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Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2018-07-04

Offshore

Strong Wind Warning for today in Sunshine Coast Waters, best to stay in sheltered waters with winds southwest to southeasterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore during the early morning. Winds turning southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the late morning with seas .5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. Tomorrow will have better conditions with east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending east to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the day with seas 1 to 1.5 metres. Trekka 2 did a charter to North Reef recently where they caught moses perch, hussar, Maori cod, pearl perch grass sweetlip and cobia. There's been good catches of snapper including big knobbies to 7kg on Sunshine and  North Reef as well as coral trout, Spanish mackerel, yellow tail kingfish and grass sweetlip and also a few cobia. Snapper, pearl perch, nice tusk fish and cod from local reefs out from Mooloolaba and Caloundra. Jew and sweetlip from Currimundi. has had jew, good snapper and cobia showing up. Spanish mackerel, cod, grass sweetlip, big cobia and big tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Wild Thing 2 fished Double Island Point on Sunday landing a cobia before the first rod was baited then we also caught longtail tuna, moses perch, big tusk fish, grassie sweet lip, coral bream, amberjack and an awesome feed of big snapper.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Try for luderick at the river mouth and lower river. Jew at night and flathead around Munna Pt, Goat and Sheep Islands. Bream and golden trevally around the sand bags as well as golden trevally to 62cm in woods bays and the canals. Chopper tailor throughout the lower river and a few good whiting,as well as quality bream and trevally from the River mouth. Try for a few sand crabs in the lower river.

Maroochydore: A few tailor, dart and bream in the gutters between Mudjimba and Marcoola. A few good bream to 36cm feeding in the lower river. Several school jew and good keepers to 86cm in the Cod Hole, and reports of big jew at night off the sand bags at CottonTree, also worth a try in Maroochy Waters and the Bli Bli stretch. Flathead and big whiting from Goat Island. A few sand crabs in the lower river and in Eudlo Creek.

Mooloolaba: Dart in the gutter between Kawana and Wurtulla. Quality bream around McKenzies Bridge, the rock walls and boat moorings. Average size grass sweetlip and big bream off the rocks at Point Cartwright. Gar in the La Balsa sand basin. Trevally and tailor in the canals and around Minyama Island. Sand crabs in Kawana Waters.

Caloundra: Big bream and good jew off the rocks outcrops and headland between Dicky and Shelly Beaches. Bream and flathead off the boardwalk. Tailor and bream for the NE tip of Bribie. Whiting, bream and flathead along the golden beach stretch. Some good catches of sand crabs throughout the Pumicestone Passage.

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Mad Keen angler, Jarvis Henricks with one of the many fat bream that he has been catching in the Maroochy River.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2018-07-03

Offshore

Strong Wind Warning for today in Sunshine Coast Waters, best to stay in sheltered waters with winds southerly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore south of Maroochydore during the day with seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning. Tomorrow rough as well with winds southerly 20 to 25 knots turning southeasterly during the afternoon with seas 1.5 to 2 metres. Trekka 2 did a charter to North Reef where they caught moses perch, hussar, Maori cod, pearl perch grass sweetlip and cobia. There's been good catches of snapper including big knobbies to 7kg on Sunshine and  North Reef as well as coral trout, Spanish mackerel, yellow tail kingfish and grass sweetlip and also a few cobia. Snapper, pearl perch, nice tusk fish and cod from local reefs out from Mooloolaba and Caloundra. Jew and sweetlip from Currimundi. has had jew, good snapper and cobia showing up. Spanish mackerel, cod, grass sweetlip, big cobia and big tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Wild Thing 2 fished Double Island Point on Sunday landing a cobia before the first rod was baited then we also caught longtail tuna, moses perch, big tusk fish, grassie sweet lip, coral bream, amberjack and an awesome feed of big snapper.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Luderick at the river mouth and lower river. Jew at night and flathead around Munna Pt, Goat and Sheep Islands. Bream and golden trevally around the sand bags as well as golden trevally to 62cm in woods bays and the canals. Chopper tailor and a few good whiting,as well as quality bream and trevally from the River mouth. Try for a few sand crabs in the lower river.

Maroochydore: A few tailor, dart and bream in the gutters between Mudjimba and Marcoola. A few good bream to 36cm feeding in the lower river. Several school jew and good keepers to 86cm in the Cod Hole, and reports of big jew at night off the sand bags at CottonTree, also worth a try in Maroochy Waters and the Bli Bli stretch. Flathead and big whiting from Goat Island. A few sand crabs in the lower river and in Eudlo Creek.

Mooloolaba: Dart in the gutter between Kawana and Wurtulla. Quality bream around McKenzies Bridge, the rock walls and boat moorings. Average size grass sweetlip and big bream off the rocks at Point Cartwright. Gar in the La Balsa sand basin. Trevally and tailor in the canals and around Minyama Island. Sand crabs in Kawana Waters.

Caloundra: Big bream and good jew off the rocks outcrops and headland between Dicky and Shelly Beaches. Bream and flathead off the boardwalk. Tailor and bream for the NE tip of Bribie. Whiting, bream and flathead along the golden beach stretch. Some good catches of sand crabs throughout the Pumicestone Passage.

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Have a look at Shaun Doyle's catch of yellow tail king and snapper form just off Mooloolaba. over the weekend

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2018-06-30

Offshore

This weeks Full Moon Phase will have the fish on the bite for the weekend. Weather and conditions are looking good today except for a bit of northerly chop with winds north to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots before dawn with seas below 1 metre. Tomorrow looking good as well with winds Variable about 10 knots becoming southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon and seas below 1 metre. 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, pearl perch, nice tusk fish and cod from local reefs out from Mooloolaba and Caloundra. Jew and sweetlip from Currimundi. has had jew, good snapper and cobia showing up. Spanish mackerel, cod, grass sweetlip, big cobia and big tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Double Island Point theirs been solid tuna, tusk fish,Maori, big grassy sweetlip and spangled emperor. pearl perch, big snapper, gold band snapper, moses perch, nannygai and trevally. There have been good catches of big cobia, and tuna, jew, quality snapper, pearlies, sweetlip, nannygai, moses perch, Maori and big estuary rock cod and still a few mackerel around the reefs East of the Wide Bay Bar.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Luderick at the river mouth and lower river. Flathead around Munna Pt, Goat and Sheep Islands. Bream and golden trevally around the sand bags as well as golden trevally to 62cm in woods bays and the canals. Chopper tailor and a few good whiting,as well as quality bream and trevally from the River mouth. Try for a few sand crabs in the lower river.

Maroochydore: A few tailor, dart and bream in the gutters between Mudjimba and Marcoola. A few good bream to 36cm feeding in the lower river around the coffee rock. School jew in Maroochy Waters and the Bli Bli stretch. Flathead and big whiting from Goat Island. A few sand crabs in the lower river and in Eudlo Creek.

Mooloolaba: Dart in the gutter between Kawana and Wurtulla. Quality bream around McKenzies Bridge, the rock walls and boat moorings. Average size grass sweetlip and big bream off the rocks at Point Cartwright. Gar in the La Balsa sand basin. Trevally and tailor in the canals and around Minyama Island. Sand crabs in Kawana Waters.

Caloundra: Big bream and the odd jew off the rocks outcrops and headland between Dicky and Shelly Beaches. Bream and flathead off the boardwalk. Tailor and bream for the NE tip of Bribie. Whiting, bream and flathead along the golden beach stretch. Some good catches of sand crabs throughout the Pumicestone Passage.

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Poppy Wright fishing with Finn

Keen young angler Poppy Wright fishing close inshore out from Noosa for a nice tusk fish.

Local Fishing Report: Friday 2018-06-29

Offshore

Weather and conditions are looking pretty good today particularly in the morning today with winds variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day with seas below 1 metre. Tomorrow and Sunday looking good as well with conditions tomorrow North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the morning and seas below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre offshore.Before the rough windy conditions there were good catches of big 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, pearl perch, nice tusk fish and cod from local reefs out from Mooloolaba and Caloundra . Jew and sweetlip from Currimundi. has had jew, good snapper and cobia showing up. Spanish mackerel, cod, grass sweetlip, cobia and big tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Double Island Point theirs been solid tuna, tusk fish,Maori, big grassy sweetlip and spangled emperor. pearl perch, big snapper, gold band snapper, moses perch, nannygai and trevally. There have been good catches of big cobia, and tuna, jew, quality snapper, pearlies, sweetlip, nannygai, moses perch, Maori and big estuary rock cod and still a few mackerel around the reefs East of the Wide Bay Bar.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Luderick from Sandy Cove and at the car park rocks at the river mouth and lower river. Flathead around Munna Pt, Goat and Sheep Islands. Bream and golden trevally around the sand bags. Big golden in woods bays and the canals. Chopper tailor and a few good whiting caught over the weekend as well as quality bream and trevally from the River mouth. Jew, threadfin salmon and still good mud crabs in between the lakes with a few sand crabs in the lower river.

Maroochydore: Tailor and bream in the gutters between Mudjimba and Marcoola. A few good bream to 36cm feeding in the lower river around the coffee rock. School jew in Maroochy Waters and the Bli Bli stretch. Tailor and golden trevally in the Cod Hole. Flathead and big whiting from Goat Island. A few sand crabs in the lower river and in Eudlo Creek.

Mooloolaba: Dart in the gutter between Kawana and Wurtulla. Quality bream around McKenzies Bridge, the rock walls and boat moorings. Average size grass sweetlip and big bream off the rocks at Point Cartwright. Gar in the La Balsa sand basin. Trevally and tailor in the canals and around Minyama Island. Sand crabs in Kawana Waters.

Caloundra: Big bream and the odd jew off the rocks outcrops and headland between Dicky and Shelly Beaches. Bream and flathead off the boardwalk. Tailor and bream for the NE tip of Bribie. Whiting, bream and flathead along the golden beach stretch. Some good catches of sand crabs throughout the Pumicestone Passage.

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David Schouwenburg 60cm Flathead

David Schouwenburg caught and released a 60cm flathead on a hard bodies lure in the middle Maroochy River.

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2018-06-28

Offshore

Winds will be East to southeasterly at about 10 knots tending east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots in the early afternoon, with seas below the 1m mark and 1 - 1.5m of swell. Spanish mackerel trolled up, snapper and trout on the bottom at Sunshine Reef.  School and spanish mackerel from Caloundra 12 mile. Snapper, trout, sweetlip and cobia on North Reef.  Snapper and grass sweetlip form Bray's Rock. Jew and sweetlip from Currimundi. Spanish mackerel, cod, grass sweetlip, cobia and big tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Double Island Point Fishing Charters caught big cobia, spanish mackerel, coral trout, pearl perch and quality snapper wide of DI over the weekend.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Luderick from Sandy Cove and at the car park rocks at the river mouth and lower river. Flathead around Munna Pt, Goat and Sheep Islands. Bream and golden trevally around the sand bags. Big golden in woods bays and the canals. Chopper tailor and a few good whiting caught over the weekend as well as quality bream and trevally from the River mouth. Jew, threadfin salmon and still good mud crabs in between the lakes with a few sand crabs in the lower river.

Maroochydore: Tailor and bream in the gutters between Mudjimba and Marcoola. A few good bream to 36cm feeding in the lower river around the coffee rock. School jew in Maroochy Waters and the Bli Bli stretch. Tailor and golden trevally in the Cod Hole. Flathead and big whiting from Goat Island. A few sand crabs in the lower river and in Eudlo Creek.

Mooloolaba: Dart in the gutter between Kawana and Wurtulla. Quality bream around McKenzies Bridge, the rock walls and boat moorings. Average size grass sweetlip and big bream off the rocks at Point Cartwright. Gar in the La Balsa sand basin. Trevally and tailor in the canals and around Minyama Island. Sand crabs in Kawana Waters.

Caloundra: Big bream and the odd jew off the rocks outcrops and headland between Dicky and Shelly Beaches. Bream and flathead off the boardwalk. Tailor and bream for the NE tip of Bribie. Whiting, bream and flathead along the golden beach stretch. Some good catches of sand crabs throughout the Pumicestone Passage.

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Sam Jet Ski

Sam from Maroochy River Jet Ski hire caught this nice 50cm flathead off the back of the pontoon opposite Chambers Island.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2018-06-27

Offshore

Winds will be easterly at 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore north of Maroochydore early in the morning. Winds turning southeasterly in the evening, with seas decreasing to the 1m mark during the morning and 1m of swell. Still a few quality spanish mackerel trolled up, snapper and trout on the bottom at Sunshine Reef.  School and spanish mackerel from Caloundra 12 mile. Snapper, trout, sweetlip and cobia on North Reef.  Snapper and grass sweetlip form Bray's Rock. Jew and sweetlip from Currimundi. Spanish mackerel, cod, grass sweetlip, cobia and big tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Double Island Point Fishing Charters caught big cobia, spanish mackerel, coral trout, pearl perch and snapper wide of DI over the weekend.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Luderick from Sandy Cove and at the car park rocks at the river mouth and lower river. Flathead around Munna Pt, Goat and Sheep Islands. Bream and golden trevally around the sand bags. Big golden in woods bays and the canals. Chopper tailor and a few good whiting caught over the weekend as well as quality bream and trevally from the River mouth. Jew, threadfin salmon and still good mud crabs in between the lakes with a few sand crabs in the lower river.

Maroochydore: Small jew and a few bream from Mudjimba. Jew and painted morwong from Yaroomba. A few good bream to 36cm feeding in the lower river around the coffee rock. School jew in Maroochy Waters and the Bli Bli stretch. Tailor and golden trevally in the Cod Hole. Flathead and big whiting from Goat Island. A few sand crabs in the lower river and in Eudlo Creek.

Mooloolaba: Dart in the gutter between Kawana and Wurtulla. Quality bream around McKenzies Bridge, the rock walls and boat moorings. Average size grass sweetlip and big bream off the rocks at Point Cartwright. Gar in the La Balsa sand basin. Trevally and tailor in the canals and around Minyama Island. Sand crabs in Kawana Waters.

Caloundra: Big bream and the odd jew off the rocks outcrops and headland between Dicky and Shelly Beaches. Bream and flathead off the boardwalk. Tailor and bream for the NE tip of Bribie. Whiting, bream and flathead along the golden beach stretch. Some good catches of sand crabs throughout the Pumicestone Passage.

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Spanish Mackerel Double Island Point Charters

Check out these solid spanish mackerel caught by the crew aboard Double Island Point Fishing Charters on a the weekends Charter.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2018-06-26

Offshore

Winds will be  east to southeasterly at 15 to 20 knots, with 1.5m seas and 1-2m of swell. Still a few quality spanish mackerel trolled up, snapper and trout on the bottom at Sunshine Reef.  School and spanish mackerel from Caloundra 12 mile. Snapper, trout, sweetlip and cobia on North Reef.  Snapper and grass sweetlip form Bray's Rock. Jew and sweetlip from Currimundi. Spanish mackerel, cod, grass sweetlip, cobia and big tusk fish from the Barwon Banks.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Luderick from Sandy Cove and at the car park rocks at the river mouth and lower river. Flathead around Munna Pt and quality golden trevally around the sand bags. Big golden in woods bays and the canals. Chopper tailor and a few good whiting caught over the weekend as well as quality bream and trevally from the River mouth. Jew, threadfin salmon and still good mud crabs in between the lakes with a few sand crabs in the lower river.

Maroochydore: Small jew and a few bream from Mudjimba. Jew and painted morwong from Yaroomba. A few good bream to 36cm feeding in the lower river around the coffee rock. School jew in Maroochy Waters and the Bli Bli stretch. Tailor and golden trevally in the Cod Hole. Flathead and big whiting from Goat Island. A few sand crabs in the lower river and in Eudlo Creek.

Mooloolaba: Dart in the gutter between Kawana and Wurtulla. Quality bream around McKenzies Bridge, the rock walls and boat moorings. Average size grass sweetlip and big bream off the rocks at Point Cartwright. Gar in the La Balsa sand basin. Trevally and tailor in the canals and around Minyama Island. Sand crabs in Kawana Waters.

Caloundra: Big bream and the odd jew off the rocks outcrops and headland between Dicky and Shelly Beaches. Bream and flathead off the boardwalk. Tailor and bream for the NE tip of Bribie. Whiting, bream and flathead along the golden beach stretch. Some good catches of sand crabs throughout the Pumicestone Passage.

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Young Cash with a solid School mackerel caught on a recent trip aboard Deep End Fishing Charters off Mooloolaba.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2018-06-25

Offshore

Winds will be southerly at 10 to 15 knots inshore , tending southeasterly in the afternoon. Winds reaching up to 20 knots at times. In offshore waters winds will be southeasterly at 10 to 15 knots, increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the morning. Seas and swell will be 1 - 1.5m. Still a few quality spanish mackerel trolled up, snapper and trout on the bottom at Sunshine Reef.  Snapper, trout, sweetlip and cobia on North Reef.  Snapper and grass sweetlip form Bray's Rock. Jew and sweetlip from Currimundi. Spanish mackerel, cod, grass sweetlip, cobia and big tusk fish from the Barwon Banks.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Luderick or blackfish taken in Sandy Cove and at the car park rocks at the river mouth and lower river. Flathead around Munna Pt and quality golden trevally around the sand bags. Big golden in woods bays and the canals. Chopper tailor and a few good whiting caught over the weekend as well as quality bream and trevally from the River mouth. School jew and a jew went 91cm, threadfin salmon and still good mud crabs in between the lakes with a few sand crabs in the lower river.

Maroochydore: Remember, 'The Cod Hole Fishing Comp Winter Classic' is on from the 5 - 8th July. A few good bream to 36cm feeding in the lower river around the coffee rock. Small jew and a few painted morwong from Mudjimba. School jew in Maroochy Waters and the Bli Bli stretch. Tailor and golden trevally in the Cod Hole. Flathead and big whiting from Goat Island. A few sand crabs in the lower river and in Eudlo Creek.

Mooloolaba: Dart in the gutter between Kawana and Wurtulla. Big jack and quality bream around McKenzies Bridge area this week. Average size grass sweetlip and big bream off the rocks at Point Cartwright. Gar in the lower river. Quality bream feeding around the rocks walls and Jetties in the lower river. Golden and giant trevally in the middle river and canals. Its worth trying for some sand crabs around the high tide.

Caloundra: Big bream off the rocks outcrops and headland between Dicky and Shelly Beaches. Bream and flathead off the boardwalk. Tailor and bream for the NE tip of Bribie. Whiting, bream and flathead along the golden beach stretch. A few nice jew in the deeper holes throughout the passage. Some good catches of sand crabs throughout the Pumicestone Passage.

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Bruce and his son Jarvis had a cold start to the day with bream and grunter caught and released on soft plastics in the Maroochy River.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2018-06-23

Offshore

Reasonably workable conditions today with winds south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening. Winds tending south to southwesterly inshore during the morning. and seas around 1 metre.  Great conditions tomorrow with winds south to southeasterly about 10 knots and seas below 1 metre. Local kayak angler Warren Norup, has fished Sunshine Reef again this week separate occasions for three quality Spanish mackerel, to 132cm /14.2kg on a trolled bonito. Big snapper on Sunshine and  North Reef on pilly floaters down the burley trail the biggest one went 82cm as well as coral trout, Spanish mackerel, yellow tail kingfish and grass sweetlip and also a few cobia. Snapper, pearl perch, nice tusk fish and cod from local reefs out from Mooloolaba and Caloundra . Jew and sweetlip from Currimundi. has had jew, good snapper and cobia showing up. Spanish mackerel, cod, grass sweetlip, cobia and big tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Double Island Point theirs tusk fish,Maori cod, a rare Blue Maori Cod, big grassy sweetlip and spangled emperor. pearl perch, big snapper, gold band snapper, moses perch, nannygai and trevally. There have been good catches of jew, quality snapper, pearlies, sweetlip, nannygai, moses perch, Maori and big estuary rock cod and still a few mackerel around the 22nm reefs East of the Wide Bay Bar.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Luderick or blackfish taken in Sandy Cove and at the car park rocks at the river mouth and lower river. Flathead around Munna Pt and quality golden trevally around the sand bags. Some and big flathead to 76cm been released in the lower estuary. Chopper tailor and a few good whiting caught over the weekend as well as quality bream and trevally from the River mouth. School jew and a jew went 91cm, threadfin salmon and still good mud crabs in between the lakes with a few sand crabs in the lower river.

Maroochydore: Remember, 'The Cod Hole Fishing Comp Winter Classic' is on from the 5 - 8th July. A few good bream to 36cm feeding in the lower river. Some really nice gutters along Mudjimba and Marcoola Beach's to try for a few dart, bream and jew at night. A good keeper jew taken yesterday in the Canals as well as tailor big golden trevally, taken in the Cod Hole. Several quality flathead and big whiting to 40cm caught in the lower reaches over the weekend. A few sand crabs in the lower river and in Eudlo Creek.

Mooloolaba: Dart in the gutter between Kawana and Wurtulla. Big jack and quality bream around McKenzies Bridge area this week. Average size grass sweetlip and big bream off the rocks at Point Cartwright. Gar in the lower river. Quality bream feeding around the rocks walls and Jetties in the lower river. Golden and giant trevally in the middle river and canals. Its worth trying for some sand crabs around the high tide.

Caloundra: Bream off the rocks outcrops and headland between Dicky and Shelly Beaches. Tailor and bream for the NE tip of Bribie. Whiting, bream and flathead along the golden beach stretch. A few nice jew in the deeper holes throughout the passage. Some good catches of sand crabs throughout the Pumicestone Passage

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Jacob Alissa Pilling 34cm whiting 46cmDusky

Young Jacob and Alissa Pilling with a nice 34cm whiting and a 46cm dusky flathead taken in the lower maroochy River

Extended Fishing Report: Friday 2018-06-22

Offshore

Conditions will be a bit choppy still today with winds south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1 to 1.5 metres. The weekend will be great weather but is looking okay but with choppy southerly to south easterly conditions in the 10 to 20 knot range. Local kayak angler Warren Norup, has fished Sunshine Reef again this week separate occasions for three quality Spanish mackerel, in the 11kg to 132cm /14.2kg size range on a trolled bonito. Big snapper on Sunshine and North Reef on pilly floaters down the burley trail the biggest one went 82cm as well as coral trout, Spanish mackerel, yellow tail kingfish and grass sweetlip and also a few cobia. Snapper, pearl perch, nice tusk fish and cod from local reefs out from Mooloolaba and Caloundra . Jew and sweetlip from Currimundi. has had jew, good snapper and cobia showing up. Spanish mackerel, cod, grass sweetlip, cobia and big tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Double Island Point theirs tusk fish,Maori cod, a rare Blue Maori Cod, big grassy sweetlip and spangled emperor. pearl perch, big snapper, gold band snapper, moses perch, nannygai and trevally. There have been good catches of jew, quality snapper, pearlies, sweetlip, nannygai, moses perch, Maori and big estuary rock cod and still a few mackerel around the 22nm reefs East of the Wide Bay Bar.

Out and around Hervey Bay: Tailor and great fun on goldenstrevally this week on the the flats and in the deeper water and school mackerel in some of the deeper channels off River Heads and in the Straits. The cold snap has a few good keeper snapper feeding, as well as cobia, mackerel, the odd coral trout and a few and squid being taken on the inshore reefs.Bream and chopper tailor in the lower reaches of the Burrum River and a few sand crabs to be taken around Burrum Heads and Woodgate areas. Great Sandy Strait, is producing good catches of whiting, flathead and plenty of quality bream showing up throughout. The winter whiting numbers are increasing and they are starting to congregate in schools so try around Gatakers Bay, towards Toogoom and around the Woody islands. There’s good bream at night, trevally and squid off Urangan Jetty.  For more information on fishing the Bay do yourself a favour and check out the Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing facebook page.

Estuaries and Beaches

Fraser Island: As the seas have settled down there are some great gutters and deeper holes forming along the beach. Target dart, whiting, bream, chopper tailor and quality jew moving through the gutters at night along the eastern beach. 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 grunter bream, flathead still a few mud crab and the promise of a few sand crabs on offer.

Rainbow Beach: Remember, the 2018, Rainbow Beach Family Fishing Classic and Expo is on from the 20th 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: Borumba Dam has been host to quality Bass and a few good Yellowbelly, particullarly in the past couple of weeks. Generally there are quality bass, saratoga and yellowbelly feeding in the Dams at present. Borumba Dam has bass and saratoga still hitting lures and fly particully on Jackall tn60 lures. Plenty of quality bass and golden perch on trolled lures from the junctions 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: Try for luderick or blackfish at the car park rocks at the river mouth and lower river. Flathead around Munna Pt and good golden trevally around the sand bags. Some big flathead to 76cm been released in the lower estuary. Chopper tailor and a few good whiting caught over the weekend as well as bream and trevally from the River mouth. School jew and a jew went 91cm, threadfin salmon and still good mud crabs in between the lakes.

Maroochydore: Remember, 'The Cod Hole Fishing Comp Winter Classic' is on from the 5 - 8th July. Registrations now open via phone (07)5443-3033 or online at www.codholefishingcomp.com.au A few good bream to 36cm feeding in the lower river. Some really nice gutters along Mudjimba and Marcoola Beach's to try for a few dart, bream and jew at night. School jew in the middle river with a few big fish taken in the Cod Hole. Several quality flathead and big whiting to 40cm caught in the lower reaches over the weekend. A few sand crabs in the lower river.

Mooloolaba: Dart in the gutter between Kawana and Wurtulla. Average size grass sweetlip and big bream off the rocks at Point Cartwright. Gar in the lower river. Quality bream feeding around the rocks walls and Jetties in the lower river. Golden and giant trevally in the middle river and canals. Its worth trying for some sand crabs around the high tide.

Caloundra: Bream off the rocks outcrops and headland between Dicky and Shelly Beaches. Tailor and bream for the NE tip of Bribie. Whiting, bream and flathead along the golden beach stretch. A few nice jew in the deeper holes throughout the passage. Some good catches of sand crabs throughout the Pumicestone Passage

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Harry Gemmill 40cm whiting Chambers Island

Just have a look at Harry Gemmill's elbow slapper whiting to 40cm taken off Chambers Island!

Dallas Brenneke Tean Borumba

Dallas Brenneke team, and son Michael getting in some toga action at the Borumba Dam Southern Queensland Fishing social weekend.

Hayden Neal with peter Batey

Hayden Neal and Peter Batey with quality bass, last weekend at the Borumba Dam Southern Queensland Fishing social weekend.

Ethan Peace 73cm Saratoga Borumba

Well done Ethan Peace, with a 73cm fighiting saratoga from last weekend at the Borumba Dam Southern Queensland Fishing social weekend.

Big Red Nambour Show Rainbow Escape

Big Red caught on Sunshine Coast Show weekend by the team on Rainbow Escape Charters off Double Island Point.

Yellow Fin Rainbow Escape charters team Nambour Show day

Magnificent yellow fin tuna taken on Sunshine Coast Show weekend by the team on Rainbow Escape Charters off Double Island Point.

Warren Norup Spanish Mackerel Sunshine Reef

Local kayak angler Warren Norup, has fished Sunshine Reef again this week separate occasions for three quality Spanish mackerel, in the 11kg to 132cm/14.2kg size range on a trolled bonito.

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2018-06-21

Offshore

Conditions will be a bit choppy still today with winds southeasterly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1 to 1.5 metres. Similar conditions tomorrow with winds south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knot and seas 1 to 1.5 metres. The weekend will be great weather but is looking okay but with choppy southerly to south easterly conditions in the 10 to 20 knot range. Local kayak angler Warren Norup, has fished Sunshine Reef again this week separate occasions for three quality Spanish mackerel, in the 11kg to 132cm /14.2kg size range on a trolled bonito. Big snapper on Sunshine and  North Reef on pilly floaters down the burley trail the biggest one went 82cm as well as coral trout, Spanish mackerel, yellow tail kingfish and grass sweetlip and also a few cobia. Snapper, pearl perch, nice tusk fish and cod from local reefs out from Mooloolaba and Caloundra . Jew and sweetlip from Currimundi. has had jew, good snapper and cobia showing up. Spanish mackerel, cod, grass sweetlip, cobia and big tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Double Island Point theirs tusk fish,Maori cod, a rare Blue Maori Cod, big grassy sweetlip and spangled emperor. pearl perch, big snapper, gold band snapper, moses perch, nannygai and trevally. There have been good catches of jew, quality snapper, pearlies, sweetlip, nannygai, moses perch, Maori and big estuary rock cod and still a few mackerel around the 22nm reefs East of the Wide Bay Bar.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Try for luderick or blackfish at the car park rocks at the river mouth and lower river. Flathead around Munna Pt and good golden trevally around the sand bags. Some big flathead to 76cm been released in the lower estuary. Chopper tailor and a few good whiting caught over the weekend as well as bream and trevally from the River mouth. School jew and a jew went 91cm, threadfin salmon and still good mud crabs in between the lakes.

Maroochydore: Remember, 'The Cod Hole Fishing Comp Winter Classic' is on from the 5 - 8th July. A few good bream to 36cm feeding in the lower river. Some really nice gutters along Mudjimba and Marcoola Beach's to try for a few dart, bream and jew at night. School jew in the middle river with a few big fish taken in the Cod Hole. Several quality flathead and big whiting to 40cm caught in the lower reaches over the weekend. A few sand crabs in the lower river.

Mooloolaba: Dart in the gutter between Kawana and Wurtulla. Average size grass sweetlip and big bream off the rocks at Point Cartwright. Gar in the lower river. Quality bream feeding around the rocks walls and Jetties in the lower river. Golden and giant trevally in the middle river and canals. Its worth trying for some sand crabs around the high tide.

Caloundra: Bream off the rocks outcrops and headland between Dicky and Shelly Beaches. Tailor and bream for the NE tip of Bribie. Whiting, bream and flathead along the golden beach stretch. A few nice jew in the deeper holes throughout the passage. Some good catches of sand crabs throughout the Pumicestone Passage

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Warren Norup Spanish Mackerel Sunshine Reef

Local kayak angler Warren Norup, has fished Sunshine Reef again this week on separate occasions for three quality Spanish mackerel, in the 11kg to 132cm /14.2kg size range on a trolled bonito.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2018-06-20

Offshore

Today there will be choppy to rough conditions so best to stay close inshore or in sheltered waters as winds will be South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching 20 to 25 knots offshore. Winds turning southerly 15 to 20 knots in the evening with seas 1.5 to 2 metres .Tomorrow conditions will improve by the afternoon with winds southerly 15 to 20 knots turning southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon with seas 1 to 1.5 metres. Before the rough conditions Double Island Point has had catches of pearl perch, moses perch, grass emperor, cobia, northern bluefin tuna, gold spot cod, trout cod, Maori cod and painted sweetlip. Big snapper on Sunshine Reef on pilly floaters down the burley trail the biggest one went 82cm. Sunshine Reef has had a few a nice Spanish mackerel."  Sunshine and North Reef has had coral trout, Spanish mackerel, yellow tail kingfish, snapper and grass sweetlip and also a few cobia. Snapper, pearl perch, nice tusk fish and cod from local reefs out from Mooloolaba and Caloundra . Jew and sweetlip from Currimundi. has had good snapper and cobia showing up. Spanish mackerel, cod, grass sweetlip, cobia and big tusk fish from the Barwon Banks.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Try for luderick or blackfish at the car park rocks at the river mouth and lower river. Flathead around Munna Pt and good golden trevally around the sand bags. Some big flathead to 76cm been released in the lower estuary. Chopper tailor and a few good whiting caught over the weekend as well as bream and trevally from the River mouth. School jew and a jew went 91cm, threadfin salmon and still good mud crabs in between the lakes.
Maroochydore: Remember, 'The Cod Hole Fishing Comp Winter Classic' is on from the 5 - 8th July. A few good bream to 36cm feeding in the lower river. Some really nice gutters along Mudjimba and Marcoola Beach's to try for a few dart, bream and jew at night. School jew in the middle river with a few big fish taken in the Cod Hole. Several quality flathead and big whiting to 40cm caught in the lower reaches over the weekend. A few sand crabs in the lower river.

Mooloolaba: Dart in the gutter between Kawana and Wurtulla. Average size grass sweetlip and big bream off the rocks at Point Cartwright. Gar in the lower river. Quality bream feeding around the rocks walls and Jetties in the lower river. Golden and giant trevally in the middle river and canals. Its worth trying for some sand crabs around the high tide.

Caloundra: Bream off the rocks outcrops and headland between Dicky and Shelly Beaches. Tailor and bream for the NE tip of Bribie. Whiting, bream and flathead along the golden beach stretch. A few nice jew in the deeper holes throughout the passage. Some good catches of sand crabs throughout the Pumicestone Passage

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Riley Beck released

Keen young angler, Riley Buck caught and released this dusky flathead on a soft plastic grub.

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