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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: Saturday 2013-10-05

Offshore

North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, increasing to 20 to 25 knots in the evening. The new moon phase will have the fish on the bite, although the northerly's will make conditions difficult, Yesterday there was snapper, pearlies, cod, parrot and moses perch on North Reef and, snapper, amberjack, samson fish, on the Banks, along withnapper, perch and yellowtail king at Caloundra 12 Mile.

Estuarys

Noosa: Fish the beaches for dart, bream and whiting. Mangrove jack along with a few school jew between the lakes. A few mud crabs between the lakes. Flathead, bream and whiting at the Noosa River mouth, flathead, trevally and bream in Woods Bay, at Noosaville and Tewantin and flathead and bream in Weyba Creek.

Maroochydore: Quality dart on Marcoola Beach yesterday morning. Mangrove jack from Bli Bli. Whiting off Chambers Island and a few flathead around picnic Point. Trevally to 3kg and a few chopper tailor in the Cod Hole on the run out tide. Several flathead to 72cm, from Petrie Creek and along Godfry's Rd.

Kawana: Tailor, flathead and whiting along the beaches. Mangrove jack in the creeks and the upper Mooloolah River. Heaps of bream around the moorings, the odd tailor and trevally along La Balsa in the lower river. Sand crabs in the lower Mooloolah river. Sand crabs in the lower reaches and mangrove jack and mud crabs in the canals.

Caloundra: Sand whiting off the NE tip of Bribie Island. Bream to 30cm and the odd big flathead around 60cm in the blue hole. Whiting on most of the banks between the Boardwalk and Coochin Creek. Queenfish on live bait around Military Jetty mangrove jack and mud crab in the creeks that lead into the passage.

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8kg snapper Top Catch

Check out one of the quality snapper taken on a Top Catch Charter yesterday!

Local Fishing Report: Friday 2013-10-04

Offshore

Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending southerly 10 to 15 knots early in the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning, so conditions are looking better. This week the crews on Top Catch Charters have taken some quality snapper to 6kg and nice pearl perch on Caloundra 12 mile and today's new moon will have the snapper, pearlies, sweetlip and cobia on the bite.

Estuarys

Noosa: Fish the beaches for dart, bream and whiting. Flathead in Woods Bay yesterday. Whiting and jacks in Weyba Creek. Mangrove jack and its worth a try for threadfin salmon, along with a few school jew between the lakes. A few mud crabs between the lakes.

Maroochydore: Mangrove jack from Bli Bli. Whiting to 40cm off Chambers Island and a few flathead around picnic Point. Trevally to 3kg and a few chopper tailor in the Cod Hole on the run out tide. Several flathead to 72cm, from Petrie Creek and along Godfry's Rd.

Kawana: Tailor, flathead and whiting along the beaches. Mangrove jack in the creeks and the upper Mooloolah River. Heaps of bream around the moorings, the odd tailor and trevally along La Balsa in the lower river. Sand crabs in the lower Mooloolah river. Sand crabs in the lower reaches and mangrove jack and mud crabs in the canals.

Caloundra: Sand whiting off the NE tip of Bribie Island. Bream to 30cm and the odd big flathead around 60cm in the blue hole. Whiting on most of the banks between the Boardwalk and Coochin Creek. Queenfish on live bait around Military Jetty mangrove jack and mud crab in the creeks that lead into the passage.

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Merv Kajewski Whiting 40cm Chambers Island

Check out Merv Kajewski's, elbow slapper whiting weighing 550gm and measuring 40cm, taken around Chambers Island today!

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2013-10-03

Offshore

Southerly 25 to 30 knots tending southeasterly before dawn then tending south to southeasterly 20 to 25 knots in the middle of the day. By the weekend it will be worth trying particularly with the New Moon on Saturday for snapper, pearl perch, maori cod, sweetlip, cobia and school mackerel on local reefs.

Estuarys

Noosa: Try the sheltered beaches for dart, bream and whiting. Flathead to 67cm taken in Woods Bay yesterday. Whiting and jacks in Weyba Creek. Mangrove jack and its worth a try for threadfin salmon, along with a few school jew between the lakes. A few mud crabs between the lakes.

Maroochydore: Mangrove jack to 45cm from Bli Bli. Whiting to 40cm off Chambers Island and a few flathead around picnic Point. Trevally to 2.5kg and a few chopper tailor in the Cod Hole on the run out tide. Several flathead to 72cm, from Petrie Creek and along Godfry's Rd.

Kawana: Mangrove jack in the creeks and the upper Mooloolah River. Heaps of bream around the moorings, the odd tailor and trevally in the lower river. Sand crabs in the lower Mooloolah river. Mud crabs in the middle reaches and canals.

Caloundra: Bream to 30cm and the odd big flathead around 60cm in the blue hole. Whiting on most of the banks between the Boardwalk and Coochin Creek. Try for mangrove jack and mud crab in the creeks that lead into the passage.

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Merv Kajewski Whiting 40cm Chambers Island

Check out Merv Kajewski's, elbow slapper whiting weighing 550gm and measuring 40cm, taken around Chambers Island today!

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2013-10-02

Offshore

Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting south to southeasterly 25 to 33 knots in the late evening. By the weekend it will be worth trying particularly with the New Moon on Saturday for snapper, pearl perch, maori cod, sweetlip, cobia and school mackerel on local reefs.

Estuarys

Noosa: Try the sheltered beaches for dart, bream and whiting. Flathead to 67cm taken in Woods Bay yesterday. Whiting and jacks in Weyba Creek. Mangrove jack and its worth a try for threadfin salmon, along with a few school jew between the lakes. A few mud crabs between the lakes.

Maroochydore: Mangrove jack to 45cm from Bli Bli. Whiting off Chambers Island and a few flathead around picnic Point. Trevally to 2.5kg and a few chopper tailor in the Cod Hole on the run out tide. Several flathead to 72cm, from Petrie Creek and along Godfry's Rd.

Kawana: Mangrove jack in the creeks and the upper Mooloolah River. Heaps of bream around the moorings, the odd tailor and trevally in the lower river. Sand crabs in the lower Mooloolah river. Mud crabs in the middle reaches and canals.

Caloundra: Bream to 30cm and the odd big flathead around 60cm in the blue hole. Whiting on most of the banks between the Boardwalk and Coochin Creek. Try for mangrove jack and mud crab in the creeks that lead into the passage.

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Noah Smith keeper flathead

Look at young Noah Smith, with his nice keeper dusky flathead taken while out on a hire boat around Goat island.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2013-10-01

Offshore

North westerly's winds, 20 to 25 knots, today and probably the next few days, so it might be better to fish the estuary's. By the weekend it will be worth trying particularly with the New Moon on Saturday for snapper, pearl perch, maori cod, sweetlip, cobia and school mackerel on local reefs.

Estuarys

Noosa: Try the sheltered beaches for dart, bream and whiting. Flathead to 81cm released in woods Bay over the weekend, whiting and bream to 40cm off Gympie Terrace. Whiting and jacks in Weyba Creek. Mangrove jack and threadfin salmon to 6.5 and 7.5kg, along with a few school jew between the lakes in the past few days.

Maroochydore: Mangrove jack to 45c and a 70cm queenfish from Bli Bli. Whiting off Chambers Island and a few flathead around picnic Point. Trevally to 2.5kg and a few chopper tailor in the Cod Hole on the run out tide. Several flathead to 72cm, from Petrie Creek and along Godfry's Rd.

Kawana: Mangrove jack in the creeks and the upper Mooloolah River. Heaps of bream around the moorings, the odd tailor and trevally in the lower river. Sand crabs in the lower Mooloolah river. Mud crabs in the middle reaches and canals.

Caloundra: Bream to 30cm and the odd big flathead around 60cm in the blue hole. Whiting on most of the banks between the Boardwalk and Coochin Creek. Try for mangrove jack and mud crab in the creeks that lead into the passage.

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Robert Whiting 30.9.132.5kg

Robert Whiting took his biggest trevally so far this season, to 2.5kg and a nice tailor near the Cod Hole, yesterday.

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