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Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2019-12-31

Offshore: More reasonable conditions tomorrow with winds east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots and seas with seas around 1 metre. With more of the same tomorrow with winds north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots and seas below 1 metre. A 6kg cobia was taken on Halls Reef. www.fishingnoosa.com.au The Barwon Banks recently has had quality snapper to 92cm and good good Mahi Mahi, cobia, tusk fish, moses perch, pearl perch, Maori cod and mackerel on the reef. Local angler Dan Lever, caught two good Spanish and a spotty mackerel while fishing Sunshine Reef. All fish went for pilchard floaters. Sunshine Reef has also had big Spanish mackerel, spotty mackerel, cobia, mac tuna, big yellow fin tuna and snapper. Cougar One skipper fished North Reef for big grass sweetlip, Maori Cod, mosese perch, gold spot cod and small snapper. A 1,2 m gold spot cod caught off Murphy's reef. Spotty and spanish mackerel, cobia, sweetlip and snapper from Caloundra 12 mile reef. Spotty mackerel to 90cm from Caloundra 5 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Noosa River Fishing Safaris crew released dusky flathead 62cm and 69cm and also released a 73cm queenfish on Friday morning's charter. It went for a live prawn bait, in the lower estuary. They went for small, whole pilchards. Diamond and tea leaf trevally and flathead from the current line between the river mouth and Woods Bays. Big flathead and queenfish from Tewantin Reach. A few good jacks from between the lakes. Whiting from the frying pan and Munna Point. A few quality muddies throughout the River System

Maroochydore: Try for a few tailor in the lower Maroochy River. Queenfish and flathead from Bli Bli reach. Whiting to 42cm and bream over 40cm around Chambers Island and Twin Waters. Big flathead in Eudlo Creek. Flathead giant trevally and mangrove jack in the creeks. Trevally, mangrove jack, mud crabs and flathead in Maroochy Waters canal.

Mooloolaba: Dart off the beach at Warana. Diamond and giant trevally in the Kawana Waters canals. Flathead, mangrove jack and giant trevally in the Mooloolaba canals. Bream and cod around the moorings. Mangrove jack from the Twin bridges and rocky areas of the middle river.

Caloundra: Dart off the beach at Currimundi. Whiting in Currimundi lake and mangrove jack in Currimundi Creek and in the creeks throughout the passage. Whiting and some big flathead from Golden Beach. Bream and trevally in Pelican Waters.

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Check out John Bartosek with a good feed of mangrove jack and a fighting giant trevally for his effort fishing in a secret spot in the Mighty Maroochy River.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2019-12-30

Offshore: Today you can expect good conditions with winds easterly 10 to 15 knots with seas below 1 metre. Tomorrow will have similar good conditions with winds east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots and seas below 1 metre. Jord Wiegerink braved the slop and chop of the bar and bay and fished Hall's Reef yesterday morning. He didn't say how long he stayed out but it was just long enough to nail a 6kg cobia on a pilchard floater and head back in. www.fishingnoosa.com.au The Barwon Banks recently has had quality snapper to 92cm and good good Mahi Mahi, cobia, tusk fish, moses perch, pearl perch, Maori cod and mackerel on the reef. Local angler Dan Lever, caught two good Spanish and a spotty mackerel while fishing Sunshine Reef. All fish went for pilchard floaters. Sunshine Reef has also had big Spanish mackerel, spotty mackerel, cobia, mac tuna, big yellow fin tuna and snapper. Cougar One skipper fished North Reef for big grass sweetlip, Maori Cod, mosese perch, gold spot cod and small snapper. A 1,2 m gold spot cod caught off Murphy's reef. Spotty and spanish mackerel, cobia, sweetlip and snapper from Caloundra 12 mile reef. Spotty mackerel to 90cm from Caloundra 5 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Noosa River Fishing Safaris crew released dusky flathead 62cm and 69cm and also released a 73cm queenfish on Friday morning's charter. It went for a live prawn bait, in the lower estuary. They went for small, whole pilchards. Diamond and tea leaf trevally and flathead from the current line between the river mouth and Woods Bays. Big flathead and queenfish from Tewantin Reach. A few good jacks from between the lakes. Whiting from the frying pan and Munna Point. A few quality muddies throughout the River System

Maroochydore: Try for a few tailor in the lower Maroochy River. Queenfish and flathead from Bli Bli reach. Whiting to 42cm and bream over 40cm around Chambers Island and Twin Waters. Big flathead in Eudlo Creek. Flathead and mangrove jack in the creeks. Trevally, mangrove jack, Mud crabs and flathead in Maroochy Waters canal.

Mooloolaba: Dart off the beach at Warana. Diamond and giant trevally in the Kawana Waters canals. Flathead, mangrove jack and giant trevally in the Mooloolaba canals. Bream and cod around the moorings. Mangrove jack from the Twin bridges and rocky areas of the middle river.

Caloundra: Dart off the beach at Currimundi. Whiting in Currimundi lake and mangrove jack in Currimundi Creek and in the creeks throughout the passage. Whiting and some big flathead from Golden Beach. Bream and trevally in Pelican Waters.

Mary Anns lunch just caught of the jetty in Maroochy Waters looks like Im wasting my time in the river her pot in the back yard is getting more quality

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Mary Ann’s lunch just caught of our jetty in Maroochy Waters Canals, looks like I’m wasting my time in the river, her pot in the back yard is producing more quality crabs than in the main river.🦀

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2019-12-28

Offshore: The New Moon on Thursday has the fish feeding. Today you can expect good conditions with winds easterly 10 to 15 knots with seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. Tomorrow will have similar good conditions with winds easterly 10 to 15 knots and seas around 1 metre. Trekka 2 skipper Mitch Bertacchini, caught good snapper came from D.I. earlier in the week, the Spaniard from Hall's Reef on Christmas Eve. www.fishingnoosa.com.au The Barwon Banks recently has had quality snapper to 92cm and good good Mahi Mahi, cobia, tusk fish, moses perch, pearl perch, Maori cod and mackerel on the reef. Local angler Dan Lever, caught two good Spanish and a spotty on Tuesday while fishing Sunshine Reef with his sister Cass and her partner Rick. All fish went for pilchard floaters. Sunshine Reef has also had big Spanish mackerel, spotty mackerel, cobia, mac tuna, big yellow fin tuna and snapper. Cougar One skipper fished North Reef for big grass sweetlip, Maori Cod, mosese perch, gold spot cod and small snapper. A 1,2 m gold spot cod caught off Murphy's reef. Spotty and spanish mackerel, cobia, sweetlip and snapper from Caloundra 12 mile reef. Spotty mackerel to 90cm from Caloundra 5 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Noosa River Fishing Safaris crew released dusky flathead 62cm and 69cm in the lower estuary. They went for small, whole pilchards. Diamond and tea leaf trevally and flathead from the current line between the river mouth and Woods Bays. Big flathead and queenfish from Tewantin Reach. A few good jacks from between the lakes. Whiting from the frying pan and Munna Point. A few quality muddies throughout the River System

Maroochydore: Try for a few tailor in the lower Maroochy River. Queenfish and flathead from Bli Bli reach. Whiting to 42cm and bream over 40cm around Chambers Island and Twin Waters. Big flathead in Eudlo Creek. Flathead and mangrove jack in the creeks. Trevally, mangrove jack, Mud crabs and flathead in Maroochy Waters canal.

Mooloolaba: Dart off the beach at Warana. Diamond and giant trevally in the Kawana Waters canals. Flathead, mangrove jack and giant trevally in the Mooloolaba canals. Bream and cod around the moorings. Mangrove jack from the Twin bridges and rocky areas of the middle river.

Caloundra: Dart off the beach at Currimundi. Whiting in Currimundi lake and mangrove jack in Currimundi Creek. Whiting and some big flathead from Golden Beach. Bream and trevally in Pelican Waters.

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Check out Isaac Smith with his 42cm summer whiting taken on cured worms from around Chambers Island on Boxing Day.

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2019-12-26

The Crew at Swan Boat hire would like to wish all our loyal readers a safe, happy and very Merry Christmas holiday break. Also would like to say that we all should try to be patient and considerate to all the other users of our beautiful waterways on the Sunny Coast and we'll all have a fantastic and safe Christmas.

Offshore: Boxing Day, we can expect choppy but maybe workable early morning and in close with winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, with seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore during the afternoon. The Barwon Banks recently has had quality snapper to 92cm and good good Mahi Mahi, cobia, tusk fish, moses perch, pearl perch, Maori cod and mackerel on the reef. Scott Davis fished Sunshine Reef in his kayak yesterday morning, and came back with a cobia and a 13.5kg Spanish mackerel. They hit his trolled garfish baits simultaneously. Sunshine Reef has had Spanish mackerel, spotty mackerel, cobia, mac tuna, big yellow fin tuna and snapper. Cougar One skipper fished North Reef for big grass sweetlip, Maori Cod, mosese perch, gold spot cod and small snapper. A 1,2 m gold spot cod caught off Murphy's reef. Spotty and spanish mackerel, cobia, sweetlip and snapper from Caloundra 12 mile reef. Spotty mackerel to 90cm from Caloundra 5 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Braydon Haack caught a 65cm queenie on a surface walker, fishing up river. Along with half a dozen tarpon and straighten hooks of an even bigger queenie. Diamond and tea leaf trevally and flathead from the current line between the river mouth and Woods Bays. Big flathead and queenfish from Tewantin Reach. A few good jacks from between the lakes. Whiting from the frying pan and Munna Point.

Maroochydore: Try for a few tailor in the lower Maroochy River. Queenfish and flathead from Bli Bli reach. Whiting around Chambers Island and Twin Waters. Big flathead in Eudlo Creek. Flathead and mangrove jack in the creeks. Trevally, mangrove jack and flathead in Maroochy Waters canal.

Mooloolaba: Dart off the beach at Warana. Diamond and giant trevally in the Kawana Waters canals. Flathead, mangrove jack and giant trevally in the Mooloolaba canals. Bream and cod around the moorings. Mangrove jack from the Twin bridges and rocky areas of the middle river.

Caloundra: Dart off the beach at Currimundi. Whiting in Currimundi lake and mangrove jack in Currimundi Creek. Whiting and some big flathead from Golden Beach. Bream and trevally in Pelican Waters.

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Look who came to say Happy Birthday 8kg Mahi Mahi for Brit's birthday. This fish is a Big Dolphin Fish or Mahi Mahi taken wide on local reefs off Mooloolaba on a Deep End Fishing Charter.
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Caught 11:30pm 23rd December from the bank on the Maroochy River. 60cm barred javelin (grunter) caught by Karl Wortmann.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2019-12-24

The Crew at Swan Boat hire would like to wish all our loyal readers a safe, happy and very Merry Christmas. Also would like to say that we all should try to be patient and considerate to all the other users of our beautiful waterways on the Sunny Coast and we'll all have a fantastic and safe Christmas.

Offshore: Christmas Eve, we can expect good conditions with winds northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the evening, with seas below 1 metre. While Christmas day will be similar early morning with winds becoming a bit choppy in the afternoon with winds north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending east to northeasterly and reaching 15 to 20 knots at times from the late morning and seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore north of Maroochydore around midday.. Eric Frei went to the Barwon Banks recently and took home a 92cm snapper for his effort also there have been good Mahi Mahi, cobia, tusk fish, moses perch, pearl perch, Maori cod and mackerel on the reef. Scott Davis fished Sunshine Reef in his kayak yesterday morning, and came back with a cobia and a 13.5kg Spanish mackerel. They hit his trolled garfish baits simultaneously. Sunshine Reef has had Spanish mackerel, spotty mackerel, cobia, mac tuna, big yellow fin tuna and snapper. Cougar One skipper fished North Reef for big grass sweetlip, Maori Cod, mosese perch, gold spot cod and small snapper. A 1,2 m gold spot cod caught off Murphy's reef. Spotty and spanish mackerel, cobia, sweetlip and snapper from Caloundra 12 mile reef. Spotty mackerel to 90cm from Caloundra 5 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Queenfish, giant trevally and flathead in Weyba Creek. Braydon Haack caught a 65cm queenie on a surface walker, fishing up river. Along with half a dozen tarpon and straighten hooks of an even bigger queenie. Diamond and tea leaf trevally and flathead from the current line between the river mouth and Woods Bays. Big flathead and queenfish from Tewantin Reach. A few good jacks from between the lakes. Whiting from the frying pan and Munna Point.

Maroochydore: Try for a few tailor in the lower Maroochy River. Queenfish and flathead from Bli Bli reach. Whiting around Chambers Island and Twin Waters. Big flathead in Eudlo Creek. Flathead and mangrove jack in the creeks. Trevally, mangrove jack and flathead in Maroochy Waters canal.

Mooloolaba: Dart off the beach at Warana. Diamond and giant trevally in the Kawana Waters canals. Flathead, mangrove jack and giant trevally in the Mooloolaba canals. Bream and cod around the moorings. Mangrove jack from the Twin bridges and rocky areas of the middle river.

Caloundra: Dart off the beach at Currimundi. Whiting in Currimundi lake and mangrove jack in Currimundi Creek. Whiting and some big flathead from Golden Beach. Bream and trevally in Pelican Waters.

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Keen angler Eric Frei went to the Barwon Banks recently and took home a 92cm snapper for his effort.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2019-12-23

Offshore: Good conditions with winds east to southeasterly about 10 knots shifting east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon, with seas below 1 metre. While tomorrow will be similar with winds becoming a bit choppy in the afternoon with winds north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the morning. Northeasterly winds increasing to 10 to 15 knots with afternoon sea breezes, reaching up to 20 knots inshore at times and seas around 1 metre. Eric Frei went to the Barwon Banks recently and took home a 92cm snapper for his effort also there have been good Mahi Mahi, cobia, tusk fish, moses perch, pearl perch, Maori cod and mackerel on the reef. Scott Davis fished Sunshine Reef in his kayak yesterday morning, and came back with a cobia and a 13.5kg Spanish mackerel. They hit his trolled garfish baits simultaneously. Sunshine Reef has had Spanish mackerel, spotty mackerel, cobia, mac tuna, big yellow fin tuna and snapper. Cougar One skipper fished North Reef for big grass sweetlip, Maori Cod, mosese perch, gold spot cod and small snapper. A 1,2 m gold spot cod caught off Murphy's reef. Spotty and spanish mackerel, cobia, sweetlip and snapper from Caloundra 12 mile reef. Spotty mackerel to 90cm from Caloundra 5 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Queenfish, giant trevally and flathead in Weyba Creek. Braydon Haack caught a 65cm queenie on a surface walker, fishing up river. Along with half a dozen tarpon and straighten hooks of an even bigger queenie. Diamond and tea leaf trevally and flathead from the current line between the river mouth and Woods Bays. Big flathead and queenfish from Tewantin Reach. A few good jacks from between the lakes. Whiting from the frying pan and Munna Point.

Maroochydore: Try for a few tailor in the lower Maroochy River. Queenfish and flathead from Bli Bli reach. Whiting around Chambers Island and Twin Waters. Big flathead in Eudlo Creek. Flathead and mangrove jack in the creeks. Trevally, mangrove jack and flathead in Maroochy Waters canal.

Mooloolaba: Dart off the beach at Warana. Diamond and giant trevally in the Kawana Waters canals. Flathead, mangrove jack and giant trevally in the Mooloolaba canals. Bream and cod around the moorings. Mangrove jack from the Twin bridges and rocky areas of the middle river.

Caloundra: Dart off the beach at Currimundi. Whiting in Currimundi lake and mangrove jack in Currimundi Creek. Whiting and some big flathead from Golden Beach. Bream and trevally in Pelican Waters.

Star Gazer 

Sam Martin caught this excellent eating, Stargazer at Yinni Street, Rockwall on 22nd December.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2019-12-21

Offshore: Good conditions with winds northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning northerly in the evening. Light winds inshore in the early morning, with seas below 1 metre. While tomorrow will be similar with winds becoming choppy in the afternoon with winds north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning east to northeasterly in the middle of the day, reaching up to 20 knots offshore south of Maroochydore in the afternoon. Light northwesterly winds inshore in the early morning and seas around 1 metre. Eric Frei went to the Barwon Banks on Thursday and took home a 92cm snapper for his effort also there have been good Mahi Mahi, cobia, tusk fish, moses perch, pearl perch, Maori cod and mackerel on the reef. Sunshine Reef has had Spanish mackerel, spotty mackerel, cobia, mac tuna, big yellow fin tuna and snapper. Cougar One skipper fished North Reef for big grass sweetlip, Maori Cod, mosese perch, gold spot cod and small snapper. Spotty and spanish mackerel, cobia, sweetlip and snapper from Caloundra 12 mile reef. Spotty mackerel to 90cm from Caloundra 5 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Queenfish, giant trevally and flathead in Weyba Creek. Diamond and tea leaf trevally and flathead from the current line between the river mouth and Woods Bays. Big flathead and queenfish from Tewantin Reach. A few good jacks from between the lakes. Whiting from the frying pan and Munna Point.

Maroochydore: Quality tailor to 48cm in the Cod Hole yesterday. Queenfish and flathead from Bli Bli reach. Whiting around Chambers Island and Twin Waters. Big flathead in Eudlo Creek. Flathead and mangrove jack in the creeks. Trevally, mangrove jack and flathead in Maroochy Waters canal.

Mooloolaba: Dart off the beach at Warana. Diamond and giant trevally in the Kawana Waters canals. Flathead, mangrove jack and giant trevally in the Mooloolaba canals. Bream and cod around the moorings. Mangrove jack from the Twin bridges and rocky areas of the middle river.

Caloundra: Dart off the beach at Currimundi. Whiting in Currimundi lake and mangrove jack in Currimundi Creek. Whiting and some big flathead from Golden Beach. Bream and trevally in Pelican Waters.

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Paige Donald from out at Charleville, with her 48cm tailor taken yesterday near the Cod Hole on a Trollcraft red head silver body lure from instore @swanboathire.

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2019-12-19

Offshore: Winds will be blowing Easterly at 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the middle of the day, with seas around the 1m meter mark. Sunshine Reef has had Spanish mackerel, spotty mackerel, cobia, mac tuna, big yellow fin tuna and snapper. Cougar One skipper fished North Reef for big grass sweetlip, Maori Cod, mosese perch, gold spot cod and small snapper. The Barwon Banks has recently had good catches of snapper, Mahi Mahi, cobia, tusk fish, moses perch, pearl perch, Maori cod and mackerel. Spotty and a few spanish mackerel, cobia, sweetlip and snapper from Caloundra 12 mile reef. Spotty mackerel to 90cm from Caloundra 5 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Queenfish, giant trevally and flathead in Weyba Creek. Diamond and tea leaf trevally and flathead from the current line between the river mouth and Woods Bays. Big flathead and queenfish from Tewantin Reach. A few good jacks from between the lakes. Whiting from the frying pan and Munna Point.

Maroochydore: Queenfish and flathead from Bli Bli reach. Whiting around Chambers Island and Twin Waters. Big flathead in Eudlo Creek. Flathead and mangrove jack in the creeks. Trevally, mangrove jack and flathead in Maroochy Waters canal.

Mooloolaba: Dart off the beach at Warana. Diamond and giant trevally in the Kawana Waters canals. Flathead, mangrove jack and giant trevally in the Mooloolaba canals. Bream and cod around the moorings. Mangrove jack from the Twin bridges and rocky areas of the middle river.

Caloundra: Dart off the beach at Currimundi. Whiting in Currimundi lake and mangrove jack in Currimundi Creek. Whiting and some big flathead from Golden Beach. Bream and trevally in Pelican Waters.

Reuben Jodie Kay 62cm Dusky Flathead 

Reuben and Jodie Kay fished in a Swan Boat Hire polycraft with their parent above the Bli Bli bridge when this 62cm dusky flathead took a liking to one their soft plastics.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2019-12-18

Offshore: Winds will be blowing East to southeasterly at 15 to 20 knots easing to 10 to 15 knots in the evening, with 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres around midday. Get geared up for Thursday and Friday with conditions improving greatly. Sunshine Reef has had Spanish mackerel, spotty mackerel, cobia, mac tuna, big yellow fin tuna and snapper. Cougar One skipper fished North Reef for big grass sweetlip, Maori Cod, mosese perch, gold spot cod and small snapper. The Barwon Banks has recently had good catches of snapper, Mahi Mahi, cobia, tusk fish, moses perch, pearl perch, Maori cod and mackerel. Spotty and a few spanish mackerel, cobia, sweetlip and snapper from Caloundra 12 mile reef. Spotty mackerel to 90cm from Caloundra 5 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Queenfish, giant trevally and flathead in Weyba Creek. Diamond and tea leaf trevally and flathead from the current line between the river mouth and Woods Bays. Big flathead and queenfish from Tewantin Reach. A few good jacks from between the lakes. Whiting from the frying pan and Munna Point.

Maroochydore: Queenfish and flathead from Bli Bli reach. Whiting, bream, flathead and mangrove jack from the lower river. Flathead and mangrove jack in the creeks. School jew, queenfish, trevally, mangrove jack and flathead in Maroochy Waters canal.

Mooloolaba: Dart off the beach at Warana. Diamond and giant trevally in the Kawana Waters canals. Flathead, mangrove jack and giant trevally in the Mooloolaba canals. Bream and cod around the moorings. Mangrove jack from the Twin bridges and rocky areas of the middle river.

Caloundra: Dart off the beach at Currimundi. Whiting in Currimundi lake and mangrove jack in Currimundi Creek. Whiting and some big flathead from Golden Beach. Bream and trevally in Pelican Waters.

Ellie Heisner Spotty Mackerel 

Ellie Heisner with a solid spotty mackerel caught out from the northern tip of Bribie Island over the weekend.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2019-12-17

Offshore: Winds will be blowing South to southeasterly at 20 to 25 knots, temporarily easing to 15 to 20 knots during the morning until late afternoon, with seas at 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres by early evening. Sunshine Reef has had Spanish mackerel, spotty mackerel, cobia, mac tuna, big yellow fin tuna and snapper. Cougar One skipper fished North Reef for big grass sweetlip, Maori Cod, mosese perch, gold spot cod and small snapper. The Barwon Banks has recently had good catches of snapper, Mahi Mahi, cobia, tusk fish, moses perch, pearl perch, Maori cod and mackerel. Spotty and a few spanish mackerel, cobia, sweetlip and snapper from Caloundra 12 mile reef.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Queenfish, giant trevally and flathead in Weyba Creek. Diamond and tea leaf trevally and flathead from the current line between the river mouth and Woods Bays. Big flathead and queenfish from Tewantin Reach. A few good jacks from between the lakes. Whiting from the frying pan and Munna Point.

Maroochydore: Queenfish and flathead from Bli Bli reach. Whiting, bream, flathead and mangrove jack from the lower river. Flathead and mangrove jack in the creeks. School jew, queenfish, trevally, mangrove jack and flathead in Maroochy Waters canal.

Mooloolaba: Dart off the beach at Warana. Flathead, mangrove jack and trevally in the Mooloolaba canals. Bream and cod around the moorings. Mangrove jack from the Twin bridges and rocky areas of the middle river.

Caloundra: Dart off the beach at Currimundi. Whiting in Currimundi lake and mangrove jack in Currimundi Creek. Whiting and some big flathead from Golden Beach. Bream and trevally in Pelican Waters.

Dolphin Fish Barwon Banks 

The crew aboard Deep End Charters had a hot session on the Dolphin Fish during a full day charter to the Barwon Banks over the weekend, boating several fish up to 12kg.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2019-12-16

Offshore: Winds will be blowing North to northwesterly at 15 to 20 knots easing to 10 to 15 knots inshore during the morning. Winds shifting north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon, then turning south to southeasterly 20 to 25 knots in the evening as a gusty southerly change moves north. Southeasterly winds increasing to 25 to 30 knots in the evening, with seas around 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres inshore during the afternoon. Sunshine Reef has had Spanish mackerel, spotty mackerel, cobia,mac tuna and snapper. Cougar One skipper fished North Reef for big grass sweetlip, Maori Cod, mosese perch, gold spot cod and small snapper. The Barwon Banks has recently had good catches of snapper, Mahi Mahi, cobia, tusk fish, moses perch, pearl perch, Maori cod and mackerel. Spotty and a few spanish mackerel, cobia, sweetlip and snapper from Caloundra 12 mile reef.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Queenfish and flathead in Weyba Creek. Diamond and tea leaf trevally and flathead from the current line between the river mouth and Woods Bays. Big flathead and queenfish from Tewantin Reach. A few good jacks from between the lakes. Whiting from the frying pan and Munna Point.

Maroochydore: Queenfish and flathead from Bli Bli reach. Whiting, bream, flathead and mangrove jack from the lower river. Flathead and mangrove jack in the creeks. School jew, queenfish, trevally, mangrove jack and flathead in Maroochy Waters canal.

Mooloolaba: Dart off the beach at Warana. Flathead, mangrove jack and trevally in the Mooloolaba canals. Bream and cod around the moorings. Mangrove jack from the Twin bridges and rocky areas of the middle river.

Caloundra: Dart off the beach at Currimundi. Whiting in Currimundi lake and mangrove jack in Currimundi Creek. Whiting and some big flathead from Golden Beach. Bream and trevally in Pelican Waters.

John Bartosek 45cm fish 

John Bartosek had a good session on Saturday morning fishing in the lower Maroochy River. After loosing several bigger jacks John landed this 45cm fish and also bagged a 39cm whiting and 35cm bream.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2019-12-14

Offshore: Pretty good conditions right through the weekend! Today's winds will be north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending north to northeasterly from late morning and seas around 1 metre. Tomorrow conditions will be very workable as well with winds northerly about 10 knots tending north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon and seas around 1 metre. Sunshine Reef produce a 13.5kg Spanish mackerel and a 105cm cobia, this week as well as, snapper, pearl perch, grass emperor, moses perch, tusk fish and a few bonito. For more information check out www.fishingnoosa.com.au Cougar One skipper Nat Turner on Monday fished Double Island Point in oil-slick calm conditions with a current from the south-east where his crew caught snapper, scarlet sea perch, venus tusk fish, pearl perch, amberjack and Maori cod. North Reefs had gold spot cod, pearl perch, grass emperor, tusk fish and moses perch. The Barwon Banks has recently had good catches of snapper Mahi Mahi, cobia, tusk fish, moses perch, pearl perch, Maori cod and mackerel. Big grass sweetlip, snapper and moses perch from the Gneerings. Spotty and a few spanish mackerel, cobia, sweetlip and snapper form Caloundra 5 and 12 mile reefs.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Still catching trevally, queenfish, few bigger bream and a few quality flathead in the lower river. Bream, mangrove jack and trevally in the Woods Bays. A few good whiting showing up from throughout lower river.

Maroochydore: There are schools of herring bait fish around Picnic Pt, Chambers Island and up to the Cod Hole. Trevally and bream from the Cod Hole and Chambers Island. Whiting and bream from Cotton Tree. Good flathead and mangrove jack in Petrie Creek. A few mud crabs in the creeks.

Mooloolaba: Worth a try for whiting from the La Balsa sand basin. Flathead on soft plastics in the Mooloolaba canals. Bream, flathead and trevally around the moorings. Mangrove jack and a cod from the Kawana Weir. Mud crabs in the upper river.

Caloundra: Whiting and some big flathead from Golden Beach. Good big grunter, bream and flathead south of Coochin Creek. Bream and trevally in Pelican Waters. Few sand crabs between the bar and Bells Creek, worth chasing a few muddies as well.

Dave McGregor 105cmCobia 

Dave McGregor fishing on his kayak, rigged a whole pilchard, floated it close to the bottom and sat back and waited for a hungry 105cm cobia to his bait. There were also some small tuna working the bait schools. Check out www.fishingnoosa.com.au.

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