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Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2019-10-19

Offshore: Great conditions for most of the day with a bit of chop in the evening, with winds variable about 10 knots becoming northerly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon then tending north to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the evening with seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres later in the evening. Tomorrow will be choppy conditions still with winds picking up from a northwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting southeasterly 20 to 25 knots during the morning and seas also rising to 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon. So be ready to go as the fish have been on local reefs recently! A monster 25kg cobia was caught at North Reef. Also at North Reef there's been jew along with quality snapper, grass sweetlip, Maori cod and some big pearl perch. Double Island Point there's been good snapper plus amberjack, plenty of tuskies and some gold spot wrasse. Sunshine Reef big tusk fish, grass sweetlip and cobia. Spangled emperor, snapper, amberjack and yellowtail kingfish from the Barwon Banks. Snapper, tusk fish and tuna from Mooloolaba 8 and 12 mile reefs.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: There have been plenty of quality dusky flathead taken throughout the river over the past week, many of them released in the 65cm to 86cm range. Trevally and queenfish in Woods Bay. Whiting from dog beach, river mouth and the frying pan. Flathead, queenfish and bream between the lakes and along Tewantin stretch.

Maroochydore: Schools of herring bait fish now moving into the lower river system with chopper tailor and trevally feeding on them, particularly around Chambers Island on high tide. Quality flathead in Eudlo Creek and in the Northern Channel and whiting from Cotton Tree. Jew around the Cod Hole most released as under size, off the beaches and at Yaroomba. Big flathead in the middle river. Golden, giant trevally and Queenfish around the motorway bridge. Mangrove jack in the creeks. Mud crabs potted up the creeks and canals.

Mooloolaba: Schools of herring bait fish now moving into the lower river systems. Whiting from Mountain Creek and the La Balsa sand basin. Bream and trevally from the boat moorings. Flathead and trevally in Mooloolaba Canals. Cod and trevally from Kawana Waters. Bream and jack from the Parrearra Weir.

Caloundra: Whiting, flathead and bream from golden beach. Flathead in the deeper channels of the northern passage and in the mouth of Coochin Creek. Trevally, cod and mangrove jack in the bcreeks and Pelican Waters. Few mud crabs in the creeks.

Alex Knight flathead 55cm 

Alex Knight has been having some fun catching flathead to 55cm, trolling a Trollcraft red head silver body lure (In store @Swan Boat Hire) in the Maroochy River.

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2019-10-17

Offshore: Strong Wind Warning for Today in Sunshine Coast Waters. So best to stay in Port today and fish the river systems, with rough conditions with winds northerly 20 to 25 knots, increasing to 25 to 30 knots during the late morning and afternoon. Winds turning northwesterly 20 to 25 knots in the late evening with seas 2 to 3 metres. Tomorrow will be choppy conditions still with winds winds northwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting southeasterly during the morning as a trough moves northwards. Winds tending easterly during the afternoon with seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore. When conditions improve be ready to go as the fish have been on local reefs recently! A monster 25kg cobia was caught at North Reef on Sunday. Also at North Reef there's been jew along with quality snapper, grass sweetlip, Maori cod and some big pearl perch. Double Island Point there's been good snapper plus amberjack, plenty of tuskies and some gold spot wrasse. Sunshine Reef big tusk fish, grass sweetlip and cobia. Spangled emperor, snapper, amberjack and yellowtail kingfish from the Barwon Banks. Snapper, tusk fish and tuna from Mooloolaba 8 mile reef.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: There have been plenty of quality dusky flathead taken throughout the river over the past week, many of them released in the 65cm to 86cm range. Trevally and queenfish in Woods Bay. Whiting from dog beach, river mouth and the frying pan. Flathead, queenfish and bream between the lakes and along Tewantin stretch.

Maroochydore: Quality flathead in Eudlo Creek and in the Northern Channel and whiting from Cotton Tree. Jew around the Cod Hole, off the beaches and at Yaroomba. Big flathead in the middle river. Golden, giant trevally and Queenfish yesterday morning around the motorway bridge. Mangrove jack in the creeks. Mud crabs potted up the creeks and canals.

Mooloolaba: Schools of herring bait fish now moving into the lower river systems. Whiting from Mountain Creek and the La Balsa sand basin. Bream and trevally from the boat moorings. Flathead and trevally in Mooloolaba Canals. Cod and trevally from Kawana Waters. Bream and jack from the Parrearra Weir.

Caloundra: Whiting, flathead and bream from golden beach. Flathead in the deeper channels of the northern passage and in the mouth of Coochin Creek. Trevally, cod and mangrove jack in Pelican Waters. Few mud crabs in the creeks.

Allan Buxton Released 

Local angler Allan Buxton, released this fish Tuesday night and has been catching and releasing several under size jew on dusk at Yinni Street over the past week.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2019-10-16

Offshore: Choppy to rough conditions particularly later in the afternoon and evening as, winds today will be ortherly 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon and reaching up to 25 knots in the evening with seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon. Tomorrow will be pretty ordinary conditions as well with choppy to rough conditions from the northerlies as winds will be northerly 15 to 25 knots turning northwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the evening with seas well up there at 1.5 to 2.5 metres. When conditions improve be ready to go as the fish have been on local reefs recently! Joel Hautala caught a monster 25kg cobia at North Reef on Sunday. Also at North Reef there's been jew along with quality snapper, grass sweetlip, Maori cod and some big pearl perch. Double Island Point there's been good snapper to about 4kg, plus amberjack, plenty of tuskies and some gold spot wrasse. Sunshine Reef big tusk fish, grass sweetlip and cobia. Spangled emperor, snapper, amberjack and yellowtail kingfish from the Barwon Banks. Snapper, tusk fish and tuna from Mooloolaba 8 mile reef.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: There have been plenty of quality dusky flathead taken throughout the river over the past week, many of them released in the 65cm to 86cm range. Trevally and queenfish in Woods Bay. Whiting from dog beach, river mouth and the frying pan. Flathead, queenfish and bream between the lakes and along Tewantin stretch.

Maroochydore: Quality flathead ain Eudlo Creek and in the Northern Channel and whiting from Cotton Tree. Quality jew off the beaches and at Yaroomba. Big flathead in the middle river. Golden and giant trevally under the motorway bridge. Mangrove jack in the creeks. Mud crabs potted up the creeks and canals.

Mooloolaba: Whiting from Mountain Creek and the La Balsa sand basin. Bream and trevally from the boat moorings. Flathead and trevally in Mooloolaba Canals. Cod and trevally from Kawana Waters. Bream and jack from the Parrearra Weir.

Caloundra: Whiting, flathead and bream from golden beach. Flathead in the deeper channels of the northern passage and in the mouth of Coochin Creek. Trevally, cod and mangrove jack in Pelican Waters. Few mud crabs in the creeks.

Finn Horton Stephens 

Keen Local angler Finn Horton-Stephens with one of the quality dusky flathead he caught and released in the Maroochy River last weekend.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2019-10-15

Offshore: Choppy to rough conditions particularly later in the afternoon and evening, as, winds today will be Northerly 15 to 20 knots easing to 10 to 15 knots for a period from early to late morning. Winds reaching up to 25 knots in the late afternoon and early evening with seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon. Tomorrow will be choppy conditions from the northerlies as winds will be northerly 15 to 20 knots and seas to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon or evening. Joel Hautala caught a monster 25kg cobia at North Reef on Sunday. Also at North Reef there's been jew along with quality snapper, grass sweetlip, Maori cod and some big pearl perch. Double Island Point there's been good snapper to about 4kg, plus amberjack, plenty of tuskies and some gold spot wrasse. Sunshine Reef big tusk fish, grass sweetlip and cobia. Spangled emperor, snapper, amberjack and yellowtail kingfish from the Barwon Banks. Snapper, tusk fish and tuna from Mooloolaba 8 mile reef.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: There have been plenty of quality dusky flathead taken throughout the river over the past few days many of them released in the 65cm to 86cm range. Trevally and queenfish in Woods Bay. Whiting from dog beach, river mouth and the frying pan. Flathead, queenfish and bream between the lakes and along Tewantin stretch.

Maroochydore: Quality flathead and whiting from Cotton Tree. Quality jew off the beaches and at Yaroomba. Big flathead in the middle river. Golden and giant trevally under the motorway bridge. Mangrove jack and a few estuary cod in the creeks. Mud crabs potted up the creeks and canals.

Mooloolaba: Whiting from Mountain Creek and the La Balsa sand basin. Bream and trevally from the boat moorings. Flathead and trevally in Mooloolaba Canals. Cod and trevally from Kawana Waters. Bream and jack from the Parrearra Weir.

Caloundra: Whiting, flathead and bream from golden beach. Flathead in the deeper channels of the northern passage and in the mouth of Coochin Creek. Trevally, cod and mangrove jack in Pelican Waters. Few mud crabs in the creeks.

MaryAnne 

Keen Local crabbers, Mick and Mary-Anne Meyers, using her special crab holding device, took this nice buck crab near their home in The Maroochy Waters Canals.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2019-10-14

Offshore: The Full Moon today will have the fish on the bite. Pretty good conditions for most of the day but choppy in the afternoon and evening, as, winds today will be southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly below 10 knots in the morning then tending northerly 15 to 20 knots in the evening with seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres later in the evening. Tomorrow will be choppy conditions from the northerlies as winds will be northerly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore north of Maroochydore during the afternoon or evening. North Reef has had cobia and jew fish around the bait schools, along with quality snapper, grass sweetlip, Maori cod and some big pearl perch. Double Island Point theres been good snapper to about 4kg, plus amberjack, plenty of tuskies and some gold spot wrasse. Sunshine Reef big tusk fish, grass sweetlip and cobia. Spangled emperor, snapper, amberjack and yellowtail kingfish from the Barwon Banks. Snapper, tusk fish and tuna from Mooloolaba 8 mile reef.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: There have been plenty of quality dusky flathead taken throughout the river over the past few days many of them released in the 65cm to 86cm range. Trevally and queenfish in Woods Bay. Whiting from dog beach, river mouth and the frying pan. Flathead, queenfish and bream between the lakes and along Tewantin stretch.

Maroochydore: Quality flathead and whiting from Cotton Tree. Quality jew off the beaches and at Yaroomba. Big flathead in the middle river. Golden and giant trevally under the motorway bridge. Mangrove jack and estuary cod in the creeks. Mud crabs potted up the creeks.

Mooloolaba: Be worth fishing Pt Cartwright overnight for Jew. Whiting from Mountain Creek and the La Balsa sand basin. Bream and trevally from the boat moorings. Flathead and trevally in Mooloolaba Canals. Cod and trevally from Kawana Waters. Bream and jack from the Parrearra Weir.

Caloundra: Whiting, flathead and bream from golden beach. Flathead in the deeper channels of the northern passage and in the mouth of Coochin Creek. Trevally, cod and mangrove jack in Pelican Waters. Few mud crabs in the creeks.

Allan Buxton 60 tre 

Check out Local angler Allan Buxton with a feisty Golden Trevally from near Yinni Street in theMaroochy River.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2019-10-12

Offshore: Pretty good conditions apart from the possible storms for the weekend as we head into Mondays Full Moon Phase as, winds today will be north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming south to southeasterly with the passage of a trough through the afternoon and evening. Winds gusty and variable with thunderstorms, and variable about 10 knots as the trough moves through with seas below 1 metre. Tomorrow will be good in the morning with winds and seas rising during the afternoon as winds will be south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon and seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the evening. North Reef has had cobia and jew fish around the bait schools, along with quality snapper, grass sweetlip, Maori cod and some big pearl perch. Double Island Point theres been good snapper to about 4kg, plus amberjack, plenty of tuskies and some gold spot wrasse. Sunshine Reef big tusk fish, grass sweetlip and cobia. Spangled emperor, snapper, amberjack and yellowtail kingfish from the Barwon Banks. Snapper, tusk fish and tuna from Mooloolaba 8 mile reef.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: A few quality jew feeding throughout the river, particularly as we go through the weekend and Mondays Full Moon Phase. From Jimmy Free, Noosa River Fishing Safaris, reports good caught and released fish down near the mouth by Jo White with her 82cm flathead and her brother Kevin Darbison with his 86cm fish. Trevally and queenfish in Woods Bay. Whiting from dog beach, river mouth and the frying pan. Flathead, queenfish and bream between the lakes and along Tewantin stretch.

Maroochydore: Quality flathead and whiting from Cotton Tree. Allan Buxton has caught and released 2, under regulation size Jew to 72cm recently, so getting closer to legal sized. Quality jew off the beaches and at Yaroomba. Big flathead in the middle river. Golden and giant trevally under the motorway bridge. Mangrove jack and estuary cod in the creeks. Mud crabs potted up the creeks.

Mooloolaba: Be worth fishing Pt Cartwright overnight on the weekend for Jew. Whiting from Mountain Creek and the La Balsa sand basin. Bream and trevally from the boat moorings. Flathead and trevally in Mooloolaba Canals. Cod and trevally from Kawana Waters. Bream and jack from the Parrearra Weir.

Caloundra: Whiting, flathead and bream from golden beach. Flathead in the deeper channels of the northern passage and in the mouth of Coochin Creek. Trevally, cod and mangrove jack in Pelican Waters. Few mud crabs in the creeks.

Jack Billie Jo Barnes 

Check out Billie-Jo Barnes with a catch and release Mangrove Jack from the Upper reaches oif the Maroochy River this week!

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2019-10-10

Offshore: Conditions easing back today, to be workable as winds will be southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, decreasing to 10 to 15 knots during the late morning, with seas 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday. Pretty good conditions tomorrow - Friday with winds east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending east to northeasterly during the evening and seas around 1 metre. North Reef has had cobia and jew fish around the bait schools, along with quality snapper, grass sweetlip, Maori cod and some big pearl perch. Double Island Point theres been good snapper to about 4kg, plus amberjack, plenty of tuskies and some gold spot wrasse. Sunshine Reef big tusk fish, grass sweetlip and cobia. Spangled emperor, snapper, amberjack and yellowtail kingfish from the Barwon Banks. Snapper, tusk fish and tuna from Mooloolaba 8 mile reef.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: A few quality jew feeding throughout the river, particularly as we go through the weekend and Mondays Full Moon Phase. Trevally and queenfish in Woods Bay. Trevally and flathead from Munna Bridge. Whiting from dog beach, river mouth and the frying pan. Flathead, queenfish and bream between the lakes and along Tewantin stretch. Whiting and flathead in lake Cooroibah.

Maroochydore: Quality flathead and whiting from Cotton Tree. Allan Buxton has caught and released 2, under regulation size Jew to 72cm over the last few last nights so getting closer to legal sized. Need more rain to keep them around. Jew off the beach at Yaroomba. Big flathead in the middle river. Golden and giant trevally under the motorway bridge. Mangrove jack and estuary cod in the creeks. Mud crabs potted up the creeks.

Mooloolaba: Whiting from Mountain Creek and the La Balsa sand basin. Bream and trevally from the boat moorings. Flathead and trevally in Mooloolaba Canals. Cod and trevally from Kawana Waters. Bream and jack from the Parrearra Weir.

Caloundra: Whiting, flathead and bream from golden beach. Flathead in the deeper channels of the northern passage and in the mouth of Coochin Creek. Trevally, cod and mangrove jack in Pelican Waters. Few mud crabs in the creeks.

AllanBuxton78cmflatheadreleasedonherring 1 

Allan Buxton caught and quickly Released this 78cm female dusky flathead off the bank at Yinny Street, in the Maroochy River.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2019-10-09

Offshore: Winds will be Northwesterly at 15 to 20 knots shifting southerly from the south before dawn and reaching 25 knots at times, with 1-2m seas. North Reef has had cobia and jew fish around the bait schools, along with quality snapper, grass sweetlip, Maori cod and some big pearl perch. Double Island Point theres been good snapper to about 4kg, plus amberjack, plenty of tuskies and some gold spot wrasse. Sunshine Reef big tusk fish, grass sweetlip and cobia. Spangled emperor, snapper, amberjack and yellowtail kingfish from the Barwon Banks. Snapper, tusk fish and tuna from Mooloolaba 8 mile reef.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Trevally and queenfish in Woods Bay. Trevally and flathead from Munna Bridge. Whiting from dog beach, river mouth and the frying pan. Flathead, queenfish and bream between the lakes and along tewantin stretch. Whiting and flathead in lake Cooroibah.

Maroochydore: Quality flathead and whiting from Cotton Tree. Jew off the beach at Yaroomba. Big flathead in the middle river. Golden and giant trevally under the motorway bridge. Whiting throughout the lower river. Mangrove jack and estuary cod in the creeks. Mud crabs potted up the creeks.

Mooloolaba: Whiting from Mountain Creek and the La Balsa sand basin. Bream and trevally from the boat moorings. Flathead and trevally in Mooloolaba Canals. Cod and trevally from Kawana Waters. Bream and jack from the Parrearra Weir.

Caloundra: Whiting, flathead and bream from golden beach. Flathead in the deeper channels of the northern passage and in the mouth of Coochin Creek. Trevally, cod and mangrove jack in Pelican Waters. Few mud crabs in the creeks.

Robert Whiting 54cm Golden Trevally 

Robert Whiting caught this 54cm golden trevally on Monday with a pilchard at the Maroochy River cod hole.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2019-10-08

Offshore: Conditions will be choppy to rough with winds north to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots tending north to northeasterly inshore in the afternoon. Winds easing to 15 to 20 knots in the late evening with seas 1.5 to 2.5 metres.Tomorrow will be choppy to rough with winds North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting west to southwesterly and reaching up to 25 knots offshore before dawn as a trough moves offshore. Winds turning southeasterly 20 to 25 knots during the morning, easing to 15 to 20 knots in the late evening and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning. North Reef has recently had cobia and jewfish around the bait schools, along with quality snapper, grass sweetlip, Maori cod and some big pearl perch. Theres also been schools of mahi mahi come up to the boats and although we couldn’t get a bite it’s a good sign of things to come. Also at Double Island Point theres been good snapper to about 4kg, plus amberjack, plenty of tuskies and some gold spot wrasse. Laguna Bay has had nice squire and cobia to 13kg . Cobia and grass sweetlip from Jew Shoal. North Reef had cobia, jewfish, pearl perch, Moses perch and venus tusk fish. Sunshine Reef had good snapper, tusk fish, Moses perch, bonito, longtail tuna, grass emperor and school mackerel. Cod, sweetlip, snapper and tusk fish from Coolum. Cobia, pearl perch, snapper, tusk fish and tuna from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: There's been some good bream, flathead and queenfish feeding in the lower reaches, there's also a few good trevally in Woods Bay. A few quality whiting in good numbers throughout the lower river. Flathead, queenfish and bream between the lakes. Flathead from the river mouth and frying pan.

Maroochydore: Bream and quality flathead from the river mouth. Big flathead in the middle river. Flathead, bream and trevally under the motorway bridge. Whiting throughout the lower river. Mangrove jack in the creeks and upper river. Trevally and flathead up Eudlo Creek. There have been a few good buck crabs potted up in the creeks.

Mooloolaba: Mangrove jack in the Bightwater canal. Whiting from Mountain Creek and the La Balsa sand basin. Bream, cod and trevally from the boat moorings. Cod, mangrove jack and flathead from the twin bridges. Flathead and trevally in Mooloolaba Canals.

Caloundra: Cod, jack, flathead and the odd mud crab in Coochin Creek. Big flathead between the bar and golden beach. Elbow slapper whiting throughout the northern passage. Trevally, cod and mangrove jack in Pelican Waters. Few mud crabs in the creeks that flow into the Passage.

DIP Fishing CH 

The Crews on Double Island Point Fishing Charters, have been getting into some quality snapper around DIP and out from the Wide Bay Bar, recently.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2019-10-07

Offshore: Good conditions early with a change producing choppy to rough seas with the afternoon sea breeze with winds north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the morning. Winds turning north to northeasterly in the afternoon, reaching 20 to 25 knots in the late afternoon and evening with seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning and to 2 metres in the evening. Tomorrow will be okay close inshore early then becoming choppy to rough later, with winds north to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots tending north to northeasterly inshore with afternoon sea breezes. Winds shifting southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the evening.and seas 1 to 2 metres. Cougar One skipper Nat Turner has been running back to back seven and five hour charters the last few days on the local reefs with good results. On North Reef we’ve found cobia and jewfish around the bait schools, along with quality snapper, grass sweetlip, Maori cod and some big pearl perch. We also had a school of mahi mahi come up to the boat and although we couldn’t get a bite it’s a good sign of things to come. Also at Double Island Point on Sunday where the fish were biting all day and we managed to get our bag limit of snapper to about 4kg, plus amberjack, sams on fish, plenty of tuskies and some delicious gold spot wrasse. Laguna Bay has had nice squire and cobia to 13kg . Cobia and grass sweetlip from Jew Shoal. North Reef had cobia, jewfish, pearl perch, Moses perch and venus tusk fish. Sunshine Reef had good snapper, tusk fish, Moses perch, bonito, longtail tuna, grass emperor and school mackerel. Cod, sweetlip, snapper and tusk fish from Coolum. Pearl perch, snapper, tusk fish and tuna from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: There's been some good bream, flathead and queenfish feeding in the lower reaches, there's also a few good trevally in Woods Bay. Noosa River Fishing Safaris crew caught and released a 59cm golden trevally on this morning's charter. It went for a whole prawn bait. Quality whiting in good numbers throughout the lower river. Flathead, queenfish and bream between the lakes. Flathead from the river mouth and frying pan.

Maroochydore: On the low tide the water is a bit dirty after the rains, so be ready to go crabbing. Bream and quality flathead from the river mouth. Big flathead in the middle river. Flathead, bream and trevally under the motorway bridge. Whiting throughout the lower river. Mangrove jack in the creeks and upper river. Trevally and flathead up Eudlo Creek.

Mooloolaba: Mangrove jack in the Bightwater canal. Whiting from Mountain Creek and the La Balsa sand basin. Bream, cod and trevally from the boat moorings. Cod, mangrove jack and flathead from the twin bridges. Flathead and trevally in Mooloolaba Canals.

Caloundra: Cod, jack, flathead and the odd mud crab in Coochin Creek. Big flathead between the bar and golden beach. Elbow slapper whiting throughout the northern passage. Trevally, cod and mangrove jack in Pelican Waters. Few mud crabs in the creeks that flow into the Passage.

Scott Marsh and Callum 37cm bream 

Scott Marsh and Callum with good bream to 37cm caught in the Mighty Maroochy River, using mullet fillets.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2019-10-05

Offshore: Great conditions today with winds east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending east to northeasterly about 10 knots in the afternoon with seas around 1 metre. Tomorrow will have excellent conditions with winds east to northeasterly about 10 knots and seas below 1 metre. So be ready to go! Cougar One skipper Nat Turner fished North Reef where they caught some cracking Moses perch, Maori cod, grass sweetlip, tusk fish, snapper and red emperor. Also at Double Island Point on Sunday where the fish were biting all day and we managed to get our bag limit of snapper to about 4kg, plus amberjack, samson fish, plenty of tuskies and some delicious gold spot wrasse. Laguna Bay has had nice squire and cobia to 13kg . Cobia and grass sweetlip from Jew Shoal. North Reef had cobia, jewfish, pearl perch, Moses perch and venus tusk fish. Sunshine Reef had good snapper, tusk fish, Moses perch, bonito, longtail tuna, grass emperor and school mackerel. Cod, sweetlip, snapper and tusk fish from Coolum. Pearl perch, snapper, tusk fish and tuna from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: There's been some good bream, flathead and queenfish feeding in the lower reaches, there's also a few good trevally in Woods Bay' Quality whiting in good numbers throughout the lower river. Flathead, queenfish and bream between the lakes. Flathead from the river mouth and frying pan.

Maroochydore: On the low tide the water is a bit dirty after the rains, so be ready to go crabbing. Bream and quality flathead from the river mouth. Big flathead in the middle river. Flathead, bream and trevally under the motorway bridge. Whiting throughout the lower river. Mangrove jack in the creeks and upper river. Trevally and flathead up Eudlo Creek.

Mooloolaba: Mangrove jack in the Bightwater canal. Whiting from Mountain Creek and the La Balsa sand basin. Bream, cod and trevally from the boat moorings. Cod, mangrove jack and flathead from the twin bridges. Flathead and trevally in Mooloolaba Canals.

Caloundra: Cod, jack, flathead and the odd mud crab in Coochin Creek. Big flathead between the bar and golden beach. Elbow slapper whiting throughout the northern passage. Trevally, cod and mangrove jack in Pelican Waters. Few mud crabs in the creeks that flow into the Passage.

Iggie Wibisana 

Here is keen young angler Iggie Wibisana with a 27cm bream, one of the many bream caught and released from along Bradman Av, in the Maroochy River, using mullet fillets.

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2019-10-03

Offshore: Great conditions today with winds east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending east to northeasterly about 10 knots in the afternoon with seas around 1 metre. Tomorrow will have excellent conditions with winds east to northeasterly about 10 knots and seas below 1 metre. So be ready to go! Cougar One skipper Nat Turner ran a nine hour charter to Double Island Point on Sunday where the fish were biting all day and we managed to get our bag limit of snapper to about 4kg, plus amberjack, samson fish, plenty of tuskies and some delicious gold spot wrasse. Laguna Bay has had nice squire and cobia to 13kg . Cobia and grass sweetlip from Jew Shoal. North Reef had cobia, jewfish, pearl perch, Moses perch and venus tusk fish. Sunshine Reef had good snapper, tusk fish, Moses perch, bonito, longtail tuna, grass emperor and school mackerel. Cod, sweetlip, snapper and tusk fish from Coolum. Pearl perch, snapper, tusk fish and tuna from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: There's been some good bream, flathead and queenfish feeding in the lower reaches, there's also a few good trevally in Woods Bay' Quality whiting in good numbers throughout the lower river. Flathead, queenfish and bream between the lakes. Flathead from the river mouth and frying pan.

Maroochydore: On the low tide the water is pretty dirty after the rains, so be ready to go crabbing. Bream and quality flathead from the river mouth. Big flathead in the middle river. Flathead, bream and trevally under the motorway bridge. Whiting throughout the lower river. Mangrove jack in the creeks and upper river. Trevally and flathead up Eudlo Creek.

Mooloolaba: Mangrove jack in the Bightwater canal. Whiting from Mountain Creek and the La Balsa sand basin. Bream, cod and trevally from the boat moorings. Cod, mangrove jack and flathead from the twin bridges. Flathead and trevally in Mooloolaba Canals.

Caloundra: Cod, jack, flathead and the odd mud crab in Coochin Creek. Big flathead between the bar and golden beach. Elbow slapper whiting throughout the northern passage. Trevally, cod and mangrove jack in Pelican Waters. Few mud crabs in the creeks that flow into the Passage.

Longest Flathead 50.5cm Charlie Torteou 

Here is Charlie Torteous with the Longest Flathead – 50.5cm – at last weekends, annual Take-A-Kid-Fishing day at the Caloundra Powerboat Club. It was a successful day with great weather and over 100 kids registered and participating in this popular junior angling event.

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