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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: Wednesday 2018-10-03

Offshore

Today's conditions are looking pretty good by the afternoon with winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots during the morning or early afternoon.with seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Tomorrow conditions will be great with winds variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon and seas below 1 metre. There have been some good catches in the past week or so, with North Reef venus tusk fish, moses perch, snapper and this cracking nannygai..Cougar One fished Sunshine Reef where they caught snapper, pearl perch, grass sweetlip and coral trout." www.fishingnoosa.com.au/bluewater.htm . Snapper, long tail tuna, tusk fish from the Gneerings. Snapper, pearl perch, cobia, jew and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Double Island Point has had good snapper, red emperor, large cod, a few trout, pearl perch, moses perch,and tusk fish.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: At present there have been several good catches of flathead throughout the river and golden trevally in the lower river. Noosaville has had good whiting and flathead with the bream around the structures. A few good catches of Jacks between the lakes. Worth putting the Crab pots in.

Maroochydore: Some big bream, few queenfish, trevally smashing the bait fish and plenty of good flathead around the the Cod Hole, Picnic Point and upstream to Bli Bli. Mangrove jack in the Creeks and middle river. Quality whiting and few bream between Chambers and Channel Island.

Mooloolaba: Bream and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Whiting from La Balsa and Sand basin and above McKenzies Bridge. Mangrove jack from the middle river. Try for bream, tailor and jew at night off the rocks at Point Cartwright.

Caloundra: When the wind settles try for whiting, bream and a few good flathead in the gutters along the beaches. Whiting and bream from Golden Beach. There have been plenty of good catches of quality flathead throughout the passage and in the creeks and along the skids. Mangrove jack and mud crabs feeding in the creeks.

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Bill Conn 80cmQueenfish

Have a look at Bill Conn with an 80 cm queenfish from the Cod Hole today.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2018-10-02

Offshore

Today's conditions are still looking choppy to rough particularly in the afternoon with winds Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore north of Maroochydore in the afternoon and evening with seas 1.5 to 2 metres. Tomorrow conditions will be much improved with winds Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning  and seas 1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. So when conditions improve remember there have been some good catches in the past week or so, with Trekka 2 skipper Mitch Bertacchini, on a charter to North Reef Saturday where conditions started off nice but deteriorated a bit once the northerly breeze picked up, but we caught venus tusk fish, moses perch, snapper and this cracking nannygai." www.fishingnoosa.com.au/fishingoffshorenoosa.htm .Snapper, long tail tuna, tusk fish from the Gneerings. Snapper, pearl perch, cobia, jew and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Double Island Point has had good snapper, red emperor, large cod, a few trout, pearl perch, moses perch,and tusk fish.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: At present there have been several good catches of flathead throughout the river, with Jake Lobegeier catching and releasing unharmed a huge big female flathead, around the end of dog beach so it could continue the breading cycle. Noosaville has had good whiting and flathead with the bream around the structures. A few good catches of Jacks between the lakes. Worth putting the Crab pots in.

Maroochydore: Some big bream yesterday, a few trevally and plenty of good flathead around the the Cod Hole, Picnic Point and upstream to Bli Bli. Mangrove jack in the Creeks and middle river. Quality whiting and few bream between Chambers and Channel Island.

Mooloolaba: Bream, the odd tailor and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Whiting from La Balsa and Sand basin and above McKenzies Bridge. Mangrove jack from the middle river. Try for bream, tailor and jew at night off the rocks at Point Cartwright.

Caloundra: Whiting, bream and a few good flathead in the gutters along the beaches from the rocky headlands. Whiting and bream from Golden Beach. There have been plenty of good catches of quality flathead throughout the passage and in the creeks and along the skids. Mangrove jack and mud crabs feeding in the creeks.

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Shae Clow Mangrove Jack

Check out Shae Clow with her first Mangrove Jack for the season taken in the Mooloolah River

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2018-10-01

Offshore

Today's conditions are still looking choppy to rough with winds Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots with seas 1.5 to 2 metres. Tomorrow conditions will not be much better with winds Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1.5 to 2 metres. So when conditions improve remember there have been some good catches in the past week or so, with Trekka 2 skipper Mitch Bertacchini, on a charter to North Reef Saturday where conditions started off nice but deteriorated a bit once the northerly breeze picked up, but we caught venus tusk fish, moses perch, snapper and this cracking nannygai." www.fishingnoosa.com.au/fishingoffshorenoosa.htm .Snapper, long tail tuna, tusk fish from the Gneerings. Snapper, pearl perch, cobia, jew and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Double Island Point has had good snapper, red emperor, large cod, a few trout, pearl perch, moses perch,and tusk fish.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: At present there have been several good catches of flathead throughout the river, with Jake Lobegeier catching and releasing unharmed a huge big female flathead, around the end of dog beach so it could continue the breading cycle. Noosaville has had good whiting and flathead with the bream around the structures. A few good catches of Jacks between the lakes. Worth putting the Crab pots in.

Maroochydore: Bream, trevally and plenty of good flathead around the the Cod Hole, Picnic Point and upstream to Bli Bli. Mangrove jack in the Creeks and middle river. Quality whiting and few bream between Chambers and Channel Island.

Mooloolaba: Bream, the odd tailor and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Whiting from La Balsa and Sand basin and above McKenzies Bridge. Mangrove jack from the middle river. Try for bream, tailor and jew at night off the rocks at Point Cartwright.

Caloundra: Whiting, bream and a few good flathead in the gutters along the beaches from the rocky headlands. Whiting and bream from Golden Beach. There have been plenty of good catches of quality flathead throughout the passage and in the creeks and along the skids. Mangrove jack and mud crabs feeding in the creeks.

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Alan Park Mangrove Jack

Alan Park found that the Mangrove Jack are now back in force and defending there territory in Sunshine coast estuaries,

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2018-09-29

Offshore

Today's conditions are looking choppy with winds North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots with seas 1 to 1.5 metres. Tomorrow the conditions will be okay in the morning but winds will increase tomorrow afternoon and become choppy to rough and seas Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres offshore, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning. So when conditions improve remember there have been some good catches in the past week or so, with  Wild Thing 2 fished North Reef earlier in the week where they got a great feed of moses perch, coral bream, grassy sweetlip, gold spot wrasse, goat fish and some quality pearl perch. Snapper, long tail tuna, tusk fish from the Gneerings. Snapper, pearl perch, cobia, jew and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Double Island Point has had good snapper, red emperor, large cod, a few trout, pearl perch, moses perch,and tusk fish. There have been good snapper, pearl perch, hussar a few cobia, tuskfish, sweetlip and a few hard fighting trevally, feeding around the 20nm reefs, East of the Wide Bay Bar.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead and quality golden trevally in the Woods Bays, also at present there have been several good catches of flathead throughout the river. Noosaville has had good whiting and flathead with the bream around the structures. A few good catches of Jacks between the lakes. Worth putting the Crab pots in.

Maroochydore: Bream, trevally and plenty of good flathead around the the Cod Hole, Picnic Point and upstream to Bli Bli. Mangrove jack in the Creeks and middle river. Quality whiting and few bream between Chambers and Channel Island.

Mooloolaba: Bream, the odd tailor and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Whiting from La Balsa and Sand basin and above McKenzies Bridge. Mangrove jack from the middle river. Try for bream, tailor and jew at night off the rocks at Point Cartwright.

Caloundra: Whiting, bream and a few good flathead in the gutters along the beaches from the rocky headlands. Whiting and bream from Golden Beach. There have been plenty of good catches of quality flathead throughout the passage and in the creeks and along the skids. Mangrove jack and mud crabs feeding in the creeks.

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Ben Forgan Jew up river

Benny Forgan , at it again catching and releasing an 80 cm jew in the Mighty Maroochy River

Local Fishing Report: Friday 2018-09-28

Offshore

Today's (Friday) conditions are looking okay but could be a choppy northerlies with winds east to northeasterly below 10 knots tending north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots before dawn and seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres inshore during the afternoon. The winds will increase tomorrow and be a choppy northerly with winds North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots. and seas 1 to 1.5 metres. but look out for Sunday morning as winds might drop out in the morning and strengthen in the afternoon in offshore waters. So when conditions improve remember there have been some good catches in the past week or so, with Wild Thing 2 fished North Reef earlier in the week where they got a great feed of moses perch, coral bream, grassy sweetlip, gold spot wrasse, goat fish and some quality pearl perch. Snapper, long tail tuna, tusk fish from the Gneerings. Snapper, pearl perch, cobia, jew and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Double Island Point has had good snapper, red emperor, large cod, a few trout, pearl perch, moses perch,and tusk fish. There have been good snapper, pearl perch, hussar a few cobia, tuskfish, sweetlip and a few hard fighting trevally, feeding around the 20nm reefs, East of the Wide Bay Bar

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead and quality golden trevally in the Woods Bays, also at present there have been several good catches of flathead throughout the river. Noosaville has had good whiting and flathead with the bream around the structures. A few good catches of Jacks between the lakes. Worth putting the Crab pots in.

Maroochydore: Bream, trevally and plenty of good flathead around the the Cod Hole, Picnic Point and upstream to Bli Bli. Mangrove jack in the Creeks and middle river. Quality whiting and few bream between Chambers and Channel Island.

Mooloolaba: Bream, the odd tailor and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Whiting from La Balsa and Sand basin and above McKenzies Bridge. Mangrove jack from the middle river. Try for bream, tailor and jew at night off the rocks at Point Cartwright.

Caloundra: Whiting, bream and a few good flathead in the gutters along the beaches from the rocky headlands. Whiting and bream from Golden Beach. There have been plenty of good catches of quality flathead throughout the passage and in the creeks and along the skids. Mangrove jack and mud crabs feeding in the creeks.

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cameron fiesty Giant Trevally released

Cameron (Camo) Sullivan using his soft plastics with a feisty giant trevally caught and released in the lower reaches of the Maroochy River.

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