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Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2018-08-09

Offshore

Good fish feeding activity for the weekend and into next week coming up with the Saturdays New or black Moon Phase and reasonable wind and sea conditions. Today will be a fantastic day out on the water with great conditions, winds will be West to southwesterly below 10 knots tending south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots early in the morning then tending south to southeasterly in the afternoon and below 1 metre. Tomorrow there will be a southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning easterly in the evening with seas around 1 metre. So with the good conditions have a crack at, The Hards where there have been catches of moses perch, hussar, rosy jobfish, coral bream, good tuskies, gold spot wrasse, pearl perch, trag jew and snapper. There have been some good quality snapper and spanish mackerel as well as sweetlip, cobia and the odd coral trout caught close inshore off Sunshine Beach this week. North Reef's had good snapper, moses perch, tusk fish, pearl perch and cobia. Grass sweetlip, cobia, cod, quality snapper and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Snapper, cobia, pearl perch, tusk fish from Caloundra 12 mile. Snapper, grass sweetlp, moses perch and parrot from Murphy's. Big grass sweetlip and nice keeper snapper around Old Women Island. Snapper and Sweetlip around Brays Rock. Grass sweetlip, cobia, cod, quality snapper and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Pearl perch, big red's emperor, Knobby snapper to 98cm, tusk fish, sweetlip and moses perch big cobia and some monster cod, North of Double Island Point and  22nm NE of Wide Bay Bar.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Tailor, a few whiting and bream and dart along Teewah Beach. Try for luderick in the lower river. Some good whiting, bream and plenty of good quality flathead from throughout the river. Golden trevally to 65cm caught and release and an 89cm diamond trevally in the lower river also try in Noosa Sound. Bream around the bridges and rocky areas of the lower river.

Maroochydore: Try for tailor and bream from the sand bags and north shore.Try for some better quality whiting around Chambers Island Plenty of bream yesterday around 36cm, with better catches over night from the motorway bridge pylons and along Oyster bank road. Flathead went 69 cm and bream from around Channel Island.

Mooloolaba: Try for tailor along Kawana and Wurtulla Beach at dawn and dusk. A few good tailor and solid golden trevally in the lower river. Bream around McKenzies Bridge, the rock walls and the Kawana Boat Ramp. Average size grass sweetlip and big bream off the rocks at Point Cartwright. Gar in the La Balsa sand basin.

Caloundra: Whiting, bream and tailor along the beach between Currimundi and Moffat heads. Bream and tailor from Shelly Beach. Bream, tailor and flathead off the boardwalk. Bream, flathead and whiting along Golden beach. Trevally, cod, the odd tailor and bream in Pelican Waters Canal.

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Milan Milne Dusky Flathead Maroochy Released

Wow, check out keen young angler Milan Milne with his catch and release dusky flathead while fishing off his Viking Kayak in the Mighty Maroochy River

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2018-08-08

Offshore

Choppy conditions early but settling right down for the afternoon today with winds south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds becoming variable below 10 knots in the middle of the day with inshore north to northeasterly sea breezes about 10 knots with seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Conditions tomorrow also looking good with winds west to northwesterly below 10 knots tending south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning then tending south to southeasterly during the day and seas below 1 metre. With the improving conditions target good snapper with the odd 70cm fish on soft plastics at the Gneerings. The Hards have had moses perch, hussar, rosy jobfish, coral bream, good tuskies, gold spot wrasse, pearl perch, trag jew and snapper. There have been some good quality snapper and spanish mackerel as well as sweetlip, cobia and the odd coral trout caught close inshore off Sunshine Beach this week. North Reef's had good snapper, moses perch, tusk fish, pearl perch and cobia. Grass sweetlip, cobia, cod, quality snapper and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Snapper, cobia, pearl perch, tusk fish from Caloundra 12 mile. Snapper, grass sweetlp, moses perch and parrot from Murphy's.. Big grass sweetlip and nice keeper snapper around Old Women Island. Snapper and Sweetlip around Brays Rock.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Tailor, a few whiting and bream and dart along Teewah Beach. Try for luderick in the lower river. Some good whiting, bream and plenty of good quality flathead from throughout the river. Golden trevally to 65cm caught and release and an 89cm diamond trevally in the lower river also try in Noosa Sound. Bream around the bridges and rocky areas of the lower river.

Maroochydore: Try for tailor and bream from the sand bags and north shore.Try for some better quality whiting around Chambers Island Plenty of bream yesterday around 36cm, with better catches over night from the motorway bridge pylons and along Oyster bank road. Flathead went 69 cm and bream from around Channel Island.

Mooloolaba: Try for tailor along Kawana and Wurtulla Beach at dawn and dusk. A few good tailor and solid golden trevally in the lower river. Bream around McKenzies Bridge, the rock walls and the Kawana Boat Ramp. Average size grass sweetlip and big bream off the rocks at Point Cartwright. Gar in the La Balsa sand basin.

Caloundra: Whiting, bream and tailor along the beach between Currimundi and Moffat heads. Bream and tailor from Shelly Beach. Bream, tailor and flathead off the boardwalk. Bream, flathead and whiting along Golden beach. Trevally, cod, the odd tailor and bream in Pelican Waters Canal.

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Rainbow EscChart98cm Nobby

Rainbow Escape Snapper 98cm

A couple of days ago the crews on Rainbow Escape Charters did very well including this 98cm Knobby Snapper

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2018-08-07

Offshore

Choppy to rough conditions away from the immediate coast early today with winds west to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting southwesterly around dawn and reaching up to 25 knots with the wind shift. Winds decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon with seas 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. Conditions settle more tomorrow during the morning with winds southwesterly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. As conditions settle down tomorrow be ready to go  like Benny Forgan who caught good snapper with one going 70cm (10lb) on soft plastics at the Gneerings real early Sunday morning.The Hards have had moses perch, hussar, rosy jobfish, coral bream, good tuskies, gold spot wrasse, pearl perch, trag jew and snapper. There have been some good quality snapper and spanish mackerel as well as sweetlip, cobia and the odd coral trout caught close inshore off Sunshine Beach this week. North Reef's had good snapper, moses perch, tusk fish, pearl perch and cobia. Grass sweetlip, cobia, cod, quality snapper and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Snapper, cobia, pearl perch, tusk fish from Caloundra 12 mile. Snapper, grass sweetlp, moses perch and parrot from Murphy's.. Big grass sweetlip and nice keeper snapper around Old Women Island. Snapper and Sweetlip around Brays Rock.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Tailor, a few whiting and bream and dart along Teewah Beach. Try for luderick in the lower river. Some good Whiting, bream and plenty of good quality flathead from throughout the river. Golden trevally along the Tewantin Reach and in Noosa Sound. Bream around the bridges and rocky areas of the lower river.

Maroochydore: Try for tailor and bream from the sand bags and north shore.Try for some better quality whiting around Chambers Island Plenty of bream particularly over night from the motorway bridge pylons and along Oyster bank road. Flathead and bream from around Goat and Channel Islands.

Mooloolaba: Try for tailor along Kawana and Wurtulla Beach at dawn and dusk. A few good tailor and golden trevally in the lower river. Bream around McKenzies Bridge, the rock walls and the Kawana Boat Ramp. Average size grass sweetlip and big bream off the rocks at Point Cartwright. Gar in the La Balsa sand basin.

Caloundra: Whiting, bream and tailor along the beach between Currimundi and Moffat heads. Bream and tailor from Shelly Beach. Bream, tailor and flathead off the boardwalk. Bream, flathead and whiting along Golden beach. Trevally, cod, the odd tailor and bream in Pelican Waters Canal.

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Ben snapper 70cm soft plastics gneerings

My mate Benny Forgan caught some good snapper with one going 70cm (10lb) on soft plastics at the Gneerings, real early Sunday morning.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2018-08-06

Offshore

Choppy to rough conditions today with winds north to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, increasing to 20 to 25 knots during the afternoon with seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres around midday. Conditions settle a bit tomorrow particularly close inshore with winds westerly 15 to 20 knots turning southwesterly during the morning and seas 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. My mate Benny Forgan caught some good snapper with one going 70cm (10lb) on soft plastics at the Gneerings real early Sunday morning.The Hards have had moses perch, hussar, rosy jobfish, coral bream, good tuskies, gold spot wrasse, pearl perch, trag jew and snapper. There have been some good quality snapper and spanish mackerel caught close inshore off Sunshine Beach this week. North Reef's had good snapper, moses perch, tusk fish, pearl perch and cobia. Grass sweetlip, cobia, cod, quality snapper and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Snapper, cobia, pearl perch, tusk fish from Caloundra 12 mile. Snapper, grass sweetlp, moses perch and parrot from Murphy's.. Big grass sweetlip and nice keeper snapper around Old Women Island. Snapper and Sweetlip around Brays Rock.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Tailor, a few whiting and bream and good dart along Teewah Beach. Luderick in the lower river. Some good Whiting, bream and plenty of good quality flathead from throughout the river. Golden trevally along the Tewantin Reach and in Noosa Sound. Bream around the bridges and rocky areas of the lower river.

Maroochydore: Try for tailor from the sand bags and north shore.Try for some better quality whiting around Chambers Island Plenty of bream particularly over night from the motorway bridge pylons and along Oyster bank road. Flathead and bream from around Goat and Channel Islands.

Mooloolaba: Try for tailor along Kawana and Wurtulla Beach at dawn and dusk. A few good tailor and golden trevally in the lower river. Bream around McKenzies Bridge, the rock walls and the Kawana Boat Ramp. Average size grass sweetlip and big bream off the rocks at Point Cartwright. Gar in the La Balsa sand basin.

Caloundra: Whiting, bream and tailor along the beach between Currimundi and Moffat heads. Bream and tailor from Shelly Beach. Bream, tailor and flathead off the boardwalk. Bream, flathead and whiting along Golden beach. Trevally, cod, tailor and bream in Pelican Waters Canal.

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Mitchell Innes 51cm Coral Trout

Check out my good friend, Mitchell Innes with his quality and PB, 51cm coral trout taken off the coast on Saturday.

Extended Fishing Report: Friday 2018-08-03

Offshore

Great fishing conditions for today and right through the weekend with warm and sunny weather combined with light north to north westerly winds and seas below a metre, so be ready to go for it. Today winds will be easterly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly during the afternoon with seas below 1 metre. Double Island Point has had quality snapper, big spangled emperor, moses perch, venus tusk fish, jobfish, hussar, Maori cod and gold spot wrasse. North Reef's had good snapper, moses perch, tusk fish, pearl perch and cobia. Grass sweetlip, cobia, cod, quality snapper and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Snapper, cobia, pearl perch, tusk fish from Caloundra 12 mile. Snapper, grass sweetlp, moses perch and parrot from Murphy's and the Gneerings. Big grass sweetlip around Old Women Island. Snapper and Sweetlip around Brays Rock. Last week the crew in the Rainbow Beach Family Fishing Classic weighed in some fantastic quality reef fish and pelagics, like solid cobia, a huge Spanish Mackerel, great knobby snapper, monster jew, big Red Emperor, quality pearl perch, sweetlip, and nice tusk fish North of Double Island Point and East of the Wide Bay Bar. Pearl perch, red emperor, snapper, tusk fish, sweetlip and moses perch 20nm NE of Wide Bay Bar.

Out and around Hervey Bay: Trout, tuskfish, snapper and sweetlip have been taken on the 25 fathom reef and in the southern and northern gutters. Snapper and sweetlip from Roy Rufus artificial reef. Broad bar mackerel are feeding throughout the bay and are taking metal slugs. School and spanish mackerel from the fairway buoy, moon ledge and Six Mile Arch Cliffs. Bigger bream from most of the rocky outcrops Chopper tailor throughout the Burrum River, from River Heads and off Urangan pier. A few thread fin salmon, grunter bream and reasonable flathead in the creeks that feed into the Straits. Squid are scattered throughout the Great Sandy Straits. The winter whiting are on so try around Gatakers Bay and Toogoom. Sand whiting on the beaches between Burrum Heads and Uranagan. Bream, mulloway and squid off Urangan Jetty.

Estuaries and Beaches

Fraser Island: If your planning a fishing trip to Fraser Island please remember about the closure of regulated waters during the annual tailor run. The closed season applies from midday, last Wednesday the 1st August to midday 30th September 2018. The closure is in place to protect tailor where they congregate for spawning and to help ensure the sustainability of this important recreational species for future generations. During the closure, the taking of all fin fish is prohibited within an area from a point 400m north of Waddy Point to a point 400m south of Indian Head, and 400m out to sea from low water. For more information check out, Queensland fishing rules including closed seasons, visit www.fisheries.qld.gov.au, call 13 25 23 or download the free ‘Qld Fishing’ app from Apple and Google app stores. There have been some bigger tailor from the Maheno area and around Cathedrals and further up in northern areas. Mulloway in the deeper gutters along the eastern beach, particularly overnight. Whiting, bream and good dart in the shallow gutters. On the western side of Fraser island there’s been plenty of whiting and catches of flathead and trevally, while in the creeks and the flats there’s a few good solid bream bream, flathead still the odd mud crab and sand crabs on offer.

Rainbow Beach: There were some great catches of big bream, dart, whiting and tailor form the beaches and in the bay. Good jew have been moving through the gutters particularly at night and try for chopper tailor at dawn and dusk and go for flathead, dart, whiting in the gutters through the day at Rainbow Beach, Double Island Point and Teewah Beach. A few good whiting, bream and dart up the beach and around Inskip Point. Tin Can Bay is fishing well for a few chopper tailor whiting, plenty of good bream, flathead, sand crabs and trevally.

Local Dams and Rivers: In Lake MacDonald the best action at present is in the deeper water in the main basin of the lake where good bass in numbers are being caught. The fishing will improve further towards the end of the month and through September with more good fish to be taken on hopping blades and soft vibes. The Switchblades have the action for good bass out of the Tiaro stretch of the Mary River so get some 1/4 or 1/2 oz TT blades. Borumba Dam has had bass taken on soft and hard lure in the main Basin have a go at Borumba Flat which is at the end of the basin as well as the junction of the Yabba and Kingham arms around the 10 m depths. Ice Jigs, 1/4 oz blades,spoons and tail spinners will all produce fish, wish catches to 50 cm. Boondooma Dam has been fishing well for excellent bass with the schooling fish feeding close to the bottom in many areas of the main basin. Check out Southern Queensland Fishing facebook page, for more Dam and other comprehensive fish catch, Information including https://www.facebook.com/MatthewMottSportsFishing live weekly Report.

Noosa: Quality tailor and good dart along Teewah Beach. Luderick from the rock walls in the lower river. Whiting to 500 grams bream and flathead from the river mouth. Trevally along the Tewantin Reach and in Noosa Sound. Flathead from Munna Bridge. Bream around the bridges and rocky areas of the lower river.

Maroochydore: Tailor and dart off Maroochy beach. Bream, flathead, and tailor from the sand bags and north shore. Tailor, cale cale trevally, golden and giant trevally from the cod hole. Quality bream from the motorway bridge pylons and along Oyster bank road. Flathead and good bream from around Goat and Channel Islands.

Mooloolaba: A few quality tailor along Kawana and Wurtulla Beach at dawn and dusk. A few good tailor and golden trevally in the lower river. Quality bream around McKenzies Bridge, the rock walls and the Kawana Boat Ramp. Average size grass sweetlip and big bream off the rocks at Point Cartwright. Gar in the La Balsa sand basin. Sand crabs in Kawana Waters.

Caloundra: Bream and flathead in Currimundi Lake. Whiting, bream and tailor along the beach between Currimundi and Moffat heas. Bream and tailor from Shelly Beach. Luderick, bream, tailor and flathead off the boardwalk. Bream, flathead and whiting along Golden beach. Trevally, cod, tailor and bream in Pelican Waters Canal.

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SuzieArthurRainbowEscape11.2kgRed

Suzie Arthur from Rainbow Escape Charters had time off from their business especially for the comp, weighed in a quality 11.2 kg Red Emperor at last weeks Rainbow Beach Family Fishing Classic.

Chloe Hollier30cmWhiting First leagal fih Teewah Beach29 7 18

Have a look at keen young angler, Chloe Hollier with a 30cm whiting, taken on Teewah Beach over the weekend.

Young Max McDonald good Bass Borumba29 6

Check out keen young angler, Max McDonald with a good bass taken at Borumba Dam on the weekend

Ben Forgan 65cm Snapper

Ben Forgan with a quality 65cm Sunshine Coast snapper taken on a soft plastic using 6lb braided line out from Mooloolaba.

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2018-08-02

Offshore

Great fishing conditions for today and right through into the weekend with warm and sunny weather combined with lighter winds and seas so be ready to go for it. Today winds will be variable about 10 knots becoming south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day then tending east to southeasterly in the late afternoon with seas below 1 metre. Tomorrow conditions will be okay as well with winds easterly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly during the afternoon and seas below 1 metre. North Reef's had good snapper, moses perch, tusk fish, pearl perch and cobia. Grass sweetlip, cobia, cod, quality snapper and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Snapper, cobia, pearl perch, tusk fish from Caloundra 12 mile. Snapper, grass sweetlp, moses perch and parrot from Murphy's and the Gneerings. Big grass sweetlip around Old Women Island. Snapper and Sweetlip around Brays Rock. Double Island Point has had quality snapper, big spangled emperor, moses perch, venus tusk fish, jobfish, hussar, Maori cod and gold spot wrasse. Last week the crew in the Rainbow Beach Family Fishing Classic weighed in some fantastic quality reef fish and pelagics, like solid cobia, a huge Spanish Mackerel, great knobby snapper, monster jew, big Red Emperor, quality pearl perch, sweetlip, and nice tusk fish from the reefs in there local area.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Quality tailor, a few whiting and bream and good dart along Teewah Beach. Luderick from the rock walls in the lower river. Whiting to 500 grams bream and plenty of good quality flathead from throughout the river. Trevally along the Tewantin Reach and in Noosa Sound. Bream around the bridges and rocky areas of the lower river.

Maroochydore: Tailor and dart off Maroochy Beach and bream, flathead, and tailor from the sand bags and north shore. Try for some better quality whiting around Chambers Island. Plenty of bream particularly over night from the motorway bridge pylons and along Oyster bank road. Flathead and bream from around Goat and Channel Islands.

Mooloolaba: A few quality tailor along Kawana and Wurtulla Beach at dawn and dusk. A few good tailor and golden trevally in the lower river. Bream around McKenzies Bridge, the rock walls and the Kawana Boat Ramp. Average size grass sweetlip and big bream off the rocks at Point Cartwright. Gar in the La Balsa sand basin. Sand crabs in Kawana Waters.

Caloundra: Whiting, bream and tailor along the beach between Currimundi and Moffat heas. Bream and tailor from Shelly Beach. Luderick, bream, tailor and flathead off the boardwalk. Bream, flathead and whiting along Golden beach. Trevally, cod, tailor and bream in Pelican Waters Canal.

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SuzieArthurRainbowEscape11.2kgRed

Suzie Arthur from Rainbow Escape Charters had time off from their business especially for the comp, weighed in a quality 11.2 kg Red Emperor at last weeks Rainbow Beach Family Fishing Classic.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2018-08-01

Offshore

Excellent conditions with winds northwesterly about 10 knots, becoming variable in the morning, with inshore seabreezes developing in the afternoon.with seas below 0.5 metres.  While tomorrow will also be pretty good with winds variable about 10 knots becoming south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day then tending east to southeasterly in the late afternoon and seas below 1 metre. Double Island Point has had quality snapper, big spangled emperor, moses perch, venus tusk fish, jobfish, hussar, Maori cod and gold spot wrasse. North Reef's had good snapper, moses perch, tusk fish, pearl perch and cobia..Grass sweetlip, cobia, cod, quality snapper and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Snapper, cobia, pearl perch, tusk fish from Caloundra 12 mile. Snapper, grass sweetlp, moses perch and parrot from Murphy's and the Gneerings. Big grass sweetlip around Old Women Island. Snapper and Sweetlip around Brays Rock.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Quality tailor and good dart along Teewah Beach. Luderick from the rock walls in the lower river. Whiting to 500 grams bream and flathead from the river mouth. Trevally along the Tewantin Reach and in Noosa Sound. Flathead from Munna Bridge. Bream around the bridges and rocky areas of the lower river.

Maroochydore: Tailor and dart off Maroochy beach. Bream, flathead, and tailor from the sand bags and north shore. Big whiting around Chambers Island yesterday. Quality bream from the motorway bridge pylons and along Oyster bank road. Flathead and good bream from around Goat and Channel Islands.

Mooloolaba: A few quality tailor along Kawana and Wurtulla Beach at dawn and dusk. A few good tailor and golden trevally in the lower river. Quality bream around McKenzies Bridge, the rock walls and the Kawana Boat Ramp. Average size grass sweetlip and big bream off the rocks at Point Cartwright. Gar in the La Balsa sand basin. Sand crabs in Kawana Waters.

Caloundra: Whiting, bream and tailor along the beach between Currimundi and Moffat heas. Bream and tailor from Shelly Beach. Luderick, bream, tailor and flathead off the boardwalk. Bream, flathead and whiting along Golden beach. Trevally, cod, tailor and bream in Pelican Waters Canal.

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Young Max McDonald good Bass Borumba29 6

Check out keen young angler, Max McDonald with a good bass taken at Borumba Dam on the weekend

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2018-07-31

Offshore

Great conditions with winds southeast to southwesterly about 10 knots shifting east to northeasterly during the afternoon with seas below 1 metre. While tomorrow will be excellent particularly early with winds Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon and seas below 1 metre. Cougar One skipper Theo Hewish took a nine hour charter to Double Island Point where they caught big spangled emperor, moses perch, venus tusk fish, jobfish, hussar, Maori cod and gold spot wrasse. Trekka 2 did a charter to North Reef on Sunday morning. Conditions were great with little wind and very little current, where they caught snapper, moses perch, tusk fish, pearl perch and cobia."www.fishingnoosa.com.au/fishingoffshorenoosa.htm .Grass sweetlip, cobia, cod, quality snapper and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Snapper, cobia, pearl perch, tusk fish from Caloundra 12 mile. Snapper, grass sweetlp, moses perch and parrot from Murphy's and the Gneerings. Big grass sweetlip around Old Women Island. Snapper and Sweetlip around Brays Rock.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Quality tailor and good dart along Teewah Beach. Luderick from the rock walls in the lower river. Whiting to 500 grams bream and flathead from the river mouth. Trevally along the Tewantin Reach and in Noosa Sound. Flathead from Munna Bridge. Bream around the bridges and rocky areas of the lower river.

Maroochydore: Tailor and dart off Maroochy beach. Bream, flathead, and tailor from the sand bags and north shore. Big queenfsh, tailor, cale cale trevally, golden and giant trevally from the cod hole. Quality bream from the motorway bridge pylons and along Oyster bank road. Flathead and good bream from around Goat and Channel Islands.

Mooloolaba: A few quality tailor along Kawana and Wurtulla Beach at dawn and dusk. A few good tailor and golden trevally in the lower river. Quality bream around McKenzies Bridge, the rock walls and the Kawana Boat Ramp. Average size grass sweetlip and big bream off the rocks at Point Cartwright. Gar in the La Balsa sand basin. Sand crabs in Kawana Waters.

Caloundra: Bream and flathead in Currimundi Lake. Whiting, bream and tailor along the beach between Currimundi and Moffat heas. Bream and tailor from Shelly Beach. Luderick, bream, tailor and flathead off the boardwalk. Bream, flathead and whiting along Golden beach. Trevally, cod, tailor and bream in Pelican Waters Canal.

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Chloe Hollier30cmWhiting First leagal fih Teewah Beach29 7 18

Have a look at keen young angler, Chloe Hollier with a 30cm whiting, taken on Teewah Beach over the weekend

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2018-07-30

Offshore

Winds will be blowing northwest to southwesterly at 10 to 15 knots tending south to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots early in the morning. Winds then shifting southerly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon. D.I.P has had good tusk fish, hussar, longtail tuna, big eye tuna, pearl perch, snapper and a nice Spanish mackerel. Sunshine Reef has had snapper, tusk fish and quality coral trout. North Reef has had snapper, moses perch, coral bream, teraglin jewfish, pearl perch and a cracker Maori cod as well as Spanish mackerel, yellow tail kingfish and grass sweetlip and also a few cobia. Grass sweetlip, cobia, cod, quality snapper and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Snapper, cobia, pearl perch, tusk fish from Caloundra 12 mile. Snapper, grass sweetlp, moses perch and parrot from Murphy's and the Gneerings. Big grass sweetlip around Old Women Island. Snapper and Sweetlip around Brays Rock.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Quality tailor and good dart along Teewah Beach. Luderick from the rock walls in the lower river. Jew , bream and flathead from the river mouth. Trevally along the Tewantin Reach and in Noosa Sound. Flathead from Munna Bridge. Bream around the bridges and rocky areas of the lower river.

Maroochydore: Tailor and dart off Maroochy beach. Bream, flathead, and tailor from the sand bags and north shore. Big queenfsh, tailor, cale cale trevally, golden and giant trevally from the cod hole. Quality bream from the motorway bridge pylons and along Oyster bank road. Flathead and good bream from around Goat and Channel Islands.

Mooloolaba: A few quality tailor along Kawana and Wurtulla Beach at dawn and dusk. A few good tailor and golden trevally in the lower river. Quality bream around McKenzies Bridge, the rock walls and the Kawana Boat Ramp. Average size grass sweetlip and big bream off the rocks at Point Cartwright. Gar in the La Balsa sand basin. Sand crabs in Kawana Waters.

Caloundra: Bream and flathead in Currimundi Lake. Whiting, bream and tailor along the beach between Currimundi and Moffat heas. Bream and tailor from Shelly Beach. Luderick, bream, tailor and flathead off the boardwalk. Bream, flathead and whiting along Golden beach. Trevally, cod, tailor and bream in Pelican Waters Canal.

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Ben Forgan 65cm Snapper

Ben Forgan with a quality 65cm Sunshine Coast snapper taken on a soft plastic using 6lb braided line out from Mooloolaba.

Extended Fishing Report: Friday 2018-07-27

Offshore

The lead up to Saturdays Full Moon and into next week will have the fish on the bite. Good conditions particularly earlyas winds will be north to northeasterly winds about 10 knots, tending northwesterly below 10 knots inshore during the morning. Winds becoming northerly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon with seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres inshore by early evening.Tomorrow winds will be good with a north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming west to northwesterly below 10 knots during the morning then becoming north to northeasterly during the day. and right through the weekend conditions will be excellent with warm and sunny weather combined with light north to north westerly winds and seas below a metre, so be ready to go for it. This week, Wild Thing 2 crews fished D.I.P on Tuesday for a good feed of tusk fish, hussar, longtail tuna, big eye tuna, pearl perch, snapper and a nice Spanish mackerel." www.fishingnoosa.com.au/noosacharters.htm Sunshine Reef has had snapper, tusk fish and quality coral trout. North Reef has had snapper, moses perch, coral bream, teraglin jewfish, pearl perch and a cracker Maori cod. There's been good catches of snapper on Sunshine Reef as well as coral trout, Spanish mackerel, yellow tail kingfish and grass sweetlip and also a few cobia. Snapper and tusk fish from Caloundra 12 mile. Snapper and sweetlip from Currimundi. has had jew, good snapper and cobia showing up. Grass sweetlip, cobia, cod, quality snapper and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Snapper, cod, moses perch, spotty mackerel from Caloundra 12 mile. snapper and sweetlip from Currimundi. Big snapper, cod, grass sweetlip, cobia and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. The crews in the Rainbow Beach Family Fishing Classic weighed in some top quality reef fish and pelagics, like solid cobia, a huge Spanish Mackerel, great knobby snapper, monster jew, big Red Emperor, quality pearl perch, sweetlip, and nice tusk fish.There have been solid Red Emperor , snapper, quality pearl perch, sweetlip, amberjack, cod, big and quality mulloway, yellowfin tuna taken by the crews on a Rainbow Escape Charters North of Double Island Point and East of the Wide Bay Bar. The crew aboard Double Island Point Fishing Charters solid cobia, snapper, coral trout, yellow fin tuna, sweetlip ,pearl perch, tusk fish north of the Wide Bay Bar.

Out and around Hervey Bay: Snapper off Rooneys, in the Southern Gutters and from the 25 fathom hole. School and spanish mackerel from the fairway buoy, moon ledge and Six Mile Arch Cliffs. A few good size mulloway around the deeper ledges along the western side of Fraser Island and also feeding around rocky out crops, jetties and rock wall throughout the bay. Chopper tailor throughout the Burrum River and from River Heads. Bigger bream from the rocky outcrops and bars around River heads and a few thread fin salmon, grunter bream and reasonable flathead in the creeks that feed into the Straits. Squid are scattered throughout the Great Sandy Straits. The winter whiting are on so try around Gatakers Bay, Toogoom and around the Woody Islands. Bream, mulloway, squid school and grey mackerel off Urangan Jetty.

Estuaries and Beaches

Fraser Island: Some good bigger tailor from the Maheno area and around Cathedrals and up to Indian Head. Mulloway from Indian Head and feeding in the deeper gutters along the eastern beach, particularly overnight. Whiting in the shallow gutters. You still need to be cautious travelling around the rocky outcrops along the Eastern Beach. On the western side of Fraser island there’s been plenty of whiting and catches of flathead and trevally, while in the creeks and the flats there’s a few good solid bream bream, flathead still the odd mud crab and the promise of a few sand crabs on offer.

Rainbow Beach: Rainbow Beach Family Fishing Classic and Expo finishes Sunday and what a resounding success it has been so far with some excellent weather and great catches. There were some great catches of good flathead, big bream and tailor form the beaches and in the bay. Good jew have been moving through the gutters particularly at night and try for chopper tailor at dawn and dusk and go for flathead, dart, whiting in the gutters through the day at Rainbow Beach, Double Island Point and Teewah Beach. A few good whiting, bream and dart up the beach and around Inskip Point. Tin Can Bay is fishing well for a few chopper tailor whiting, plenty of good bream, flathead, sand crabs and trevally.

Local Dams and Rivers: The Switchblades have the action for good bass out of the Tiaro stretch of the Mary River so get some 1/4 or 1/2 oz TT blades. Borumba Dam has had bass and saratoga taken on soft and hard lure around the edges of the timbered arms. Bass and golden perch on trolled lures from the junctions and on cast lures around the weed beds in Boondooma Dam. Check out Southern Queensland Fishing facebook page, for more Dam and other comprehensive fish catch, Information including https://www.facebook.com/MatthewMottSportsFishing live weekly Report.

Noosa: Quality tailor and good dart along Teewah Beach. Luderick and bream at the river mouth and lower river. A 69cm golden trevally caught in the lower estuary on Tuesday's Noosa River Fishing Safari. Jew at night and flathead around Munna Pt and around the Islands. Trevally along the Tewantin Reach. Good tailor, jew at night and a few whiting in the lower river.

Maroochydore: The lead up to Saturdays Full Moon and into next week will have the fish on the bite. Plenty of good bream, the odd flathead, dart and and catches tailor from the river mouth and around the Pincushion. A few big, several good tailor to 60cm, and golden trevally in the Cod Hole. Quality bream from the motorway bridge pylons. Jew over 1m and mangrove jack at night from the Bli Bli stretch. Flathead, tailor and good bream from around Goat and Channel Islands.

Mooloolaba: A few quality tailor along Kawana and Wurtulla Beach at dawn and dusk over the past few days. A few good tailor and golden trevally in the lower river. Quality bream around McKenzies Bridge, the rock walls and the Kawana Boat Ramp. Average size grass sweetlip and big bream off the rocks at Point Cartwright. Gar in the La Balsa sand basin. Sand crabs in Kawana Waters.

Caloundra: Big bream and grass sweetlip off Moffat Head. Bream and tailor from Shelly Beach. Luderick, bream, golden trevally and flathead off the boardwalk. Bream, flathead and whiting along Golden beach. Trevally, cod, tailor and bream in Pelican Waters Canal.

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The Crews on Rainbow Escape Charters fished the reefs off Double Island with a nice Red Emperor taken last weekend.

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Ben Clow with a solid 90cm mulloway caught on live herring in the Maroochy River over the weekend

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Some of the crews from the Rainbow Beach Family Fishing Classic weighing in some quality reef fish like these Red Emperor and snapper from local waters.

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The crews from the Rainbow Beach Family Fishing Classic weighing in some quality reef fish like this monster Cobia or black kingfish

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Massive jew weighed in by one of the crew at Rainbow Beach Family Fishing Classic.

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Dave Arthur from Rainbow Escape Charters weighing in a quality snapper and Red at the Classic

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2018-07-26

Offshore

The lead up to Saturdays Full Moon and into next week will have the fish on the bite. Good conditions as winds will be north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming north to northeasterly during the afternoon with seas around 1 metre, decreasing below 0.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to below 1 metre around midday.Tomorrow will be okay as well with with a little northerly chop as winds will be variable about 10 knots becoming northerly 10 to 15 knots during the morning then decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening with seas around 1 metre. Wild Thing 2 crews fished D.I.P on Tuesday for a good feed of tusk fish, hussar, longtail tuna, big eye tuna, pearl perch, snapper and a nice Spanish mackerel." www.fishingnoosa.com.au/noosacharters.htm   Sunshine Reef has had snapper, tusk fish and quality coral trout. North Reef has had snapper, moses perch, coral bream, teraglin jewfish, pearl perch and a cracker Maori cod. There's been good catches of snapper on Sunshine Reef as well as coral trout, Spanish mackerel, yellow tail kingfish and grass sweetlip and also a few cobia. Snapper and tusk fish from Caloundra 12 mile. Snapper and sweetlip from Currimundi. has had jew, good snapper and cobia showing up. Grass sweetlip, cobia, cod, quality snapper and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Snapper, cod, moses perch, spotty mackerel from Caloundra 12 mile. snapper and sweetlip from Currimundi. Big snapper, cod, grass sweetlip, cobia and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Quality tailor and good dart along Teewah Beach. Luderick and bream at the river mouth and lower river. A 69cm golden trevally caught in the lower estuary on Tuesday's Noosa River Fishing Safari. Jew at night and flathead around Munna Pt and around the Islands. Trevally along the Tewantin Reach. Good tailor, jew at night and a few whiting in the lower river.

Maroochydore: The lead up to Saturdays Full Moon and into next week will have the fish on the bite. Plenty of good bream, the odd flathead, dart and and catches tailor from the river mouth and around the Pincushion. A few big, several good tailor to 60cm, and golden trevally in the Cod Hole. Quality bream from the motorway bridge pylons. Jew over 1m and mangrove jack at night from the Bli Bli stretch. Flathead, tailor and good bream from around Goat and Channel Islands.

Mooloolaba: A few quality tailor along Kawana and Wurtulla Beach at dawn and dusk over the past few days. A few good tailor and golden trevally in the lower river. Quality bream around McKenzies Bridge, the rock walls and the Kawana Boat Ramp. Average size grass sweetlip and big bream off the rocks at Point Cartwright. Gar in the La Balsa sand basin. Sand crabs in Kawana Waters.

Caloundra: Big bream and grass sweetlip off Moffat Head. Bream and tailor from Shelly Beach. Luderick, bream, golden trevally and flathead off the boardwalk. Bream, flathead and whiting along Golden beach. Trevally, cod, tailor and bream in Pelican Waters Canal.

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The Crews on Rainbow Escape Charters fished the reefs off Double Island with a nice Red Emperor taken last weekend.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2018-07-25

Offshore

Great conditions as winds will be north to northwesterly about 10 knots, tending northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon with seas below 1m. Tomorrow will be okay as well with winds northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending northerly during the afternoon  with seas around 1 metre.  Sunshine Reef has had snapper, tusk fish and quality coral trout. North Reef has had snapper, moses perch, coral bream, teraglin jewfish, pearl perch and a cracker Maori cod. There's been good catches of snapper on Sunshine Reef as well as coral trout, Spanish mackerel, yellow tail kingfish and grass sweetlip and also a few cobia. Snapper and tusk fish from Caloundra 12 mile. Snapper and sweetlip from Currimundi. has had jew, good snapper and cobia showing up. Grass sweetlip, cobia, cod, quality snapper and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Snapper, cod, moses perch, spotty mackerel from Caloundra 12 mile. snapper and sweetlip from Currimundi. Big snapper, cod, grass sweetlip, cobia and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Quality tailor and good dart along Teewah Beach. Luderick and bream at the river mouth and lower river. GT's and golden trevally caught and released in the lower river system. Jew at night and flathead around Munna Pt and around the Islands. Trevally along the Tewantin Reach. Good tailor, jew at night and a few whiting in the lower river.

Maroochydore: Bream to 44cm, flathead, dart and and catches tailor from the river mouth and around the Pincushion. A few big, several good tailor to 60cm, and golden trevally in the Cod Hole. Quality bream from the motorway bridge pylons. Jew over 1m and mangrove jack at night from the Bli Bli stretch. Flathead, tailor and good bream from around Goat and Channel Islands.

Mooloolaba: A few quality tailor along Kawana and Wurtulla Beach at dawn and dusk over the past few days. A few good tailor and golden trevally in the lower river. Quality bream around McKenzies Bridge, the rock walls and the Kawana Boat Ramp. Average size grass sweetlip and big bream off the rocks at Point Cartwright. Gar in the La Balsa sand basin. Sand crabs in Kawana Waters.

Caloundra: Big bream and grass sweetlip off Moffat Head. Bream and tailor from Shelly Beach. Luderick, bream, golden trevally and flathead off the boardwalk. Bream, flathead and whiting along Golden beach. Trevally, cod, tailor and bream in Pelican Waters Canal.

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Have a look at young Cooper Vanderbyl with his 74 cm flathead released in the Cod Hole.

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