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Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2019-06-20

Offshore 

Choppy conditions with winds south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots. Inshore winds tending more south to southwesterly during the morning, with seas 1 to 1.5 metres. Tomorrows conditions will be choppy as well with winds southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning south to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning. Winds may vary depending on the movement and development of a coastal trough and seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore during the morning. It's shaping up to be a great winter snapper season, so be ready to go! North Reefs had a few good catches of Moses perch, pearl perch, venus tusk fish and painted sweetlip. Sunshine Reef has had spanish mackerel, coral trout, snapper and a few good sweetlip. Chardon's Reef's had, Maori cod, pearl perch, Moses perch, good snapper, venus tusk fish, hussar and painted sweetlip. Long tail tuna, spanish and spotty mackerel from Halls Reef. Big snapper, venus tusk fish, gold spot wrasse, hussar and a beautiful parrot form the Hards. Snapper from Mooloolaba 8 mile. Spanish mackerel and tuskfish around the Blinker. Snapper and sweetlip from Brays Rock. Snapper and mackerel from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: North Shore has dart, tailor, bream and whiting. A 72cm greenback tailor was taken off Peregian Beach this week. A few big dusky flathead at the Tewantin ski run area caught and released recently. Flathead, the odd tailor, golden trevally, whiting bream around the river mouth.

Maroochydore: Big eyed and Giant trevally in the middle river. Bream and moses perch in the Cod Hole. Flathead from Twin Waters. Whiting to 37cm on the banks around Chambers Island and around Goat and Channel Islands. Trevally form Eudlo Creek.

Mooloolaba: Bream and Tarwhine along the beach between Kawana and Wurtulla. Gar at La Balsa sand basin. School jew, flathead and jacks from the Twin bridges. Giant trevally around Minyama Siland and in Kawana canals. Bream, trevally and tailor around the boat moorings.

Caloundra: Bream and the occasional tailor off the rocky headlands. Bream, whiting and flathead along Golden Beach. School jew in the deeper holes towards Coochin Creek area. Trevally, cod, moses perch and bream in Pelican Waters. A few sand crabs throughout the passage.

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Selina Dougherty with a solid 79cm snapper taken on 36 mile reef.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2019-06-19

Offshore 

Wind strength increasing in the afternoon and becoming choppy to rough with winds south to southwesterly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots before dawn, then tending south to southeasterly 20 to 25 knots in the afternoon, with seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres by early evening. Tomorrows conditions will be choppy to rough except close in shore early with winds south to southeasterly 20 to 25 knots turning southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning. Lighter south to southwesterly winds inshore in the early morning and seas 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. Trekka 2 skipper Mitch Bertacchini, did a trip to North Reef on Sunday where they caught snapper, Moses perch, pearl perch, venus tusk fish and painted sweetlip. Sunshine Reef has had spanish mackerel, coral trout, snapper and a few good sweetlip. Chardon's Reef's had, Maori cod, pearl perch, Moses perch, good snapper, venus tusk fish, hussar and painted sweetlip. Long tail tuna, spanish and spotty mackerel from Halls Reef. Big snapper, venus tusk fish, gold spot wrasse, hussar and a beautiful parrot form the Hards. Snapper from Mooloolaba 8 mile. Spanish mackerel and tuskfish around the Blinker. Snapper and sweetlip from Brays Rock. Snapper and mackerel from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Noosa North Shore has good dart, tailor, bream and whiting. Kev Stevenson was fishing for bream at Peregian Beach yesterday morning where he took a 72cm greenback tailor. A few big dusky flathead at the Tewantin ski run area caught and released recently. Flathead, the odd tailor, golden trevally, whiting bream around the river mouth.

Maroochydore: Big eyed and Giant trevally in the middle river. Bream and moses perch in the Cod Hole. Flathead from Twin Waters. Whiting to 37cm on the banks around Chambers Island and around Goat and Channel Islands. Trevally form Eudlo Creek. Big flathead from Bli Bli stretch.

Mooloolaba: Bream and Tarwhine in the wholes along the beach between Kawana and Wurtulla. Gar at La Balsa sand basin. School jew, flathead and jacks from the Twin bridges. Giant trevally around Minyama Siland and in Kawana canals. Bream, trevally and tailor around the boat moorings.

Caloundra: Bream and the occasional tailor off the rocky headlands. Bream, whiting and flathead along Golden Beach. School jew in the deeper holes towards Coochin Creek area. Trevally, cod, moses perch and bream in Pelican Waters. A few sand crabs throughout the passage.

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Jeff Hobart was trolling his custom made wooden Maroochy Minnow lure, near the entrance to Eudlo Creek when this 57cm GT engulfed it and took off like a rocket. Well done for releasing it Jeff to swim another day and bring joy to another angler in the future.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2019-06-18

Offshore 

Winds will be South to southwesterly at 10 to 15 knots. Inshore winds tending southeasterly about 10 knots with afternoon sea breezes, then tending west to southwesterly during the evening, with seas around the 1m mark and 1 to 1.5m of southerly swell. Sunshine Reef has had spanish mackerel, coral trout, snapper and a few good sweetlip. Chardon's Reef's had, Maori cod, pearl perch, Moses perch, good snapper, venus tusk fish, hussar and painted sweetlip. Long tail tuna, spanish and spotty mackerel from Halls Reef. Big snapper form the banks and hards. Snapper from Mooloolaba 8 mile. Spanish mackerel and tuskfish around the Blinker. Snapper and sweetlip from Brays Rock. Snapper and mackerel from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Noosa North Shore has good dart, tailor to 55cm and a few bream and whiting. A few big dusky flathead at the Tewantin ski run area caught and released recently. Flathead, the odd tailor, golden trevally, whiting bream around the river mouth. Queenies to 65cm and trevally in the Woods Bay.

Maroochydore: Big eyed and Giant trevally in the middle river. Bream and moses perch in the Cod Hole. Flathead from Twin Waters. Whiting to 37cm on the banks around Chambers Island. Trevally form Eudlo Creek. Big flathead from Bli Bli stretch.

Mooloolaba: Bream and Tarwhine in the wholes along the beach between Kawana and Wurtulla. Gar at La Balsa sand basin. School jew, flathead and jacks from the Twin bridges. Giant trevally around Minyama Siland and in Kawana canals. Bream, trevally and tailor around the boat moorings.

Caloundra: Bream and the occasional tailor off the rocky headlands. Bream, whiting and flathead along Golden Beach. School jew in the deeper holes towards Coochin Creek area. Trevally, cod, moses perch and bream in Pelican Waters. A few sand crabs throughout the passage.

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Eric Frei is at it again with a solid 85cm snapper from the Barwon Banks.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2019-06-17

Offshore 

Could be a bit choppy out wide today with winds today west to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southwesterly early in the morning and reaching up to 25 knots at times during the late morning and early afternoon. Winds easing to 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon, reaching up to 20 knots at times with seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon. Tomorrow's condition will be pretty good so be ready to go, with winds south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots. Inshore winds becoming variable below 10 knots during the afternoon, then tending westerly during the evening.and seas below 1 metre.. The Winter Snapper season is off to a good start with good size catches coming close in on local reefs. Brisbane yak angler Scott Davis, took home an 8.5kg Spanish mackerel from around Sunshine Reef. Sunshine Reef has also had coral trout, snapper and a few good sweetlip. Chardon's Reef's had, Maori cod, pearl perch, Moses perch, good snapper, venus tusk fish, hussar and painted sweetlip. Wild Thing 2 skipper Nat Turner fished North Reef on Friday where they caught a good mixed bag of snapper, pearl perch, Moses perch, grass sweetlip and trout cod. Jason Mills from Peregian Beach decided to give Hall's Reef a go and landed a 26kg longtail tuna, as well as a couple of spotty mackerel to fill the keeper bag. Mac tuna and Spanish mackerel around the Blinker. A few good cobia, snapper, sweetlip, school and spotty mackerel from Currimundi Reef and the Caloundra 5, 9 and 12mile reefs.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Noosa North Shore has good dart, tailor to 55cm and a few bream and whiting. A few big dusky flathead at the Tewantin ski run area caught and released recently. Flathead, the odd tailor, golden trevally, whiting bream around the river mouth. Queenies to 65cm and trevally in the Woods Bay.

Maroochydore: Herring bait fish are feeding on the incoming tide.Several good catches of tailor, trevally to 55cm and a 70cm Queenfish around and worth chasing jew at night at the Cod Hole and along the beaches and headlands. Bream in the Maroochy south channel around all the structures.

Mooloolaba: The Full Moon today will be great for fishing.Worth trying for jew, bream and small snapper from Point Cartwright. Flathead in the creeks and canals. Plenty of bream, particularly at night and trevally from around the boat moorings and throughout the lower river.

Caloundra; Bream and flathead along Golden Beach. Bream, school jew and tailor from Shelly Beach. A few flathead, trevally and bream through the Passage. Trevally and bream in Pelican Waters. A few sand crabs throughout the passage.

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Here is my beautiful granddaughter Stella Dawson, catching and releasing several golden perch on their camping adventure this weekend at Sippy Creek.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2019-06-15

Offshore 

It's looking like great offshore fishing conditions ahead and right through into next week. Winds today west to northwesterly about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly during the afternoon.with seas below 1 metre. Tomorrow's condition will be perfect as well, with winds variable about 10 knots during the morning, becoming southeasterly during the afternoon, and northeasterly in the evening and seas below 0.5 metres. The Winter Snapper season is off to a good start with good size catches coming close in on local reefs. Trekka 2 skipper Mitch Bertacchini did a nine hour trip to Double Island Point on Tuesday in nothing less than glorious conditions where they caught gold band snapper, Moses perch, venus tusk fish, squire, grass emperor and pearl perch. North Reef has also had good snapper, sweetlip, Moses perch, cobia, tusk fish and gold band snapper. Jason Mills from Peregian Beach decided to give Hall's Reef a go and landed a 26kg longtail tuna, as well as a couple of spotty mackerel to fill the keeper bag. Sunshine Reef has had coral trout, snapper, spanish mackerel and a few good sweetlip. Chardon's Reef's had, Maori cod, pearl perch, Moses perch, good snapper, venus tusk fish, hussar and painted sweetlip. Mac tuna and Spanish mackerel around the Blinker. A few good cobia, snapper, sweetlip, school and spotty mackerel from Currimundi Reef and the Caloundra 5, 9 and 12mile reefs.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Yesterday, Teewah on the Noosa North Shore has good dart, tailor to 55cm and a few bream and whiting. A few big dusky flathead at the Tewantin ski run area caught and released recently. Mangrove jack and flathead from the Tewantin Stretch. Flathead, the odd tailor, golden trevally, whiting bream around the river mouth. Queenies to 65cm and trevally in the Woods Bay.

Maroochydore: Good fishing with the lead up to the Full Moon on Monday. Herring bait fish are feeding on the incoming tide.Several good catches of tailor, trevally to 55cm and a 70cm Queenfish around the Cod Hole in past 2 days and worth chasing jew at night at the Cod Hole and along the beaches and headlands. Good bream in the Maroochy south channel around all the structures and a 40cm bream was caught near Fisherman's Road bridge.

Mooloolaba: Worth trying for jew, bream and small snapper from Point Cartwright. Flathead in the creeks and canals. Plenty of bream, particularly at night and trevally from around the boat moorings and throughout the lower river.

Caloundra; Bream and flathead along Golden Beach. Bream, school jew and tailor from Shelly Beach. A few flathead, trevally and bream through the Passage. Trevally and bream in Pelican Waters. A few sand crabs throughout the passage.

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Laila Planck, catch and releasing a nice Trevally, on a Trollcraft Pelagic #4 red head silver body lures, in stock here! Just up stream from Chambers Island.

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2019-06-13

Offshore 

It's looking like great offshore fishing conditions ahead and right through into next week. Winds today will be east to northeasterly below 10 knots becoming northerly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon. Winds tending west to southwesterly inshore during the early morning with seas below 1 metre. Tomorrow's condition will be fantastic as well, with winds North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, decreasing to below 10 knots during the evening. Winds tending north to northeasterly inshore during the afternoon.and seas below 1 metre. The Winter Snapper season is off to a good start with good size catches coming close in on local reefs. Trekka 2 skipper Mitch Bertacchini did a nine hour trip to Double Island Point on Tuesday in nothing less than glorious conditions where they caught gold band snapper, Moses perch, venus tusk fish, squire, grass emperor and pearl perch. North Reef has also had good snapper, sweetlip, Moses perch, cobia, tusk fish and gold band snapper. Jason Mills from Peregian Beach decided to give Hall's Reef a go and landed a 26kg longtail tuna, as well as a couple of spotty mackerel to fill the keeper bag. Sunshine Reef has had coral trout, snapper, spanish mackerel and a few good sweetlip. Chardon's Reef's had, Maori cod, pearl perch, Moses perch, good snapper, venus tusk fish, hussar and painted sweetlip. Mac tuna and Spanish mackerel around the Blinker. A few good cobia, snapper, sweetlip, school and spotty mackerel from Currimundi Reef and the Caloundra 5, 9 and 12mile reefs.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Noosa North Shore has had tailor, bream and whiting. A few big dusky flathead at the Tewantin ski run area caught and released recently. Mangrove jack and flathead from the Tewantin Stretch. Flathead, the odd tailor, golden trevally, whiting bream around the river mouth. Queenies to 65cm and trevally in the Woods Bay.

Maroochydore: A few reasonable estuary cod have been caught in the river. Good bream in the Maroochy south channel around all the structures and a 40cm bream was caught near Fisherman's Road bridge.Tailor and trevally around the Cod Hole early in the morning. Flathead from the creek mouths.

Mooloolaba: Worth trying for jew, bream and small snapper from Point Cartwright. Flathead in the creeks and canals. Plenty of bream, particularly at night and trevally from around the boat moorings and throughout the lower river.

Caloundra; Bream and flathead along Golden Beach. Bream, school jew and tailor from Shelly Beach. A few flathead, trevally and bream through the Passage. Trevally and bream in Pelican Waters. A few sand crabs throughout the passage.

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Double Island Fishing Charters crews, have been catching some quality Spanish Mackerel as well longtail tuna in DIP area recently.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2019-06-12

Offshore 

It's looking like great offshore fishing conditions all week particularly on Thursday and Friday, if you can pull a day off to wet a line it will be well worth your while. Winds today will be Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning easterly in the morning. Winds tending south to southwesterly inshore during the early morning with seas around 1 metre. Tomorrow's condition will be fantastic as well, with winds variable below 10 knots becoming northerly 10 to 15 knots during the evening and seas below 1 metre. The Winter Snapper season is off to a good start with good catches on local reefs. North Reef has also had good snapper, sweetlip, Moses perch, cobia, tusk fish and gold band snapper. Jason Mills from Peregian Beach decided to give Hall's Reef a go and landed a 26kg longtail tuna. A couple of spotty mackerel also filled out the keeper bag. Sunshine Reef has had coral trout, snapper, spanish mackerel and a few good sweetlip. Mac tuna and Spanish mackerel around the Blinker. A few good cobia, snapper, sweetlip, school and spotty mackerel from Currimundi Reef and the Caloundra 5 and 9 mile reefs.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Noosa North Shore has had a few tailor, bream and whiting. Zach Sweeney caught and released a monster dusky flathead at the Tewantin ski run, measured 90cm. Caught on a 3.5inch Gastronomic soft plastic. Mangrove jack and flathead from the Tewantin Stretch. Flathead, the odd tailor, golden trevally and bream around the river mouth. Queenies to 65cm and trevally in the Woods Bay. Whiting throughout the lower river and upstream in the lakes.

Maroochydore: School jew, tarwhine and bream from Point Arkwright. Quality bream in the Maroochy south channel around all the structures and a 40cm bream was caught near Fisherman's Road bridge yesterday.Tailor and trevally around the Cod Hole early in the morning. Flathead from the creek mouths.

Mooloolaba: Worth trying for jew, bream and small snapper from Point Cartwright. Flathead in the creeks and canals. Plenty of bream, particularly at night and trevally from around the boat moorings and throughout the lower river.

Caloundra; Bream and flathead along Golden Beach. Bream, school jew and tailor from Shelly Beach. A few flathead, trevally and bream through the Passage. Trevally and bream in Pelican Waters. A few sand crabs throughout the passage.

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Have a look at Jason Milne from Viking Kayaks with a nice fat tarwhine taken off the rocks aroung Sunshine Beach.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2019-06-10

Offshore 

It's looking like great offshore fishing conditions all week if you can pull a day off to wet a line it will be well worth your while. Winds will be south to southeasterly at about 10 knots, with seas below 1m and 1-1.5m of southerly swell easing to 1m duignt he moring. North Reef has also had good snapper, sweetlip, Moses perch, cobia, tusk fish and gold band snapper. Sunshine Reef has had coral trout, snapper, spanish mackerel and a few good sweetlip. Mac tuna and Spanish mackerel around the Blinker. A few good cobia, snapper, sweetlip, school and spotty mackerel from Currimundi Reef and the Caloundra 5 and 9 mile reefs.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Noosa North Shore has had a few tailor, bream and whiting. Mangrove jack and flathead from the Tewantin Stretch. Flathead, the odd tailor, golden trevally and bream around the river mouth. Queenies to 65cm and trevally in the Woods Bay and the Tewantin Reach. Whiting throughout the lower river and upstream in the lakes.

Maroochydore: School jew, tarwhine and bream from Point Arkwright. Quality bream in the Maroochy south channel around all the structures and a 40cm bream was caught near Fisherman's Road bridge yesterday.Tailor and trevally around the Cod Hole early in the morning. Flathead from the creek mouths.

Mooloolaba: Bream and small snapper from Point Cartwright. Flathead in the creeks and canals. Plenty of bream, particularly at night and trevally from around the boat moorings and throughout the lower river.

Caloundra; Bream and flathead along Golden Beach. Bream, school jew and tailor from Shelly Beach. A few flathead, trevally and bream through the Passage. Trevally and bream in Pelican Waters.

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Check out young Matt Fountain with a 45cm school jew that he caught and released off the rocks at Point Arkwright yesterday while fishing with his family.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2019-06-08

Offshore 

Conditions are improving with winds southeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning easterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon or evening and seas 1 to 1.5 metres but solid swells out wide to south to southeasterly up to 1 metre inshore. Southerly 2 to 3 metres offshore.. Tomorrow (Sunday) will be the best day with winds south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending southerly below 10 knots during the late afternoon and evening, with seas around 1 metre and still a solid swell out wide to southerly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore. Looking like excellent wind and sea conditions all next week, so be ready to have a sickie and go offshore! Before the strong winds and crook conditions out wide, the following fish were caught. Keen local angler, Nathan Greig took home a monster snapper, off Mooloolaba at one of his favourite reefs. Jet ski anglers, Rob Grace and Mike Duncan picked up a 9.8kg longtail tuna and a 10kg Spanish mackerel while trolling whole garfish baits around the Hall's Reef stretch on Sunday. North Reef has also had good snapper, sweetlip, Moses perch, cobia, tusk fish and gold band snapper. Warren Norup also fished Sunshine Reef in his kayak recently for a 123cm Spanish mackerl trolling a slimy mackerel. Big longtail and mac tuna, spotty and Spanish mackerel caught in close off Mooloolaba. A few good cobia, snapper sweetlip, school and spotty mackerel from Currimundi Reef and the Caloundra 5 and 9 mile reefs.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Noosa North Shore has had a few tailor, bream and whiting. Flathead, the odd tailor, golden trevally and bream around the river mouth. Queenies to 65cm and trevally in the Woods Bay and the Tewantin Reach. Whiting throughout the lower river and upstream in the lakes.

Maroochydore: Quality bream in the Maroochy south channel around all the structures.Tailor and big trevally around the Cod Hole and between the Motorway Bridge and Chambers Island. Catches of flathead, golden trevally, few whiting and bream between the river mouth and Bli Bli.

Mooloolaba: Worth fishing the headlands for jew, bream and perhaps a tuna as well as bream, dart and whiting in the gutters. Flathead, feeding in the creeks and canals, Plenty of bream, particularly at night and trevally from around the boat moorings and throughout the lower river.

Caloundra; Bream and flathead along Golden Beach. Try around structures, rocks and jetties at night for the better quality bream. A few flathead, trevally and bream through the Passage. Trevallyand bream in Pelican Waters.

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Our mate Noel Rossiter from Southern Queensland Fishing with quality snapper taken on a local reef and saying 'the Winter Snapper season is off to a good start'!

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2019-06-06

Offshore 

Conditions are improving but will still be rough with winds south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots at times in the early morning and seas 1.5 to 2 metres. Tomorrow's wind conditions will begin to ease back but with swells increasing so be cautious with winds south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1 to 1.5 metres. and swells south to southeasterly up to 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore. Offshore swell increasing to 2 to 3.5 metres from the late afternoon. Before the strong winds and crook conditions out wide, the following fish were caught. Keen local angler, Nathan Greig took home a monster snapper, off Mooloolaba at one of his favourite reefs. Jet ski anglers, Rob Grace and Mike Duncan picked up a 9.8kg longtail tuna and a 10kg Spanish mackerel while trolling whole garfish baits around the Hall's Reef stretch on Sunday. North Reef has also had good snapper, sweetlip, Moses perch, cobia, tusk fish and gold band snapper. Warren Norup also fished Sunshine Reef in his kayak recently for a 123cm Spanish mackerl trolling a slimy mackerel. Big longtail and mac tuna, spotty and Spanish mackerel caught in close off Mooloolaba. A few good cobia, snapper sweetlip, school and spotty mackerel from Currimundi Reef and the Caloundra 5 and 9 mile reefs.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Noosa North Shore has had a few tailor, bream and whiting. Flathead, the odd tailor, golden trevally and bream around the river mouth. Queenies to 65cm and trevally in the Woods Bay and the Tewantin Reach. Whiting throughout the lower river and upstream in the lakes.

Maroochydore: Tailor and trevally yesterday between the Motorway Bridge and Chambers Island. Catches of flathead, golden trevally, few whiting and bream between the river mouth and Bli Bli.

Mooloolaba: Worth fishing the headlands for jew, bream and perhaps a tuna as well as bream, dart and whiting in the gutters. Flathead, feeding in the creeks and canals, Plenty of bream, particularly at night and trevally from around the boat moorings and throughout the lower river.

Caloundra; Bream and flathead along Golden Beach. Try around structures, rocks and jetties at night for the better quality bream. A few flathead, trevally and bream through the Passage. Trevallyand bream in Pelican Waters.

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Terry Ash was fishing with Chloe Wolski when she landed a feisty golden trevally near the mouth of the maroochy river on a live herring. They also caught several duskies and bream in the same spot that day.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2019-06-05

Offshore 

Strong Wind Warning for late today in Sunshine Coast Waters, in the bays and close inshore behind the breakers, will be okay with winds south to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots south of Maroochydore early in the morning. Winds turning southerly in the late morning and seas 2 to 2.5 metres. Tomorrow's conditions will begin to ease back with winds southeasterly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1.5 to 2 metres. Befor the strong winds the following fish were caught. Keen local angler, Nathan Greig took home a monster snapper, off Mooloolaba at one of his favourite reefs on Saturday. Jet ski anglers, Rob Grace and Mike Duncan picked up a 9.8kg longtail tuna and a 10kg Spanish mackerel while trolling whole garfish baits around the Hall's Reef stretch on Sunday. North Reef has also had good snapper, sweetlip, Moses perch, cobia, tusk fish and gold band snapper. Warren Norup also fished Sunshine Reef in his kayak recently for a 123cm Spanish mackerl trolling a slimy mackerel. Big longtail and mac tuna, spotty and Spanish mackerel caught in close off Mooloolaba. A few good cobia, snapper sweetlip, school and spotty mackerel from Currimundi Reef and the Caloundra 5 and 9 mile reefs.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Noosa North Shore has had flathead, tailor and a few good bream and whiting. Flathead, the odd tailor, golden trevally and bream around the river mouth and queenies and trevally in the Woods Bays. Whiting throughout the lower river and upstream in the lakes.

Maroochydore: The colder conditions have the bream and tailor on the bite, so be ready to go, Tailor and trevally yesterday between the Motorway Bridge and Chambers Island. Several catches of flathead, whiting and bream between the river mouth and Bli Bli.

Mooloolaba: Worth fishing the headlands for jew, bream and perhaps a tuna as well as bream, dart and whiting in the gutters. Flathead, feeding in the creeks and canals, Plenty of bream, particularly at night and trevally from around the boat moorings and throughout the lower river.

Caloundra; Bream and flathead along Golden Beach. Try around structures, rocks and jetties at night for the better quality bream. A few flathead, trevally and bream through the Passage. Trevallyand bream in Pelican Waters.

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Bruce Atkinson with a feisty spotty mackeral off Alexandra Headlands last Saturday

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2019-06-04

Offshore 

The Winter fishing season is here and the colder conditions combined with the New Moon Phase will be great for fishing and bring the snapper in closer for the winter season. Strong Wind Warning for late today in Sunshine Coast Waters, okay conditions in the bays and close inshore behind the breakers, but take care on the bars as the westerly winds may have any swell standing straight up with winds west to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching 25 to 30 knots at times offshore and seas 1.5 to 2.5 metres.

Tomorrow's winds will be south to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots tending south to southeasterly 20 to 25 knots during the day and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore and watch the swells out wide at southerly 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning. Yak angler, Dave Tunnington was trolling a whole slimy mackerel bait behind his kayak on Sunshine Reef last Thursday where he landed 27kg Spanish mackerel. Keen local angler, Nathan Greig took home a monster snapper, off Mooloolaba at one of his favourite reefs on Saturday. Jet ski anglers, Rob Grace and Mike Duncan picked up a 9.8kg longtail tuna and a 10kg Spanish mackerel while trolling whole garfish baits around the Hall's Reef stretch on Sunday. North Reef has also had good snapper, sweetlip, Moses perch, cobia, tusk fish and gold band snapper. Warren Norup also fished Sunshine Reef in his kayak recently for a 123cm Spanish mackerl trolling a slimy mackerel. Big longtail and mac tuna caught in close off Mooloolaba. A few good cobia, snapper sweetlip, school and spotty mackerel from Currimundi Reef and the Caloundra 5 and 9 mile reefs. Spanish mackerel, tuna and snapper from the Blinker.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Teewah on the Noosa North Shore has had flathead, tailor and a few good bream and whiting. Flathead, the odd tailor, golden trevally and bream around the river mouth and queenies and trevally in the Woods Bays. Whiting throughout the lower river and upstream in the lakes.

Maroochydore: The colder conditions have the bream and tailor on the bite, so be ready to go, Tailor and trevally yesterday between the Motorway Bridge and Chambers Island. Several catches of flathead, whiting and bream between the river mouth and Bli Bli.

Mooloolaba: Worth fishing the headlands for jew, bream and perhaps a tuna as well as bream, dart and whiting in the gutters. Flathead, feeding in the creeks and canals, Plenty of bream, particularly at night and trevally from around the boat moorings and throughout the lower river.

Caloundra; Whiting, bream, trevally and flathead along Golden Beach. Try around structures, rocks and jetties at night for the better quality bream. A few flathead, trevally and bream through the Passage. Queenfish and trevally in Pelican Waters. Still a few mud crabs in the creeks that feed into the Passage.

Nathan Greig 

Keen Maroochydore angler and Lifeguard, Nathan Greig with his monster snapper taken off Mooloolaba at one of his favourite reefs on Saturday.

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