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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: Thursday 2015-06-04

Offshore

Great fishing close inshore with lighter wind and sea conditions except for the increasing swell, so be prepared to stay close in! The winds will be west to southwesterly about 10 knots. Seas below 1 metre but swells up with a southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 2.5 metres out wide offshore. Yesterday North Reef producing venus tusk fish, spotted mackerel, shiny mackerel and powerful fighting 22kg wahoo. Sunshine Reef's had venus tusk fish, sweetlip, squire, coral bream, mowong, Maori cod, school mackerel, brown lined sea perch and moses perch. Spanish mackerel and tuna to 7kg between Kawana and Coolum in close on metal lures and drifted pillies. Spanish mackerel, long tail tuna and grass sweetlip from Caloundra 5 mile. Grass sweetlip, tusk fish and snapper from Old Women Island. Snapper, sweetlip, tusk fish, pearl perch from the Gneerings and Blinker area. Big snapper to 6kg and a few Spanish mackerel at Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries

Noosa: A few tailor and good bream along North Shore. Good trevally, tailor and flathead from the river mouth. Plenty of bream up to 36cm, few whiting and the odd tailor in the frying pan. Tailor to 65cm, golden and giant trevally and bream in the Woods Bay. A few mulloway are feeding around the river mouth and m Quality flathead, a few grunter bream and still mangrove jack and bream taken in the Tewantin stretch.

Maroochydore: The Full Moon phase will have fish like bream feeding, so be ready. Bream around the 30 to 32cm mark are widespread throughout the river yesterday. Trevally in the middle river. Mangrove jack, bream and flathead at Bli Bli. A few whiting to 36cm from north shore. Sand crabs throughout the lower river. Jew, tailor, flathead and bream from the river mouth.

Kawana: There's a few tailor up to 44cm, dart and bream feeding in the gutters along the beach. Plenty of good bream particularly around the Moorings and off the rock walls overnight. Still getting giant and golden trevally along the La Balsa park, Minyama Island and McKenzie's Bridge. Flathead, whiting and gar in the Basin.

Caloundra: A few small snapper, sweetlip and big bream off Moffat heads and Kings. Plenty of bream of good qualityin the top end of the Passage. Good flathead and a few chopper tailor off the NW tip of Bribie, whiting on the banks out from Military Jetty and near the boat ramp in Bells Creek and some good sand crabs in Pumicestone Passage and still mud crabs in the creeks.

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Shanan Nicholls 41cm Grass Sweetlip 2 2

Have a look at Shanan Nicholls 41cm grassy sweetlip taken close inshore

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2015-06-03

Offshore

Good wind and sea conditions except for the increasing swell, so check out the coastal bars before going out and perhaps be prepared to stay close in! The winds will be south to southeasterly below 10 knots becoming north to northwesterly in the evening. Seas below 0.5 metres but swells set to pick up with a southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 2.5 metres offshore. This is what you can expect based on catches over the past week; Sunshine Reef’s had venus tusk fish, sweetlip, squire, coral bream, mowong, Maori cod, school mackerel, brown lined sea perch and moses perch. Spanish mackerel and tuna to 7kg between Kawana and Coolum in close on metal lures and drifted pillies. North Reef has been producing Maori cod, longtail tuna, mowong and hussar. Spanish mackerel, long tail tuna and grass sweetlip from Caloundra 5 mile. Grass sweetlip, tusk fish and snapper from Old Women Island. Snapper, sweetlip, tusk fish, pearl perch from the Gneerings and Blinker area. Big snapper to 6kg and a few Spanish mackerel at Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries

Noosa: Try for tailor along north shore. Good trevally, tailor and flathead from the river mouth. Plenty of bream up to 36cm, few whiting and the odd tailor in the frying pan. Tailor to 65cm, golden and giant trevally and bream in the Woods Bay. A 76cm mulloway or jew was taken near the mouth of Lake Cooroibah. Quality flathead, a few grunter bream and still mangrove jack and bream taken in the Tewantin stretch.

Maroochydore: Today's Full Moon will havefish like bream feeding, so be ready. Bream around the 30 to 32cm mark are widespread throughout the river yesterday. Trevally in the middle river. Mangrove jack, bream and flathead at Bli Bli. A few whiting to 36cm from north shore. Sand crabs throughout the lower river. Jew, tailor, flathead and bream from the river mouth.

Kawana: There's a few tailor up to 44cm, dart and bream feeding in the gutters along the beach. Plenty of good bream particularly around the Moorings and off the rock walls overnight. Still getting giant and golden trevally along the La Balsa park, Minyama Island and McKenzie's Bridge. Flathead, whiting and gar in the Basin.

Caloundra: A few small snapper, sweetlip and big bream off Moffat heads and Kings. Plenty of bream of good qualityin the top end of the Passage. Good flathead and a few chopper tailor off the NW tip of Bribie, whiting on the banks out from Military Jetty and near the boat ramp in Bells Creek and some good sand crabs in Pumicestone Passage and still mud crabs in the creeks.

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JudyEvansBream to 34cm off Chambers Is

Judy Evans from NZ, hired a boat with her partner Owen and fished between Chambers Island and the Cod Hole, catching over a dozen bream with the biggest going 34cm.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2015-06-02

Offshore

Conditions set to become choppy particularly out wide with winds south to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots tending south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the morning. Seas 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre by early evening. Sunshine Reef’s had venus tusk fish, sweetlip, squire, coral bream, mowong, Maori cod, school mackerel, brown lined sea perch and moses perch. Condtions were excellent. Spanish mackerel and tuna to 7kg between Kawana and Coolum in close on metal lures and drifted pillies. North Reef has been producing Maori cod, longtail tuna, mowong and hussar. Spanish mackerel, long tail tuna and grass sweetlip from Caloundra 5 mile. Grass sweetlip, tusk fish and snapper from Old Women Island. Snapper, sweetlip, tusk fish, pearl perch from the Gneerings and Blinker area. Big snapper to 6kg and a few Spanish mackerel at Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries

Noosa: Try for tailor along north shore. Good trevally, tailor and flathead from the river mouth. Plenty of bream up to 36cm, few whiting and the odd tailor in the frying pan. Golden and giant trevally and bream in the Woods Bay. A 76cm mulloway or jew was taken near the mouth of Lake Cooroibah Quality flathead, a few grunter bream and still mangrove jack and bream taken in the Tewantin stretch.

Maroochydore: Bream around the 30 to 32cm mark are widespread throughout the river yesterday. Trevally in the middle river. Mangrove jack, bream and flathead at Bli Bli. A few whiting to 36cm from north shore. Sand crabs throughout the lower river. Jew, tailor, flathead and bream from the river mouth.

Kawana: There's a few tailor up to 44cm, dart and bream feeding in the gutters along the beach. Plenty of good bream particularly around the Moorings and off the rock walls overnight. Still getting giant and golden trevally along the La Balsa park, Minyama Island and McKenzie's Bridge. Flathead, whiting and gar in the Basin.

Caloundra: A few small snapper, sweetlip and big bream off Moffat heads and Kings. Plenty of bream of good qualityin the top end of the Passage. Good flathead and a few chopper tailor off the NW tip of Bribie, whiting on the banks out from Military Jetty and near the boat ramp in Bells Creek and some good sand crabs in Pumicestone Passage and still mud crabs in the creeks.

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5kg coral trout on a halfday

The crews on Top Catch Charters ventured out to Murphy's reef over the weekend for coral trout to 5kg as well as sweetlip, squire, tuskfish and school mackerel.

Local Fishing Report: Sunday 2015-05-31

Offshore

Winds are northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the late evening. Seas are around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore by early evening. The swell is south easterly and below 1m. Wild Thing 2 fished Sunshine Reef for venus tusk fish, sweetlip, squire, coral bream, mowong, Maori cod, school mackerel, brown lined sea perch and moses perch. Condtions were excellent. Spanish mackerel and tuna to 7kg between Kawana and Coolum in close on metal lures and drifted pillies. North Reef has been producing Maori cod, longtail tuna, mowong and hussar. Spanish mackerel, long tail tuna and grass sweetlip from Caloundra 5 mile. Grass sweetlip, tusk fish and snapper from Old Women Island. Snapper, sweetlip, tusk fish, pearl perch from the Gneerings and Blinker area. Big snapper to 6kg and a few Spanish mackerel at Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries

Noosa: Good trevally, tailor and flathead from the river mouth. Plenty of bream in the 28 to 32cm range, few big whiting and the odd tailor in the frying pan. Golden and giant trevally and bream in the Woods Bay. Quality flathead, a few grunter bream and still mangrove jack and bream taken in the Tewantin stretch.

Maroochydore: Flathead and bream along Mudjimba Beach. Bream between 30 and 36cm taken at dawn and dusk from Chambers Island, Cotton Tree and the Cod Hole. Trevally in the middle river. Mangrove jack, bream and flathead at Bli Bli. A few whiting to 36cm from north shore. Sand crabs throughout the lower river. Jew, tailor, flathead and bream from the river mouth.

Kawana: There's a few tailor up to 44cm, dart and bream feeding in the gutters along the beach. Plenty of good bream particularly around the Moorings and off the rock walls overnight. Still getting giant and golden trevally along the La Balsa park, Minyama Island and McKenzie's Bridge. Flathead, whiting and gar in the Basin.

Caloundra: A few small snapper, sweetlip and big bream off Moffat heads and Kings. Bream from the Coastguard Jetty and Boardwalk. Good flathead and a few chopper tailor off the NW tip of Bribie, whiting on the banks out from Military Jetty and near the boat ramp in Bells Creek and some good sand crabs in Pumicestone Passage and still mud crabs in the creeks.

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Eddy Hoskins Whiting Bream

Eddy Hoskins had a good session in the lower Maroochy with several good whiting and bream yesterday.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2015-05-30

Offshore

Great conditions with west to northwesterly about 10 knots tending northerly 10 to 15 knots in the evening. Seas are below 1m with swells south to southeasterly 1m increasing to 1- 1.5 metres offshore. Wild Thing 2 fished Sunshine Reef yesterday morning for venus tusk fish, sweetlip, squire, coral bream, mowong, Maori cod, school mackerel, brown lined sea perch and moses perch. Condtions were excellent. Spanish mackerel and tuna to 7kg between Kawana and Coolum in close on metal lures and drifted pillies. North Reef has been producing Maori cod, longtail tuna, mowong and hussar. Spanish mackerel, long tail tuna and grass sweetlip from Caloundra 5 mile. Grass sweetlip, tusk fish and snapper from Old Women Island. Snapper, sweetlip, tusk fish, pearl perch from the Gneerings and Blinker area. Big snapper to 6kg and a few Spanish mackerel at Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries

Noosa: Good trevally, tailor and flathead from the river mouth. Plenty of bream in the 28 to 32cm range, few big whiting and the odd tailor in the frying pan. Golden and giant trevally and bream in the Woods Bay. Quality flathead, a few grunter bream and still mangrove jack and bream taken in the Tewantin stretch.

Maroochydore: Been a few schools of herring and plenty of bream between 30 and 36cm taken at dawn and dusk from Chambers Island, Cotton Tree and the Cod Hole. Trevally on lures between Chambers Island and Godfrey's. Mangrove jack, bream and flathead at Bli Bli. Sand crabs throughout the lower river. Jew, tailor, flathead and bream from the river mouth. Plenty of sand crabs out from CottonTree.

Kawana: There's a few tailor up to 44cm, dart and bream feeding in the gutters along the beach. Plenty of good bream particularly around the Moorings and off the rock walls overnight. Still getting giant and golden trevally along the La Balsa park, Minyama Island and McKenzie's Bridge. Flathead, whiting and gar in the Basin.

Caloundra: A few small snapper, sweetlip and big bream off Moffat heads and Kings. Bream from the Coastguard Jetty and Boardwalk. Good flathead and a few chopper tailor off the NW tip of Bribie, whiting on the banks out from Military Jetty and near the boat ramp in Bells Creek and some good sand crabs in Pumicestone Passage and still mud crabs in the creeks.

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Matthew Planck 1.2kg Trevally

Matthew Planck is at it again catching 1.2kg trevally in the Mooloolah River on a 3" Berkley Crabby.

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