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Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2018-08-01

Offshore

Excellent conditions with winds northwesterly about 10 knots, becoming variable in the morning, with inshore seabreezes developing in the afternoon.with seas below 0.5 metres.  While tomorrow will also be pretty good with winds variable about 10 knots becoming south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day then tending east to southeasterly in the late afternoon and seas below 1 metre. Double Island Point has had quality snapper, big spangled emperor, moses perch, venus tusk fish, jobfish, hussar, Maori cod and gold spot wrasse. North Reef's had good snapper, moses perch, tusk fish, pearl perch and cobia..Grass sweetlip, cobia, cod, quality snapper and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Snapper, cobia, pearl perch, tusk fish from Caloundra 12 mile. Snapper, grass sweetlp, moses perch and parrot from Murphy's and the Gneerings. Big grass sweetlip around Old Women Island. Snapper and Sweetlip around Brays Rock.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Quality tailor and good dart along Teewah Beach. Luderick from the rock walls in the lower river. Whiting to 500 grams bream and flathead from the river mouth. Trevally along the Tewantin Reach and in Noosa Sound. Flathead from Munna Bridge. Bream around the bridges and rocky areas of the lower river.

Maroochydore: Tailor and dart off Maroochy beach. Bream, flathead, and tailor from the sand bags and north shore. Big whiting around Chambers Island yesterday. Quality bream from the motorway bridge pylons and along Oyster bank road. Flathead and good bream from around Goat and Channel Islands.

Mooloolaba: A few quality tailor along Kawana and Wurtulla Beach at dawn and dusk. A few good tailor and golden trevally in the lower river. Quality bream around McKenzies Bridge, the rock walls and the Kawana Boat Ramp. Average size grass sweetlip and big bream off the rocks at Point Cartwright. Gar in the La Balsa sand basin. Sand crabs in Kawana Waters.

Caloundra: Whiting, bream and tailor along the beach between Currimundi and Moffat heas. Bream and tailor from Shelly Beach. Luderick, bream, tailor and flathead off the boardwalk. Bream, flathead and whiting along Golden beach. Trevally, cod, tailor and bream in Pelican Waters Canal.

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Check out keen young angler, Max McDonald with a good bass taken at Borumba Dam on the weekend

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2018-07-31

Offshore

Great conditions with winds southeast to southwesterly about 10 knots shifting east to northeasterly during the afternoon with seas below 1 metre. While tomorrow will be excellent particularly early with winds Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon and seas below 1 metre. Cougar One skipper Theo Hewish took a nine hour charter to Double Island Point where they caught big spangled emperor, moses perch, venus tusk fish, jobfish, hussar, Maori cod and gold spot wrasse. Trekka 2 did a charter to North Reef on Sunday morning. Conditions were great with little wind and very little current, where they caught snapper, moses perch, tusk fish, pearl perch and cobia."www.fishingnoosa.com.au/fishingoffshorenoosa.htm .Grass sweetlip, cobia, cod, quality snapper and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Snapper, cobia, pearl perch, tusk fish from Caloundra 12 mile. Snapper, grass sweetlp, moses perch and parrot from Murphy's and the Gneerings. Big grass sweetlip around Old Women Island. Snapper and Sweetlip around Brays Rock.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Quality tailor and good dart along Teewah Beach. Luderick from the rock walls in the lower river. Whiting to 500 grams bream and flathead from the river mouth. Trevally along the Tewantin Reach and in Noosa Sound. Flathead from Munna Bridge. Bream around the bridges and rocky areas of the lower river.

Maroochydore: Tailor and dart off Maroochy beach. Bream, flathead, and tailor from the sand bags and north shore. Big queenfsh, tailor, cale cale trevally, golden and giant trevally from the cod hole. Quality bream from the motorway bridge pylons and along Oyster bank road. Flathead and good bream from around Goat and Channel Islands.

Mooloolaba: A few quality tailor along Kawana and Wurtulla Beach at dawn and dusk. A few good tailor and golden trevally in the lower river. Quality bream around McKenzies Bridge, the rock walls and the Kawana Boat Ramp. Average size grass sweetlip and big bream off the rocks at Point Cartwright. Gar in the La Balsa sand basin. Sand crabs in Kawana Waters.

Caloundra: Bream and flathead in Currimundi Lake. Whiting, bream and tailor along the beach between Currimundi and Moffat heas. Bream and tailor from Shelly Beach. Luderick, bream, tailor and flathead off the boardwalk. Bream, flathead and whiting along Golden beach. Trevally, cod, tailor and bream in Pelican Waters Canal.

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Have a look at keen young angler, Chloe Hollier with a 30cm whiting, taken on Teewah Beach over the weekend

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2018-07-30

Offshore

Winds will be blowing northwest to southwesterly at 10 to 15 knots tending south to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots early in the morning. Winds then shifting southerly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon. D.I.P has had good tusk fish, hussar, longtail tuna, big eye tuna, pearl perch, snapper and a nice Spanish mackerel. Sunshine Reef has had snapper, tusk fish and quality coral trout. North Reef has had snapper, moses perch, coral bream, teraglin jewfish, pearl perch and a cracker Maori cod as well as Spanish mackerel, yellow tail kingfish and grass sweetlip and also a few cobia. Grass sweetlip, cobia, cod, quality snapper and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Snapper, cobia, pearl perch, tusk fish from Caloundra 12 mile. Snapper, grass sweetlp, moses perch and parrot from Murphy's and the Gneerings. Big grass sweetlip around Old Women Island. Snapper and Sweetlip around Brays Rock.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Quality tailor and good dart along Teewah Beach. Luderick from the rock walls in the lower river. Jew , bream and flathead from the river mouth. Trevally along the Tewantin Reach and in Noosa Sound. Flathead from Munna Bridge. Bream around the bridges and rocky areas of the lower river.

Maroochydore: Tailor and dart off Maroochy beach. Bream, flathead, and tailor from the sand bags and north shore. Big queenfsh, tailor, cale cale trevally, golden and giant trevally from the cod hole. Quality bream from the motorway bridge pylons and along Oyster bank road. Flathead and good bream from around Goat and Channel Islands.

Mooloolaba: A few quality tailor along Kawana and Wurtulla Beach at dawn and dusk. A few good tailor and golden trevally in the lower river. Quality bream around McKenzies Bridge, the rock walls and the Kawana Boat Ramp. Average size grass sweetlip and big bream off the rocks at Point Cartwright. Gar in the La Balsa sand basin. Sand crabs in Kawana Waters.

Caloundra: Bream and flathead in Currimundi Lake. Whiting, bream and tailor along the beach between Currimundi and Moffat heas. Bream and tailor from Shelly Beach. Luderick, bream, tailor and flathead off the boardwalk. Bream, flathead and whiting along Golden beach. Trevally, cod, tailor and bream in Pelican Waters Canal.

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Ben Forgan with a quality 65cm Sunshine Coast snapper taken on a soft plastic using 6lb braided line out from Mooloolaba.

Extended Fishing Report: Friday 2018-07-27

Offshore

The lead up to Saturdays Full Moon and into next week will have the fish on the bite. Good conditions particularly earlyas winds will be north to northeasterly winds about 10 knots, tending northwesterly below 10 knots inshore during the morning. Winds becoming northerly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon with seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres inshore by early evening.Tomorrow winds will be good with a north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming west to northwesterly below 10 knots during the morning then becoming north to northeasterly during the day. and right through the weekend conditions will be excellent with warm and sunny weather combined with light north to north westerly winds and seas below a metre, so be ready to go for it. This week, Wild Thing 2 crews fished D.I.P on Tuesday for a good feed of tusk fish, hussar, longtail tuna, big eye tuna, pearl perch, snapper and a nice Spanish mackerel." www.fishingnoosa.com.au/noosacharters.htm Sunshine Reef has had snapper, tusk fish and quality coral trout. North Reef has had snapper, moses perch, coral bream, teraglin jewfish, pearl perch and a cracker Maori cod. There's been good catches of snapper on Sunshine Reef as well as coral trout, Spanish mackerel, yellow tail kingfish and grass sweetlip and also a few cobia. Snapper and tusk fish from Caloundra 12 mile. Snapper and sweetlip from Currimundi. has had jew, good snapper and cobia showing up. Grass sweetlip, cobia, cod, quality snapper and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Snapper, cod, moses perch, spotty mackerel from Caloundra 12 mile. snapper and sweetlip from Currimundi. Big snapper, cod, grass sweetlip, cobia and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. The crews in the Rainbow Beach Family Fishing Classic weighed in some top quality reef fish and pelagics, like solid cobia, a huge Spanish Mackerel, great knobby snapper, monster jew, big Red Emperor, quality pearl perch, sweetlip, and nice tusk fish.There have been solid Red Emperor , snapper, quality pearl perch, sweetlip, amberjack, cod, big and quality mulloway, yellowfin tuna taken by the crews on a Rainbow Escape Charters North of Double Island Point and East of the Wide Bay Bar. The crew aboard Double Island Point Fishing Charters solid cobia, snapper, coral trout, yellow fin tuna, sweetlip ,pearl perch, tusk fish north of the Wide Bay Bar.

Out and around Hervey Bay: Snapper off Rooneys, in the Southern Gutters and from the 25 fathom hole. School and spanish mackerel from the fairway buoy, moon ledge and Six Mile Arch Cliffs. A few good size mulloway around the deeper ledges along the western side of Fraser Island and also feeding around rocky out crops, jetties and rock wall throughout the bay. Chopper tailor throughout the Burrum River and from River Heads. Bigger bream from the rocky outcrops and bars around River heads and a few thread fin salmon, grunter bream and reasonable flathead in the creeks that feed into the Straits. Squid are scattered throughout the Great Sandy Straits. The winter whiting are on so try around Gatakers Bay, Toogoom and around the Woody Islands. Bream, mulloway, squid school and grey mackerel off Urangan Jetty.

Estuaries and Beaches

Fraser Island: Some good bigger tailor from the Maheno area and around Cathedrals and up to Indian Head. Mulloway from Indian Head and feeding in the deeper gutters along the eastern beach, particularly overnight. Whiting in the shallow gutters. You still need to be cautious travelling around the rocky outcrops along the Eastern Beach. 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, flathead still the odd mud crab and the promise of a few sand crabs on offer.

Rainbow Beach: Rainbow Beach Family Fishing Classic and Expo finishes Sunday and what a resounding success it has been so far with some excellent weather and great catches. There were some great catches of good flathead, big bream and tailor form the beaches and in the bay. Good jew have been moving through the gutters particularly at night and try for chopper tailor at dawn and dusk and go for flathead, 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 chopper tailor whiting, plenty of good bream, flathead, sand crabs and trevally.

Local Dams and Rivers: The Switchblades have the action for good bass out of the Tiaro stretch of the Mary River so get some 1/4 or 1/2 oz TT blades. Borumba Dam has had bass and saratoga taken on soft and hard lure around the edges of the timbered arms. Bass and golden perch on trolled lures from the junctions and on cast lures around the weed beds in 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.

Noosa: Quality tailor and good dart along Teewah Beach. Luderick and bream at the river mouth and lower river. A 69cm golden trevally caught in the lower estuary on Tuesday's Noosa River Fishing Safari. Jew at night and flathead around Munna Pt and around the Islands. Trevally along the Tewantin Reach. Good tailor, jew at night and a few whiting in the lower river.

Maroochydore: The lead up to Saturdays Full Moon and into next week will have the fish on the bite. Plenty of good bream, the odd flathead, dart and and catches tailor from the river mouth and around the Pincushion. A few big, several good tailor to 60cm, and golden trevally in the Cod Hole. Quality bream from the motorway bridge pylons. Jew over 1m and mangrove jack at night from the Bli Bli stretch. Flathead, tailor and good bream from around Goat and Channel Islands.

Mooloolaba: A few quality tailor along Kawana and Wurtulla Beach at dawn and dusk over the past few days. A few good tailor and golden trevally in the lower river. Quality bream around McKenzies Bridge, the rock walls and the Kawana Boat Ramp. Average size grass sweetlip and big bream off the rocks at Point Cartwright. Gar in the La Balsa sand basin. Sand crabs in Kawana Waters.

Caloundra: Big bream and grass sweetlip off Moffat Head. Bream and tailor from Shelly Beach. Luderick, bream, golden trevally and flathead off the boardwalk. Bream, flathead and whiting along Golden beach. Trevally, cod, tailor and bream in Pelican Waters Canal.

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The Crews on Rainbow Escape Charters fished the reefs off Double Island with a nice Red Emperor taken last weekend.

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Ben Clow with a solid 90cm mulloway caught on live herring in the Maroochy River over the weekend

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Some of the crews from the Rainbow Beach Family Fishing Classic weighing in some quality reef fish like these Red Emperor and snapper from local waters.

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The crews from the Rainbow Beach Family Fishing Classic weighing in some quality reef fish like this monster Cobia or black kingfish

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Massive jew weighed in by one of the crew at Rainbow Beach Family Fishing Classic.

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Dave Arthur from Rainbow Escape Charters weighing in a quality snapper and Red at the Classic

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2018-07-26

Offshore

The lead up to Saturdays Full Moon and into next week will have the fish on the bite. Good conditions as winds will be north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming north to northeasterly during the afternoon with seas around 1 metre, decreasing below 0.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to below 1 metre around midday.Tomorrow will be okay as well with with a little northerly chop as winds will be variable about 10 knots becoming northerly 10 to 15 knots during the morning then decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening with seas around 1 metre. Wild Thing 2 crews fished D.I.P on Tuesday for a good feed of tusk fish, hussar, longtail tuna, big eye tuna, pearl perch, snapper and a nice Spanish mackerel." www.fishingnoosa.com.au/noosacharters.htm   Sunshine Reef has had snapper, tusk fish and quality coral trout. North Reef has had snapper, moses perch, coral bream, teraglin jewfish, pearl perch and a cracker Maori cod. There's been good catches of snapper on Sunshine Reef as well as coral trout, Spanish mackerel, yellow tail kingfish and grass sweetlip and also a few cobia. Snapper and tusk fish from Caloundra 12 mile. Snapper and sweetlip from Currimundi. has had jew, good snapper and cobia showing up. Grass sweetlip, cobia, cod, quality snapper and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Snapper, cod, moses perch, spotty mackerel from Caloundra 12 mile. snapper and sweetlip from Currimundi. Big snapper, cod, grass sweetlip, cobia and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Quality tailor and good dart along Teewah Beach. Luderick and bream at the river mouth and lower river. A 69cm golden trevally caught in the lower estuary on Tuesday's Noosa River Fishing Safari. Jew at night and flathead around Munna Pt and around the Islands. Trevally along the Tewantin Reach. Good tailor, jew at night and a few whiting in the lower river.

Maroochydore: The lead up to Saturdays Full Moon and into next week will have the fish on the bite. Plenty of good bream, the odd flathead, dart and and catches tailor from the river mouth and around the Pincushion. A few big, several good tailor to 60cm, and golden trevally in the Cod Hole. Quality bream from the motorway bridge pylons. Jew over 1m and mangrove jack at night from the Bli Bli stretch. Flathead, tailor and good bream from around Goat and Channel Islands.

Mooloolaba: A few quality tailor along Kawana and Wurtulla Beach at dawn and dusk over the past few days. A few good tailor and golden trevally in the lower river. Quality bream around McKenzies Bridge, the rock walls and the Kawana Boat Ramp. Average size grass sweetlip and big bream off the rocks at Point Cartwright. Gar in the La Balsa sand basin. Sand crabs in Kawana Waters.

Caloundra: Big bream and grass sweetlip off Moffat Head. Bream and tailor from Shelly Beach. Luderick, bream, golden trevally and flathead off the boardwalk. Bream, flathead and whiting along Golden beach. Trevally, cod, tailor and bream in Pelican Waters Canal.

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The Crews on Rainbow Escape Charters fished the reefs off Double Island with a nice Red Emperor taken last weekend.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2018-07-25

Offshore

Great conditions as winds will be north to northwesterly about 10 knots, tending northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon with seas below 1m. Tomorrow will be okay as well with winds northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending northerly during the afternoon  with seas around 1 metre.  Sunshine Reef has had snapper, tusk fish and quality coral trout. North Reef has had snapper, moses perch, coral bream, teraglin jewfish, pearl perch and a cracker Maori cod. There's been good catches of snapper on Sunshine Reef as well as coral trout, Spanish mackerel, yellow tail kingfish and grass sweetlip and also a few cobia. Snapper and tusk fish from Caloundra 12 mile. Snapper and sweetlip from Currimundi. has had jew, good snapper and cobia showing up. Grass sweetlip, cobia, cod, quality snapper and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Snapper, cod, moses perch, spotty mackerel from Caloundra 12 mile. snapper and sweetlip from Currimundi. Big snapper, cod, grass sweetlip, cobia and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Quality tailor and good dart along Teewah Beach. Luderick and bream at the river mouth and lower river. GT's and golden trevally caught and released in the lower river system. Jew at night and flathead around Munna Pt and around the Islands. Trevally along the Tewantin Reach. Good tailor, jew at night and a few whiting in the lower river.

Maroochydore: Bream to 44cm, flathead, dart and and catches tailor from the river mouth and around the Pincushion. A few big, several good tailor to 60cm, and golden trevally in the Cod Hole. Quality bream from the motorway bridge pylons. Jew over 1m and mangrove jack at night from the Bli Bli stretch. Flathead, tailor and good bream from around Goat and Channel Islands.

Mooloolaba: A few quality tailor along Kawana and Wurtulla Beach at dawn and dusk over the past few days. A few good tailor and golden trevally in the lower river. Quality bream around McKenzies Bridge, the rock walls and the Kawana Boat Ramp. Average size grass sweetlip and big bream off the rocks at Point Cartwright. Gar in the La Balsa sand basin. Sand crabs in Kawana Waters.

Caloundra: Big bream and grass sweetlip off Moffat Head. Bream and tailor from Shelly Beach. Luderick, bream, golden trevally and flathead off the boardwalk. Bream, flathead and whiting along Golden beach. Trevally, cod, tailor and bream in Pelican Waters Canal.

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Have a look at young Cooper Vanderbyl with his 74 cm flathead released in the Cod Hole.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2018-07-24

Offshore

Great conditions as winds will be north to northwesterly about 10 knots, tending northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon with seas below 1m. Tomorrow will be okay as well with winds northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending northerly during the afternoon  with seas around 1 metre.  Sunshine Reef has had snapper, tusk fish and quality coral trout. North Reef has had snapper, moses perch, coral bream, teraglin jewfish, pearl perch and a cracker Maori cod. There's been good catches of snapper on Sunshine Reef as well as coral trout, Spanish mackerel, yellow tail kingfish and grass sweetlip and also a few cobia. Snapper and tusk fish from Caloundra 12 mile. Snapper and sweetlip from Currimundi. has had jew, good snapper and cobia showing up. Grass sweetlip, cobia, cod, quality snapper and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Snapper, cod, moses perch, spotty mackerel from Caloundra 12 mile. snapper and sweetlip from Currimundi. Big snapper, cod, grass sweetlip, cobia and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: There's been really good catches of luderick and bream at the river mouth and lower river. Big GT's and golden trevally caught and released in the lower river system. Jew at night and flathead around Munna Pt and around the Islands. Trevally along the Tewantin Reach. Good tailor, jew at night and a few whiting in the lower river.

Maroochydore: Bream to 44cm, flathead, dart and and catches of big tailor from the river mouth and around the Pincushion. A few big, several good tailor to 60cm, and golden trevally in the Cod Hole. Quality bream from the motorway bridge pylons. Jew over 1m and mangrove jack at night from the Bli Bli stretch. Flathead, tailor and good bream from around Goat and Channel Islands.

Mooloolaba: A few good tailor and golden trevally in the lower river. Quality bream around McKenzies Bridge, the rock walls and the Kawana Boat Ramp. Average size grass sweetlip and big bream off the rocks at Point Cartwright. Gar in the La Balsa sand basin. Sand crabs in Kawana Waters.

Caloundra: Big bream and grass sweetlip off Moffat Head. Bream and tailor from Shelly Beach. Luderick, bream, golden trevally and flathead off the boardwalk. Bream, flathead and whiting along Golden beach. Trevally, cod, tailor and bream in Pelican Waters Canal.

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Ben Clow with a solid 90cm mulloway caught on live herring in the maroochy River over the weekend

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2018-07-23

Offshore

Winds will be  east to northeasterly at about 10 knots, becoming northerly in the late afternoon, with seas below 1m and swell around the 1m mark. Sunshine Reef has had snapper, tusk fish and quality coral trout. North Reef has had snapper, moses perch, coral bream, teraglin jewfish, pearl perch and a cracker Maori cod. There's been good catches of snapper on Sunshine Reef as well as coral trout, Spanish mackerel, yellow tail kingfish and grass sweetlip and also a few cobia. Snapper and tusk fish from Caloundra 12 mile. Snapper and sweetlip from Currimundi. has had jew, good snapper and cobia showing up. Grass sweetlip, cobia, cod, quality snapper and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Snapper, cod, moses perch, spotty mackerel from Caloundra 12 mile. snapper and sweetlip from Currimundi. Big snapper, cod, grass sweetlip, cobia and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: There's been really good catches of luderick and bream at the river mouth and lower river. Big GT's and golden trevally caught and released in the lower river system. Jew at night and flathead around Munna Pt and around the Islands. Trevally along the Tewantin Reach. Good tailor, jew at night and a few whiting in the lower river.

Maroochydore: Bream to 44cm, flathead, dart and and catches of big tailor from the river mouth and around the Pincushion. Jew, several good tailor to 60cm, and golden trevally in the Cod Hole. Quality bream from the motorway bridge pylons. Jew over 1m and mangrove jack at night from the Bli Bli stretch. Flathead, tailor and good bream from around Goat and Channel Islands.

Mooloolaba: A few good tailor and golden trevally in the lower river. Quality bream around McKenzies Bridge, the rock walls and the Kawana Boat Ramp. Average size grass sweetlip and big bream off the rocks at Point Cartwright. Gar in the La Balsa sand basin. Sand crabs in Kawana Waters.

Caloundra: Big bream and grass sweetlip off Moffat Head. Bream and tailor from Shelly Beach. Luderick, bream, golden trevally and flathead off the boardwalk. Bream, flathead and whiting along Golden beach. Trevally, cod, tailor and bream in Pelican Waters Canal.

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Brian Lees was lure fishing along Bli Bli stretch on his kayak over the weekend when he hook this nice 46cm mangrove jack.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2018-07-21

Offshore

Reasonable, conditions today, except for some northerly choppy seas early as winds will be northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching 15 to 20 knots Choppy to rough conditions this morning out wide away from coast but should improve later in the day as winds will be south to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots, easing to 15 to 20 knots late in the morning. Winds tending south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the late afternoon and evening and seas 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.Tomorrow will be the best day with winds southeasterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the afternoon with seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. Sunshine Reef has had snapper, tusk fish and quality coral trout that went 70cm. Wild Thing 2  fished D.I.P this week for quality cobia, snapper, slate bream, tusk fish, gold spot estuary cod and a thumper pearl perch and then fished North Reef for catches of snapper, moses perch, coral bream, teraglin jewfish, pearl perch and a cracker Maori cod." www.fishingnoosa.com.au/noosacharters.htm There's been good catches of snapper on Sunshine Reef as well as coral trout, Spanish mackerel, yellow tail kingfish and grass sweetlip and also a few cobia. Snapper and tusk fish from Caloundra 12 mile. Snapper and sweetlip from Currimundi. has had jew, good snapper and cobia showing up. Grass sweetlip, cobia, cod, quality snapper and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Snapper, cod, moses perch, spotty mackerel from Caloundra 12 mile. snapper and sweetlip from Currimundi. Big snapper, cod, grass sweetlip, cobia and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: There's been really good catches of luderick and bream at the river mouth and lower river. Big GT's and golden trevally caught and released in the lower river system. Jew at night and flathead around Munna Pt and around the Islands. Trevally along the Tewantin Reach. . Good tailor, jew at night and a few whiting in the lower river.

Maroochydore: Bream, flathead, dart and and catches of big tailor on Wednesday from the river mouth and around the Pincushion. Jew, several good tailor in the Cod Hole. Jew at night from the Bli Bli stretch. Flathead, big whiting, golden trevally and good bream from Channel Island and in the south channel.

Mooloolaba: A few good tailor and golden trevally in the lower river. Quality bream around McKenzies Bridge, the rock walls and the Kawana Boat Ramp. Average size grass sweetlip and big bream off the rocks at Point Cartwright. Gar in the La Balsa sand basin. Sand crabs in Kawana Waters.

Caloundra: Big bream and grass sweetlip off Moffat Head. Bream and tailor from Shelly Beach. Luderick, bream, golden trevally and flathead off the boardwalk. Bream, flathead and whiting along Golden beach. Trevally, cod, tailor and bream in Pelican Waters Canal.

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David McDonald with a couple of nice bass taken in the Mary River.

Local Fishing Report: Friday 2018-07-20

Offshore

Reasonable, conditions today, except for some northerly choppy seas early as winds will be northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching 15 to 20 knots offshore. Winds turning west to southwesterly during the evening and seas1 to 1.5 metres.Tomorrow will be okay in sheltered areas with gusty winds particularly early with south to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots tending south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon with seas 1 to 1.5 metres. Sundays conditions excellent with light southerly winds. Christopher Gibb fished Sunshine Reef with a couple of mates on Sunday using plastics and bait we got a feed of snapper, tusk fish and quality coral trout that went 70cm. Wild Thing 2 skipper Paul Glover fished D.I.P on Monday in stunning conditions for quality cobia, snapper, slate bream, tusk fish, gold spot estuary cod and a thumper pearl perch and then fished North Reef on Wednesday in almost oily calm conditions with catches of snapper, moses perch, coral bream, teraglin jewfish, pearl perch and a cracker Maori cod." www.fishingnoosa.com.au/noosacharters.htm There's been good catches of snapper on Sunshine Reef as well as coral trout, Spanish mackerel, yellow tail kingfish and grass sweetlip and also a few cobia. Snapper and tusk fish from Caloundra 12 mile. Snapper and sweetlip from Currimundi. has had jew, good snapper and cobia showing up. Grass sweetlip, cobia, cod, quality snapper and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Snapper, cod, moses perch, spotty mackerel from Caloundra 12 mile. snapper and sweetlip from Currimundi. Big snapper, cod, grass sweetlip, cobia and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: There's been good catches of luderick and bream at the river mouth and lower river. Jew at night and flathead around Munna Pt and around the Islands. Trevally along the Tewantin Reach. Golden trevally in Woods Bays and the canals. Chopper tailor, jew at night and a few whiting in the lower river.

Maroochydore: Bream, flathead, dart and and catches of big tailor on Wednesday from the river mouth and around the Pincushion. Jew, several good tailor in the Cod Hole. Jew at night from the Bli Bli stretch. Flathead, big whiting, golden trevally and good bream from Channel Island and in the south channel.

Mooloolaba: A few good tailor and golden trevally in the lower river. Quality bream around McKenzies Bridge, the rock walls and the Kawana Boat Ramp. Average size grass sweetlip and big bream off the rocks at Point Cartwright. Gar in the La Balsa sand basin. Sand crabs in Kawana Waters.

Caloundra: Big bream and grass sweetlip off Moffat Head. Bream and tailor from Shelly Beach. Luderick, bream, golden trevally and flathead off the boardwalk. Bream, flathead and whiting along Golden beach. Trevally, cod, tailor and bream in Pelican Waters Canal.

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Jarvis Henricks is at it again, with a nice giant trevally caught in the Lower Maroochy River near the Jet Ski Run.

Extended Fishing Report: Friday 2018-07-20

Offshore

Reasonable, conditions except for some northerly choppy seas early as winds will be northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching 15 to 20 knots offshore. Winds turning west to southwesterly during the evening and seas1 to 1.5 metres.Tomorrow will be okay in sheltered areas with gusty winds particularly early with south to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots tending south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon with seas 1 to 1.5 metres. Sundays conditions excellent with light southerly winds. Christopher Gibb fished Sunshine Reef with a couple of mates using plastics and bait we got a feed of snapper, tusk fish and quality coral trout that went 70cm. Trekka 2 skipper Mitch Bertacchini took a seven hour charter to North Reef on Monday morning. Conditions were fantastic with little to no wind and next to no current and the crew caught snapper, moses perch, venus tusk fish, Maori cod and gold spot cod." www.fishingnoosa.com.au/fishingoffshorenoosa.htm There's been good catches of snapper on Sunshine and North Reef as well as coral trout, Spanish mackerel, yellow tail kingfish and grass sweetlip and also a few cobia. Snapper and tusk fish from Caloundra 12 mile. Snapper and sweetlip from Currimundi. has had jew, good snapper and cobia showing up. Grass sweetlip, cobia, cod, quality snapper and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Snapper, cod, moses perch, spotty mackerel from Caloundra 12 mile. snapper and sweetlip from Currimundi. Big snapper, cod, grass sweetlip, cobia and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. There have been solid Red Emperor , snapper, quality pearl perch, sweetlip, amberjack, cod, big and quality mulloway, yellowfin tuna taken by the crews on a Rainbow Escape Charters North of Double Island Point and East of the Wide Bay Bar. The crew aboard Double Island Point Fishing Charters solid cobia, snapper, coral trout, yellow fin tuna, sweetlip ,pearl perch, tusk fish north of the Wide Bay Bar.

Out and around Hervey Bay: Snapper off Rooneys, in the Southern Gutters and from the 25 fathom hole. School and spanish mackerel from the fairway buoy, moon ledge and Six Mile Arch Cliffs. A few good size mulloway around the deeper ledges along the western side of Fraser Island and also feeding around rocky out crops, jetties and rock wall throughout the bay. Chopper tailor throughout the Burrum River and from River Heads. Bigger bream from the rocky outcrops and bars around River heads and a few thread fin salmon, grunter bream and reasonable flathead in the creeks that feed into the Straits. Squid are scattered throughout the Great Sandy Straits. The winter whiting are on so try around Gatakers Bay, Toogoom and around the Woody Islands. Bream, mulloway, squid school and grey mackerel off Urangan Jetty.

Estuaries and Beaches

Fraser Island: Some good bigger tailor from the Maheno area and around Cathedrals and up to Indian Head. Mulloway from Indian Head and feeding in the deeper gutters along the eastern beach, particularly overnight. Whiting in the shallow gutters. You still need to be cautious travelling around the rocky outcrops along the Eastern Beach. 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, flathead still the odd mud crab and the promise of a few sand crabs on offer.

Rainbow Beach: Remember, the 2018, Rainbow Beach Family Fishing Classic and Expo starts today and goes through to 28th of July. The jew have been moving through the gutters particularly at night and try for chopper tailor at dawn and dusk and go for flathead, 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 chopper tailor whiting, plenty of good bream, flathead, sand crabs trevally and still getting a few good muddies.

Local Dams and Rivers: The Switchblades have the action for good bass out of the Tiaro stretch of the Mary River so get some 1/4 or 1/2 oz TT blades. Borumba Dam has had bass and saratoga taken on soft and hard lure around the edges of the timbered arms. Bass and golden perch on trolled lures from the junctions and on cast lures around the weed beds in 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.

Noosa: There's been good catches of luderick and bream at the river mouth and lower river. Jew at night and flathead around Munna Pt and around the Islands. Trevally along the Tewantin Reach. Golden trevally in Woods Bays and the canals. Chopper tailor, jew at night and a few whiting in the lower river.

Maroochydore: Bream, flathead, dart and catches of big tailor on Wednesday from the river mouth and around the Pincushion. Jew, several good tailor around 45 cm and cod in the Cod Hole. Jew at night from the Bli Bli stretch. Flathead, big whiting, soul, golden trevally and bream to 40cm from Channel Island and in the south channel.

Mooloolaba: A few good tailor and golden trevally in the lower river. Quality bream around McKenzies Bridge, the rock walls and the Kawana Boat Ramp. Average size grass sweetlip and big bream off the rocks at Point Cartwright. Gar in the La Balsa sand basin. Sand crabs in Kawana Waters.

Caloundra: Big bream and grass sweetlip off Moffat Head. Bream and tailor from Shelly Beach. Luderick, bream, golden trevally and flathead off the boardwalk. Bream, flathead and whiting along Golden beach. Trevally, cod, tailor and bream in Pelican Waters Canal.

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Have a look at Shirley Luscombe's hard fighting Golden Trevally from the Gneerings.

Allison McDonald fishing the Mary River near Tiaro with her partner Dave have been doing well for good bass.

The crews on Rainbow Escape Charters have been getting some magnificent Red Emperor.

The crews on Rainbow Escape Charters have been getting some magnificent fish with huge Red Emperor.

The crews on Rainbow Escape Charters have been getting some huge Mulloway or Jew.

Jarren Kingy with a feisty 40 cm tailor in the middle reaches of the Maroochy River.

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2018-07-18

Offshore

Excellent conditions as winds will be north to northwesterly about 10 knots, tending north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon and seas around 1 metre.Tomorrow is okay but with a choppy breeze particularly in the morning with winds north to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning west to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening and seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.  Christopher Gibb fished Sunshine Reef with a couple of mates on Sunday using plastics and bait we got a feed of snapper, tusk fish and quality coral trout that went 70cm.  Trekka 2 skipper Mitch Bertacchini took a seven hour charter to North Reef on Monday morning. Conditions were fantastic with little to no wind and next to no current and the crew caught snapper, moses perch, venus tusk fish, Maori cod and gold spot cod." www.fishingnoosa.com.au/fishingoffshorenoosa.htm  There's been good catches of snapper on Sunshine and  North Reef as well as coral trout, Spanish mackerel, yellow tail kingfish and grass sweetlip and also a few cobia. Snapper and tusk fish from Caloundra 12 mile. Snapper and sweetlip from Currimundi. has had jew, good snapper and cobia showing up. Grass sweetlip, cobia, cod, quality snapper and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Snapper, cod, moses perch, spotty mackerel from Caloundra 12 mile. snapper and sweetlip from Currimundi. Big snapper, cod, grass sweetlip, cobia and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. There have been solid Red Emperor , snapper, amberjack, cod, mulloway, yellowfin tuna taken by the crews on a Rainbow Escape Charters North of Double Island Point and East of the Wide Bay Bar. The crew aboard Double Island Point Fishing Charters solid cobia, snapper, coral trout, yellow fin tuna, sweetlip ,pearl perch, tusk fish north of the Wide Bay Bar.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: There's been good catches of luderick and bream at the river mouth and lower river. Jew at night and flathead around Munna Pt and around the Islands. Trevally along the Tewantin Reach. Golden trevally in Woods Bays and the canals. Chopper tailor, jew at night and a few whiting in the lower river.

Maroochydore: Bream, flathead, dart and tailor from the river mouth. Jew, several good tailor in the Cod Hole. Jew at night from the Bli Bli stretch. Flathead, big whiting, golden trevally and good bream from Channel Island and in the south channel.

Mooloolaba: A few good tailor and golden trevally in the lower river. Quality bream around McKenzies Bridge, the rock walls and the Kawana Boat Ramp. Average size grass sweetlip and big bream off the rocks at Point Cartwright. Gar in the La Balsa sand basin. Sand crabs in Kawana Waters.

Caloundra: Big bream and grass sweetlip off Moffat Head. Bream and tailor from Shelly Beach. Luderick, bream, golden trevally and flathead off the boardwalk. Bream, flathead and whiting along Golden beach. Trevally, cod, tailor and bream in Pelican Waters Canal.

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The crews on Rainbow Escape Charters have been getting some huge Mulloway or Jew around Double Island Point

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