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2012 Fishing Reports

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 14/04/2012

Noosa: Bream, flathead and whiting between Munna Point and the river mouth. Flathead in Woods Bay and up Weyba Creek. Mangrove jack and a few trevally in Woods Bay and Weyba Creek. Mud crabs the upper reaches.

Maroochydore: Tailor and flathead from Maroochy River mouth. A few good tailor and dart along the north shore. A 40cm whiting and small estuary cod were caught off Chambers Island. Flathead and a few whiting from around Goat, Channel Islands. A few mud crabs up Petrie Creek and above Bli Bli bridge.

Kawana: There are plenty of long tail tuna and spotty mackerel working the bait schools between Old Women Island and Coolum. Bream and trevally on top of the tide off the rock walls and around the boat moorings on live herring. Golden trevally and flathead along La Balsa and the lower river. Mud crabs throughout the river system.

Caloundra: A few good dart and school jew between Buddina and Currimundi. Bream and flathead from Military jetty at night. Bream and trevally in the Maroochy waters canals on prawns. Mud crabs and grunter throughout the upper reaches of the passage.

Shane Pawluk from Kingston landed this 33cm bream in the Woods Bays

Shane Pawluk from Kingston was fishing in Woods Bay last week when he landed this solid 33cm yellow fin bream.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 11/04/2012

Noosa: Tuna, Spanish and spotty mackerel on Sunshine, North and Halls Reefs. Jew and trevally off the headlands in the Noosa NP, over the weekend. Flathead to 60cm and whiting to34cm from the River mouth. Mangrove jack and a few trevally in Woods Bay and Weyba Creek. Still good mud crabs throughout the river system.

Maroochydore: Flathead, a few tailor and jew from the river mouth and along North shore. Bream and whiting to 30cm from Chambers Island on surface lures during the early mornings. Flathead and a few whiting from around Goat, Channel Island and the Cotton Tree area. A few mud crabs up Petrie Creek and above Bli Bli bridge.

Kawana: Snapper to 3.6kg, sweetlip and coral trout from the Banks. Jew in the gutters along the beaches with big pilchards or fresh mullet flesh baits. Bream and trevally on top of the tide off the rock walls at the mouth. Golden trevally and flathead along La Balsa and the lower river. Whiting and grunter bream around McKenzie’s bridge. Mud crabs throughout the river system.

Caloundra: Pearlies , snapper and cobia at Caloundra Wide. There’s been a few mangrove jack taken in the creeks. Bream and flathead from Military jetty at night. Few nice flathead to 60cm and quality bream to 30cm around the boardwalk area. Mud crabs and grunter throughout the upper reaches of the passage.

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Old Reg hooked onto this 10kg thumper of a jewfish while fishing from Alex Beach.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 10/04/2012

Noosa: Spanish and spotty mackerel on the surface and tuskfish and the odd trout on the bottom on Sunshine and North Reefs. Jew and trevally off the headlands in the Noosa NP, over the weekend. School jew, mangrove jack and a few trevally in Woods Bay and Weyba Creek. Still good mud crabs throughout the river system.

Maroochydore: It’s worth trying for dart and bream in the gutters along Marcoola and North Shore. Flathead, a few tailor and the odd jew from the river mouth. Bream to 30cm from Chambers Island. Flathead and a few whiting from around Goat, Channel Island and the Cotton Tree area. A few mud crabs up Petrie Creek and above Bli Bli bridge.

Kawana: Snapper to 3.6kg, sweetlip and coral trout from the Banks. Jew in the gutters along the beaches with big pilchards or fresh mullet flesh baits. Bream and trevally on top of the tide off the rock walls at the mouth. Golden trevally, grunter and flathead along La Balsa and the lower river. Mud crabs throughout the river system.

Caloundra: Spanish mackerel at Caloundra 12 Mile, and a few pearlies , snapper and cobia at Caloundra Wide. There’s been a few mangrove jack taken in the creeks. Few nice flathead to 60cm and quality bream to 30cm around the boardwalk area. Mud crabs, flathead and a few good grunter throughout the upper reaches of the passage.

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Corey Shomber caught this big long tom while fishing at Cotton Tree.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 9/04/2012

Noosa: Spanish and spotty mackerel on the surface and tuskfish and the odd trout on the bottom on Sunshine and North Reefs.Tuna and mackerel in the bay, and the close in reefs. Jew and trevally off the headlands in the Noosa NP, over the weekend. School jew, mangrove jack and a few trevally in Woods Bay and Weyba Creek. A few whiting, bream and flathead in the frying pan. Still good mud crabs throughout the river system.

Maroochydore: It’s worth trying for dart and bream in the gutters along Marcoola and North Shore. Plenty of dusky flathead, a few tailor and the odd jew from the river mouth. Tailor, bream and grunter at Yinni Street. Flathead to 2.65kg and a few whiting from around Goat, Channel Island and the Cotton Tree area. A few mud crabs up Petrie Creek and above Bli Bli bridge.

Kawana: Good sweetlip on the gneerings. Jew in the gutters along the beaches with big pilchards or fresh mullet flesh baits. There’s been bream and trevally on top of the tide off the rock walls at the mouth and a few sand crabs in the lower reaches. A few whiting and dart along the beach. Golden trevally, grunter and flathead along La Balsa and the lower river. Mud crabs throughout the river system.

Caloundra: Spanish mackerel at Caloundra 12 Mile, and a few pearlies , snapper and cobia at Caloundra Wide. There’s been a few mangrove jack taken in the creeks, now that the water is clearing up, particularly in Bells. Few nice flathead to 60 cm around the boardwalk area. Mud crabs, flathead and a few good grunter throughout the passage and in the creeks.

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Abby and Ryan Shimkey are enjoying their Easter holidays with more than chocolate, by fishing with dad around Cotton Tree.

Local Fishing Report: Sunday 8/04/2012

Noosa: Tuna and mackerel in the bay, and the close in reefs. Nice coral trout on Sunshine. Jew and trevally off the headlands in the Noosa NP, over the weekend. School jew, mangrove jack and a few trevally in Woods Bay and Weyba Creek.  A few whiting, bream and flathead in the frying pan. Still good mud crabs throughout the river system.

Maroochydore: Tailor from the north shore. Plenty of dusky flathead, a few tailor and the odd jew from the river mouth.  Tailor, bream and grunter at Yinni Street. Flathead to 2.65kg and a few whiting from around Goat, Channel Island and the Cotton Tree area. A few mud crabs up Petrie Creek and above Bli Bli bridge.

Kawana: Good sweetlip on the gneerings. Jew in the gutters along the beaches with big pilchards or fresh  mullet flesh baits.  A few whiting and dart along the beach. Golden trevally, grunter and flathead along La Balsa and the lower river. Mud crabs throughout the river system.

Caloundra: There’s been a few mangrove jack taken in the creeks, now that the water is clearing up, particularly in Bells. Whiting and a few grunter near Bullcock Beach on the banks near the bar. Few nice flathead to 60 cm around the boardwalk area. Mud crabs, flathead and a few good grunter throughout the passage and in the creeks.

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India Canes was fishing with dad when she caught this nice flathead in the lower reaches of the Maroochy River. 


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