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Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2018-06-23

Offshore

Reasonably workable conditions today with winds south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening. Winds tending south to southwesterly inshore during the morning. and seas around 1 metre.  Great conditions tomorrow with winds south to southeasterly about 10 knots and seas below 1 metre. Local kayak angler Warren Norup, has fished Sunshine Reef again this week separate occasions for three quality Spanish mackerel, to 132cm /14.2kg on a trolled bonito. Big snapper on Sunshine and  North Reef on pilly floaters down the burley trail the biggest one went 82cm as well as coral trout, Spanish mackerel, yellow tail kingfish and grass sweetlip and also a few cobia. Snapper, pearl perch, nice tusk fish and cod from local reefs out from Mooloolaba and Caloundra . Jew and sweetlip from Currimundi. has had jew, good snapper and cobia showing up. Spanish mackerel, cod, grass sweetlip, cobia and big tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Double Island Point theirs tusk fish,Maori cod, a rare Blue Maori Cod, big grassy sweetlip and spangled emperor. pearl perch, big snapper, gold band snapper, moses perch, nannygai and trevally. There have been good catches of jew, quality snapper, pearlies, sweetlip, nannygai, moses perch, Maori and big estuary rock cod and still a few mackerel around the 22nm reefs East of the Wide Bay Bar.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Luderick or blackfish taken in Sandy Cove and at the car park rocks at the river mouth and lower river. Flathead around Munna Pt and quality golden trevally around the sand bags. Some and big flathead to 76cm been released in the lower estuary. Chopper tailor and a few good whiting caught over the weekend as well as quality bream and trevally from the River mouth. School jew and a jew went 91cm, threadfin salmon and still good mud crabs in between the lakes with a few sand crabs in the lower river.

Maroochydore: Remember, 'The Cod Hole Fishing Comp Winter Classic' is on from the 5 - 8th July. A few good bream to 36cm feeding in the lower river. Some really nice gutters along Mudjimba and Marcoola Beach's to try for a few dart, bream and jew at night. A good keeper jew taken yesterday in the Canals as well as tailor big golden trevally, taken in the Cod Hole. Several quality flathead and big whiting to 40cm caught in the lower reaches over the weekend. A few sand crabs in the lower river and in Eudlo Creek.

Mooloolaba: Dart in the gutter between Kawana and Wurtulla. Big jack and quality bream around McKenzies Bridge area this week. Average size grass sweetlip and big bream off the rocks at Point Cartwright. Gar in the lower river. Quality bream feeding around the rocks walls and Jetties in the lower river. Golden and giant trevally in the middle river and canals. Its worth trying for some sand crabs around the high tide.

Caloundra: Bream off the rocks outcrops and headland between Dicky and Shelly Beaches. Tailor and bream for the NE tip of Bribie. Whiting, bream and flathead along the golden beach stretch. A few nice jew in the deeper holes throughout the passage. Some good catches of sand crabs throughout the Pumicestone Passage

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Jacob Alissa Pilling 34cm whiting 46cmDusky

Young Jacob and Alissa Pilling with a nice 34cm whiting and a 46cm dusky flathead taken in the lower maroochy River

Extended Fishing Report: Friday 2018-06-22

Offshore

Conditions will be a bit choppy still today with winds south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1 to 1.5 metres. The weekend will be great weather but is looking okay but with choppy southerly to south easterly conditions in the 10 to 20 knot range. Local kayak angler Warren Norup, has fished Sunshine Reef again this week separate occasions for three quality Spanish mackerel, in the 11kg to 132cm /14.2kg size range on a trolled bonito. Big snapper on Sunshine and North Reef on pilly floaters down the burley trail the biggest one went 82cm as well as coral trout, Spanish mackerel, yellow tail kingfish and grass sweetlip and also a few cobia. Snapper, pearl perch, nice tusk fish and cod from local reefs out from Mooloolaba and Caloundra . Jew and sweetlip from Currimundi. has had jew, good snapper and cobia showing up. Spanish mackerel, cod, grass sweetlip, cobia and big tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Double Island Point theirs tusk fish,Maori cod, a rare Blue Maori Cod, big grassy sweetlip and spangled emperor. pearl perch, big snapper, gold band snapper, moses perch, nannygai and trevally. There have been good catches of jew, quality snapper, pearlies, sweetlip, nannygai, moses perch, Maori and big estuary rock cod and still a few mackerel around the 22nm reefs East of the Wide Bay Bar.

Out and around Hervey Bay: Tailor and great fun on goldenstrevally this week on the the flats and in the deeper water and school mackerel in some of the deeper channels off River Heads and in the Straits. The cold snap has a few good keeper snapper feeding, as well as cobia, mackerel, the odd coral trout and a few and squid being taken on the inshore reefs.Bream and chopper tailor in the lower reaches of the Burrum River and a few sand crabs to be taken around Burrum Heads and Woodgate areas. Great Sandy Strait, is producing good catches of whiting, flathead and plenty of quality bream showing up throughout. The winter whiting numbers are increasing and they are starting to congregate in schools so try around Gatakers Bay, towards Toogoom and around the Woody islands. There’s good bream at night, trevally and squid off Urangan Jetty.  For more information on fishing the Bay do yourself a favour and check out the Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing facebook page.

Estuaries and Beaches

Fraser Island: As the seas have settled down there are some great gutters and deeper holes forming along the beach. Target dart, whiting, bream, chopper tailor and quality jew moving through the gutters at night along the eastern beach. You still need to be cautious travelling around the rocky outcrops along the Eastern Beach. 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 grunter bream, flathead still a few mud crab and the promise of a few sand crabs on offer.

Rainbow Beach: Remember, the 2018, Rainbow Beach Family Fishing Classic and Expo is on from the 20th to 28th of July. The jew have been moving through the gutters particularly at night and try for chopper tailor at dawn and dusk and go for flathead, 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 chopper tailor whiting, plenty of good bream, flathead, sand crabs trevally and still getting a few good muddies.

Local Dams and Rivers: Borumba Dam has been host to quality Bass and a few good Yellowbelly, particullarly in the past couple of weeks. Generally there are quality bass, saratoga and yellowbelly feeding in the Dams at present. Borumba Dam has bass and saratoga still hitting lures and fly particully on Jackall tn60 lures. Plenty of quality bass and golden perch on trolled lures from the junctions in Boondooma Dam. 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.

Noosa: Try for luderick or blackfish at the car park rocks at the river mouth and lower river. Flathead around Munna Pt and good golden trevally around the sand bags. Some big flathead to 76cm been released in the lower estuary. Chopper tailor and a few good whiting caught over the weekend as well as bream and trevally from the River mouth. School jew and a jew went 91cm, threadfin salmon and still good mud crabs in between the lakes.

Maroochydore: Remember, 'The Cod Hole Fishing Comp Winter Classic' is on from the 5 - 8th July. Registrations now open via phone (07)5443-3033 or online at www.codholefishingcomp.com.au A few good bream to 36cm feeding in the lower river. Some really nice gutters along Mudjimba and Marcoola Beach's to try for a few dart, bream and jew at night. School jew in the middle river with a few big fish taken in the Cod Hole. Several quality flathead and big whiting to 40cm caught in the lower reaches over the weekend. A few sand crabs in the lower river.

Mooloolaba: Dart in the gutter between Kawana and Wurtulla. Average size grass sweetlip and big bream off the rocks at Point Cartwright. Gar in the lower river. Quality bream feeding around the rocks walls and Jetties in the lower river. Golden and giant trevally in the middle river and canals. Its worth trying for some sand crabs around the high tide.

Caloundra: Bream off the rocks outcrops and headland between Dicky and Shelly Beaches. Tailor and bream for the NE tip of Bribie. Whiting, bream and flathead along the golden beach stretch. A few nice jew in the deeper holes throughout the passage. Some good catches of sand crabs throughout the Pumicestone Passage

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Harry Gemmill 40cm whiting Chambers Island

Just have a look at Harry Gemmill's elbow slapper whiting to 40cm taken off Chambers Island!

Dallas Brenneke Tean Borumba

Dallas Brenneke team, and son Michael getting in some toga action at the Borumba Dam Southern Queensland Fishing social weekend.

Hayden Neal with peter Batey

Hayden Neal and Peter Batey with quality bass, last weekend at the Borumba Dam Southern Queensland Fishing social weekend.

Ethan Peace 73cm Saratoga Borumba

Well done Ethan Peace, with a 73cm fighiting saratoga from last weekend at the Borumba Dam Southern Queensland Fishing social weekend.

Big Red Nambour Show Rainbow Escape

Big Red caught on Sunshine Coast Show weekend by the team on Rainbow Escape Charters off Double Island Point.

Yellow Fin Rainbow Escape charters team Nambour Show day

Magnificent yellow fin tuna taken on Sunshine Coast Show weekend by the team on Rainbow Escape Charters off Double Island Point.

Warren Norup Spanish Mackerel Sunshine Reef

Local kayak angler Warren Norup, has fished Sunshine Reef again this week separate occasions for three quality Spanish mackerel, in the 11kg to 132cm/14.2kg size range on a trolled bonito.

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2018-06-21

Offshore

Conditions will be a bit choppy still today with winds southeasterly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1 to 1.5 metres. Similar conditions tomorrow with winds south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knot and seas 1 to 1.5 metres. The weekend will be great weather but is looking okay but with choppy southerly to south easterly conditions in the 10 to 20 knot range. Local kayak angler Warren Norup, has fished Sunshine Reef again this week separate occasions for three quality Spanish mackerel, in the 11kg to 132cm /14.2kg size range on a trolled bonito. Big snapper on Sunshine and  North Reef on pilly floaters down the burley trail the biggest one went 82cm as well as coral trout, Spanish mackerel, yellow tail kingfish and grass sweetlip and also a few cobia. Snapper, pearl perch, nice tusk fish and cod from local reefs out from Mooloolaba and Caloundra . Jew and sweetlip from Currimundi. has had jew, good snapper and cobia showing up. Spanish mackerel, cod, grass sweetlip, cobia and big tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Double Island Point theirs tusk fish,Maori cod, a rare Blue Maori Cod, big grassy sweetlip and spangled emperor. pearl perch, big snapper, gold band snapper, moses perch, nannygai and trevally. There have been good catches of jew, quality snapper, pearlies, sweetlip, nannygai, moses perch, Maori and big estuary rock cod and still a few mackerel around the 22nm reefs East of the Wide Bay Bar.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Try for luderick or blackfish at the car park rocks at the river mouth and lower river. Flathead around Munna Pt and good golden trevally around the sand bags. Some big flathead to 76cm been released in the lower estuary. Chopper tailor and a few good whiting caught over the weekend as well as bream and trevally from the River mouth. School jew and a jew went 91cm, threadfin salmon and still good mud crabs in between the lakes.

Maroochydore: Remember, 'The Cod Hole Fishing Comp Winter Classic' is on from the 5 - 8th July. A few good bream to 36cm feeding in the lower river. Some really nice gutters along Mudjimba and Marcoola Beach's to try for a few dart, bream and jew at night. School jew in the middle river with a few big fish taken in the Cod Hole. Several quality flathead and big whiting to 40cm caught in the lower reaches over the weekend. A few sand crabs in the lower river.

Mooloolaba: Dart in the gutter between Kawana and Wurtulla. Average size grass sweetlip and big bream off the rocks at Point Cartwright. Gar in the lower river. Quality bream feeding around the rocks walls and Jetties in the lower river. Golden and giant trevally in the middle river and canals. Its worth trying for some sand crabs around the high tide.

Caloundra: Bream off the rocks outcrops and headland between Dicky and Shelly Beaches. Tailor and bream for the NE tip of Bribie. Whiting, bream and flathead along the golden beach stretch. A few nice jew in the deeper holes throughout the passage. Some good catches of sand crabs throughout the Pumicestone Passage

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Warren Norup Spanish Mackerel Sunshine Reef

Local kayak angler Warren Norup, has fished Sunshine Reef again this week on separate occasions for three quality Spanish mackerel, in the 11kg to 132cm /14.2kg size range on a trolled bonito.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2018-06-20

Offshore

Today there will be choppy to rough conditions so best to stay close inshore or in sheltered waters as winds will be South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching 20 to 25 knots offshore. Winds turning southerly 15 to 20 knots in the evening with seas 1.5 to 2 metres .Tomorrow conditions will improve by the afternoon with winds southerly 15 to 20 knots turning southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon with seas 1 to 1.5 metres. Before the rough conditions Double Island Point has had catches of pearl perch, moses perch, grass emperor, cobia, northern bluefin tuna, gold spot cod, trout cod, Maori cod and painted sweetlip. Big snapper on Sunshine Reef on pilly floaters down the burley trail the biggest one went 82cm. Sunshine Reef has had a few a nice Spanish mackerel."  Sunshine and North Reef has had coral trout, Spanish mackerel, yellow tail kingfish, snapper and grass sweetlip and also a few cobia. Snapper, pearl perch, nice tusk fish and cod from local reefs out from Mooloolaba and Caloundra . Jew and sweetlip from Currimundi. has had good snapper and cobia showing up. Spanish mackerel, cod, grass sweetlip, cobia and big tusk fish from the Barwon Banks.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Try for luderick or blackfish at the car park rocks at the river mouth and lower river. Flathead around Munna Pt and good golden trevally around the sand bags. Some big flathead to 76cm been released in the lower estuary. Chopper tailor and a few good whiting caught over the weekend as well as bream and trevally from the River mouth. School jew and a jew went 91cm, threadfin salmon and still good mud crabs in between the lakes.
Maroochydore: Remember, 'The Cod Hole Fishing Comp Winter Classic' is on from the 5 - 8th July. A few good bream to 36cm feeding in the lower river. Some really nice gutters along Mudjimba and Marcoola Beach's to try for a few dart, bream and jew at night. School jew in the middle river with a few big fish taken in the Cod Hole. Several quality flathead and big whiting to 40cm caught in the lower reaches over the weekend. A few sand crabs in the lower river.

Mooloolaba: Dart in the gutter between Kawana and Wurtulla. Average size grass sweetlip and big bream off the rocks at Point Cartwright. Gar in the lower river. Quality bream feeding around the rocks walls and Jetties in the lower river. Golden and giant trevally in the middle river and canals. Its worth trying for some sand crabs around the high tide.

Caloundra: Bream off the rocks outcrops and headland between Dicky and Shelly Beaches. Tailor and bream for the NE tip of Bribie. Whiting, bream and flathead along the golden beach stretch. A few nice jew in the deeper holes throughout the passage. Some good catches of sand crabs throughout the Pumicestone Passage

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Riley Beck released

Keen young angler, Riley Buck caught and released this dusky flathead on a soft plastic grub.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2018-06-19

Offshore

Today there will be choppy to rough conditions so best to stay in sheltered waters as winds will be southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching 20 to 25 knots offshore. Winds turning south to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the evening  with seas 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres by early evening. Tomorrow will be similar with southerly 15 to 25 knots and seas 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Before the rough conditions Double Island Point has had catches of pearl perch, moses perch, grass emperor, cobia, northern bluefin tuna, gold spot cod, trout cod, Maori cod and painted sweetlip. Big snapper on Sunshine Reef on pilly floaters down the burley trail the biggest one went 82cm. Sunshine Reef has had a few a nice Spanish mackerel, to 127cm on a trolled bonito."  Sunshine and North Reef has had coral trout, Spanish mackerel, yellow tail kingfish, snapper and grass sweetlip and also a few cobia. Snapper, pearl perch, nice tusk fish and cod from local reefs out from Mooloolaba and Caloundra . Jew and sweetlip from Currimundi. has had good snapper and cobia showing up. Spanish mackerel, cod, grass sweetlip, cobia and big tusk fish from the Barwon Banks.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Try for luderick or blackfish at the car park rocks at the river mouth and lower river. Flathead around Munna Pt and good golden trevally around the sand bags. Some big flathead to 76cm been released in the lower estuary. Chopper tailor and a few good whiting caught over the weekend as well as bream and trevally from the River mouth. School jew and a jew went 91cm, threadfin salmon and still good mud crabs in between the lakes.

Maroochydore: Remember, 'The Cod Hole Fishing Comp Winter Classic' is on from the 5 - 8th July. A few good bream to 36cm feeding in the lower river. Some really nice gutters along Mudjimba and Marcoola Beach's to try for a few dart, bream and jew at night. School jew in the middle river with a few big fish taken in the Cod Hole. Several quality flathead and big whiting to 40cm caught in the lower reaches over the weekend. A few sand crabs in the lower river.

Mooloolaba: Dart in the gutter between Kawana and Wurtulla. Average size grass sweetlip and big bream off the rocks at Point Cartwright. Gar in the lower river. Quality bream feeding around the rocks walls and Jetties in the lower river. Golden and giant trevally in the middle river and canals. Its worth trying for some sand crabs around the high tide.

Caloundra: Bream off the rocks outcrops and headland between Dicky and Shelly Beaches. Tailor and bream for the NE tip of Bribie. Whiting, bream and flathead along the golden beach stretch. A few nice jew in the deeper holes throughout the passage. Some good catches of sand crabs throughout the Pumicestone Passage

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Riley Beck released

Keen young angler Riley Buck caught and released this dusky flathead on a soft plastic grub.

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