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Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2019-12-12

Offshore: With today's Full Moon the fish will be in the bite right through the weekend. Pretty good conditions early today and then pretty choppy to rough later on in the afternoon, with the winds north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, increasing to 15 to 20 knots early in the morning. Winds shifting north to northeasterly 20 to 25 knots during early afternoon and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon. Tomorrow conditions will be workable with winds northerly 15 to 20 knots easing to 10 to 15 knots in the early morning and turning east to northeasterly during the afternoon and seas 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. Local yak angler Greg Warren launched his kayak from Sunshine Beach on Tuesday morning and trolled Sunshine Reef with a whole squid skirted garfish where he hooked up with a 13.5kg Spaniard. Also on the same day, Dave McGregor 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 . 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. Chardon's Reef has had tusk fish, moses perch, pearl perch, Maori cod and spotted mackerel. North Reefs had gold spot cod, pearl perch, grass emperor, tusk fish and moses perch. Trekka 2 skipper Mitch Bertacchini fished Sunshine Reef on Friday where the crews caught snapper, pearl perch, grass emperor, moses perch, tusk fish, cobia and a few bonito. 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.

scarlet sea perch 

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 this scarlet sea perch, as well as snapper, venus tusk fish, pearl perch, amberjack and Maori cod. www.fishingnoosa.com.au/bluewater.htm 

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2019-12-11

Offshore: Pretty good conditions early today and a bit choppy in the afternoon, with the winds north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending northeasterly in the middle of the day. Inshore winds reaching up to 20 knots at times during the afternoon and seas around 1 metre. Tomorrow conditions will be okay early and become choppy later as well with winds north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching 15 to 20 knots offshore in the afternoon and seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the evening. Local yak angler Greg Warren launched his kayak from Sunshine Beach yesterday morning and trolled Sunshine Reef with a whole squid skirted garfish where he hooked up with a 13.5kg Spaniard. Also yesterday, Dave McGregor wasn't in much of a paddling mood so he rigged a whole pilchard, floated it close to the bottom and sat back and waited. Not too long, as it happens, because a hungry 105cm cobia took a liking to his bait. There were also some small tuna working the bait schools. Check out www.fishingnoosa.com.au. Double Island Point has had quality scarlet sea perch, red emperor, pearl perch, snapper, venus tusk fish, moses perch and longtail tuna. Chardon's Reef has had tusk fish, moses perch, pearl perch, Maori cod and spotted mackerel. North Reefs had gold spot cod, pearl perch, grass emperor, tusk fish and moses perch. Trekka 2 skipper Mitch Bertacchini fished Sunshine Reef on Friday where the crews caught snapper, pearl perch, grass emperor, moses perch, tusk fish, cobia and a few bonito. 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.

spanish mackerel 

Local yak angler Greg Warren launched his kayak from Sunshine Beach yesterday morning and trolled Sunshine Reef with a whole squid skirted garfish. Conditions were great but it was very quiet until he hooked up with this 13.5kg Spanish mackerel. www.fishingnoosa.com.au 

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2019-12-10

Offshore: Pretty good conditions today with the winds north to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon and seas below 1 metre. Tomorrow conditions will be okay as well with winds north to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon and seas around 1 metre. Double Island Point has had quality scarlet sea perch, red emperor, pearl perch, snapper, venus tusk fish, moses perch and longtail tuna. Chardon's Reef has had tusk fish, moses perch, pearl perch, Maori cod and spotted mackerel. North Reefs had gold spot cod, pearl perch, grass emperor, tusk fish and moses perch. Trekka 2 skipper Mitch Bertacchini fished Sunshine Reef on Friday where the crews caught snapper, pearl perch, grass emperor, moses perch, tusk fish, cobia and a few bonito. 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, 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: 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.

Andy Black Black Diamond Pearl Perch 

This is Andy fishing with the Black Diamond Crew aboard Double Island Point Fishing Charters with amongst other quality fish a superb Pearl Perch.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2019-12-09

Offshore: Pretty good conditions today with the winds north to northeasterly below 10 knots becoming easterly before dawn then increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon and seas around 1 metre. Tomorrow conditions will be okay as well with winds east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending north to northeasterly during the afternoon and seas around 1 metre. Double Island Point has had quality scarlet sea perch, red emperor, snapper, venus tusk fish, moses perch and longtail tuna. Chardon's Reef has had tusk fish, moses perch, pearl perch, Maori cod and spotted mackerel. North Reefs had gold spot cod, pearl perch, grass emperor, tusk fish and moses perch. Trekka 2 skipper Mitch Bertacchini fished Sunshine Reef on Friday where the crews caught snapper, pearl perch, grass emperor, moses perch, tusk fish, cobia and a few bonito. 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: Julie Sharland caught and release a quality nice female flathead full of babies at Dog Beach on Saturday. Still catching trevally, 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. Flathead, bream and whiting from Chambers Island. Whiting and bream from Cotton Tree. Flathead to 84cm released and mangrove jack in Petrie Creek. A few mud crabs in the creeks.

Mooloolaba: 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. 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.

ben forgan mangrove jack released 

Benny Forgan with a nice catch and release mangrove jack caught in the middle to upper Maroochy River last week!

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2019-12-07

Offshore: Very choppy to rough conditions mostly today with the winds North to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots tending north to northeasterly in the afternoon and seas 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Tomorrow conditions will be pretty choppy to rough but easing back in the afternoon and could drop out completely so keep your eyes on the conditions with winds north to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots ahead of a trough moving northwards during the morning, with southerly winds 20 to 25 knots behind the trough. Winds tending north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots throughout during the afternoon and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. Cougar One skipper Nat Turner fished Double Island Point Thursday on a nine hour charter. We had glorious conditions with no wind to speak of most of the trip and a very slight current that seemed to change direction a bit. The fishing was hot and cold but we managed to catch some stonker scarlet sea perch, red emperor, snapper, venus tusk fish, moses perch and longtail tuna. Trekka 2 skipper Mitch Bertacchin did a trip to Chardon's Reef on Tuesday where we caught tusk fish, moses perch, pearl perch, Maori cod and spotted mackerel. And we ran a five hour charter to North Reef on Thursday. Conditions were as good as they get with no swell and very light winds. The river is still a bit tricky but the bar is quite deep to the rock groyne side. We caught gold spot cod, pearl perch, grass emperor, tusk fish and moses perch. Cobia to 130cm, spotty mackerel, grass sweetlip and coral trout from Sunshine Reef. Big grass sweetlip from the Gneerings. Spotty and a few spanish mackerel and small snapper form Caloundra 5 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: A few tailor around Double Island Point. Still catching trevally, 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 Chambers Island. Trevally and bream from the Cod Hole. Flathead, bream and whiting from Chambers Island. Whiting and bream from Cotton Tree. Flathead to 84cm released and mangrove jack in Petrie Creek. A few mud crabs in the creeks. 

Mooloolaba: 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. 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.

DIPFishing Charters 

Have a look at some of the quality snapper taken on board by the crews of DIP Fishing Charters

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2019-12-05

Offshore: Good conditions mostly today with with a northerly chop with the winds northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning north to northeasterly in the late morning and reaching up to 20 knots at times and seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening. Tomorrow conditions will be pretty choppy to rough, with winds north to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon or evening. Cougar One skipper Nat Turner on a charter to Double Island Point Tuesday Couldn’t have asked for much more. Got our bag limit of squire, some monster pearlies, a few scarlet sea perch, mulloway, venus tusk fish and moses perch. Cobia to 130cm, spotty mackerel, grass sweetlip and coral trout from Sunshine Reef. Big grass sweetlip from the Gneerings. Spotty and a few spanish mackerel and small snapper form Caloundra 5 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: A few tailor around Double Island Point. Still catching trevally, 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 Chambers Island. Trevally and bream from the Cod Hole. Flathead, bream and whiting from Chambers Island. Whiting and bream from Cotton Tree. Flathead to 84cm released and mangrove jack in Petrie Creek. A few mud crabs in the creeks.

Mooloolaba: 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. 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.

Allison McDonaldGoldenPerchBikiniGirlFishMagnet BorumbaDam 

Check out Allison McDonald (affectionately known as the Bikini Girl Fish Magnet) with some of her Golden Perch from fishing last weekend at Borumba Dam

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2019-12-04

Offshore: Fantastic conditions today with the winds settling down with winds west to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting northeasterly in the middle of the day then tending northerly in the evening and seas around 1 metre. Tomorrow will be conditions particularly in the morning and choppy later in the day, with winds northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, easing to west to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the morning. Winds shifting north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon and seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the evening. So be ready to go chasing some quality reefies! Cobia to 130cm, spotty mackerel, grass sweetlip and coral trout from Sunshine Reef. Big grass sweetlip from the Gneerings. Spotty and a few spanish mackerel and small snapper form Caloundra 5 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: A few tailor around Double Island Point. trevally, 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. Flathead and school jew along the Tewantin stretch.

Maroochydore: Big eyed trevally and bream from the Cod Hole. Flathead, bream and whiting from Chambers Island. Whiting and bream from Cotton Tree. Flathead to 84cm released and mangrove jack in Petrie Creek. Mangrove jack and cod from Bli Bli reach. A few mud crabs in the creeks.

Mooloolaba: 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. 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.

Ben Wilsonmiddle river

Check out Ben Wilson with a nice jack caught and released in the upper Maroochy River.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2019-12-03

Offshore: Better conditions today with the winds settling down with winds south to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots easing to 10 to 15 knots in the early morning, then shifting east to northeasterly in the afternoon. Winds tending north to northwesterly in the evening and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Tomorrow will be even better offshore conditions with winds West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending west to southwesterly during the morning then shifting north to northeasterly during the afternoon and seas around 1 metre. So be ready to go chasing some quality reefies! Cobia, spotty mackerel, grass sweetlip and coral trout from Sunshine Reef. Big grass sweetlip from the gneerings. Spotty and a few spanish mackerel and small snapper form Caloundra 5 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Trevally, 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. Flathead and school jew along the Tewantin stretch.

Maroochydore: Big eyed trevally and bream from the Cod Hole. Flathead, bream and whiting from Chambers Island. Whiting and bream from Cotton Tree. Flathead to 84cm released and mangrove jack in Petrie Creek. Mangrove jack and cod from Bli Bli reach. A few mud crabs in the creeks.

Mooloolaba: 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. 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.

Peter Batey jack

Check out Peter Batey catching and releasing some fighting mangrove jack that are feeding in the upper river systems as it warms up for the Summer holidays.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2019-12-02

Offshore: Winds will be North to northwesterly at 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore. Inshore winds tending westerly 15 to 20 knots in the late evening, with 1.5- 2.5 m seas. Cobia, spotty mackerel, grass sweetlip and coral trout from Sunshine Reef. Big grass sweetlip from the gneerings. Spotty and a few spanish mackerel and small snapper form Caloundra 5 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Trevally, bream to 32cm and big flathead in the lower river. Bream, mangrove jack and trevally in the Woods Bays. A few good whiting showing up from throughout lower river. Flathead and school jew along the Tewantin stretch.

Maroochydore: Big eyed trevally adn bream from the cod hole. Flathead, bream and whiting from Chambers Island. Whiting and bream from Cotton Tree. Flathead and mangrove jack in Petrie Creek. Mangrove jack and cod from Bli Bli reach. A few mud crabs in the creeks.

Mooloolaba: 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. Grunter, bream and flathead south of Coochin Creek. Bream and trevally in Pelican Waters. Few sand crabs between the bar and Bells Creek.

ChrisCrissyBell

Chrissy and Chris Bell from the MRSL Fishing Club with a couple of solid Grunter taken from the southern passage on a recent camp.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2019-11-30

Offshore: Conditions will be choppy to rough later on today, with winds northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning northerly 15 to 20 knots early in the morning and reaching 20 to 25 knots south of Maroochydore in the late afternoon and evening, with seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon. Tomorrow is looking like rough conditions as well with winds northerly 20 to 30 knots and seas 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Double Island Point has had a few big cobia, red emperor to 14kg, scarlet sea perch, jewfish, and Spanish mackerel along with venus tusk fish, pearl perch and goldband snapper. Dolphin fish, cobia, spanish mackerel, grass sweetlip, coral trout, snapper and venus tusk fish from Sunshine Reef. Deep End fishing charters fished the northern Banks also for pig fish, venus tusk, pearl perch, slatey bream and hussar. Pan size snapper, mackerel, moses perch, estuary cod and grassy sweetlip from Coolum Reef. Sweetlip, moses perch, spangled emperor and venus tusk fish from . Spotty and a few spanish mackerel, cobia and small snapper form Caloundra 12 and 5 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Trevally, bream and big flathead being caught and some released in the lower river and Woods Bay areas. A few good whiting showing up from throughout the river and the frying pan. Flathead and bream along the Tewantin stretch as well.

Maroochydore: With the New Moon Phase the fish will be on the bite. Try the beaches, headlands and Cod Hole or river mouth for Jew that are on the prowl! Try for whiting throughout the lower river. Trevally from Picnic Point on the incoming tide. Some good flathead feeding, 91cm flathead was caught and released in Petrie Creek. Mangrove jack and cod from the snaggy areas in creeks and upper river. A few mud crabs in the creeks

Mooloolaba: Whiting from Mountain Creek area and the twin bridges. A few good bream, plenty of nice flathead and trevally in the lower river and around the moorings. Bream and Mangrove jack and a few mud crabs in the creeks and upper river and from the Parrearra Weir.

Caloundra: Whiting and some big flathead from Golden Beach. Trevally, cod and mangrove jack in the creeks and Pelican Waters. Few sand crabs between the bar and Bells Creek.

Noel Rosi on Black Pearl 

Just have a look at local angler Noel Rossiter, from Southern Queensland Fishing, with a couple of top quality Pearl Perch taken out on Black Pearl Fishing Adventures Rainbow Beach

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2019-11-28

Offshore: Winds will be East to southeasterly at 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots early in the morning then becoming north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day, with seas around the 1m mark and 1-1.5m of swell. Cougar One skipper Nat Turner fished Double Island Point over the weekend for plenty of big scarlet sea perch, jewfish, venus tusk , snapper, pearl perch and goldband snapper. Dolphin fish, cobia, spanish mackerel, grass sweetlip, coral trout, snapper and venus tusk fish from Sunshine Reef. Deep End fishing charters fished the northern Banks for pig fish, venus tusk, pearl perch, slatey bream and hussar. Pan size snapper, mackerel, moses perch, estuary cod and grassy sweetlip from Coolum Reef. Sweetlip, moses perch, spangled emperor and Venus tusk fish from Caloundra 12 mile. Spotty mackerel and small snapper form Caloundra 5 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Trevally, bream and big flathead being caught and some released in the lower river and Woods Bay areas. A few good whiting showing up from throughout the river and the frying pan. Flathead and bream along the Tewantin stretch as well.

Maroochydore: Whiting throughout the lower river. Tailor and trevally from Picnic Point on the incoming tide. A 91cm flathead was caught and released in Petrie Creek. Mangrove jack and cod from the snaggy areas in creeks and upper river. A few mud crabs in the creeks.

Mooloolaba: Whiting from Mountain Creek area and the twin bridges. A few good bream, plenty of nice flathead and trevally in the lower river and around the moorings. Bream and Mangrove jack and a few mud crabs in the creeks and upper river and from the Parrearra Weir.

Caloundra: Whiting and some big flathead from Golden Beach. Trevally, cod and mangrove jack in the creeks and Pelican Waters. Few sand crabs between the bar and Bells Creek.

jeff vere hussar pigfish

Jeff Vere with a hussar and pigfish taken on Deep End Fishing Charters from the northern Barwon Banks over the weekend. 

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2019-11-27

Offshore: Conditions will be a bit choppy today particularly out wide with winds, northerly 15 to 20 knots tending northwesterly early in the morning then tending northwest to northeasterly in the morning , with seas 1 to 2 metres Tomorrow will have great conditions, with winds north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning east to northeasterly during the morning and seas below 1 metre. Cougar One skipper Nat Turner ran a nine hour charter to Double Island Point on Saturday. We had pretty good conditions with light northerly winds and little current run. The fishing was nothing short of exceptional. We bagged out on snapper in a few minutes while the pearl perch and goldband snapper stood out. Then on Sunday Nat went back to DIP where the day was all about the scarlet sea perch, nearly everyone on the boat landed one, along with plenty of snapper, pearl perch, jewfish and venus tusk fish. Dolphin fish, sweetlip, coral trout, snapper and venus tusk fish from Sunshine Reef. Deep End fishing charters fished the northern Banks for pig fish, venus tusk, pearl perch, slatey bream and hussar. Some good size Morwong, pan size snapper, moses perch, estuary cod, grassy sweetlip and big Cobia from Coolum Reef. Sweetlip, moses perch, spangled emperor and Venus tusk fish from Caloundra 12 mile. Spotty mackerel and small snapper form Caloundra 5 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Trevally, bream and big flathead being caught and some released in the lower river and Woods Bay areas. A few good whiting showing up from throughout the river and the frying pan. Flathead and bream along the Tewantin stretch as well.

Maroochydore: Whiting throughout the lower river. Trevally and flathead in the Cod Hole. Several quality mangrove jack, cod and trevally in the creeks and upper river. A few mud crabs in the creeks.

Mooloolaba: Whiting from Mountain Creek area. A few good bream, plenty of nice flathead and trevally in the lower river and around the moorings. Bream and Mangrove jackand a few mudcrabsin the creeks and upper river and from the Parrearra Weir.

Caloundra: Whiting and some big flathead from Golden Beach. Trevally, cod and mangrove jack in the creeks and Pelican Waters. Few sand crabs between the bar and Bells Creek.

Michael Sizer

Keen local angler, Michael Sizer with a quality bream taken on live herring bait fish in the Mooloolaba area.

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