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Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2020-01-30

Offshore: Wind will be East to northeasterly below 10 knots tending east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots early in the morning, with seas and swell below 1m. Spotty mackerel in Laguna Bay and big Spanish mackerel up to 130cm and small a small sailfish out from Teewah Beach. Chardon's Reef has had Spanish and spotted mackerel as well as plenty of tuna. Sunshine Reef's had grass sweetlip, venus tusk fish, moses perch, snapper, pearl perch and a large mouth nannygai. Double Island Point has had nannygai, tusk fish, amberjack, squire, sweetlip, cobia, mahi mahi, grass emperor, tuna, moses perch and pearl perch.There's been Spanish and Spotty mackerel, yellowfin and bluefin tuna from the Gneerings. Spotty mackerel and Tuna from Old Women Island. Spotty mackerel and mac tuna out from Coolum. Snapper, Grass sweetlip, good spotty and Spanish mackerel from Caloundra 5 and 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Mangrove jack, trevally and the odd queenfish in the lower river system. Flathead from Dog Beach. Big flathead and Gt's from Tewantin. A few good jacks from between the lakes. Whiting from the frying pan and Munna Point.

Maroochydore: Whiting from Twin Waters and the banks out from Picnic Point. Queen fish trevally, mangrove jack, bream and cod lower. Flathead from Petrie Creek. Grunter and whiting from Bli Bli. A few mud crabs in the creek and canals.

Mooloolaba: A few whiting and the odd good buck mud crabs in the Mooloolah canals and from Mountain Creek reach. Grunter, and flathead along Brightwater reach. Mangrove jack, trevally and cod from the Twin Bridges. Bream and flathead from La Balsa Park.

Caloundra: Bream and grass sweetlip from Shelly Beach. Mangrove jack, flathead and mud crabs in Coochin Creek. GT's, mangrove jack, queenfish and and few quality bream in Pelican Waters Canal. Whiting and some big flathead from Golden Beach.


Josh Fountain fished the Mooloolah River over the weekend for this 38cm small spotted javelin fish (also know as a grunter bream).

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