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2019 Fishing Reports

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2019-11-02

Offshore: Today conditions will be choppy today with winds east to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots and seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon. Tomorrows conditions will be pretty good with winds northeasterly 10 to 15 knots and seas around 1 metre. North Reef has recently had jew to 15kg, on a micro jig and mahi mahi on a pilchard floater earlier in the week. While Cougar 1 crews, fished Sunshine and North Reefs this week for quality grassy sweetlip, moses perch, big cod, tusk fish and as well as good snapper. Double island Point has had good pearl perch ranging from 55cm to 65cm plus moses perch, gold spot cod, platinum snapper, grassy sweetlip and venus tusk. Spangled emperor, venus tuskfish and small snapper from Murphy's reef. Snapper, mack tuna and moses perch from Coolum Reef. Snapper, cobia, spangled emperor and pearl perch from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Giant and golden trevally, to 56cm a few queenies and good quality flathead being released in the 76 to 90cm range in the lower river and Woods Bays. A few good whiting showing up from throughout the river and the frying pan. Flathead, queenfish and bream some up to 34cm along the Tewantin stretch as well.

Maroochydore: Schools of herring still in the river. Whiting in the 35 to 40cm range on Thursday in the lower river. Worth trying the lower river and Cod Hole for tailor and at night for Jew. Big flathead in the middle river and around the creek mouths. Mangrove jack feeding and defending their territory and a few mud crabs in the creeks.

Mooloolaba: Whiting from Mountain Creek and the La Balsa sand basin. Bream and trevally from the boat moorings. Flathead and trevally in Mooloolaba Canals. Cod and trevally from Kawana Waters. Bream and Mangrove jack in the creeks and upper river and from the Parrearra Weir.

Caloundra: Whiting, some big flathead and bream from golden beach. Flathead along the drop off on the ebb tide. Trevally, cod and mangrove jack in the creeks and Pelican Waters. Few mud crabs in the creeks.

Bill Conn Tailor 

Bill Conn was fishing the Cod Hole on Thursday afternoon when he caught and released this 50cm tailor. Well done Bill!

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2019-10-31

Offshore: Today conditions will be pretty good with winds east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots and seas below 1 metre. Tomorrows conditions will be similar and pretty good early in the day with winds easterly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly during the afternoon and seas around 1 metre. Matthew Graham reported we had a great day at North Reef on Friday. First up, we caught and released a 2.4m sailfish. Then later I boated a 15kg, 102cm jewfish on a micro jig and then Bruce Sharland caught a mahi mahi on a pilchard floater. Both released after a few pixs. Wild Thing 2 went up to Double island Point Saturday on a nine hour (full day) trip. The morning punch up there was good with light northerlies. There was a very strong current to the south the whole day using 16oz to get to the bottom. We caught good pearl perch ranging from 55cm to 65cm plus moses perch, gold spot cod, platinum snapper, grassy sweetlip and venus tusk. Spotty mackerel and coral trout from Sunshine Reef. Spangled emperor, venus tuskfish and small snapper from Murphy's reef. Snapper, mack tuna and moses perch from Coolum Reef. Snapper and pearl perch from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Big flathead throughout the lower river and in Weyba Creek. Giant trevally, a few queenies and flathead in Woods Bays. A few good whiting showing up from throughout the river and the frying pan. Flathead, queenfish and bream along the Tewantin stretch as well.

Maroochydore: Schools of herring still in the river. Whiting in the lower river. Worth trying the lower river and Cod Hole at night for Jew. Big flathead in the middle river and around the creek mouths. Mangrove jack feeding and defending their territory and a few mud crabs in the creeks.

Mooloolaba: Whiting from Mountain Creek and the La Balsa sand basin. Bream and trevally from the boat moorings. Flathead and trevally in Mooloolaba Canals. Cod and trevally from Kawana Waters. Bream and jack from the Parrearra Weir.

Caloundra: Whiting, flathead and bream from golden beach. Flathead along the drop off on the ebb tide. Trevally, cod and mangrove jack in the creeks and Pelican Waters. Few mud crabs in the creeks.

Luke Mangrove Jack 

The Mangrove Jack are alive and well in Sunny Coast creeks and will be right through summer, here is Luke Opelt with a nice mangrove jack caught Monday night around 11pm, up in one of the creeks.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2019-10-30

Offshore: Today conditions will be pretty good with winds easterly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly in the evening and seas around 1 metre. Tomorrows conditions will be pretty good early in the day with winds easterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore at times in the afternoon and seas around 1 metre. Matthew Graham reported we had a great day at North Reef on Friday. First up, we caught and released a 2.4m sailfish. Then later I boated a 15kg, 102cm jewfish on a micro jig and then Bruce Sharland caught a mahi mahi on a pilchard floater. Both released after a few pixs. Wild Thing 2 went up to Double island Point Saturday on a nine hour (full day) trip. The morning punch up there was good with light northerlies. There was a very strong current to the south the whole day using 16oz to get to the bottom. We caught good pearl perch ranging from 55cm to 65cm plus moses perch, gold spot cod, platinum snapper, grassy sweetlip and venus tusk. Spotty mackerel and coral trout from Sunshine Reef. Spangled emperor, venus tuskfish and small snapper from Murphy's reef. Snapper, mack tuna and moses perch from Coolum Reef. Snapper and pearl perch from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Big flathead throughout the lower river and in Weyba Creek. Giant trevally, a few queenies and flathead in Woods Bays. A few good whiting showing up from throughout the river and the frying pan. Flathead, queenfish and bream along the Tewantin stretch as well.

Maroochydore: Schools of herring still in the river. Whiting in the lower river. Worth trying the lower river and Cod Hole at night for Jew. Big flathead in the middle river and around the creek mouths. Mangrove jack and a few mud crabs in the creeks.

Mooloolaba: Whiting from Mountain Creek and the La Balsa sand basin. Bream and trevally from the boat moorings. Flathead and trevally in Mooloolaba Canals. Cod and trevally from Kawana Waters. Bream and jack from the Parrearra Weir.

Caloundra: Whiting, flathead and bream from golden beach. Flathead along the drop off on the ebb tide. Trevally, cod and mangrove jack in the creeks and Pelican Waters. Few mud crabs in the creeks.

Dan Park

The Mangrove Jack are alive and well in Sunny Coast creeks and will be right through summer, here is Dan Park with a feisty 50 cm + jack, caught and released recently.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2019-10-29

Offshore: The New Moon phase will definitely have the fish feeding right through the week! Today conditions will be choppy early and probably okay in the afternoon with winds southeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning easterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning and early afternoon and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon. Tomorrows conditions will be pretty good for most of the day with winds easterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the evening and seas below 1 metre. Wild Thing 2 went up to Double island Point Saturday on a nine hour (full day) trip. The morning punch up there was good with light northerlies. There was a very strong current to the south the whole day using 16oz to get to the bottom. We caught good pearl perch ranging from 55cm to 65cm plus moses perch, gold spot cod, platinum snapper, grassy sweetlip and venus tusk. North Reef has had jew, cobia, snapper, grass sweetlip, Maori cod and some big pearl perch. Spotty mackerel and coral trout from Sunshine Reef. Spangled emperor, venus tuskfish and small snapper from Murphy's reef. Snapper, mack tuna and moses perch from Coolum Reef. Snapper and pearl perch from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Big flathead throughout the lower river and in Weyba Creek. Giant trevally, a few queenies and flathead in Woods Bays. A few good whiting showing up from throughout the river and the frying pan. Flathead, queenfish and bream along the Tewantin stretch as well.

Maroochydore: The New Moon will have the fish on the bite! Schools of herring still in the river. Whiting in the lower river. Worth trying thelower river and Cod Hole at night for Big flathead in the middle river and around the creek mouths. Mangrove jack and a few mud crabs in the creeks.

Mooloolaba: Whiting from Mountain Creek and the La Balsa sand basin. Bream and trevally from the boat moorings. Flathead and trevally in Mooloolaba Canals. Cod and trevally from Kawana Waters. Bream and jack from the Parrearra Weir.

Caloundra: Whiting, flathead and bream from golden beach. Flathead along the drop off on the ebb tide. Trevally, cod and mangrove jack in the creeks and Pelican Waters. Few mud crabs in the creeks.

Arie Evans flathead mooloolah rive 

Young Arie Evens was pretty excited with his 50cm, good eating size flathead caught in the Maroochy River on Sunday.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2019-10-28

Offshore: The New Moon today will have the fish feeding right through the week! Today conditions good early and a bit choppy in the afternoon with winds variable about 10 knots becoming southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon and seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening. Tomorrows conditions will be a bit choppy real early but then workable with winds southeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning easterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning with seas to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. Wild Thing 2 went up to Double island Point Saturday on a nine hour (full day) trip. The morning punch up there was good with light northerlies. There was a very strong current to the south the whole day using 16oz to get to the bottom. We caught good pearl perch ranging from 55cm to 65cm plus moses perch, gold spot cod, platinum snapper, grassy sweetlip and venus tusk. North Reef has had jew, cobia, snapper, grass sweetlip, Maori cod and some big pearl perch. Spotty mackerel and coral trout from Sunshine Reef. Spangled emperor, venus tuskfish and small snapper from Murphy's reef. Snapper, mack tuna and moses perch from Coolum Reef. Snapper and pearl perch from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Big flathead throughout the lower river and in Weyba Creek. An 86cm flathead was caught and released in the lower estuary over the weekend. Giant trevally, queenfish to 58cm and flathead in Woods Bays. A few good whiting to 42cm showing up from throughout the river and the frying pan. Flathead, queenfish and bream along the Tewantin stretch.

Maroochydore: Mondays New Moon will have the fish on the bite! Schools of herring still in the river. Whiting in the lower river. Plenty of school jew around the 60cm size, feeding in the river mangrove jack, trevally and tailor in the Cod Hole. Big flathead in the middle river and around the creek mouths. Mangrove jack in the creeks.

Mooloolaba: Whiting from Mountain Creek and the La Balsa sand basin. Bream and trevally from the boat moorings. Flathead and trevally in Mooloolaba Canals. Cod and trevally from Kawana Waters. Bream and jack from the Parrearra Weir.

Caloundra: Whiting, flathead and bream from golden beach. Flathead along the drop off on the ebb tide. Trevally, cod and mangrove jack in the creeks and Pelican Waters. Few mud crabs in the creeks.

Fin Forgan 

Benny Forgan with his boy Finn here, after Finn helped catch the live herring bait and then caught this 40cm Giant Trevally in the lower Maroochy on Saturday. Well done Finn!

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2019-10-26

Offshore: May be a window of opportunity very early, but unfortunately today conditions will be choppy to rough particularly in the afternoon with winds northeast to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching 15 to 20 knots south of Maroochydore in the early morning. Winds tending north to northeasterly 20 to 25 knots in the afternoon and evening and seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon. Tomorrows conditions will pretty choppy to rough with a window around midday as well with winds north to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots tending northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day, reaching up to 20 knots offshore at times in the afternoon. Inshore winds becoming variable about 10 knots in the late evening and seas 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. North Reef has had jew, cobia, snapper, grass sweetlip, Maori cod and some big pearl perch. Spotty mackerel and coral trout from Sunshine Reef. Spangled emperor, venus tuskfish and small snapper from Murphy's reef. Snapper, mack tuna and moses perch from Coolum Reef. Snapper and pearl perch from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Big flathead throughout the lower river and in Weyba Creek. An 86cm flathead was caught and released in the lower estuary over the weekend. Giant trevally, queenfish to 58cm and flathead in Woods Bays. A few good whiting to 42cm showing up from throughout the river and the frying pan. Flathead, queenfish and bream along the Tewantin stretch.

Maroochydore: Mondays New Moon will have the fish on the bite! Schools of herring still in the river. Whiting in the lower river. Plenty of school jew around the 60cm size, feeding in the river mangrove jack, trevally and tailor in the Cod Hole. Big flathead in the middle river and around the creek mouths. Mangrove jack in the creeks.

Mooloolaba: Whiting from Mountain Creek and the La Balsa sand basin. Bream and trevally from the boat moorings. Flathead and trevally in Mooloolaba Canals. Cod and trevally from Kawana Waters. Bream and jack from the Parrearra Weir.

Caloundra: Whiting, flathead and bream from golden beach. Flathead along the drop off on the ebb tide. Trevally, cod and mangrove jack in the creeks and Pelican Waters. Few mud crabs in the creeks.

Hayley Walker 

Hayley Walker fishing yesterday off Oyster Bank Road, caught and released this hard fighting, 47cm, Morwong or Blubber Lip Bream, or commonly/historically and very Politically Incorrectly for these days, referred to as a "Mother-in-Law fish" They are are not gourmet food but are okay to eat.

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2019-10-24

Offshore: Be ready to go with conditions easing right back today with winds northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the evening and seas below 1 metre.Tomorrows conditions will pretty good as well with winds northerly 10 to 15 knots, increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon and seas starting below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the evening. North Reef has had jew, cobia, snapper, grass sweetlip, Maori cod and some big pearl perch. Spotty mackerel and coral trout from Sunshine Reef. Spangled emperor, venus tuskfish and small snapper from Murphy's reef. Snapper, mack tuna and moses perch from Coolum Reef. Snapper and pearl perch from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Big flathead throughout the lower river and in Weyba Creek. An 86cm flathead was caught and released in the lower estuary over the weekend. Giant trevally, queenfish to 58cm and flathead in Woods Bays. A few good whiting to 42cm showing up from throughout the river and the frying pan. Flathead, queenfish and bream along the Tewantin stretch.

Maroochydore: Whiting in the lower river. Plenty of school jew around the 60cm size, feeding in the river mangrove jack, trevally and tailor in the Cod Hole. Big flathead one caught yesterday was 68cm, in the middle river and around the creek mouths. Mangrove jack in the creeks.

Mooloolaba: Whiting from Mountain Creek and the La Balsa sand basin. Bream and trevally from the boat moorings. Flathead and trevally in Mooloolaba Canals. Cod and trevally from Kawana Waters. Bream and jack from the Parrearra Weir.

Caloundra: Whiting, flathead and bream from golden beach. Flathead along the drop off on the ebb tide. Trevally, cod and mangrove jack in the creeks and Pelican Waters. Few mud crabs in the creeks.

Mark Horton Stephens 

Keen angler Marc Horton-Stephens with a catch and release trevally fron the upper Maroochy River.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2019-10-23

Offshore: Be ready to go with conditions easing right back today with winds east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots. Winds inshore tending south to southwesterly in the early morning and seas Below 1 metre.Tomorrows conditions will pretty good as well with winds northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon and seas also below 1 metre. North Reef has had jew, cobia, snapper, grass sweetlip, Maori cod and some big pearl perch. Spotty mackerel and coral trout from Sunshine Reef. Spangled emperor, venus tuskfish and small snapper from Murphy's reef. Snapper, mack tuna and moses perch from Coolum Reef. Snapper and pearl perch from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Big flathead throughout the lower river and in Weyba Creek. An 86cm flathead was caught and released in the lower estuary over the weekend. Giant trevally, queenfish and flathead in Woods Bays. Whiting from the river mouth and the frying pan. Flathead, queenfish and bream along the Tewantin stretch.

Maroochydore: Whiting in the lower river. Plenty of school jew around the 60cm size, feeding in the river mangrove jack, trevally and tailor in the Cod Hole. Big flathead one caught yesterday was 67cm, in the middle river and around the creek mouths. Mangrove jack in the creeks.

Mooloolaba: Whiting from Mountain Creek and the La Balsa sand basin. Bream and trevally from the boat moorings. Flathead and trevally in Mooloolaba Canals. Cod and trevally from Kawana Waters. Bream and jack from the Parrearra Weir.

Caloundra: Whiting, flathead and bream from golden beach. Flathead along the drop off on the ebb tide. Trevally, cod and mangrove jack in the creeks and Pelican Waters. Few mud crabs in the creeks.

joe Bartley up stream 

Jo Bartley has been catching and releasing school jew and mangrove jack in the upper Maroochy River recently.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2019-10-22

Offshore: Conditions easing back but still will be choppy today with winds will be southeasterly 15 to 20 knots easing to 10 to 15 knots in the morning, reaching 15 to 20 knots offshore with seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore north of Maroochydore. Tomorrows conditions will be okay early ahead of the sea breeze with winds southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning east to southeasterly and reaching 15 to 20 knots inshore with afternoon sea breezes. and seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres inshore during the afternoon. North Reef has had jew, cobia, snapper, grass sweetlip, Maori cod and some big pearl perch. Spotty mackerel and coral trout from Sunshine Reef. Spangled emperor, venus tuskfish and small snapper from Murphy's reef. Snapper, mack tuna and moses perch from Coolum Reef. Snapper and pearl perch from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Big flathead throughout the lower river and in Weyba Creek. An 86cm flathead was caught and released in the lower estuary over the weekend. Giant trevally, queenfish and flathead in Woods Bays. Whiting from the river mouth and the frying pan. Flathead, queenfish and bream along the Tewantin stretch.

Maroochydore: Whiting in the lower river. Plenty of school jew around the 60cm size, feeding in the river mangrove jack, trevally and tailor in the Cod Hole. Big flathead in the middle river and around the creek mouths. Mangrove jack in the creeks. Mud crabs potted up the creeks and middle river.

Mooloolaba: Whiting from Mountain Creek and the La Balsa sand basin. Bream and trevally from the boat moorings. Flathead and trevally in Mooloolaba Canals. Cod and trevally from Kawana Waters. Bream and jack from the Parrearra Weir.

Caloundra: Whiting, flathead and bream from golden beach. Flathead along the drop off on the ebb tide. Trevally, cod and mangrove jack in the creeks and Pelican Waters. Few mud crabs in the creeks.

Allan Buxton 55cm Dusky

Allan Buxton with a 55cm dusky flathead keeper for his dinner taken Sunday evening at Yinni Street.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2019-10-21

Offshore: Winds will be Southeasterly at 20 to 25 knots, easing to 15 to 20 knots south of Maroochydore in the late evening, with 1.5 to 2.5 metre seas. North Reef has had jew, cobia, snapper, grass sweetlip, Maori cod and some big pearl perch. Spotty mackerel and coral trout from Sunshine Reef. Spangled emperor, venus tuskfish and small snapper from Murphy's reef. Snapper, mack tuna and moses perch from Coolum Reef. Snapper and pearl perch from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Big flathead throughout the lower river and in Weyba Creek. Giant trevally, queenfish and flathead in Woods Bays. Whiting from dog beach, river mouth and the frying pan. Flathead, queenfish and bream along the Tewantin stretch.

Maroochydore: Whiting in the lower river. School jew, mangrove jack, trevally and tailor in the Cod Hole. Big flathead in the middle river and around the creek mouths. Mangrove jack in the creeks. Mud crabs potted up the creeks and middle river.

Mooloolaba: Whiting from Mountain Creek and the La Balsa sand basin. Bream and trevally from the boat moorings. Flathead and trevally in Mooloolaba Canals. Cod and trevally from Kawana Waters. Bream and jack from the Parrearra Weir.

Caloundra: Whiting, flathead and bream from golden beach. Flathead along the drop off on the ebb tide. Trevally, cod and mangrove jack in the creeks and Pelican Waters. Few mud crabs in the creeks.

AriInnestuskfish 

Young Ari Innes was fishing with his family on Murphy's Reef when he landed this nice venus tusk fish.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2019-10-19

Offshore: Great conditions for most of the day with a bit of chop in the evening, with winds variable about 10 knots becoming northerly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon then tending north to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the evening with seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres later in the evening. Tomorrow will be choppy conditions still with winds picking up from a northwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting southeasterly 20 to 25 knots during the morning and seas also rising to 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon. So be ready to go as the fish have been on local reefs recently! A monster 25kg cobia was caught at North Reef. Also at North Reef there's been jew along with quality snapper, grass sweetlip, Maori cod and some big pearl perch. Double Island Point there's been good snapper plus amberjack, plenty of tuskies and some gold spot wrasse. Sunshine Reef big tusk fish, grass sweetlip and cobia. Spangled emperor, snapper, amberjack and yellowtail kingfish from the Barwon Banks. Snapper, tusk fish and tuna from Mooloolaba 8 and 12 mile reefs.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: There have been plenty of quality dusky flathead taken throughout the river over the past week, many of them released in the 65cm to 86cm range. Trevally and queenfish in Woods Bay. Whiting from dog beach, river mouth and the frying pan. Flathead, queenfish and bream between the lakes and along Tewantin stretch.

Maroochydore: Schools of herring bait fish now moving into the lower river system with chopper tailor and trevally feeding on them, particularly around Chambers Island on high tide. Quality flathead in Eudlo Creek and in the Northern Channel and whiting from Cotton Tree. Jew around the Cod Hole most released as under size, off the beaches and at Yaroomba. Big flathead in the middle river. Golden, giant trevally and Queenfish around the motorway bridge. Mangrove jack in the creeks. Mud crabs potted up the creeks and canals.

Mooloolaba: Schools of herring bait fish now moving into the lower river systems. Whiting from Mountain Creek and the La Balsa sand basin. Bream and trevally from the boat moorings. Flathead and trevally in Mooloolaba Canals. Cod and trevally from Kawana Waters. Bream and jack from the Parrearra Weir.

Caloundra: Whiting, flathead and bream from golden beach. Flathead in the deeper channels of the northern passage and in the mouth of Coochin Creek. Trevally, cod and mangrove jack in the bcreeks and Pelican Waters. Few mud crabs in the creeks.

Alex Knight flathead 55cm 

Alex Knight has been having some fun catching flathead to 55cm, trolling a Trollcraft red head silver body lure (In store @Swan Boat Hire) in the Maroochy River.

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2019-10-17

Offshore: Strong Wind Warning for Today in Sunshine Coast Waters. So best to stay in Port today and fish the river systems, with rough conditions with winds northerly 20 to 25 knots, increasing to 25 to 30 knots during the late morning and afternoon. Winds turning northwesterly 20 to 25 knots in the late evening with seas 2 to 3 metres. Tomorrow will be choppy conditions still with winds winds northwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting southeasterly during the morning as a trough moves northwards. Winds tending easterly during the afternoon with seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore. When conditions improve be ready to go as the fish have been on local reefs recently! A monster 25kg cobia was caught at North Reef on Sunday. Also at North Reef there's been jew along with quality snapper, grass sweetlip, Maori cod and some big pearl perch. Double Island Point there's been good snapper plus amberjack, plenty of tuskies and some gold spot wrasse. Sunshine Reef big tusk fish, grass sweetlip and cobia. Spangled emperor, snapper, amberjack and yellowtail kingfish from the Barwon Banks. Snapper, tusk fish and tuna from Mooloolaba 8 mile reef.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: There have been plenty of quality dusky flathead taken throughout the river over the past week, many of them released in the 65cm to 86cm range. Trevally and queenfish in Woods Bay. Whiting from dog beach, river mouth and the frying pan. Flathead, queenfish and bream between the lakes and along Tewantin stretch.

Maroochydore: Quality flathead in Eudlo Creek and in the Northern Channel and whiting from Cotton Tree. Jew around the Cod Hole, off the beaches and at Yaroomba. Big flathead in the middle river. Golden, giant trevally and Queenfish yesterday morning around the motorway bridge. Mangrove jack in the creeks. Mud crabs potted up the creeks and canals.

Mooloolaba: Schools of herring bait fish now moving into the lower river systems. Whiting from Mountain Creek and the La Balsa sand basin. Bream and trevally from the boat moorings. Flathead and trevally in Mooloolaba Canals. Cod and trevally from Kawana Waters. Bream and jack from the Parrearra Weir.

Caloundra: Whiting, flathead and bream from golden beach. Flathead in the deeper channels of the northern passage and in the mouth of Coochin Creek. Trevally, cod and mangrove jack in Pelican Waters. Few mud crabs in the creeks.

Allan Buxton Released 

Local angler Allan Buxton, released this fish Tuesday night and has been catching and releasing several under size jew on dusk at Yinni Street over the past week.

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