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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

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2018-09-11

Offshore

Today will have reasonable conditions with a window of opportunity in the afternoon with winds South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon and seas 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday.Tomorrow will have great conditions with winds east to northeasterly about 10 knots with seas below 1 metre. As conditions improve it will be good to try North Reef for pearl perch, moses perch, snapper, teraglin jewfish and mulloway. Snapper, long tail tuna, cobia, pearl perch, tusk fish from the Gneerings. Snapper, pearl perch, cobia, mulloway 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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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 south of the sunny coast.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2018-09-10

Offshore

Today its the New Moon so fish will be on the bite for the next few days. Today will have good conditions early in the day with choppy to rough conditions later with winds southwest to southeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day. Winds reaching up to 25 knots at times south of Mooloolaba in the evening with seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.Tomorrow conditions will be choppy early but be workable in the afternoon for most of the day with winds south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the day with seas 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon or evening. North Reef's had pearl perch, moses perch, snapper, teraglin jewfish and mulloway. Snapper, long tail tuna, cobia, pearl perch, tusk fish from the Gneerings. Snapper, pearl perch, cobia, mulloway 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 had plenty of fish on the bite.

Maroochydore: Try for tailor bream, golden 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: Trevally and bream around Minyama Island. 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. Whiting and flathead from Currimundi Creek. 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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Jack Peters 40cm tailor caught at Maroochy River mouth

Jack Peters had a good time chasing tailor 40 cm+ in the lower Maroochy River.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2018-09-08

Offshore

There should be some good fish feeding activity with the fish coming on the bite, as we head into Mondays New Moon Phase. Looking like a reasonable spring day today and weekend ahead with warm and mostly sunny weather with winds light to moderate! Today should be reasonable conditions early in the day with a fresh afternoon sea breeze with winds north to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots. Winds inshore 10 to 15 knots, tending north to northeasterly and reaching up to 20 knots at times in the afternoon with seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. Tomorrow conditions should be okay early particularly close inshore but choppy out wide with west to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting southeasterly during the day with seas 1 to 1.5 metres. Trekka 2 fished North Reef and caught pearl perch, moses perch, snapper, teraglin jewfish and mulloway. Snapper, long tail tuna, cobia, pearl perch, tusk fish from the Gneerings and Caloundra 12 mile. Snapper, pearl perch, cobia, mulloway 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. Snapper and Sweetlip around Brays Rock. The crews on Rainbow Escape Charters had some amazing catches this week taking several big knobby snapper, gold spot cod, several big and quality amberjack and some good red emperor Northeast of Double Island Point and out wide on there other local reefs.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Noosa River Fishing Safaris, reported Good flathead and bream around the river mouth and some nice diamond and golden trevally at the Woods Bays. Noosaville has plenty of whiting and flathead with the bream around the structures. Tewantin and Cooroibah had plenty of fish on the bite We caught flathead, bream, a few estuary cod and small mangrove jack. and a 67cm diamond trevally in Noosaville which was released it after a photo.

Maroochydore: Try for tailor bream and mulloway from the river mouth the odd golden trevally at the Cod Hole and grunter bream and in the middle teaches. Quality flathead around the Bli Bli area and in the mouth of Eudlo Creek. Mangrove jack and trevally in Petrie Creek. Quality whiting in the lower river.

Mooloolaba: Trevally and bream around Minyama Island. 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 and tailor off the rocks at Point Cartwright.

Caloundra: Whiting , bream and still a few tailor in the gutters along the beaches from the rocky headlandand tip of Bribie. Whiting and flathead from Currimundi Creek. Flathead and whiting along Golden Beach. 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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Geoff Gernfell and Aleisha60cndusky

Geoff Grenfell and his daughter Aleisha had a fantastic day fishing at Bli Bli where caught 8 fish released 6 keepers as they are going home to Victoria tomorrow.

Local Fishing Report: Friday 2018-09-07

Offshore

There should be some good fish feeding activity with the fish coming on the bite, as we head into Mondays New Moon Phase. Looking like a reasonable spring day today and weekend ahead with warm and mostly sunny weather with winds light to moderate! Today should be reasonable conditions early in the day with a fresh afternoon sea breeze with winds northeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon with seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. Tomorrow conditions may be workable early with a choppy northerly, with winds northerly 15 to 20 knots tending northwesterly during the evening and seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. Trekka 2 fished North Reef and caught pearl perch, moses perch, snapper, teraglin jewfish and mulloway. Snapper, long tail tuna, cobia, pearl perch, tusk fish from the Gneerings and Caloundra 12 mile. Snapper, pearl perch, cobia, mulloway 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. Snapper and Sweetlip around Brays Rock.  The crews on Rainbow Escape Charters had some amazing catches this week taking several big knobby snapper, gold spot cod, several big and quality amberjack and some good red emperor Northeast of Double Island Point and out wide on there other local reefs.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Noosa River Fishing Safaris, reported good flathead and bream around the river mouth and we saw some nice diamond and golden trevally at the Woods Bays. Noosaville has plenty of whiting and flathead with the bream hanging around the structure. Tewantin and Cooroibah had plenty of fish biting too. We caught flathead, bream, a few estuary cod and small mangrove jack. and a 67cm diamond trevally in Noosaville which was released it after a photo.

Maroochydore: Try for tailor bream and mulloway from the river mouth the odd golden trevally at the Cod Hole and in the middle teaches. Flathead in Eudlo Creek. Mangrove jack and trevally in Petrie Creek. Quality whiting in the lower river. Mud crabs in the middle and upper river.

Mooloolaba: Trevally and bream around Minyama Island. 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, grass sweetlip and tailor off the rocks at Point Cartwright.

Caloundra: Whiting , bream and still a few tailor in the gutters along the beaches from the rocky headlandand tip of Bribie. Whiting and flathead from Currimundi Creek. Flathead and whiting along Golden Beach. 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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67cmDiamond Trevally

Wayne Phillis and his grandson Ollie Gator Goldthorpe on a Noosa River Fishing Safaris, with their 67cm diamond trevally released it after this photo, in Noosaville. www.fishingnoosa.com.au/riverfishingsafaris.htm

Extended Fishing Report: Friday 2018-08-07

Offshore

There should be some good fish feeding activity with the fish coming on the bite, as we head into Mondays New Moon Phase. Looking like a reasonable spring day today and weekend ahead with warm and mostly sunny weather with winds light to moderate! Today there northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning northerly during the day so there will be a bit of northerly chop in the afternoon, with seas around 1 metre increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore south of Maroochydore during the evening. There have been a few good catches on North Reef of pearl perch, moses perch, pearl perch, mulloway and trag jew. Trekka 2 fished North Reef and caught pearl perch, moses perch, snapper, teraglin jewfish and mulloway. Snapper, long tail tuna, cobia, pearl perch, tusk fish from Caloundra 12 mile. Snapper, pearl perch, cobia, mulloway 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. Snapper and Sweetlip around Brays Rock. Double Island Point reefs producing good quality snapper, some nice red emperor, pearl perch, moses perch, tusk fish and a number of quality cobia. 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 some amazing catches this week taking several big knobby snapper, several big and quality amberjack and some good red emperor, out wide on local reefs. There also have been good catches of snapper, pearl perch, mulloway, moses perch and some quality gold spot cod, tusk fish, sweetlip, around the 15 and 22 nm East of Wide Bay Bar.

Out and around Hervey Bay: For the real keen fishers, there's been some quality snapper, pearlies and solid tusk fish off Breaksea Spit. There are still good snapper, sweetlip, blackall, school mackerel, cod and golden trevally on most of the inshore reefs. Good grassy sweetlip, blackall, coral trout, tuskfish, quality keeper snapper and cod have been taken off Roonies Point A few quality longtail tuna in Platypus bay. School mackerel and chopper tailor are feeding throughout the bay. Some stonker queenfish hroughout the straits and in the Burrum River at the moment. Bream, school mackerel and longtail tuna as well as a few good flathead and whiting off 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. Keep trying for whiting around Gatakers Bay and Toogoom.

Estuaries and Beaches

Fraser Island: Good dart in the low tide gutters and tailor right along the beach. September is a great month to target some of the better quality and bigger tailor and dart feeding around right along the beach and up towards Sandy Cape. 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 read for some action as September has R in it. As a generally old timers rule, Muddies feed in any month with R in it.

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: Boondooma Dam fished very well last weekend for heaos of quality bass 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 1Report. 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: A few tailor, bream and dart to be taken along Teewah Beach. Jai Aughton Sunday we went out in the upper estuary and all his fish were released where he caught 8 flathead up to 64cm, 3 cod and 2 GT's including a 63cm brute and then on Monday I managed another 63cm GT and a 59cm tarpon. Big golden trevally and flathead in Woods Bays. A few mangrove jack being caught in the upper reaches.There has been plenty of whiting in the lower river.

Maroochydore: Our Pommy mate, Robert Whiting flew back in town this week to target trevally, hair tail, tarpon, tailor and flathead in the Cod Hole for the next month. Try for tailor and mulloway from the river mouth.the odd golden trevally to 60cm in the middle river. Flathead in Eudlo Creek. Mangrove jack and trevally in Petrie Creek. Quality whiting in the lower river. Mud crabs in the middle and upper river.

Mooloolaba: Trevally and bream around Minyama Island. 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, grass sweetlip and tailor off the rocks at Point Cartwright.

Caloundra: Whiting and flathead from Currimundi Creek. Flathead and whiting along Golden Beach. Bream and the odd tailor from the rocky headland between Moffat and Shelly Beaches. Flathead from the skids. Worth trying the snaggy areas for mangrove jack throughout the Passage.

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Tate Keys 90cm queenfish Secret spot

Our mate, Tate Keys from Gympie caught and released this hard fighting 90 cm Queenfish in the Sandy Straits.

Ben Forgan Snapper

Ben Forgan with a nice Fathers Day snapper caught on soft out from Mooloolaba over the weekend.

Jasom Milne Spangled emperor

Jason Milne fishing on his Viking Kayak taking a quality spangled emperor just out from Mooloolaba.

Great day at Boondooma Dam today with Peter Sippel from Biggenden

Great day at Boondooma Dam today with Peter Sippel from Biggenden. I lost count of how many he caught and released. With Matthew Mott Sports Fishing

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2018-09-06

Offshore

Today should be reasonable conditions particularly later in the day with winds easterly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly below 10 knots in the late morning and afternoon.with seas 1 to 1.5 metres. Tomorrow there will be workable conditions with a bit of northerly chop with winds Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning northerly during the day and seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore south of Maroochydore during the evening. So be ready to go tomorrow as there have been catches on North Reef of pearl perch, moses perch, pearl perch, mulloway and trag jew. Trekka 2 fished North Reef and caught pearl perch, moses perch, snapper, teraglin jewfish and mulloway. Snapper, long tail tuna, cobia, pearl perch, tusk fish from the Gneerings and Caloundra 12 mile. Snapper, pearl perch, cobia, mulloway 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. Snapper and Sweetlip around Brays Rock. Double Island Point reefs producing good quality snapper, some nice red emperor, pearl perch, moses perch, tusk fish and a number of quality cobia.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: A few tailor, bream and dart to be taken along Teewah Beach. Jai Aughton on Sunday fished the upper estuary and all his fish were released, his score went, 8 flathead, biggest went 64cm, 3 cod and 2 GT's including a 63cm brute and then on Monday he managed another 63cm GT and a 59cm tarpon. Big golden trevally and flathead in Woods Bays. A few mangrove jack being caught in the upper reaches.There has been plenty of whiting in the lower river.

Maroochydore: Our Pommy mate, Robert Whiting flew back in town this week to target trevally, hair tail tailor and flathead in the Cod Hole for the next month. Try for tailor and mulloway from the river mouth.the odd golden trevally to 60cm in the middle river. Flathead in Eudlo Creek. Mangrove jack and trevally in Petrie Creek. Quality whiting in the lower river. Mud crabs in the middle and upper river.

Mooloolaba: Trevally and bream around Minyama Island. 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, grass sweetlip and tailor off the rocks at Point Cartwright.

Caloundra: Whiting and flathead from Currimundi Creek. Flathead and whiting along Golden Beach. Bream and the odd tailor from the rocky headland between Moffat and Shelly Beaches. Flathead from the skids. Worth trying the snaggy areas for mangrove jack throughout the Passage.

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Great day at Boondooma Dam today with Peter Sippel from Biggenden

Great day at Boondooma Dam with Peter Sippel where he he caught and released plenty of great bass. With Matthew Mott Sports Fishing

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2018-09-05

Offshore

Today, conditions will ease back a bit, but still be choppy, after yesterdays strong winds with winds, southeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning easterly during the day with seas 1 to 1.5 metres.Tomorrow will will have workable conditions with winds easterly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly during the afternoon and seas around 1 metre. So be ready to go tomorrow as there have been catches on North Reef of pearl perch, moses perch, pearl perch, mulloway and trag jew. Trekka 2 fished North Reef and caught pearl perch, moses perch, snapper, teraglin jewfish and mulloway. Snapper, long tail tuna, cobia, pearl perch, tusk fish from the Gneerings and Caloundra 12 mile. Snapper, pearl perch, cobia, mulloway 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. Snapper and Sweetlip around Brays Rock. Double Island Point reefs producing good quality snapper, some nice red emperor, pearl perch, moses perch, tusk fish and a number of quality cobia.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: A few tailor, bream and dart to be taken along Teewah Beach. Over the weekend the upper Noosa River produced nice GT, fllathead, cod, bream and this nice jack that measured in the low 40's."Big golden trevally and flathead in Woods Bays. There has been plenty of whiting in the lower river.

Maroochydore: Our Pommy mate, Robert Whiting flew back in town this week to target trevally, hair tail tailor and flathead in the Cod Hole for the next month. Try for tailor and mulloway from the river mouth.the odd golden trevally to 60cm in the middle river. Flathead in Eudlo Creek. Mangrove jack and trevally in Petrie Creek. Quality whiting in the lower river. Mud crabs in the middle and upper river.

Mooloolaba: Trevally and bream around Minyama Island. 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, grass sweetlip and tailor off the rocks at Point Cartwright.

Caloundra: Whiting and flathead from Currimundi Creek. Flathead and whiting along Golden Beach. Bream and the odd tailor from the rocky headland between Moffat and Shelly Beaches. Flathead from the skids. Worth trying the snaggy areas for mangrove jack throughout the Passage.

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Tate Keys 90cm queenfish Secret spot

Our mate, Tate Keys from Gympie caught and released this hard fighting 90 cm Queenfish in the Sandy Straits.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2018-09-04

Offshore

Today, it's probably best to stay in port with ordinary to rough conditions with winds, southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots at times offshore with seas 1 to 2 metres. Tomorrow will be still choppy with winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon. When you can get out again there have been catches on North Reef of pearl perch, moses perch, pearl perch, mulloway and trag jew. Trekka 2 fished North Reef on Saturday where we caught pearl perch, moses perch, snapper, teraglin jewfish and mulloway." www.fishingnoosa.com.au/fishingoffshorenoosa.htm . Snapper, long tail tuna, cobia, pearl perch, tusk fish from the Gneerings and Caloundra 12 mile. Snapper, pearl perch, cobia, mulloway 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. Snapper and Sweetlip around Brays Rock.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: A few tailor, bream and dart to be taken along Teewah Beach. Over the weekend the upper Noosa River produced nice GT, fllathead, cod, bream and this nice jack that measured in the low 40's."Big golden trevally and flathead in Woods Bays. There has been plenty of whiting in the lower river.

Maroochydore: Try for tailor and mulloway from the river mouth.the odd golden trevally to 60cm in the middle river. Flathead in Eudlo Creek. Mangrove jack and trevally in Petrie Creek. Quality whiting in the lower river. Mud crabs in the middle and upper river.

Mooloolaba: Trevally and bream around Minyama Island. 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, grass sweetlip and tailor off the rocks at Point Cartwright.

Caloundra: Whiting and flathead from Currimundi Creek. Flathead and whiting along Golden Beach. Bream and the odd tailor from the rocky headland between Moffat and Shelly Beaches. Flathead from the skids. Worth trying the snaggy areas for mangrove jack throughout the Passage.

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Jasom Milne Spangled emperor

Jason Milne fishing on his Viking Kayak taking a quality spangled emperor just out from Mooloolaba.

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