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Sunshine Coast Fishing Reports

The Weekly Fishing Feature will be updated by THURSDAY along with the top fish photos of the week.

The daily Fishing Report and Catch of the Day photo will be updated DAILY, this is the same information which features in the sports section of the Sunshine Coast Daily.

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Local Fishing Report: Friday 2013-08-09

Noosa: Snapper and cobia from Sunshine Reefs. Tailor, a few dart, bream and flathead along Teewah. Luderick, bream and chopper tailor from the river mouth. Bream in the 30cm range from Munna Point and Tewantin. Golden trevally and plenty of bream at night in Woods Bay.

Maroochydore: Bream to 35cm and tarwhine along Mudjimba and Marcoola beaches. Bream to 44cm and flathead in the Cod Hole and along Godfrey's Road. Bream, flathead and whiting around Goat and channel Island. Flathead in the mouth of Eudlo Creek and to 74cm form Chambers Island. Chopper Tailor between Chambers Island and Bli Bli on bait and lure.

Kawana: Sweetlip, snapper and cobia from Murphy's. Good snapper to 65cm and parrot from Caloundra 12 mile. Bream and tailor off Point Cartwright. Jew over night at Wurtulla. Gar and whiting in the basin. Bream and trevally around McKenzie's Bridge.

Caloundra: Good snapper on the close in reefs like Caloundra 5 and 9 mile. Bream and luderick along the Boardwalk. A few tailor from the NE tip of Bribie. Flathead to 60cm and bream from Military Jetty. Big bream schoolie flathead and trevally in Pelican waters.

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Julie 74cm Flathead

Check out Julie Truskett's 74cm dusky flathead was taken somewhere near Picnic Point. Well done Julie, you are a very good angler. Dusky flathead legal size keeper limit is from 40cm to 75cm

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2013-08-08

Noosa: Quality snapper taken out on the Barwon Banks and off North and Sunshine Reefs. Tailor, a few dart, bream and flathead along Teewah. Luderick, bream and chopper tailor from the river mouth. Bream in the 30cm range from Munna Point and Tewantin. Golden trevally and plenty of bream at night in Woods Bay.

Maroochydore: Bream to 35cm and a few chopper tailor along Mudjimba and Marcoola beaches. Bream to 40cm and flathead in the Cod Hole and along Godfrey's Road. Bream and whiting feeding around the dredge at Cotton Tree. Flathead and tailor opposite the mouth to Eudlo Creek.

Kawana: Good snapper to 65cm from Caloundra 12 mile. Cobia from the Murphy's Reef. Bream and dart along Kawana Beach. Trevally around Minyama Island and in Kawana Waters. Bream around McKenzie's Bridge, the rocks walls and Kawana boat ramp and plenty of garfish in the lower reaches of the Mooloolah River and mud crabs in the canals.

Caloundra: Good snapper on the close in reefs like Caloundra 5 and 9 mile. Bream and luderick along the Boardwalk. A few tailor from the NE tip of Bribie. Flathead to 60cm and bream from Military Jetty. Big bream schoolie flathead and trevally in Pelican waters.

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Terran Richards 37cm Bream

Tarran Richards hooked this 37cm bream near the mouth of the mooloolah River on a Z-man 2.5" GrubZ on a 1/20th TT hidden weight jig.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2013-08-07

Noosa: Quality snapper taken out on the Barwon Banks and off North and Sunshine Reefs. Tailor, a few dart, bream and flathead along Teewah. Luderick, bream and chopper tailor from the river mouth. Bream in the 30cm range from Munna Point and Tewantin. Golden trevally and plenty of bream at night in Woods Bay.

Maroochydore: Bream to 35cm and a few chopper tailor along Mudjimba and Marcoola beaches. Bream to 40cm and flathead in the Cod Hole and along Godfrey's Road. Bream and whiting feeding around the dredge at Cotton Tree. Flathead and tailor opposite the mouth to Eudlo Creek.

Kawana: Good snapper to 65cm from Caloundra 12 mile. Cobia from the Murphy's Reef. Bream and dart along Kawana Beach. Trevally around Minyama Island and in Kawana Waters. Bream around McKenzie's Bridge, the rocks walls and Kawana boat ramp and plenty of garfish in the lower reaches of the Mooloolah River and mud crabs in the canals.

Caloundra: Good snapper on the close in reefs like Caloundra 5 and 9 mile. Bream and luderick along the Boardwalk. A few tailor from the NE tip of Bribie. Flathead to 60cm and bream from Military Jetty. Big bream schoolie flathead and trevally in Pelican waters.

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Heath 20kg Cobia

Heath Norman was fishing at Murphy's when he caught this solid 20kg+ Cobia.

Fishing Feature: Time for Tailor Research

The fish which terrorizes our beautiful surf gutters, dominates the deep channels of the estuaries on high tide and is also synonymous with speed and accuracy. That fish is the elite athlete of the sea – Pomatomus saltatrix or Tailor. Tailor are a sleek, slick and slippery specimen, with pale silvery green colourings along the back, silver on the belly and a distinctive forked tail. They grow to just over a meter in length and the biggest to top the scales that we know of was 14kg.

Tailor are expected throughout the month of August, in fine form, and will continue to work the coastline through to early October. Tailor need to be measured from the tip of their mouth to the end of their tail. Size and bag limits for tailor are as follows: a size limit of 35 cm (minimum) applies and a bag limit of 20 applies. Since 1999, the species has been monitored closely by Queensland Fisheries to collect biological information such as length, sex and age of tailor being caught and retained by recreational and commercial anglers.

This month, Fisheries Queensland are urging anglers to help out by donating your fish skeletons or by allowing our scientists to measure your fish for research. Fisheries Queensland staff will be on Fraser Island collecting scientific data on tailor, 11-17 August. Find out more about why we monitor tailor http://www.daff.qld.gov.au/fisheries/monitoring-our-fisheries/commercial-fisheries/species-specific-programs/tailor


The monitoring program for tailor relies on community involvement, through the voluntary participation of people involved in the recreational and commercial fishing industries. Sampling is carried out in southern Queensland throughout the year, although most information on tailor is collected during winter and spring due to the seasonality of the species.

Surveys focusing on tailor were carried out at popular fishing locations along the northern Gold Coast shoreline during June, July and August and on Fraser Island during August.

If heading to Fraser Island, be aware closed waters are in effect from August 1 to September 30 to protect tailor where they congregate for spawning. Eastern foreshore waters and waters within 400m out to sea from the eastern shore at low water, between 400m north of Waddy Point and 400m south of Indian Point are off limits for fin fish. Outside these areas you're free to drop a line – size and possession limits apply.

Fraser Island Closed Waters 1st August 30 September

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2013-08-06

Noosa: Quality snapper taken out on the Barwon Banks and off North and Sunshine Reefs. Tailor, a few dart, bream and flathead along Teewah. Luderick, bream and chopper tailor from the river mouth. Bream in the 30cm range from Munna Point and Tewantin. Golden trevally and plenty of bream at night in Woods Bay.

Maroochydore: Good snapper feeding on the close in reefs off Mooloolaba. Bream to 40cm and flathead in the Cod Hole and along Godfrey's Road. A few tailor off the beach north and south of the river mouth. The odd tailor and plenty of bream around Goat and Channel island

Kawana: Tonight's New Moon phase has the bream and snapper on the bite. Bream and dart along Kawana Beach. Trevally around Minyama Island and in Kawana Waters. Bream around McKenzie's Bridge, the rocks walls and Kawana boat ramp and plenty of garfish in the lower reaches of the Mooloolah River and mud crabs in the canals.
Caloundra: Good snapper on the close in reefs like Caloundra 5 and 9 mile. Bream and luderick along the Boardwalk. A few tailor from the NE tip of Bribie. Flathead to 60cm yesterday and bream from Military Jetty. Big bream schoolie flathead and trevally in Pelican waters.

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Zade Sukkariea Bream

Zade Sukkariea caught his nice bream off their pontoon in the Minyama Canals over the weekend

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