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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.

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Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2019-06-12

Offshore 

It's looking like great offshore fishing conditions all week particularly on Thursday and Friday, if you can pull a day off to wet a line it will be well worth your while. Winds today will be Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning easterly in the morning. Winds tending south to southwesterly inshore during the early morning with seas around 1 metre. Tomorrow's condition will be fantastic as well, with winds variable below 10 knots becoming northerly 10 to 15 knots during the evening and seas below 1 metre. The Winter Snapper season is off to a good start with good catches on local reefs. North Reef has also had good snapper, sweetlip, Moses perch, cobia, tusk fish and gold band snapper. Jason Mills from Peregian Beach decided to give Hall's Reef a go and landed a 26kg longtail tuna. A couple of spotty mackerel also filled out the keeper bag. Sunshine Reef has had coral trout, snapper, spanish mackerel and a few good sweetlip. Mac tuna and Spanish mackerel around the Blinker. A few good cobia, snapper, sweetlip, school and spotty mackerel from Currimundi Reef and the Caloundra 5 and 9 mile reefs.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Noosa North Shore has had a few tailor, bream and whiting. Zach Sweeney caught and released a monster dusky flathead at the Tewantin ski run, measured 90cm. Caught on a 3.5inch Gastronomic soft plastic. Mangrove jack and flathead from the Tewantin Stretch. Flathead, the odd tailor, golden trevally and bream around the river mouth. Queenies to 65cm and trevally in the Woods Bay. Whiting throughout the lower river and upstream in the lakes.

Maroochydore: School jew, tarwhine and bream from Point Arkwright. Quality bream in the Maroochy south channel around all the structures and a 40cm bream was caught near Fisherman's Road bridge yesterday.Tailor and trevally around the Cod Hole early in the morning. Flathead from the creek mouths.

Mooloolaba: Worth trying for jew, bream and small snapper from Point Cartwright. Flathead in the creeks and canals. Plenty of bream, particularly at night and trevally from around the boat moorings and throughout the lower river.

Caloundra; Bream and flathead along Golden Beach. Bream, school jew and tailor from Shelly Beach. A few flathead, trevally and bream through the Passage. Trevally and bream in Pelican Waters. A few sand crabs throughout the passage.

Jason Milnetarwhine rock fishing 

Have a look at Jason Milne from Viking Kayaks with a nice fat tarwhine taken off the rocks aroung Sunshine Beach.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2019-06-10

Offshore 

It's looking like great offshore fishing conditions all week if you can pull a day off to wet a line it will be well worth your while. Winds will be south to southeasterly at about 10 knots, with seas below 1m and 1-1.5m of southerly swell easing to 1m duignt he moring. North Reef has also had good snapper, sweetlip, Moses perch, cobia, tusk fish and gold band snapper. Sunshine Reef has had coral trout, snapper, spanish mackerel and a few good sweetlip. Mac tuna and Spanish mackerel around the Blinker. A few good cobia, snapper, sweetlip, school and spotty mackerel from Currimundi Reef and the Caloundra 5 and 9 mile reefs.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Noosa North Shore has had a few tailor, bream and whiting. Mangrove jack and flathead from the Tewantin Stretch. Flathead, the odd tailor, golden trevally and bream around the river mouth. Queenies to 65cm and trevally in the Woods Bay and the Tewantin Reach. Whiting throughout the lower river and upstream in the lakes.

Maroochydore: School jew, tarwhine and bream from Point Arkwright. Quality bream in the Maroochy south channel around all the structures and a 40cm bream was caught near Fisherman's Road bridge yesterday.Tailor and trevally around the Cod Hole early in the morning. Flathead from the creek mouths.

Mooloolaba: Bream and small snapper from Point Cartwright. Flathead in the creeks and canals. Plenty of bream, particularly at night and trevally from around the boat moorings and throughout the lower river.

Caloundra; Bream and flathead along Golden Beach. Bream, school jew and tailor from Shelly Beach. A few flathead, trevally and bream through the Passage. Trevally and bream in Pelican Waters.

Matt Fountain 45cm School Jew 

Check out young Matt Fountain with a 45cm school jew that he caught and released off the rocks at Point Arkwright yesterday while fishing with his family.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2019-06-08

Offshore 

Conditions are improving with winds southeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning easterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon or evening and seas 1 to 1.5 metres but solid swells out wide to south to southeasterly up to 1 metre inshore. Southerly 2 to 3 metres offshore.. Tomorrow (Sunday) will be the best day with winds south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending southerly below 10 knots during the late afternoon and evening, with seas around 1 metre and still a solid swell out wide to southerly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore. Looking like excellent wind and sea conditions all next week, so be ready to have a sickie and go offshore! Before the strong winds and crook conditions out wide, the following fish were caught. Keen local angler, Nathan Greig took home a monster snapper, off Mooloolaba at one of his favourite reefs. Jet ski anglers, Rob Grace and Mike Duncan picked up a 9.8kg longtail tuna and a 10kg Spanish mackerel while trolling whole garfish baits around the Hall's Reef stretch on Sunday. North Reef has also had good snapper, sweetlip, Moses perch, cobia, tusk fish and gold band snapper. Warren Norup also fished Sunshine Reef in his kayak recently for a 123cm Spanish mackerl trolling a slimy mackerel. Big longtail and mac tuna, spotty and Spanish mackerel caught in close off Mooloolaba. A few good cobia, snapper sweetlip, school and spotty mackerel from Currimundi Reef and the Caloundra 5 and 9 mile reefs.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Noosa North Shore has had a few tailor, bream and whiting. Flathead, the odd tailor, golden trevally and bream around the river mouth. Queenies to 65cm and trevally in the Woods Bay and the Tewantin Reach. Whiting throughout the lower river and upstream in the lakes.

Maroochydore: Quality bream in the Maroochy south channel around all the structures.Tailor and big trevally around the Cod Hole and between the Motorway Bridge and Chambers Island. Catches of flathead, golden trevally, few whiting and bream between the river mouth and Bli Bli.

Mooloolaba: Worth fishing the headlands for jew, bream and perhaps a tuna as well as bream, dart and whiting in the gutters. Flathead, feeding in the creeks and canals, Plenty of bream, particularly at night and trevally from around the boat moorings and throughout the lower river.

Caloundra; Bream and flathead along Golden Beach. Try around structures, rocks and jetties at night for the better quality bream. A few flathead, trevally and bream through the Passage. Trevallyand bream in Pelican Waters.

snapper Noal 

Our mate Noel Rossiter from Southern Queensland Fishing with quality snapper taken on a local reef and saying 'the Winter Snapper season is off to a good start'!

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2019-06-06

Offshore 

Conditions are improving but will still be rough with winds south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots at times in the early morning and seas 1.5 to 2 metres. Tomorrow's wind conditions will begin to ease back but with swells increasing so be cautious with winds south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1 to 1.5 metres. and swells south to southeasterly up to 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore. Offshore swell increasing to 2 to 3.5 metres from the late afternoon. Before the strong winds and crook conditions out wide, the following fish were caught. Keen local angler, Nathan Greig took home a monster snapper, off Mooloolaba at one of his favourite reefs. Jet ski anglers, Rob Grace and Mike Duncan picked up a 9.8kg longtail tuna and a 10kg Spanish mackerel while trolling whole garfish baits around the Hall's Reef stretch on Sunday. North Reef has also had good snapper, sweetlip, Moses perch, cobia, tusk fish and gold band snapper. Warren Norup also fished Sunshine Reef in his kayak recently for a 123cm Spanish mackerl trolling a slimy mackerel. Big longtail and mac tuna, spotty and Spanish mackerel caught in close off Mooloolaba. A few good cobia, snapper sweetlip, school and spotty mackerel from Currimundi Reef and the Caloundra 5 and 9 mile reefs.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Noosa North Shore has had a few tailor, bream and whiting. Flathead, the odd tailor, golden trevally and bream around the river mouth. Queenies to 65cm and trevally in the Woods Bay and the Tewantin Reach. Whiting throughout the lower river and upstream in the lakes.

Maroochydore: Tailor and trevally yesterday between the Motorway Bridge and Chambers Island. Catches of flathead, golden trevally, few whiting and bream between the river mouth and Bli Bli.

Mooloolaba: Worth fishing the headlands for jew, bream and perhaps a tuna as well as bream, dart and whiting in the gutters. Flathead, feeding in the creeks and canals, Plenty of bream, particularly at night and trevally from around the boat moorings and throughout the lower river.

Caloundra; Bream and flathead along Golden Beach. Try around structures, rocks and jetties at night for the better quality bream. A few flathead, trevally and bream through the Passage. Trevallyand bream in Pelican Waters.

Chloe Wolski golden trevally Maroochy River Mouth  

Terry Ash was fishing with Chloe Wolski when she landed a feisty golden trevally near the mouth of the maroochy river on a live herring. They also caught several duskies and bream in the same spot that day.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2019-06-05

Offshore 

Strong Wind Warning for late today in Sunshine Coast Waters, in the bays and close inshore behind the breakers, will be okay with winds south to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots south of Maroochydore early in the morning. Winds turning southerly in the late morning and seas 2 to 2.5 metres. Tomorrow's conditions will begin to ease back with winds southeasterly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1.5 to 2 metres. Befor the strong winds the following fish were caught. Keen local angler, Nathan Greig took home a monster snapper, off Mooloolaba at one of his favourite reefs on Saturday. Jet ski anglers, Rob Grace and Mike Duncan picked up a 9.8kg longtail tuna and a 10kg Spanish mackerel while trolling whole garfish baits around the Hall's Reef stretch on Sunday. North Reef has also had good snapper, sweetlip, Moses perch, cobia, tusk fish and gold band snapper. Warren Norup also fished Sunshine Reef in his kayak recently for a 123cm Spanish mackerl trolling a slimy mackerel. Big longtail and mac tuna, spotty and Spanish mackerel caught in close off Mooloolaba. A few good cobia, snapper sweetlip, school and spotty mackerel from Currimundi Reef and the Caloundra 5 and 9 mile reefs.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Noosa North Shore has had flathead, tailor and a few good bream and whiting. Flathead, the odd tailor, golden trevally and bream around the river mouth and queenies and trevally in the Woods Bays. Whiting throughout the lower river and upstream in the lakes.

Maroochydore: The colder conditions have the bream and tailor on the bite, so be ready to go, Tailor and trevally yesterday between the Motorway Bridge and Chambers Island. Several catches of flathead, whiting and bream between the river mouth and Bli Bli.

Mooloolaba: Worth fishing the headlands for jew, bream and perhaps a tuna as well as bream, dart and whiting in the gutters. Flathead, feeding in the creeks and canals, Plenty of bream, particularly at night and trevally from around the boat moorings and throughout the lower river.

Caloundra; Bream and flathead along Golden Beach. Try around structures, rocks and jetties at night for the better quality bream. A few flathead, trevally and bream through the Passage. Trevallyand bream in Pelican Waters.

Bruce Atkinson off AlexHeads Saturday 

Bruce Atkinson with a feisty spotty mackeral off Alexandra Headlands last Saturday

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