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Sunshine Coast Fishing Reports

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Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2018-09-27

Offshore

Today should be okay and quiet workable as winds will be northerly 10 to 15 knots tending variable below 10 knots during the morning, then becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon, with seas below 1 metre. Tomorrow could be choppy with fresh northerlies with winds northerly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1 to 1.5 metres.There have been some good catches in the past week so be ready to go, Wild Thing 2 fished North Reef 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.

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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Danel West Dusky

Daniel West caught a nice eating size dusky flathead off Picnic Point this week.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2018-09-26

Offshore

Today should be okay and quiet workable after yesterdays conditions as winds will be Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly in the late afternoon with seas around 1 metre. Tomorrow looking good particularly early with a sea breeze later on with winds North to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the day and seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres south of Maroochydore during the afternoon or evening.There have been some good catches in the past week so be ready to go, Wild Thing 2 fished North Reef 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. Recently 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. 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.

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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Jarvis Shovelnose released

Keen Angler, Jarvis Henricks with a fighting shovel nose shark, caught and released unharmed in the upper reaches.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2018-09-25

Offshore

Winds will be East to southeasterly at about 10 knots with a south to southeasterly change 20 to 25 knots in the late morning, with seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday, then increasing to 2 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon and 1m of swell. Snapper, sweetlip, pearl perch and coabia from North Reef. Snapper, long tail tuna, tusk fish from the Gneerings. Snapper, pearl perch, cobia, jew and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead, jacks and quality golden trevally in the Woods Bays. At present there have been several good catches of dusky flathead throughout the river, some released to 74cm. Noosaville has had good whiting and flathead with the bream around the structures. A few good catches of Jacks between the lakes.

Maroochydore: Bream, trevally and plenty of good flathead around the the Cod Hole, picnic Point and upstream to Bli Bli. Quality flathead from Eudlo Creek, Twin Waters and the southern channel. 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 Sans basin and above McKenzies Bridge. Mangrove jack from the middle river. 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 headland and tip of Bribie. 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. Jacks in Coochin Creek.Should have

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Kim Mass 32cm Whiting

Kim Maas from the Maroochy RSL Fishing Club, with one of his catch of whiting up to 32 cm from the lower River.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2018-09-24

Offshore

Winds will be East to southeasterly at about 10 knots with a south to southeasterly change 20 to 25 knots in the late morning, with seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday, then increasing to 2 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon and 1m of swell. Snapper, sweetlip, pearl perch and coabia from North Reef. Snapper, long tail tuna, tusk fish from the Gneerings. Snapper, pearl perch, cobia, jew and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead, jacks and trevally and still the odd tailor in the Woods Bays. At present there have been several good catches of dusky flathead throughout the river, some released to 74cm. m Noosaville has had good whiting and flathead with the bream around the structures. A few good catches of Jacks between the lakes.

Maroochydore: Bream, trevally to 60cm and flathead 50 cm and 62 cm around the the Cod Hole and upstream to Bli Bli. Quality flathead from Eudlo Creek, Twin Waters and the southern channel. 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 Sans basin and above McKenzies Bridge. Mangrove jack from the middle river. Bream, tailor and jew at night off the rocks at Point Cartwright.

Caloundra: Whiting, bream and still a few tailor in the gutters along the beaches from the rocky headland and tip of Bribie. 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. Jacks in Coochin Creek.

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Matthew Planck 53cm Dusky Berkley Powerbait

Matthew Planck with a 53cm dusky flathead caught on a berkley Powerbait minnow from Chambers Island.

Local Fishing Report: Friday 2018-09-21

Offshore

Strong Wind Warning Today for Sunshine Coast Waters. Conditions will have pretty rough, today so stick to sheltered waters, with south to southeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots early in the morning. Winds turning southeasterly 20 to 25 knots in the afternoon and decreasing to 15 to 20 knots in the evening and seas 1.5 to 2.5 metres.Tomorrow conditions will ease back considerably particularly by the evening with winds Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening and seas 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon . Sunday's conditions are looking great, with light winds and seas, so be ready to go for Saturday afternoon and Sunday. There have been some good catches, Wild Thing 2 fished North Reef where they caught Maori cod, moses perch, tailor, coral bream, gold spot wrasse and some nice pearl perch. Snapper, long tail tuna, cobia, pearl perch, tusk fish from the Gneerings. Snapper, pearl perch, cobia, jew and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Average size snapper, grass sweetlip, moses perch and parrot from Murphy's. Snapper and good sweetlip close in reefs around Coolum off pt Cartwright. Trekka 2 crews fished Double Island Point on Wednesday where they caught hussar, snapper, amberjack, tusk fish and pearl perch." www.fishingnoosa.com.au/fishingoffshorenoosa.htm Also Rainbow Escape Charters fished the reefs north of Double Island Point for quality knobby snapper, big red emperor, large cod, coronation trout, pearl perch, moses perch, tusk fish and a number of quality cobia.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead, jacks and trevally in the Woods Bays. At present there have been several good catches of dusky flathead throughout the river, some released to 74cm. m Noosaville has had good whiting and flathead with the bream around the structures. A few good catches of Jacks between the lakes.

Maroochydore: Bream, trevally to 60cm and flathead 50 cm and 62 cm around the the Cod Hole and upstream to Bli Bli. Quality flathead from Eudlo Creek, Twin Waters and the southern channel. 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 Sans basin and above McKenzies Bridge. Mangrove jack from the middle river. Bream, tailor and jew at night off the rocks at Point Cartwright.

Caloundra: Whiting, bream and still a few tailor in the gutters along the beaches from the rocky headland and tip of Bribie. Whiting and bream from Golden Beach. There have been plenty of good catches of flathead throughout the passage and in the creeks and along the skids. Jacks in Coochin Creek.

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My good Pommy mate from Yorkshire, Robert Whiting has caught several good dusky flathead this one going 62cm from near the Cod hole

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