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Local Fishing Report: Friday 2017-10-13

Offshore

Winds will be northwesterly at 10 to 15 knots becoming southeasterly about 10 knots in the middle of the day. Seas and swell will both be below 1m. Spotty and school mackerel from Caloundra 12 mile and NW fairway beacon. Snapper, Maori cod and tusk fish from Murphy’s Reef. Red emperor, tusk fish, spotty mackerel and snapper from Caloundra 12 mile. Snapper, sweetlip, big cobia and moses perch from the Blinker. Chardons Reef snapper, cobia, moses perch, tusk fish. Gold spot cod, maori cod and pearl perch. The Banks has had good snapper, gold spot wrasse, moses perch, pearl perch, venus tusk fish. The Hards has had heaps of big hussar, big tuskies, Maori cod, moses perch, coral bream, big gold spot wrasse, spangled emperor and a cracking 81cm red emperor. Coral trout, grass sweetlip, cobia, tuna, tusk fish and snapper from Sunshine Reef. A few good Cobia from Halls reef. Keen angler Dallas Hollier with a cracker red emperor aboard Rainbow Escape Charters on Saturday of Double Island point. Also the crews on Baitrunner from, Rainbow Beach Reef Fishing Charters have taken good  snapper, pearl perch, red throat emperor, sweetlip, tusk fish, hussar, moses perch and mulloway 20nm east of Wide Bay Bar recently. Snapper, moses perch, Maori cod, venus tusk fish, scarlet sea perch, gold spot cod, jew, tailor and gold band snapper from Double Island Point.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: A few solid elbow slapper whiting throughout the lower river. Good sand crabs along the Noosaville reach and in Weyba Creek. Golden trevally and big flathead in the Woods Bays, the river mouth and off Munna Point. Golden trevally, grunter, flathead along Tewantin Stretch. Whiting, diamond trevally and grunter in Lake Cooroibah.

Maroochydore: Schools of herring back in the rivers. Plenty of flathead and the odd hairtail throughout the river with some caught and released up to 86cm on Sunday. Good mud crab, near Maroochy waters Canal entranceand in th upper reaches Whiting and flathead on the between Chambers and Channel Island. Flathead from Bli Bli flats and the creek mouths. Trevally to 60cm in Maroochy Waters Canal. Sand crabs in the lower river. Mangrove jacks, trevally, cod and jew from the rock bars in the middle and upper river.

Mooloolaba: Try for dart and tarwhine from Kawana Beach. Cod, bream and trevally in Parrearra Channel. Trevally and bream off the rock walls. Mangrove jack from the rock bars in the upper river. Trevally and cod around Minyama Island. Whiting and flathead from the sand basin. Flathead around McKenzie’s Bridge.

Caloundra: With the good conditions for next couple of days so go for grass sweetlip and trevally from Moffat Head. Whiting and bream in Currimundi Lake. Jacks and trevally in Currimundi Creek. Getting a few good quality flathead inside the bar, off the Northern tip of Bribie and from the creek mouths. Whiting from Golden Beach and from the banks south of Bells Creek. Trevally, mud crabs, and a few sandies grunter and cod in Pelican Waters Canal.

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brento trevally released

Keen angler, Brenton Mansfield with a feisty bi-catch trevally released while hunting up river for Mangrove jack.

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2017-10-12

Offshore

Conditions could be a bit choppy through today particularly in the south  with winds forecast to be northerly 10 to 15 knots, reaching 15 to 20 knots offshore south of Maroochydore in the morning with seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday Looks like good conditions tomorrow with just a bit of northerly chop, with winds northwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming north to northeasterly about 10 knots during the afternoon with seas below 1 metre. Saturday is looking good with lighter southerly winds most of the day, then turning north-easterly  through in to Sunday with conditions becoming choppy to rough into the afternoon and evening.  Snapper, Maori cod and tusk fish from Murphy’s Reef. Red emperor, tusk fish, spotty mackerel and snapper from Caloundra 12 mile. Snapper, sweetlip, big cobia and moses perch from the Blinker. Chardons Reef snapper, cobia, moses perch, tusk fish. Gold spot cod, maori cod and pearl perch. The Banks has had good snapper, gold spot wrasse, moses perch, pearl perch, venus tusk fish. The Hards has had heaps of big hussar, big tuskies, Maori cod, moses perch, coral bream, big gold spot wrasse, spangled emperor and a cracking 81cm red emperor. Coral trout, grass sweetlip, cobia, tuna, tusk fish and snapper from Sunshine Reef. A few good Cobia from Halls reef. Keen angler Dallas Hollier with a cracker red emperor aboard Rainbow Escape Charters on Saturday of Double Island point. Also the crews on Baitrunner from, Rainbow Beach Reef Fishing Charters have taken good  snapper, pearl perch, red throat emperor, sweetlip, tusk fish, hussar, moses perch and mulloway 20nm east of Wide Bay Bar recently. Snapper, moses perch, Maori cod, venus tusk fish, scarlet sea perch, gold spot cod, jew, tailor and gold band snapper from Double Island Point.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: A few solid elbow slapper whiting throughout the lower river. Good sand crabs along the Noosaville reach and in Weyba Creek. Golden trevally and big flathead in the Woods Bays, the river mouth and off Munna Point. Golden trevally, grunter, flathead along Tewantin Stretch. Whiting, diamond trevally and grunter in Lake Cooroibah.

Maroochydore: Schools of herring back in the rivers. Plenty of flathead and the odd hairtail throughout the river with some caught and released up to 86cm on Sunday. Good mud crab, near Maroochy waters Canal entrance and in the upper reaches Whiting and flathead on the between Chambers and Channel Island. Flathead from Bli Bli flats and the creek mouths. Trevally to 60cm in Maroochy Waters Canal. Sand crabs in the lower river. Mangrove jacks, trevally, cod and jew from the rock bars in the middle and upper river.

Mooloolaba: Try for dart and tarwhine from Kawana Beach. Cod, bream and trevally in Parrearra Channel. Trevally and bream off the rock walls. Mangrove jack from the rock bars in the upper river. Trevally and cod around Minyama Island. Whiting and flathead from the sand basin. Flathead around McKenzie’s Bridge.

Caloundra: With the good conditions for next couple of days so go for grass sweetlip and trevally from Moffat Head. Whiting and bream in Currimundi Lake. Jacks and trevally in Currimundi Creek. Getting a few good quality flathead inside the bar, off the Northern tip of Bribie and from the creek mouths. Whiting from Golden Beach and from the banks south of Bells Creek. Trevally, mud crabs, and a few sandies grunter and cod in Pelican Waters Canal.

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Robert Whiting Hairtail

Robert Whiting Hairtail Teeth

Keen angler from England, Robert Whiting does it again catching this huge good eating Hairtail with big nasty teeth at the Cod Hole, this week.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2017-10-11

Offshore

Good conditions with winds south to southeasterly about 10 knots becoming east to northeasterly in the early afternoon then tending north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon and seas below 1 metre. Tomorrow is looking pretty good with a small northerly chop with winds northerly 10 to 15 knots with seas around 1 metre. Snapper, Maori cod and tusk fish from Murphy’s Reef. Snapper, sweetlip, big cobia and moses perch from the Blinker. There have been Moses perch, flathead, gold spot cod and snapper from the Gneerings. Chardons Reef yesterday had snapper, cobia, moses perch, quality venus tusk fish and pearl perch. The Banks has had good snapper, mulloway, gold spot wrasse, moses perch, hussar, venus tusk fish and coral bream. The Hards has had heaps of big hussar, big tuskies, Maori cod, moses perch, coral bream, big gold spot wrasse, spangled emperor and a cracking 81cm red emperor. Wide Sunshine has had good grassies, Pearl Perch, Cod , Tuskies and Cobia. Coral trout, grass sweetlip and snapper from Sunshine Reef. North Reef caught pearl perch, moses perch, coral bream, venus tusk fish, snapper, Maori cod and plenty of good cobia. Cobia, gold spot cod, tusk fish, gold band snapper, big pearl fish and snapper from Double Island Point.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: There has been a few good whiting throughout the lower river. Young Archie Hunter fishing on a Noosa River Fishing Safaris caught and released a 65cm flathead from the river mouth and a golden trevally, yesterday around Tewantin. Good sand crabs along the Noosaville reach and in Weyba Creek. Golden trevally and big flathead in the Woods Bays, the river mouth and off Munna Point. Golden trevally, good flathead, a few grunter, cod, and mangrove jack between the lake.

Maroochydore: Schools of herring back in the rivers. Plenty of flathead throughout the river with some caught and released up 78cm. Good mud crab in the upper reaches Whiting and flathead on the between Chambers and Channel Island. Flathead from Bli Bli flats and the creek mouths. Trevally to 60cm in Maroochy Waters Canal. Sand crabs in the lower river. Mangrove jacks, trevally, cod and jew from the rock bars in the middle and upper river.

Mooloolaba: Try for dart and tarwhine from Kawana Beach. Cod, bream and trevally in Parrearra Channel. Trevally and bream off the rock walls. Mangrove jack from the rock bars in the upper river. Trevally and cod around Minyama Island. Whiting and flathead from the sand basin. Flathead around McKenzie’s Bridge and muddies feeding in the upper river and in the canals.

Caloundra: With the good conditions for next couple of days so go for grass sweetlip and trevally from Moffat Head. Whiting and bream in Currimundi Lake. Jacks and trevally in Currimundi Creek. Getting a few good quality flathead inside the bar, off the Northern tip of Bribie and from the creek mouths. Whiting from Golden Beach and from the banks south of Bells Creek. Trevally, mud crabs, and a few sandies grunter and cod in Pelican Waters Canal.

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RobertGolden Trevally

Keen angler from England, Robert Whiting does it again with a big golden trevally from the Cod Hole.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2017-10-10

Offshore

Conditions will be okay early morning with winds northwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting southeasterly from the late morning. Winds reaching up to 20 knots offshore south of Maroochydore during the afternoon and evening and seas 1 to 1.5 metres. Tomorrow is looking pretty good with lighter winds southeasterly 10 to 15 knots shifting north to northeasterly below 10 knots during the evening, with seas around 1 metre. Snapper, Maori cod and tusk fish from Murphy’s Reef. Snapper, sweetlip, big cobia and moses perch from the Blinker.  There have been Moses perch, flathead, gold spot cod and snapper from the Gneerings. Chardons Reef yesterday had snapper, cobia, moses perch, quality venus tusk fish and pearl perch. The Banks has had good snapper, mulloway, gold spot wrasse, moses perch, hussar, venus tusk fish and coral bream. The Hards has had heaps of big hussar, big tuskies, Maori cod, moses perch, coral bream, big gold spot wrasse, spangled emperor and a cracking 81cm red emperor. Coral trout, grass sweetlip and snapper from Sunshine Reef. North Reef caught pearl perch, moses perch, coral bream, venus tusk fish, snapper, Maori cod and plenty of good cobia. Cobia, gold spot cod, tusk fish, gold band snapper, big pearl fish and snapper from Double Island Point.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: There has been a few good whiting throughout the lower river. Good sand crabs along the Noosaville reach and in Weyba Creek. Golden trevally and big flathead in the Woods Bays, the river mouth and off Munna Point. Fishing Safaris crew caught and released a golden trevally around the river mouth using a whitebait. Golden trevally, good flathead, a few grunter, cod, and mangrove jack between the lake.

Maroochydore: Schools of herring back in the rivers. Plenty of flathead throughout the river with some caught and released up to 86cm on Sunday. Good mud crab, near Maroochy waters Canal entranceand in th upper reaches Whiting and flathead on the between Chambers and Channel Island. Flathead from Bli Bli flats and the creek mouths. Trevally to 60cm in Maroochy Waters Canal. Sand crabs in the lower river. Mangrove jacks, trevally, cod and jew from the rock bars in the middle and upper river.

Mooloolaba: Try for dart and tarwhine from Kawana Beach. Cod, bream and trevally in Parrearra Channel. Trevally and bream off the rock walls. Mangrove jack from the rock bars in the upper river. Trevally and cod around Minyama Island. Whiting and flathead from the sand basin. Flathead around McKenzie’s Bridge.

Caloundra: With the good conditions for next couple of days so go for grass sweetlip and trevally from Moffat Head. Whiting and bream in Currimundi Lake. Jacks and trevally in Currimundi Creek. Getting a few good quality flathead inside the bar, off the Northern tip of Bribie and from the creek mouths. Whiting from Golden Beach and from the banks south of Bells Creek. Trevally, mud crabs, and a few sandies grunter and cod in Pelican Waters Canal.

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Dallas Hollier Emperor Double Island

Keen angler Dallas Hollier with a cracker red emperor aboard Rainbow Escape Charters on Saturday of Double Island point

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2017-10-09

Offshore

Conditions will be be okay with winds northwest to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending northerly in the middle of the day and seas below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the morning. .Tomorrow could be a bit choppy early with a northwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon with seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon. It will be worth trying for snapper, Maori cod and tusk fish from Murphy’s Reef. Snapper, sweetlip, big cobia and moses perch from the Blinker.  There have been Moses perch, flathead, gold spot cod and snapper from the Gneerings. Chardons Reef yesterday had snapper, cobia, moses perch, quality venus tusk fish and pearl perch. The Banks has had good snapper, mulloway, gold spot wrasse, moses perch, hussar, venus tusk fish and coral bream. The Hards has had heaps of big hussar, big tuskies, Maori cod, moses perch, coral bream, big gold spot wrasse, spangled emperor and a cracking 81cm red emperor. Coral trout, grass sweetlip and snapper from Sunshine Reef. North Reef caught pearl perch, moses perch, coral bream, venus tusk fish, snapper, Maori cod and plenty of good cobia. Cobia, gold spot cod, tusk fish, gold band snapper, big pearl fish and snapper from Double Island Point.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: There has been a few good whiting throughout the lower river. Good sand crabs along the Noosaville reach and in Weyba Creek. Golden trevally and big flathead in the Woods Bays, the river mouth and off Munna Point. Fishing Safaris crew caught and released a golden trevally around the river mouth using a whitebait. Golden trevally, good flathead, a few grunter, cod, and mangrove jack between the lake.

Maroochydore: Schools of herring back in the rivers. Plenty of flathead throughout the river wit som caught and released up to 82cm. Good mud crab caught yesterday, near Maroochy waters Canal entrance Whiting and flathead on the between Chambers and Channel Island. Flathead from Bli Bli flats and the creek mouths. Trevally to 60cm in Maroochy Waters Canal. Sand crabs in the lower river. Mangrove jacks, trevally, cod and jew from the rock bars in the middle and upper river.

Mooloolaba: Try for dart and tarwhine from Kawana Beach. Cod, bream and trevally in Parrearra Channel. Trevally and bream off the rock walls. Mangrove jack from the rock bars in the upper river. Trevally and cod around Minyama Island. Whiting and flathead from the sand basin. Flathead around McKenzie’s Bridge.

Caloundra: With the good conditions for next couple of days so go for grass sweetlip and trevally from Moffat Head. Whiting and bream in Currimundi Lake. Jacks and trevally in Currimundi Creek. Getting a few good quality flathead inside the bar, off the Northern tip of Bribie and from the creek mouths. Whiting from Golden Beach and from the banks south of Bells Creek. Trevally, mud crabs, and a few sandies grunter and cod in Pelican Waters Canal.

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Shovelnose North Shore Released

Marc Wood caught and released this big shovelnose shark from North Shore beach, Mudjimba on Saturday morning using a whole pilchard and would have weighed an estimated 15kgs.

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