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Sunshine Coast Fishing Reports

The Weekly Fishing Feature will be updated by THURSDAY along with the top fish photos of the week.

The daily Fishing Report and Catch of the Day photo will be updated DAILY, this is the same information which features in the sports section of the Sunshine Coast Daily.

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Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2014-09-30

Offshore

Today winds will be northerly 15 to 20 knots. Seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. Coral trout and snapper from The Coffee’s off Noosa. Big cobia, sweetlip and a the odd pearl perch on Sunshine reef. Coral trout, amberjack, moses perch, hussar and pearl perch caught early morning at the Outer Gneerings.  Sweetlip, snapper, tuskies and big estuary cod wide of Caloundra.

Estuaries

Noosa: Tailor, flathead, bream, whiting and trevally at the Noosa River mouth. Quality whiting, bream, flathead and trevally along the Noosaville reach and in Woods Bay, in the Frying Pan and off Munna Point. Jack and flathead in between the lakes. Flathead and bream along the Tewantin reach and a few bream, flathead, estuary cod and moses perch in Weyba Creek.

Maroochydore: Trevally to 2kg at the river mouth and through the northern channel between Twin Waters and the Cod Hole. Schools of flathead to 50cm in the lower Maroochy and along Godfreys Road on low tide. A few mangrove jacks showing up in Petrie Creek and from Bli Bli. Plenty of bream throughout the river. Whiting around Goat and Channel Island over night. Flathead at twin waters weir. Mud crabs in the middle and upper river

Kawana: Small snapper off the rocks at Point Cartwright, tailor near Kawana Surf Club, at the washing machine and along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River mouth. Some good trevally around the twin bridge and Minyama Island. Still getting big bream still around the moorings. Flathead to 76cm released, trevally and bream 26 to 30cm from McKenzie's bridge area. Whiting and flathead in sand basin and in Mountain Creek.

Caloundra: Whiting throughout the Passage, grunter bream along Roys reach, flathead at Bells Creek mouth and entrance to Pelican Waters Canals and mangrove jack around Pelican Waters Bridge. Whiting on the middle bank out from Military Jetty and northern tip of Bribie.

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Marc Horton-Stevens Amberjack

Marc Horton-Stevens was in hunter gatherer mode aboard a charter offshore of Mooloolaba when he landed this stunning amberjack.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2014-09-29

Offshore

Today winds will be northerly 15 to 20 knots. Seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. There’s been sweetlip, snapper, tuskies and big estuary cod on the Gneerings and off Caloundra. Coral trout and snapper from The Coffee’s out from Noosa. Big cobia, sweetlip and a the odd pearl perch on sunshine reef.

Estuaries

Noosa: Tailor, flathead, bream, whiting and trevally at the Noosa River mouth. Quality whiting, bream, flathead and trevally along the Noosaville reach and in Woods Bay, in the Frying Pan and off Munna Point. Jack and flathead in between the lakes. Flathead and bream along the Tewantin reach and a few bream, flathead, estuary cod and moses perch in Weyba Creek.

Maroochydore: Reasonable catches of 40 to 50 cm dusky flathead in the lower Maroochy at present. Trevally to 55cm in the Cod Hole and downstream to Chambers Island. Flathead and jacks showing up in Petrie Creek and from Bli Bli. Plenty of bream throughout the river. Whiting around Goat and Channel Island over night. Flathead at twin waters weir. Mud crabs in the middle and upper river

Kawana: Small snapper off the rocks at Point Cartwright, tailor near Kawana Surf Club, at the washing machine and along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River mouth. Some good trevally around the twin bridge and Minyama Island. Still getting big bream still around the moorings. Flathead to 76cm released, trevally and bream 26 to 30cm from McKenzie's bridge area. Whiting and flathead in sand basin and in Mountain Creek.

Caloundra: Whiting throughout the Passage, grunter bream along Roys reach, flathead at Bells Creek mouth and entrance to Pelican Waters Canals and mangrove jack around Pelican Waters Bridge. Whiting on the middle bank out from Military Jetty and northern tip of Bribie.

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Rob 76cm dusky mooloolah

Rob released this 76cm dusky Flathead in the Mooloolah River last Sunday.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2014-09-27

Offshore

Winds are S/SE 10-15 knots turning easterly in the afternoon. Seas and swell are around 1m. Coral trout and snapper from The Coffee's out from Noosa. Big cobia, sweetlip and a the odd pearl perch on sunshine reef, sweetlip, snapper, tuskies and big estuary cod on the Gneerings and off Caloundra.

Estuaries

Noosa: Tailor, flathead and golden trevally at the river mouth. Plenty of good bream in the river system at present.Quality whiting in the Frying Pan and off Munna Point. Whiting along the Noosaville stretch. Trevally, whiting to 37cm and bream to 40cm in Woods Bays. Jacks and flathead in between the lakes.

Maroochydore: Reasonable catches of 40 to 50 cm dusky flathead in the lower Maroochy at present. Trevally to 55cm in the Cod Hole and downstream to Chambers Island. Flathead and jacks showing up in Petrie Creek and from Bli Bli. Plenty of bream throughout the river. Whiting around Goat and Channel Island over night. Flathead at twin waters weir. Mud crabs in the middle and upper river

Kawana: Some good trevally around the twin bridge and minyama Island. Still getting big bream still around the moorings. Flathead to 65cm, trevally and bream26 to 30cm from McKenzie's bridge area. Whiting and flathead in sand basin and in Mountain Creek.

Caloundra: Squid around the rocks at Moffat and Kings Beaches. A few trevally and mangrove jack in Pelican Waters. Bream from Military jetty and in the Blue hole. Chopper tailor along the Boardwalk, flathead on soft plastics near the Coastguard Jetty. Whiting on the middle bank out from Military Jetty, mouth of Bells Creek and northern tip of Bribie.

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Hudson Evans 41cm Flathead

Hudson Evans enjoying the holiday fishing for this 41cm flatly from the Motorway bridge.

Local Fishing Report: Friday 2014-09-26

Offshore

Conditions are lookongpretty good for today with winds south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots. Seas are below 1 metre, decreasing to 0.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon. Yesterday there were a few coral trout and snapper from The Coffee's out from Noosa. Big cobia, sweetlip and a the odd pearl perch on sunshine reef, sweetlip, snapper, tuskies and big estuary cod on the Gneerings and off Caloundra.

Estuaries

Noosa: Tailor, flathead and golden trevally at the river mouth. Plenty of good bream in the river system at present.Quality whiting in the Frying Pan and off Munna Point. Whiting along the Noosaville stretch. Trevally, whiting to 37cm and bream to 40cm in Woods Bays. Jacks and flathead in between the lakes.

Maroochydore: Reasonable catches of 40 to 50 cm dusky flathead in the lower Maroochy at present. Trevally to 55cm in the Cod Hole and downstream to Chambers Island. Flathead and jacks showing up in Petrie Creek and from Bli Bli. Plenty of bream throughout the river. Whiting around Goat and Channel Island over night. Flathead at twin waters weir. Mud crabs in the middle and upper river

Kawana: Some good trevally around the twin bridge and minyama Island. Still getting big bream still around the moorings. Flathead to 65cm, trevally and bream26 to 30cm from McKenzie's bridge area. Whiting and flathead in sand basin and in Mountain Creek.

Caloundra: Squid around the rocks at Moffat and Kings Beaches. A few trevally and mangrove jack in Pelican Waters. Bream from Military jetty and in the Blue hole. Chopper tailor along the Boardwalk, flathead on soft plastics near the Coastguard Jetty. Whiting on the middle bank out from Military Jetty, mouth of Bells Creek and northern tip of Bribie.

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Young Jacob Latchford enjoyed catching this 50cm dusky flathead off Chambers Island yesterday, in the Maroochy River

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2014-09-25

Offshore

Winds will be west to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds shifting south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day. Seas are 1m and 0.5m increasing to 1.5m of swell.

Estuaries

Noosa: Tailor, flathead and golden trevally at the river mouth. Quality whiting in the Frying Pan and off Munna Point. Whiting along the Noosaville stretch. Trevally, whiting to 37cm and bream to 40cm in Woods Bays. Jacks and flathead in between the lakes.

Maroochydore: Trevally to 55cm in the cod hole. Flathead and jacks in Petrie Creek and from Bli Bli. Bream throughout the river. Whiting around Goat and Channel Island over night. Flathead at twin waters weir. Mud crabs in the middle and upper river. Bream and flathead around Eudlo Creek bridge.

Kawana: Some good trevally around the twin bridge and minyama Island. Big bream still around the moorings. Flathead, trevally and bream from McKenzie's bridge area. Whiting and flathead in sand basin and in Mountain Creek.

Caloundra: Squid around the rocks at Moffat and Kings Beaches. A few trevally and mangrove jack in Pelican Waters. Bream from Military jetty and in the Blue hole. Chopper tailor along the Boardwalk, flathead on soft plastics near the Coastguard Jetty. Whiting on the middle bank out from Military Jetty, mouth of Bells Creek and northern tip of Bribie.

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Finn Horton-Stephens Cod Hole Bream

Young Finn Horton-Stephens is enjoying his holidays catching bream at the Cod Hole in the Maroochy River

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