the river mouth and at the bottom of the Dog Beach. Good flathead to 86cm, trevally and a few tailor in Woods Bay. Flathead in between the lakes and along Tewantin stretch. Flathead and tailor from Munna bridge. Whiting and bream along Gympie Terrace.

Maroochydore: There have been tailor, whiting and tarwhine along from Mudjimba and Marcoola in the surf gutter and in the river mouth. Good bream and flathead along Twin Waters stretch and Cotton Tree. Flathead in the creeks and Bli Bli stretch. Quality whiting on the run out tide from Chambers Island and Black banks. Reports of good tailor in numbers and jew in the Cod Hole. Sand crabs in the lower river

Mooloolaba: Try for school mackerel, bream and cod from the rock walls. Tailor, flathead, bream and tarwhine in the gutter south of Point Cartwright. Bream and tailor from the rock walls and moorings. Flathead in the La Balsa Sand basin. Big bream, a few tailor and Trevally around the boat moorings. Flathead and Bream from McKenzies Bridge.

Caloundra: A few good squid off the rocks on jigs from Shelly and Kings Beaches. Bream and flathead along Kawana and Warana Beaches. Tailor and flathead from the Northern tip of Bribie. Big flathead and a few whiting from Golden Beach. Trevally and cod in Pelican waters Canal. Bream, jew, trevally, the odd luderick and flathead off the boardwalk.

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Camo Weekend Jew Released Cod Hole

Cameron Sullivan with a catch and release jew from the Cod Hole in the Maroochy River last Sunday.

Local Fishing Report: Friday 2017-08-18

Offshore

Strong Wind Warning for today (Friday) in Sunshine Coast Waters, as a  strong ridge is expected to combine with a developing low in the Tasman Sea to extend fresh to strong southerly winds into South Queensland waters from late on Friday.  So there is rough conditions forecast with winds northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southwesterly 15 to 25 knots before dawn. Winds reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the evening and seas 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres by early evening. Tomorrow cold snap conditions will be similar with gusty winds southwesterly 20 to 30 knots and big seas from 2 to 3 metres. The cold southerly winds will ease back through Sunday, hopefully particularly by the afternoon. However before these rough conditions there has been good catches on all local reefs. North Reefs has had pearl perch, cod, sweetlip, cobia and snapper. School and spotty mackerel in close between Mooloolaba and Mudjimba. Snapper, pearl perch, venus tusk fish, gold spot wrasse, rosey job fish and moses perch from the Hards. Venus tusk fish, snapper, gold spot wrasse, pearl perch and moses perch from the banks. Snapper, sweetlip and moses perch from the Blinker. Snapper and tusk fish from Murphy’s Reef. Snapper and spangled emperor form Murphy’s Reef.  Sweetlip, tusk fish and snapper from Coolum Reef. Snapper from the NW fairway beacon, brays rock and the coffee rock off the tip of Bribie.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: The cold snap southerly conditions over the weekend should have the fish feeding. Flathead, whiting and bream were in good numbers at the river mouth and at the bottom of the Dog Beach. Good flathead to 86cm, trevally and a few tailor in Woods Bay. Flathead in between the lakes and along Tewantin stretch. Flathead and tailor from Munna bridge. Whiting and bream along Gympie Terrace.

Maroochydore: There have been tailor, whiting and tarwhine along from Mudjimba and Marcoola in the surf gutter and in the river mouth. Good bream and flathead along Twin Waters stretch and Cotton Tree. Flathead in the creeks and Bli Bli stretch. Quality whiting on the run out tide from Chambers Island and Black banks. Cod, tailor and jew in the Cod Hole.

Mooloolaba: School mackerel, bream and cod from the rock walls. Tailor, flathead, bream and tarwhine in the gutter south of Point Cartwright. Bream and tailor from the rock walls and moorings. Flathead in the La Balsa Sand basin. Big bream, a few tailor and Trevally around the boat moorings. Flathead and Bream from McKenzies Bridge.

Caloundra: A few good squid off the rocks on jigs from Shelly and Kings Beaches. Bream and flathead along Kawana and Warana Beaches. Tailor and flathead from the Northern tip of Bribie. Big flathead and a few whiting from Golden Beach. Trevally and cod in Pelican waters Canal. Bream, jew, trevally, the odd luderick and flathead off the boardwalk.

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76cm Snapper from the banks TopCatch

The crews on Top catch Charters have been getting into some good quality snapper, this one going 76cm.

Extended Fishing Report: Friday 2017-08-18

Offshore

Strong Wind Warning for today (Friday) in Sunshine Coast Waters, as a strong ridge is expected to combine with a developing low in the Tasman Sea to extend fresh to strong southerly winds into South Queensland waters from late on Friday. So there is rough conditions forecast with winds northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southwesterly 15 to 25 knots before dawn. Winds reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the evening and seas 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres by early evening. Tomorrow cold snap conditions will be similar with gusty winds southwesterly 20 to 30 knots and big seas from 2 to 3 metres. The cold southerly winds will ease back through Sunday, hopefully particularly by the afternoon. However before these rough conditions there has been good catches on all local reefs. North Reefs has had pearl perch, cod, sweetlip, cobia and snapper. School and spotty mackerel in close between Mooloolaba and Mudjimba. Snapper, pearl perch, venus tusk fish, gold spot wrasse, rosey job fish and moses perch from the Hards. Venus tusk fish, snapper, gold spot wrasse, pearl perch and moses perch from the banks. Snapper, sweetlip and moses perch from the Blinker. Snapper and tusk fish from Murphy’s Reef. Snapper and spangled emperor form Murphy’s Reef. Sweetlip, tusk fish and snapper from Coolum Reef. Snapper from the NW fairway beacon, brays rock and the coffee rock off the tip of Bribie.

Out from Hervey Bay the southern and northern gutter have had the odd coral trout, red emperor, mangrove jack, cod, sweetlip, tusk fish and nannygai. Snapper, school mackerel and trevally off Burrum Heads at the 8 mile, 6 mile Arch Cliffs, 25 fathom hole and Wathumba coffee rock patches. Cobia, school mackerel and golden trevally in the deeper parts of Platypus bay around the bait schools. Jew and a few threadfin salmon and the odd barra from the rocky outcrops, ledges and holes in the straights. Snapper, cod, trevally and blackall from the artificial reef. Double Island Point closer reeds have had jew, hussar, pearl perch and Cobia. Tusk fish, nannygai, pearl perch, good snapper, hussar, moses perch, sweetlip, spangled emperor red emperor, long tail tuna and some big cod about 20nm northeast and 15nm east of Wide Bay Bar.

Estuaries and Beaches

Fraser Island: Dart, whiting, 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: Sand whiting along the town beaches and in the first channel out from the Urangan jetty. Jew off Urangan boat harbour walls. Flathead, bream, tuna and jew from Urangan Pier. Squid around Picnic Island the rock ledges and weed beds. Winter Whiting from Gatakers Bay, Toogum, Dundowran and Woodgate. Grunter in the creeks. Flathead and bream from Kingfisher Bay. Grunter in the creeks.

Rainbow Beach: 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. Golden trevally, cod and barramundi 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. School bass are taking blades and ice jigs tight against the timbers as well. Good bass and golden perch on lures and live shrimp in the Mary River and its tributaries.

Noosa: Flathead, whiting and bream were in good numbers at the river mouth and at the bottom of the Dog Beach. Good flathead to 86cm, trevally and a few tailor in Woods Bay. Flathead in between the lakes and along Tewantin stretch. Flathead and tailor from Munna bridge. Whiting and bream along Gympie Terrace.

Maroochydore: There have been tailor, whiting and tarwhine along from Mudjimba and Marcoola in the surf gutter and in the river mouth. Good bream and flathead along Twin Waters stretch and Cotton Tree. Flathead in the creeks and Bli Bli stretch. Quality whiting on the run out tide from Chambers Island and Black banks. Cod, tailor and jew in the Cod Hole.

Mooloolaba: School mackerel, bream and cod from the rock walls. Tailor, flathead, bream and tarwhine in the gutter south of Point Cartwright. Bream and tailor from the rock walls and moorings. Flathead in the La Balsa Sand basin. Big bream, a few tailor and Trevally around the boat moorings. Flathead and Bream from McKenzies Bridge.

Caloundra: A few good squid off the rocks on jigs from Shelly and Kings Beaches. Bream and flathead along Kawana and Warana Beaches. Tailor and flathead from the Northern tip of Bribie. Big flathead and a few whiting from Golden Beach. Trevally and cod in Pelican waters Canal. Bream, jew, trevally, the odd luderick and flathead off the boardwalk.

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Here is my good Maroochy High School mate, John Innes having a good time out with a double header of grassy sweet

Steph Kurtz is at it again with a quality 65cm 1.85kg flathead caught yesterday in the middle Maroochy River.
The crews on Top Catch Charters did well with plenty of snapper this one was 70cm on soft plastics at the Barwon Banks.
Jonnhy Bongertman had a cold start on Thursday morning and was rewarded with a mixed bag of 8 good fish including an these 880g bream and 410g whiting.
Dean Ind with a couple of nice sweetlip from DIPs
Cameron Sullivan with a catch and release jew from the Cod Hole in the Maroochy River last Sunday.
Gun angler, Andy Gunn with a nice Grassy sweetlip caught on the reefs off Rainbow Beach recently. (See DIP and coloured sands in background)
Ben Jones with a solid Borumba Dam bass taken in the timbers.

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2017-08-17

Offshore

Winds will be northwesterly at 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore during the day, with 1.5 to 2.5 metre seas.  Before these rough conditions there has been good catches on all local reefs. Moses perch, tusk fish, snapper and grass sweetlip from old women island. Grass sweetlip, snapper and tusk fish from the gneerings. North Reefs has had pearl perch, cod, sweetlip, cobia and snapper. Snapper, pearl perch, venus tusk fish, gold spot wrasse, rosey job fish and moses perch from the Hards. Venus tusk fish, snapper, gold spot wrasse, pearl perch and moses perch from the banks. Grass sweetlip from Murphy’s Reef.  Sweetlip, tusk fish and snapper from Coolum Reef. Snapper from the NW fairway beacon, brays rock and the coffee rock off the tip of Bribie.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead, whiting and bream were in good numbers at the river mouth and at the bottom of the Dog Beach. Good flathead to 86cm, trevally and a few tailor in Woods Bay. Flathead in between the lakes and along Tewantin stretch. Flathead and tailor from Munna bridge. Whiting and bream along Gympie Terrace.

Maroochydore: There have been tailor, whiting and tarwhine along from Mudjimba and Marcoola in the surf gutter and in the river mouth. Good bream and flathead along Twin Waters stretch and Cotton Tree. Flathead in the creeks and Bli Bli stretch. Quality whiting on the run out tide from Chambers Island and Black banks. Cod, tailor and jew in the Cod Hole.

Mooloolaba: School mackerel, bream and cod from the rock walls. Tailor, flathead, bream and tarwhine in the gutter south of Point Cartwright. Bream and tailor from the rock walls and moorings. Flathead in the La Balsa Sand basin. Big bream, a few tailor and Trevally around the boat moorings. Flathead and Bream from McKenzies Bridge.

Caloundra: A few good squid off the rocks on jigs from Shelly and Kings Beaches. Bream and flathead along Kawana and Warana Beaches. Tailor and flathead from the Northern tip of Bribie. Big flathead and a few whiting from Golden Beach. Trevally and cod in Pelican waters Canal. Bream, jew, trevally, the odd luderick and flathead off the boardwalk.

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Ben Jones Borumba Dam Bass

Ben Jones with a solid Borumba Dam bass taken in the timbers.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2017-08-16

Offshore

Strong Wind Warning for Today for Sunshine Coast Waters, with deteriorating conditions to be choppy in the morning to rough in the afternoon and evening with winds north to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots increasing to 20 to 25 knots in the middle of the day. Winds reaching up to 30 knots offshore south of Maroochydore in the late afternoon and evening and seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres around midday. Tomorrow looks like more rough conditions with winds northwesterly 20 to 25 knots and seas pretty rough at 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Before these rough conditions there has been good catches on all local reefs. North Reefs has had pearl perch, cod, sweetlip, cobia and snapper. School and spotty mackerel in close between Mooloolaba and Mudjimba. Snapper, pearl perch, venus tusk fish, gold spot wrasse, rosey job fish and moses perch from the Hards. Venus tusk fish, snapper, gold spot wrasse, pearl perch and moses perch from the banks. Snapper, sweetlip and moses perch from the Blinker. Snapper and tusk fish from Murphy’s Reef. Snapper and spangled emperor form Murphy’s Reef.  Sweetlip, tusk fish and snapper from Coolum Reef. Snapper from the NW fairway beacon, brays rock and the coffee rock off the tip of Bribie.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead, whiting and bream were in good numbers at the river mouth and at the bottom of the Dog Beach. Good flathead to 70cm, trevally and a few tailor in Woods Bay. Flathead from the river mouth, in between the lakes and along Tewantin stretch. Grunter bream, queenfish and trevally along the Tewantin stretch. Whiting and bream along Gympie Terrace.

Maroochydore: There have been tailor, whiting and tarwhine along from Mudjimba and Marcoola in the surf gutter and in the river mouth. Good bream and flathead along Twin Waters stretch and Cotton Tree. Flathead in the creeks and Bli Bli stretch. Quality whiting on the run out tide from Chambers Island and Black banks. A few reasonable estuary cod been caught as well as diamond trevally, gt’s, tailor and jew in the Cod Hole.

Mooloolaba: Been a few school mackerel caught on pilchards off the Rock walls at the river mouth. Tailor, flathead, bream and tarwhine in the gutter south of Point Cartwright. Bream and tailor from the rock walls and moorings. Flathead in the La Balsa Sand basin. Big bream, a few tailor and Trevally around the boat moorings. Flathead and Bream from McKenzies Bridge.

Caloundra: A few good squid off the rocks on jigs from Shelly and Kings Beaches. Whiting and bream along Dicky Beach. Tailor and flathead from the Northern tip of Bribie. Trevally on lure in Pelican waters Canal. Bream, jew, trevally, the odd luderick and flathead off the boardwalk. Whiting, bream, dusky flathead and grunter particularly from the creek mouths of and throughout the Passage.

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Marc Horton Stephens Trevally Cod Hole

Marc Horton-Stephens caught this fighting trevally at the Cod Hole on live herring and also some nice flathead boated as well.

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