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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 2016-03-29

Offshore

More great condition again today with winds east to southeasterly about 10 knots. Seas below 1 metre. Red throat emperor, tuskfish and moses perch on the Barwon Banks and pearl perch at Caloundra 12 Mile. Out at North reef anglers got into feeding schools of snapper (most were around the 60 to 70cm) and longtails north of Hall's Reef  and some dolphin fish as well. "Wild Thing 2 ran to North Reef yesterday for coral bream, frying pan snapper, gold spot wrasse, moses perch, gold spot cod and quality Spanish and spotted mackerel. There have been several Spanish mackerel taken from Chardon's Reef. Sunshine Reef has had good catches of grass sweetlip, Maori cod, squire, moses perch, slate bream, many lined sweetlip, venus tusk fish, school mackerel, scarlet sea perch and a quality coral trout. Spanish mackerel, cobia, pearl perch and sweetlip wide of North Reef. Spanish mackerel average snapper, sweetlip and a few good cod on the Gneering Shoals. Spanish mackerel to 12kg and a few good sweetlip from Caloundra 12 Mile.

Estuaries

Noosa: Bream, flathead and tailor at the Noosa River mouth and Frying Pan. Bream, flathead and trevally in Woods Bay. Mangrove jack throughout the river system in places like the Woods and around Tewantin. Bream and flathead in Weyba Creek and bream and trevally in Noosa Sound. Been some good crabs throughout the river.

Maroochydore: Still catches of prawns and plenty of herring bait fish in the system. Trevally and flathead between Chambers Island and the Cod Hole. Good whiting in the lower river. Mangrove jack, trevally and bream in Petrie Creek. Trevally on the run out tide from Chambers Island and Picnic Point. Definitely worth putting the crab pots in.

Kawana: Dart and whiting along the beaches. Bream at dawn and dusk, mangrove jack and trevally along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River. Whiting and flathead along the La Balsa Park and Whiting from the Mountain Creek reach. Mud crabs on the move in the middle river and canals

Caloundra: Flathead, bream, whiting and mangrove jack in Currimundi Lake and Bells Creek. Dart, whiting and flathead along the beaches. Good whiting off the banks and grunter bream in the deep holes in Pumicestone Passage. Mangrove jack and trevally in the canals and banana prawns in Pumicestone Passage. A few mud crabs in the creeks.

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Robbie Linda Kretschmann Flathead

Robbie and Linda Kretschmann fished Bli Bli Yesterday in a hire boat for this nice flathead.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2016-03-28

Offshore

More good condition today with winds east to southeasterly about 10 knots. Seas below 1 metre. Red throat emperor, tuskfish and moses perch on the Barwon Banks and pearl perch at Caloundra 12 Mile. Out at North reef anglers got into feeding schools of snapper (most were around the 60 to 70cm) and longtails north of Hall's Reef  and some dolphin fish as well. "Wild Thing 2 ran to Chardon's Reef yesterday and came back with venus tusk fish, Maori cod, squire, reef shark, moses perch and one wahoo. There have been several Spanish mackerel taken from Chardon's Reef. Sunshine Reef has had good catches of grass sweetlip, Maori cod, squire, moses perch, slate bream, many lined sweetlip, venus tusk fish, school mackerel, scarlet sea perch and a quality coral trout. Spanish mackerel, cobia, pearl perch and sweetlip wide of North Reef. Spanish mackerel average snapper, sweetlip and a few good cod on the Gneering Shoals. Spanish mackerel to 12kg and a few good sweetlip from Caloundra 12 Mile. Coronation trout, red throat emperor and moses perch on the Barwon Banks.

Estuaries

Noosa: Still getting a few prawn in the local river systems. Bream, flathead and tailor at the Noosa River mouth and Frying Pan. Bream, flathead and trevally in Woods Bay. Mangrove jack throughout the river system in places like the Woods and around Tewantin. Bream and flathead in Weyba Creek and bream and trevally in Noosa Sound. Been some good crabs throughout the river.

Maroochydore: Still catches of prawns and plenty of herring bait fish in the system. Trevally and flathead between Chambers Island and the Cod Hole. Mangrove jack in the cod hole, off Chambers island overnight and Maroochy Waters canal. Good whiting in the lower river. Trevally and bream in Petrie Creek. Trevally on the run out tide from Chambers Island and Picnic Point. Definitely worth putting the crab pots out.

Kawana: Trevally off the rocks at Point Cartwright, dart and whiting along the beaches. Bream at dawn and dusk, mangrove jack and trevally along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River. Whiting and flathead along the La Balsa Park and Whiting from the Mountain Creek reach. Mud crabs on the move in the middle river and canals

Caloundra: Flathead, bream, whiting and mangrove jack in Currimundi Lake and Bells Creek. Dart, whiting and flathead along the beaches, grunter bream along the Boardwalk. Good whiting off the banks and grunter bream in the deep holes in Pumicestone Passage. Mangrove jack and trevally in the canals and banana prawns in Pumicestone Passage. A few mud crabs in the creeks.

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Alan Webster Tuskies Blinker

Alan Webster from the Maroochy RSL Fishing Club took s few tuskies off the Blinker Yesterday.

Local Fishing Report: Easter Sunday 2016-03-27

Offshore

More great condition today with winds variable about 10 knots. Seas below 1 metre. Out at North reef anglers got into feeding schools of snapper (most were around the 60 to 70cm) and longtails north of Hall's Reef and some dolphin fish as well. "Wild Thing 2 ran to Chardon's Reef yesterday and came back with venus tusk fish, Maori cod, squire, reef shark, moses perch and one wahoo. There have been several Spanish mackerel taken from Chardon's Reef. Sunshine Reef has had good catches of grass sweetlip, Maori cod, squire, moses perch, slate bream, many lined sweetlip, venus tusk fish, school mackerel, scarlet sea perch and a quality coral trout. Spanish mackerel, cobia, pearl perch and sweetlip wide of North Reef. Spanish mackerel average snapper, sweetlip and a few good cod on the Gneering Shoals. Spanish mackerel to 12kg and a few good sweetlip from Caloundra 12 Mile. Coronation trout, red throat emperor and moses perch on the Barwon Banks.

Estuaries

Noosa: Still getting a few prawn in the local river systems. Bream, flathead in the 50 to 60cm range and a few tailor at the Noosa River mouth, flathead and trevally in Woods Bay. Bream, flathead and grunter bream along the Tewantin reach and flathead in Weyba Creek. Mangrove jack throughout the river system in places like the Woods and around Tewantin. Been some good crabs throughout the river.

Maroochydore: Still catches of prawns and plenty of herring bait fish in the system. Trevally and flathead between Chambers Island and the Cod Hole. Mangrove jack in the cod hole, off Chambers island overnight and Maroochy Waters canal. Good whiting in the lower river. Trevally and bream in Petrie Creek. Trevally on the run out tide from Chambers Island and Picnic Point. Definitely worth putting the crab pots out.

Kawana: Trevally off the rocks at Point Cartwright, dart and whiting along the beaches. Bream at dawn and dusk, mangrove jack and trevally along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River. Whiting and flathead along the La Balsa Park and Whiting from the Mountain Creek reach. Mud crabs on the move in the middle river and canals

Caloundra: Flathead, bream, whiting and mangrove jack in Currimundi Lake and Bells Creek. Good whiting on the banks off Golden Beach and opposite the Power Boat Club and grunter bream in the deep holes in Pumicestone Passage. The Passage and creeks are producing a few mud crabs

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Veronica Morgan was pretty happy to land this 70cm dusky flathead off the eastern end of Chambers Island Yesterday.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2016-03-26

Offshore

More great condition today with winds blowing easterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning. Seas below 1 metre. Good conditions again tomorrow with northeasterly below 10 knots becoming south to southwesterly during the morning then becoming east to southeasterly during the day. Wild Thing 2 ran to Chardon's Reef yesterday and came back with venus tusk fish, Maori cod, squire, reef shark, moses perch and one wahoo. There have been several Spanish mackerel around 6 to 7kg range taken from Chardon's Reef. Sunshine Reef has had good catches of grass sweetlip, Maori cod, squire, moses perch, slate bream, many lined sweetlip, venus tusk fish, school mackerel, scarlet sea perch and a quality coral trout. Spanish mackerel, cobia, pearl perch and sweetlip wide of North Reef. Spanish mackerel average snapper, sweetlip and a few good cod on the Gneering Shoals. Spanish mackerel to 12kg and a few good sweetlip from Caloundra 12 Mile. Coronation trout, red throat emperor and moses perch on the Barwon Banks.

Estuaries

Noosa: Still getting a few prawn in the local river systems. Bream, flathead and a few tailor at the Noosa River mouth, flathead and trevally in Woods Bay. Bream, flathead and grunter bream along the Tewantin reach and flathead in Weyba Creek. Mangrove jack throughout the river system in places like the Woods and around Tewantin. Been some good crabs throughout the river.

Maroochydore: Still catches of prawns and plenty of herring bait fish in the system. Trevally yesterday to 55cm on hard bodied lures between Chambers Island and the Cod Hole. Mangrove jack in the cod hole, off Chambers island overnight and Maroochy Waters canal. Good whiting in the lower river. Trevally and bream in Petrie Creek. Trevally on the run out tide from Chambers Island and Picnic Point. Definitely worth putting the crab pots out.

Kawana: Trevally off the rocks at Point Cartwright, dart and whiting along the beaches. Bream at dawn and dusk, mangrove jack and trevally along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River. Whiting and flathead along the La Balsa Park and Whiting from the Mountain Creek reach. Mud crabs on the move in the middle river and canals

Caloundra: Flathead, bream, whiting and mangrove jack in Currimundi Lake and Bells Creek. Good whiting on the banks off Golden Beach and opposite the Power Boat Club and grunter bream in the deep holes in Pumicestone Passage. The Passage and creeks are producing a few mud crabs

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Andy Gunn Mahi Mahi Double Island Point

Keen angler Andy Gunn, took this Mahi Mahi on a recent trip to the reefs off DIP.

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2016-03-24

Offshore

More nice condition today with winds blowing southeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon. Seas around 1 metre with 1 -1.5m swell. There have been several Spanish mackerel around 6 to 7kg range taken from Chardon's Reef. Sunshine Reef has had good catches of grass sweetlip, Maori cod, squire, moses perch, slate bream, many lined sweetlip, venus tusk fish, school mackerel, scarlet sea perch and a quality coral trout. Spanish mackerel, cobia, pearl perch and sweetlip wide of North Reef. Spanish mackerel average snapper, sweetlip and a few good cod on the Gneering Shoals. Spanish mackerel to 12kg and a few good sweetlip from Caloundra 12 Mile. Coronation trout, red throat emperor and moses perch on the Barwon Banks.

Estuaries

Noosa: Still getting a few prawn in the local river systems. Bream, flathead and a few tailor at the Noosa River mouth, flathead and trevally in Woods Bay. Bream, flathead and grunter bream along the Tewantin reach and flathead in Weyba Creek. Mangrove jack throughout the river system in places like the Woods and around Tewantin. Been some good crabs throughout the river.

Maroochydore: Trevally to 55cm on hard bodied lures between Chambers Island and the cod hole. Mangrove jack in the cod hole, off Chambers island overnight and Maroochy Waters canal. Good whiting in the lower river. Trevally and bream in Petrie Creek. Trevally on the run out tide from Chambers Island and Picnic Point.

Kawana: Trevally off the rocks at Point Cartwright, dart and whiting along the beaches. Bream at dawn and dusk, mangrove jack and trevally along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River. Whiting and flathead along the La Balsa Park and Whiting from the Mountain Creek reach. Mud crabs on the move in the middle river and canals

Caloundra: Flathead, bream, whiting and mangrove jack in Currimundi Lake and Bells Creek. Good whiting on the banks off Golden Beach and opposite the Power Boat Club and grunter bream in the deep holes in Pumicestone Passage. The Passage and creeks are producing a few mud crabs

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Bev Clark Yellow Fin Bream

Bev Clark form the Maroochy RSL fishing club weight in this nice yellow fin bream from the lower Maroochy River.

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