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Local Fishing Report: Monday 2018-09-24

Offshore

Winds will be East to southeasterly at about 10 knots with a south to southeasterly change 20 to 25 knots in the late morning, with seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday, then increasing to 2 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon and 1m of swell. Snapper, sweetlip, pearl perch and coabia from North Reef. Snapper, long tail tuna, tusk fish from the Gneerings. Snapper, pearl perch, cobia, jew and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead, jacks and trevally and still the odd tailor in the Woods Bays. At present there have been several good catches of dusky flathead throughout the river, some released to 74cm. m Noosaville has had good whiting and flathead with the bream around the structures. A few good catches of Jacks between the lakes.

Maroochydore: Bream, trevally to 60cm and flathead 50 cm and 62 cm around the the Cod Hole and upstream to Bli Bli. Quality flathead from Eudlo Creek, Twin Waters and the southern channel. Mangrove jack in the Creeks and middle river. Quality whiting and few bream between Chambers and Channel Island.

Mooloolaba: Bream, the odd tailor and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Whiting from La Balsa Sans basin and above McKenzies Bridge. Mangrove jack from the middle river. Bream, tailor and jew at night off the rocks at Point Cartwright.

Caloundra: Whiting, bream and still a few tailor in the gutters along the beaches from the rocky headland and tip of Bribie. Whiting and bream from Golden Beach. There have been plenty of good catches of quality flathead throughout the passage and in the creeks and along the skids. Jacks in Coochin Creek.

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Matthew Planck 53cm Dusky Berkley Powerbait

Matthew Planck with a 53cm dusky flathead caught on a berkley Powerbait minnow from Chambers Island.

Local Fishing Report: Friday 2018-09-21

Offshore

Strong Wind Warning Today for Sunshine Coast Waters. Conditions will have pretty rough, today so stick to sheltered waters, with south to southeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots early in the morning. Winds turning southeasterly 20 to 25 knots in the afternoon and decreasing to 15 to 20 knots in the evening and seas 1.5 to 2.5 metres.Tomorrow conditions will ease back considerably particularly by the evening with winds Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening and seas 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon . Sunday's conditions are looking great, with light winds and seas, so be ready to go for Saturday afternoon and Sunday. There have been some good catches, Wild Thing 2 fished North Reef where they caught Maori cod, moses perch, tailor, coral bream, gold spot wrasse and some nice pearl perch. Snapper, long tail tuna, cobia, pearl perch, tusk fish from the Gneerings. Snapper, pearl perch, cobia, jew and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Average size snapper, grass sweetlip, moses perch and parrot from Murphy's. Snapper and good sweetlip close in reefs around Coolum off pt Cartwright. Trekka 2 crews fished Double Island Point on Wednesday where they caught hussar, snapper, amberjack, tusk fish and pearl perch." www.fishingnoosa.com.au/fishingoffshorenoosa.htm Also Rainbow Escape Charters fished the reefs north of Double Island Point for quality knobby snapper, big red emperor, large cod, coronation trout, pearl perch, moses perch, tusk fish and a number of quality cobia.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead, jacks and trevally in the Woods Bays. At present there have been several good catches of dusky flathead throughout the river, some released to 74cm. m Noosaville has had good whiting and flathead with the bream around the structures. A few good catches of Jacks between the lakes.

Maroochydore: Bream, trevally to 60cm and flathead 50 cm and 62 cm around the the Cod Hole and upstream to Bli Bli. Quality flathead from Eudlo Creek, Twin Waters and the southern channel. Mangrove jack in the Creeks and middle river. Quality whiting and few bream between Chambers and Channel Island.

Mooloolaba: Bream, the odd tailor and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Whiting from La Balsa Sans basin and above McKenzies Bridge. Mangrove jack from the middle river. Bream, tailor and jew at night off the rocks at Point Cartwright.

Caloundra: Whiting, bream and still a few tailor in the gutters along the beaches from the rocky headland and tip of Bribie. Whiting and bream from Golden Beach. There have been plenty of good catches of flathead throughout the passage and in the creeks and along the skids. Jacks in Coochin Creek.

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My good Pommy mate from Yorkshire, Robert Whiting has caught several good dusky flathead this one going 62cm from near the Cod hole

Extended Fishing Report: Friday 2018-09-21

Offshore

Today will have pretty rough conditions in offshore waters so stick to sheltered waters, with South to southeasterly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 20 knots during the evening with seas 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Tomorrow will still be choppy to rough with southerly winds 15 to 20 knots early but improving through the afternoon. However, Sunday will be the best day with light winds and seas, so be ready to hit the water early in the morning! There have been some good catches in the past week so be ready to go, Wild Thing 2 fished North Reef where they caught Maori cod, moses perch, tailor, coral bream, gold spot wrasse and some nice pearl perch. Snapper, long tail tuna, cobia, pearl perch, tusk fish from the Gneerings. Snapper, pearl perch, cobia, jew and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Average size snapper, grass sweetlip, moses perch and parrot from Murphy's. Snapper and good sweetlip close in reefs around Coolum off pt Cartwright. Rainbow Escape Charters fished the reefs north of Double Island Point for quality knobby snapper, big red emperor, large cod, coronation trout, pearl perch, moses perch, tusk fish and a number of quality cobia.

Out and around Hervey Bay: The Bay is fishing well with good catches of keeper snapper, sweetlip, school mackerel, a few good cod and trevally on most of the inshore reefs. A few quality longtail tuna in Platypus bay. School mackerel and a few schools of tailor are feeding throughout the bay. A few queenfish feeding throughout the Straits and in the Burrum River. Bream, school mackerel, bonito, Jew and longtail tuna as well as a few good flathead and whiting off and around the Urangan Jetty. Flathead off the beaches between Burrum Heads and Urangan. A few thread fin salmon, bream, whiting and reasonable flathead in the creeks that feed into the Straits. Check out Sam's big longtail tuna visit #sportfishing#herveybaysportfishing #visitfrasercoast #visitfraserisland #longtailtuna#fishingpicoftheday #wickedtuna #fishingfrasercoast

Estuaries and Beaches

Fraser Island: Dart and tailor in gutters right along the beach. Jew and a few bigger tailor in the deeper gutters along the eastern beach, particularly overnight. A few good sand whiting, bream and good dart in the shallow gutters. On the western side of Fraser island there’s been plenty of whiting and catches of flathead and trevally, while in the creeks and the flats there’s a few good solid bream bream and flathead. Get the crab pots in and try for some mud crabs in the creeks.

Won't be long and the closure will be over, but remember the tailor run closed season still applies to midday 30th September 2018. During the closure, the taking of all fin fish is prohibited within an area from a point 400m north of Waddy Point to a point 400m south of Indian Head, and 400m out to sea from low water. For more information visit www.fisheries.qld.gov.au, call 13 25 23 or download the free ‘Qld Fishing’ app from Apple and Google app stores.

Rainbow Beach: Dart, and good tailor in the gutters all along the beach from Inskip Point to Double Island Point. Try for jew and bigger tailor in the gutters particularly at night and try tailor at dawn and dusk and go for quality flathead, in the deeper gutters, dart, whiting in the gutters through the day at Rainbow Beach, Double Island Point and Teewah Beach. A few good whiting, bream and dart up the beach and around Inskip Point. A few good mangrove jack showing up in the creeks in Tin Can Bay, there's also a few good tailor, whiting, bream, nd plenty of good quality flathead and good size fighting golden and giant trevally.

Local Dams and Rivers: Quality bass and a few good yellowbelly, Golden Perch at Boondooma Dam. Check out Southern Queensland Fishing facebook page, for more Dam and other comprehensive fish catch, Information including https://www.facebook.com/MatthewMottSportsFishing live weekly Report. Borumba Dam has had bass and saratoga caught in the shallow weed beds and around lilypads on surface walkers and purple spinnerbaits. Also worth a try on soft and hard lure in the main Basin have a go at Borumba Flat. Ice Jigs, 1/4 oz blades,spoons and tail spinners will all produce fish, wish catches to 50 cm.The deeper water in the main basin of Lake MacDonald is producing good bass The fishing will improve further as we move through spring with more good fish to be taken on 1/4oz spinnerbaits hopping blades, spoons and soft vibes. The Switchblades have the action for good bass out of the Tiaro stretch of the Mary River so get some Smak 16 and Brolga on the troll and TT Blades.

Noosa: Flathead, jacks and trevally in the Woods Bays. Bream and flathead from the mouth. Noosaville has had good whiting and flathead with the bream around the structures. A few good catches of Jacks between the lakes.

Maroochydore: Bream, trevally to 60cm yesterday and flathead around the the Cod Hole and upstream to Bli Bli. Quality flathead to 70cm and 62cm from the Cpd Hole, Twin Waters and the southern channel. Mangrove jack in the Creeks and middle river. Quality whiting and few bream between Chambers and Channel Island.

Mooloolaba: Bream, the odd tailor and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Whiting from La Balsa Sans basin and above McKenzies Bridge. Mangrove jack from the middle river. Bream, tailor and jew at night off the rocks at Point Cartwright.

Caloundra: Whiting, bream and still a few tailor in the gutters along the beaches from the rocky headland and tip of Bribie. Whiting and bream from Golden Beach. There have been good catches of flathead throughout the passage and in the creeks and along the skids. Jacks in Coochin Creek.

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Alana Price Bass Borumba15 9

Keen angler Alana Price was pretty happy catching good bass out at Borumba last weekend.

Peter Batey Borumba 15 9

Peter Batey doing what he loves out at Borumba Dam last weekend.

Rainboew Es Trout 16 9

The crews on Rainbow Escape Charters had a huge day out last weekend for plenty of quality Reef Fish like this delicious Coronation Trout.

Rainbow ES Cod

The crews on Rainbow Escape Charters had a huge day out last weekend for plenty of quality Reef Fish like this huge Cod.

Rainbow EscCharters 16 9

The crews on Rainbow Escape Charters had a huge day out last weekend for plenty of quality Reef Fish like this monster Knobby Snapper.

Harry Somlyay Flathead

Check out keen angler, Harry Somlyay with a nice dusky flathead taken in the upper reaches.

San Longtail

Barrel longtail tuna for Sam great fish mate a pleasure to guide you #sportfishing#herveybaysportfishing #visitfrasercoast #visitfraserisland #longtailtuna#fishingpicoftheday #wickedtuna #fishingfrasercoast

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2018-09-20

Offshore

Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Sunshine Coast Waters.  Conditions should be okay early in the day ahead of the strong winds in the evening with northwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots from the late morning then becoming southerly 20 to 30 knots in the late evening and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon.Tomorrow will have pretty rough conditions in offshore waters so stick to sheltered waters, with winds south to southeasterly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 20 knots during the evening and seas 1.5 to 2.5 metres.There have been some good catches, Wild Thing 2 fished North Reef where they caught Maori cod, moses perch, tailor, coral bream, gold spot wrasse and some nice pearl perch. Snapper, long tail tuna, cobia, pearl perch, tusk fish from the Gneerings. Snapper, pearl perch, cobia, jew and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Average size snapper, grass sweetlip, moses perch and parrot from Murphy's. Snapper and good sweetlip close in reefs around Coolum off pt Cartwright. Rainbow Escape Charters fished the reefs north of Double Island Point for quality knobby snapper, big red emperor, large cod, coronation trout, pearl perch, moses perch, tusk fish and a number of quality cobia.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead, jacks and trevally in the Woods Bays. Bream and flathead from the mouth. Noosaville has had good whiting and flathead with the bream around the structures. A few good catches of Jacks between the lakes.

Maroochydore: Bream, trevally to 60cm yesterday and flathead around the the Cod Hole and upstream to Bli Bli. Quality flathead from Eudlo Creek, Twin Waters and the southern channel. Mangrove jack in the Creeks and middle river. Quality whiting and few bream between Chambers and Channel Island.

Mooloolaba: Bream, the odd tailor and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Whiting from La Balsa Sans basin and above McKenzies Bridge. Mangrove jack from the middle river. Bream, tailor and jew at night off the rocks at Point Cartwright.

Caloundra: Whiting, bream and still a few tailor in the gutters along the beaches from the rocky headland and tip of Bribie. Whiting and bream from Golden Beach. There have been good catches of flathead throughout the passage and in the creeks and along the skids. Jacks in Coochin Creek.

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Rainbow EscCharters 16 9

Check out some of the great fish taken around Double Island Point by the crews on Rainbow Escape Charters.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2018-09-19

Offshore

Offshore: Conditions will be good early and most of the day today as winds east to northeasterly about 10 knots tending north to northeasterly during the morning. Winds increasing to 10 to 15 knots from the west during the afternoon and evening, and further to 15 to 20 knots later in the evening with seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres inshore by early evening. Choppy conditions out wide today with winds Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting southeasterly during the morning. Tomorrow will also be workable close in with winds Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting southeasterly during the morning with seas 1 to 1.5 metres. Wild Thing 2 fished North Reef where they caught Maori cod, moses perch, tailor, coral bream, gold spot wrasse and some nice pearl perch. Snapper, long tail tuna, cobia, pearl perch, tusk fish from the Gneerings. Snapper, pearl perch, cobia, jew and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Average size snapper, grass sweetlp, moses perch and parrot from Murphy's. Snapper and good sweetlip close in reefs around Coolum off pt Cartwright. Rainbow Escape Charters fished the reefs north of Double Island Point for quality knobby snapper, big red emperor, large cod, coronation trout, pearl perch, moses perch, tusk fish and a number of quality cobia.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead, jacks and trevally in the Woods Bays. Bream and flathead from the mouth. Noosaville has had good whiting and flathead with the bream around the structures. A few good catches of Jacks between the lakes.

Maroochydore: Bream, trevally to 60cm yesterday and flathead around the the Cod Hole and upstream to Bli Bli. Quality flathead from Eudlo Creek, Twin Waters and the southern channel. Mangrove jack in the Creeks and middle river. Quality whiting and few bream between Chambers and Channel Island.

Mooloolaba: Bream, the odd tailor and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Whiting from La Balsa Sans basin and above McKenzies Bridge. Mangrove jack from the middle river. Bream, tailor and jew at night off the rocks at Point Cartwright.

Caloundra: Whiting, bream and still a few tailor in the gutters along the beaches from the rocky headland and tip of Bribie. Whiting and bream from Golden Beach. There have been good catches of flathead throughout the passage and in the creeks and along the skids. Jacks in Coochin Creek.

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Harry Somlyay Flathead

Check out keen angler, Harry Somlyay with a nice dusky flathead taken in the upper reaches.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2018-09-18

Offshore

Conditions will improve today and be workable as winds decreasing to a southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning easterly about 10 knots during the morning  with seas around 1 metre. Wild Thing 2 fished North Reef on Saturday where they caught Maori cod, moses perch, tailor, coral bream, gold spot wrasse and some nice pearl perch." www.fishingnoosa.com.au/noosacharters.htm  Snapper, long tail tuna, cobia, pearl perch, tusk fish from the Gneerings. Snapper, pearl perch, cobia, jew and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Snapper, grass sweetlp, moses perch and parrot from Murphy's. Snapper and good sweetlip close in off Coolum around Old Women Island. Rainbow Escape Charters fished the reefs north of Double Island Point over the weekend where they producing quality knobby snapper, big red emperor, large cod, coronation trout, pearl perch, moses perch, tusk fish and a number of quality cobia.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead, jacks and trevally in the Woods Bays. Bream and flathead from the mouth. Noosaville has had good whiting and flathead with the bream around the structures. A few good catches of Jacks between the lakes.

Maroochydore: Bream, trevally and flathead around the the Cod Hole and upstream to Bli Bli. Quality flathead from Eudlo Creek, Twin Waters and the southern channel Mangrove jack in the Creeks and middle river. Quality whiting and few bream between Chambers and Channel Island.

Mooloolaba: Bream, the odd tailor and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Whiting from La Balsa Sans basin and above McKenzies Bridge. Mangrove jack from the middle river. Bream, tailor and jew at night off the rocks at Point Cartwright.

Caloundra: Whiting, bream and still a few tailor in the gutters along the beaches from the rocky headland and tip of Bribie. Whiting and bream from Golden Beach. There have been good catches of flathead throughout the passage and in the creeks and along the skids. Jacks in Coochin Creek.

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Brett Sheriff Dusky

Brett Sheriff landed a quality dusky flathead on Saturday morning in the lower Maroochy River

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2018-09-17

Offshore

Winds will be Southeasterly at 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots at times offshore early in the morning. Winds decreasing to 15 to 20 knots around midday and further to 10 to 15 knots in the evening, with seas around 2 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday. Swell is South to southeasterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to southerly 1 to 1.5 metres offshore changing to Easterly direction at 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning. Wild Thing 2 fished North Reef on Saturday where they caught pearl perch, Maori cod, gold spot cod, venus tusk fish and gold spot wrasse. Snapper, long tail tuna, cobia, pearl perch, tusk fish from the Gneerings. Snapper, pearl perch, cobia, jew and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Snapper, grass sweetlp, moses perch and parrot from Murphy's. Snapper and good sweetlip close in off Coolum around Old Women Island. Double Island Point reefs producing good snapper, red emperor, pearl perch, moses perch, tusk fish and a number of quality cobia.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead, jacks and trevally in the Woods Bays. Bream and flathead from the mouth. Noosaville has had good whiting and flathead with the bream around the structures. A few good catches of Jacks between the lakes.

Maroochydore: Bream, trevally and jew at night from the river mouth the and at the Cod Hole and upstream to Bli Bli. Quality flathead from Eudlo Creek, Twin Waters and the southern channel Mangrove jack in the Creeks and middle river. Quality whiting and few bream between Chambers and Channel Island.

Mooloolaba: Bream, the odd tailor and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Whiting from La Balsa Sans basin and above McKenzies Bridge. Mangrove jack from the middle river. Bream, tailor and jew at night off the rocks at Point Cartwright.

Caloundra: Whiting, bream and still a few tailor in the gutters along the beaches from the rocky headland and tip of Bribie. Whiting and bream from Golden Beach. There have been good catches of flathead throughout the passage and in the creeks and along the skids. Jacks in Coochin Creek.

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SamNewey Flathead

Sam Newey from Maroochy River Jet ski hire caught this pan sized dusky flathead using a small pilchard from north Twin Waters.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2018-09-15

Offshore

Today will have okay conditions early in the day with choppy and becoming rough conditions in the late afternoon and evening with winds north to northeasterly about 10 knots becoming 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon, then increasing further to 15 to 20 knots in the late afternoon. Northerly winds reaching 20 to 25 knots in the evening and seas 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres by early evening. Tomorrow will ordinary conditions as well in the morning and becoming choppy and rough in the afternoon with winds North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending west to northwesterly during the morning then shifting southeasterly 15 to 25 knots during the day and seas 1 to 2 metres. Cougar One fished North Reef where they caught pearl perch, cobia, Maori cod, gold spot cod, venus tusk fish and grass sweetlip. Snapper, long tail tuna, cobia, pearl perch, tusk fish from the Gneerings. Snapper, pearl perch, cobia, jew and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Snapper, grass sweetlp, moses perch and parrot from Murphy's. Snapper and good sweetlip close in off Coolum around Old Women Island. Double Island Point reefs producing good snapper, red emperor, pearl perch, moses perch, tusk fish and a number of quality cobia.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Good flathead and bream around the river mouth and some nice diamond and golden trevally at the Woods Bays. Noosaville has had good whiting and flathead with the bream around the structures. Tewantin and Cooroibah has a few good fish on the bite.

Maroochydore: Bream, trevally and jew at night from the river mouth the and at the Cod Hole and upstream to Bli Bli. Quality flathead around the Bli Bli area and in the mouth of Eudlo Creek. Mangrove jack showing up and trevally in Petrie Creek. Quality whiting in the lower river.

Mooloolaba: Bream, the odd tailor and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Whiting from the flats above McKenzies Bridge. Bream and mangrove jack at night around McKenzies Bridge. Bream, tailor and jew at night off the rocks at Point Cartwright.

Caloundra: Whiting, bream and still a few tailor in the gutters along the beaches from the rocky headland and tip of Bribie. There have been good catches of flathead throughout the passage and in the creeks and from the skids. Jacks are showing up so its worth trying the snaggy or structured areas for them throughout the Passage.

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Marc Horton StephensFinn Noosa River late Saturday

Finn Horton-Stephens fished the Noosa River last weekend with his Dad Marc where he hooked a stonker golden trevally and 29 minutes later (spooled with only 6lb mono, Released in perfect condition after much cheering and high fives!!! Caught on our last pilly

Local Fishing Report: Friday 2018-09-14

Offshore

Today will have great conditions with a little chop in the late afternoon with winds east to northeasterly about 10 knots, increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the evening. and seas below 1 metre. Tomorrow will have great conditions in the morning and becoming choppy in the afternoon with winds northerly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the day and seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the evening. With the great conditions try where Cougar One fished North Reef on Saturday where they caught pearl perch, cobia, Maori cod, gold spot cod, venus tusk fish and grass sweetlip. Snapper, long tail tuna, cobia, pearl perch, tusk fish from the Gneerings. Snapper, pearl perch, cobia, jew and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Snapper, grass sweetlp, moses perch and parrot from Murphy's. Snapper and good sweetlip close in off Coolum around Old Women Island. Double Island Point reefs producing good snapper, red emperor, pearl perch, moses perch, tusk fish and a number of quality cobia.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Good flathead and bream around the river mouth and some nice diamond and golden trevally at the Woods Bays. Noosaville has had good whiting and flathead with the bream around the structures. Tewantin and Cooroibah has a few good fish on the bite.

Maroochydore: Bream, trevally and jew at night from the river mouth the and at the Cod Hole and upstream to Bli Bli. Quality flathead around the Bli Bli area and in the mouth of Eudlo Creek. Mangrove jack showing up and trevally in Petrie Creek. Quality whiting in the lower river.

Mooloolaba: Bream, the odd tailor and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Whiting from the flats above McKenzies Bridge. Bream and mangrove jack at night around McKenzies Bridge. Bream, tailor and jew at night off the rocks at Point Cartwright.

Caloundra: Whiting, bream and still a few tailor in the gutters along the beaches from the rocky headland and tip of Bribie. There have been good catches of flathead throughout the passage and in the creeks and from the skids. Jacks are showing up so its worth trying the snaggy or structured areas for them throughout the Passage.

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Mark Lester Caught and released 82cm Maroochy Nth shore

Mark Lester was fishing Maroochy North Shore on Monday night when he caught and released this 82cm Dusky Flathead.

Extended Fishing Report: Friday 2018-08-14

Offshore

Today will have great conditions with winds east to northeasterly about 10 knots and seas below 1 metre. Tomorrow will have more great conditions with winds northwesterly to northeast mostly to 10 knots with seas below 1 metre. With the great conditions try where Cougar One fished North Reef on Saturday where they caught pearl perch, cobia, Maori cod, gold spot cod, venus tusk fish and grass sweetlip. Snapper, long tail tuna, cobia, pearl perch, tusk fish from the Gneerings. Snapper, pearl perch, cobia, jew and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Snapper, grass sweetlp, moses perch and parrot from Murphy's. Snapper and good sweetlip off Coolum around Old Women Island. Double Island Point reefs producing good quality snapper, some nice red emperor, pearl perch, moses perch, tusk fish and a number of quality cobia. The crews on Rainbow Escape Charters had several quality snapper, amberjack and some good red emperor, moses perch and some quality gold spot cod, tusk fish, sweetlip, out wide on local reefs and 20nm east of the Wide Bay Bar.

Out and around Hervey Bay: The Bay and Sandy Straits, has been fishing well with good catches of snapper, sweetlip, blackall, school mackerel, cod and golden trevally on most of the inshore reefs. Also reasonable grassy sweetlip, a few coral trout, tuskfish, quality keeper snapper and cod have been taken around Rooney Point. A few quality longtail tuna in Platypus bay. School mackerel and chopper tailor are feeding throughout the bay. A few big queenfish feeding throughout the Straits and in the Burrum River. Bream, school mackerel, bonito, Jew and longtail tuna as well as a few good flathead and whiting off and around the Urangan Jetty. Flathead off the beaches between Burrum Heads and Urangan. A few thread fin salmon, bream and reasonable flathead in the creeks that feed into the Straits. Whiting around Gatakers Bay and Toogoom.

Estuaries and Beaches

Fraser Island: Dart in the low tide gutters and tailor right along the beach. A few bigger tailor and dart feeding around right along the beaches. Mulloway in the deeper gutters along the eastern beach, particularly overnight. A few good sand whiting, bream and good dart in the shallow gutters. On the western side of Fraser island there’s been plenty of whiting and catches of flathead and trevally, while in the creeks and the flats there’s a few good solid bream bream and flathead. You should get the crab pots ready for some mud crabs feeding in the creeks

Please remember the tailor run closed season applies from midday, the 1st August to midday 30th September 2018. During the closure, the taking of all fin fish is prohibited within an area from a point 400m north of Waddy Point to a point 400m south of Indian Head, and 400m out to sea from low water. For more information visit www.fisheries.qld.gov.au, call 13 25 23 or download the free ‘Qld Fishing’ app from Apple and Google app stores.

Rainbow Beach: Dart, and good tailor in the gutters all along the beach from Inskip Point to Double Island Point. Try for mulloway and bigger tailor have been moving through the gutters particularly at night and try tailor at dawn and dusk and go for quality flathead, in the deeper gutters, dart, whiting in the gutters through the day at Rainbow Beach, Double Island Point and Teewah Beach. A few good whiting, bream and dart up the beach and around Inskip Point. Tin Can Bay is fishing well for a few good tailor whiting, plenty of good bream, big flathead and trevally.

Local Dams and Rivers: Quality bass at Boondooma Dam, with the schooling fish feeding close to the bottom in many areas of the main basin. Check out Southern Queensland Fishing facebook page, for more Dam and other comprehensive fish catch, Information including https://www.facebook.com/MatthewMottSportsFishing live weekly Report. Borumba Dam has had bass and saratoga caught in the shallow weed beds and around lilypads on surface walkers and purple spinnerbaits. Also worth a try on soft and hard lure in the main Basin have a go at Borumba Flat which is at the end of the basin as well as the junction of the Yabba and Kingham arms around the 10 m depths. Ice Jigs, 1/4 oz blades,spoons and tail spinners will all produce fish, wish catches to 50 cm.The deeper water in the main basin of Lake MacDonald is producing good bass The fishing will improve further as we move through spring with more good fish to be taken on 1/4oz spinnerbaits hopping blades, spoons and soft vibes. Trolling the bubble trail and casting around the 3 Way area for schooling bass works well The Switchblades have the action for good bass out of the Tiaro stretch of the Mary River so get some Smak 16 and Brolga on the troll and TT Blades.

Noosa: Good flathead and bream around the river mouth and some nice diamond and golden trevally at the Woods Bays. Noosaville has had good whiting and flathead with the bream around the structures. Tewantin and Cooroibah has a few good fish on the bite.

Maroochydore: Try for tailor bream, trevally and jew at night from the river mouth the and at the Cod Hole and upstream to Bli Bli. Quality flathead around the Bli Bli area and in the mouth of Eudlo Creek. Mangrove jack showing up and trevally in Petrie Creek. Quality whiting in the lower river.

Mooloolaba: Bream, the odd tailor and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Whiting from the flats above McKenzies Bridge. Bream and mangrove jack at night around McKenzies Bridge. Bream, tailor and jew at night off the rocks at Point Cartwright.

Caloundra: Whiting, bream and still a few tailor in the gutters along the beaches from the rocky headland and tip of Bribie. Flathead from the skids. Jacks are showing up so its worth trying the snaggy or structured areas for mangrove jack throughout the creeks and Passage.

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Noel Rossiter from Southern Queensland Fishing face book Page with a huge cod

Have a look at Noel Rossiter, from Southern Queensland Fishing with a huge cod taken north of Double Island Point, recently.

Marc Horton StephensFinn Noosa River late Saturday

Finn Horton-Stephensfished the Noosa River with his Dad Marc last weekend for this huge golden trevally. Finn and Marc fished the Noosa River late Saturday morning. Finn hooked into a stonker golden trevally and 29 minutes later (spooled with only 6lb mono and some crazy boat skills by Dad) the fish was finally netted. It went under boats, up and down the river and into the mangroves. Released in perfect condition after much cheering and high fives!!! Caught on our last pilly!

Alison McDonald 2bass Mary River

Allison Mcdonald with Bass at Borumba

Alison McDonald with her TT switch blade used for fishing the Mary River near Tiaro for some good Bass.

Sonny the Gun Gibbson

Have a look at Sonny the Gun Gibbson with a nearly 1 metre long dusky flathead caught and released Saturday in his secret location in the Pumicestone Passage

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2018-09-13

Offshore

Today will have great conditions with a little chop in the late afternoon with winds Variable about 10 knots, tending northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon and seas below 1 metre. Tomorrow will have great conditions with winds east to northeasterly about 10 knots and seas below 1 metre. With the great conditions try where Cougar One fished North Reef on Saturday where they caught pearl perch, cobia, Maori cod, gold spot cod, venus tusk fish and grass sweetlip. Snapper, long tail tuna, cobia, pearl perch, tusk fish from the Gneerings. Snapper, pearl perch, cobia, jew and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Snapper, grass sweetlp, moses perch and parrot from Murphy's. Snapper and good sweetlip close in off Coolum around Old Women Island. Double Island Point reefs producing good snapper, red emperor, pearl perch, moses perch, tusk fish and a number of quality cobia. The crews on Rainbow Escape Charters had several quality snapper, amberjack and some good red emperor, moses perch and some quality gold spot cod, tusk fish, sweetlip, out wide on local reefs and 20nm east of the Wide Bay Bar.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Good flathead and bream around the river mouth and some nice diamond and golden trevally at the Woods Bays. Noosaville has had good whiting and flathead with the bream around the structures. Tewantin and Cooroibah has a few good fish on the bite.

Maroochydore: Try for tailor bream, trevally and jew at night from the river mouth the and at the Cod Hole and upstream to Bli Bli. Quality flathead around the Bli Bli area and in the mouth of Eudlo Creek. Mangrove jack showing up and trevally in Petrie Creek. Quality whiting in the lower river.

Mooloolaba: Bream, the odd tailor and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Whiting from the flats above McKenzies Bridge. Bream and mangrove jack at night around McKenzies Bridge. Bream, tailor and jew at night off the rocks at Point Cartwright.

Caloundra: Whiting, bream and still a few tailor in the gutters along the beaches from the rocky headland and tip of Bribie. Flathead from the skids. Jacks are showing up so its worth trying the snaggy or structured areas for mangrove jack throughout the creeks and Passage.

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Alison McDonald Bass TT Switch Mary

Have a look at Alison McDonald with her TT switch blade used for fishing the Mary River near for some good Bass.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2018-09-12

Offshore

Today will have great conditions with a little chop in the late afternoon with winds variable about 10 knots, tending northeasterly during the morning. Winds then tending north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late evening and seas below 1 metre. Tomorrow will have more great conditions with winds north to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the evening. Winds inshore variable about 10 knots during the early morning, with seas below 1 metre. With the great conditions try where Cougar One fished North Reef on Saturday where they caught pearl perch, cobia, Maori cod, gold spot cod, venus tusk fish and grass sweetlip. Snapper, long tail tuna, cobia, pearl perch, tusk fish from the Gneerings. Snapper, pearl perch, cobia, jew and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Snapper, grass sweetlp, moses perch and parrot from Murphy's. Snapper and good sweetlip close in off Coolum around Old Women Island.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Good flathead and bream around the river mouth and some nice diamond and golden trevally at the Woods Bays. Noosaville has had good whiting and flathead with the bream around the structures. Tewantin and Cooroibah has a few good fish on the bite.

Maroochydore: Try for tailor bream, trevally and jew at night from the river mouth the and at the Cod Hole and upstream to Bli Bli. Quality flathead around the Bli Bli area and in the mouth of Eudlo Creek. Mangrove jack showing up and trevally in Petrie Creek. Quality whiting in the lower river.

Mooloolaba: Bream, the odd tailor and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Whiting from the flats above McKenzies Bridge. Bream and mangrove jack at night around McKenzies Bridge. Bream, tailor and jew at night off the rocks at Point Cartwright.

Caloundra: Whiting, bream and still a few tailor in the gutters along the beaches from the rocky headland and tip of Bribie. Flathead from the skids. Jacks are showing up so its worth trying the snaggy or structured areas for mangrove jack throughout the creeks and Passage.

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Noel Rossiter from Southern Queensland Fishing face book Page with a huge cod

Have a look at Noel Rossiter, from Southern Queensland Fishing with a huge cod taken north of Double Island Point, recently

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