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

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Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2017-04-27

Offshore

The colder conditions forecast could be a good start to the winter fishing season. However today  there will be choppy conditions particularly off the coast with  winds will be southwesterly 15 to 20 knots  with seas 1 to 1.5 metres. Tomorrow (Friday) conditions will  become very choppy and  rough particularly out wide, so stay in sheltered waters with winds southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southerly 20 to 30 knots during the morning and seas 1.5 to 2.5 metres. While conditions were okay the past few days, Trekka 2 fished Sunshine Reef with the crew catching grass sweetlip, pearl perch, coral trout, venus tusk fish, longtail tuna and spotty mackerel. Pearl perch and grassy sweetlip on the Gneering Shoals and tuskfish, hussar and coronation trout on the Barwon Banks. A few good grassy sweetlip, snapper and tuskfish at Caloundra 12 Mile and tuskfish, red throat emperor and hussar on the Barwon Banks. Grass sweetlip, squire, frying pan snapper, moses perch, several jewfish, coral bream, cobia and gold spot cod. Long tail and mac tuna off Coolum. Grass Sweetlip, coral trout and longtail tuna from the Gneerings. Venus Tusk fish and Spanish mackerel from the Blinker. Long tail tuna in Laguna Bay on slugs.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: The New Moon phase yesterday will have the fish on the bite right through to the weekend. A few good whiting throughout the lower river. Queenfish at the river mouth, bream and flathead at the Frying Pan, flathead and bream along the Tewantin reach and trevally in Woods Bay, the sound and Tewantin reach. Mangrove jack, bream and grunter from the Tewantin stretch. Muds crabs throughout the canals and middle river.

Maroochydore: The colder conditions forecast could be a good start to the winter fishing season so gear up for a few bream, luderick and tailor. Jew, trevally, moses perch, cod, bream and tailor in the Cod Hole. Mangrove jack and bream in Petrie Creek. Mud crabs in Maroochy Waters canal, middle and lower river. Trevally, flathead and whiting off Chambers Island. Whiting and plenty of bream at Bli Bli and throughout the lower reaches.

Mooloolaba: Dart on top of the tide along the beaches and bream on the making tide around the bridges and pontoons. Several catches of good trevally, flathead and bream along the rock walls at the river mouth. Big bream, few good whiting and trevally along La Balsa Park and the boat mooring. Mangrove jack and bream in the canals. Grunter and bream around McKenzie’s Bridge. Mud crabs throughout river and canals.

Caloundra: Good bream and mud crabs throughout the passage, canals and creek mouths and at the mouth of Coochin Creek. Bream and golden trevally around the local jetties. Trevally, flathead and whiting from the mouth of Bells creek. Good mangrove jack, a few good trevally feeding and flathead in the canals around bridge pylons, pontoons and in the creeks.

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Brenton Mansfield BorumbaToga21.4

Have a look at Brenton Mansfield with his feisty Toga (Saratoga) caught and released at Borumba Dam recently.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2017-04-26

Offshore

Good conditions early as winds will be north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning westerly 15 to 20 knots in the evening with seas around 1 metre. Conditions may be okay close in but choppy out wide tomorrow with winds southwesterly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. Trekka 2 fished Sunshine Reef with the crew catching grass sweetlip, pearl perch, coral trout, venus tusk fish, longtail tuna and spotty mackerel. Pearl perch and grassy sweetlip on the Gneering Shoals and tuskfish, hussar and coronation trout on the Barwon Banks. A few good grassy sweetlip, snapper and tuskfish at Caloundra 12 Mile and tuskfish, red throat emperor and hussar on the Barwon Banks. Grass sweetlip, squire, frying pan snapper, moses perch, several jewfish, coral bream, cobia and gold spot cod. Long tail and mac tuna off Coolum. Grass Sweetlip, coral trout and longtail tuna from the Gneerings. Venus Tusk fish and Spanish mackerel from the Blinker. Long tail tuna in Laguna Bay on slugs.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: A few good whiting throughout the lower river. Queenfish at the river mouth yesterday morning. Bream and flathead at the Frying Pan, flathead and bream along the Tewantin reach and trevally in Woods Bay. Giant, golden and tea leaf trevally and flathead from around the river mouth, Noosa sound and Tewantin stretch. A few good flathead along around Munna Bridge. Mangrove jack, bream and grunter from the Tewantin stretch. Muds crabs throughout the canals and middle river.

Maroochydore: Jew, trevally, moses perch, cod, bream and tailor in the Cod Hole. Mangrove jack, bream and grunter bream in Petrie Creek. Mud crabs in Maroochy Waters canal, middle and lower river. Trevally, flathead and whiting off Chambers Island. Quality whiting and plenty of bream at Bli Bli and throughout the lower reaches.

Mooloolaba: Dart on top of the tide along the beaches and bream on the making tide around the bridges and pontoons. Several catches of good trevally, flathead and bream along the rock walls at the river mouth. Big bream, few good whiting and trevally along La Balsa Park and the boat mooring. Mangrove jack and bream in the canals. Grunter and bream around McKenzie’s Bridge. Mud crabs throughout river and canals.

Caloundra: Good bream and mud crabs throughout the passage, canals and creek mouths and at the mouth of Coochin Creek. Bream and golden trevally around the local jetties. Trevally, flathead and whiting from the mouth of Bells creek. Good mangrove jack, a few good trevally feeding and flathead in the canals around bridge pylons, pontoons and in the creeks.

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Camo Sullivan Tailor Cod Hole

Check out keen local angler Camo Sullivan with a nice tailor in the Cod Hole.

Local Fishing Report: Anzac Day 2017-04-25

Offshore

Great conditions as winds will be southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning east to northeasterly below 10 knots in the late morning then becoming north to northeasterly in the evening with seas below 1 metre. Looking pretty good tomorrow also with winds north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning westerly 15 to 20 knots in the evening. Pearl perch and grassy sweetlip on the Gneering Shoals and tuskfish, hussar and coronation trout on the Barwon Banks. A few good grassy sweetlip, snapper and tuskfish at Caloundra 12 Mile and tuskfish, red throat emperor and hussar on the Barwon Banks. Sunshine Reef has tuskies, moses perch, brown line hussar, lipper, monocle bream, coral bream, coral trout and a red emperor. Grass sweetlip, squire, frying pan snapper, moses perch, several jewfish, coral bream, cobia and gold spot cod. Long tail and mac tuna off Coolum. Grass Sweetlip, coral trout and longtail tuna from the Gneerings. Venus Tusk fish and Spanish mackerel from the Blinker. Long tail tuna in Laguna Bay on slugs.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: A few good whiting throughout the lower river. Bream and flathead at the Frying Pan, flathead and bream along the Tewantin reach and trevally in Woods Bay. Giant, golden and tea leaf trevally and flathead from around the river mouth, Noosa sound and Tewantin stretch. A 65cm queenfish in the lower estuary and upriver a 51cm mangrove jack. A few good flathead along around Munna Bridge. Mangrove jack, bream and grunter from the Tewantin stretch. Muds crabs throughout the canals and middle river.

Maroochydore: Jew, trevally, moses perch, cod, bream and tailor in the Cod Hole. Mangrove jack, bream and grunter bream in Petrie Creek. Mud crabs in Maroochy Waters canal, middle and lower river. Trevally, flathead and whiting off Chambers Island. Quality whiting and plenty of bream at Bli Bli and throughout the lower reaches.

Mooloolaba: Dart on top of the tide along the beaches and bream on the making tide around the bridges and pontoons. Several catches of good trevally, flathead and bream along the rock walls at the river mouth. Big bream, few good whiting and trevally along La Balsa Park and the boat mooring. Mangrove jack and bream in the canals. Grunter and bream around McKenzie’s Bridge. Mud crabs throughout river and canals.

Caloundra: Good bream and mud crabs throughout the passage, canals and creek mouths and at the mouth of Coochin Creek. Bream and golden trevally around the local jetties. Trevally, flathead and whiting from the mouth of Bells creek. Good mangrove jack, a few good trevally feeding and flathead in the canals around bridge pylons, pontoons and in the creeks.

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Dean Ind Whiting

Check out keen local angler Dean Ind, with a couple of quality whiting and a nice flathead from the lower Maroochy River

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2017-04-24

Offshore

Winds will be south to southeasterly at 10 to 15 knots, with seas around 1 metre.  Pearl perch and grassy sweetlip on the Gneering Shoals and tuskfish, hussar and coronation trout on the Barwon Banks. A few good grassy sweetlip, snapper and tuskfish at Caloundra 12 Mile and tuskfish, red throat emperor and hussar on the Barwon Banks. Sunshine Reef has tuskies, moses perch, brown line hussar, lipper, monocle bream, coral bream, coral trout and a red emperor. Grass sweetlip, squire, frying pan snapper, moses perch, several jewfish, coral bream, cobia and gold spot cod. Long tail and mac tuna off Coolum. Grass Sweetlip, coral trout and longtail tuna from the Gneerings. Venus Tusk fish and Spanish mackerel from the Blinker. Long tail tuna in Laguna Bay on slugs.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: A few good whiting throughout the lower river. Bream and flathead at the Frying Pan, flathead and bream along the Tewantin reach and trevally in Woods Bay. Giant, golden and tea leaf trevally and flathead from around the river mouth, Noosa sound and Tewantin stretch. A 65cm queenfish in the lower estuary on a Z-Man Slim SwimZ soft plastic then further upriver a 51cm mangrove jack. A few good flathead along around Munna Bridge. Mangrove jack, bream and grunter from the Tewantin stretch. Muds crabs throughout the canals and middle river.

Maroochydore: Jew, trevally, moses perch, cod, bream and tailor in the Cod Hole. Mangrove jack, bream and grunter bream in Petrie Creek. Mud crabs in Maroochy Waters canal, middle and lower river. Trevally, flathead and whiting off Chambers Island. Quality whiting and plenty of bream at Bli Bli and throughout the lower reaches.

Mooloolaba: Dart on top of the tide along the beaches and bream on the making tide around the bridges and pontoons. Several catches of good trevally, flathead and bream along the rock walls at the river mouth. Big bream, few good whiting and trevally along La Balsa Park and the boat mooring. Mangrove jack and bream in the canals. Grunter and bream around McKenzie’s Bridge. Mud crabs throughout river and canals.

Caloundra: Good bream and mud crabs throughout the passage, canals and creek mouths and at the mouth of Coochin Creek. Bream and golden trevally around the local jetties. Trevally, flathead and whiting from the mouth of Bells creek. Good mangrove jack, a few good trevally feeding and flathead in the canals around bridge pylons, pontoons and in the creeks.

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Bailey Kenny School Jew Released

Lovely school jew caught and released in the Cod Hole by Bailey Kenny

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2017-04-22

Offshore

Stay in sheltered waters again today with a southeasterly 15 to 25 knots and seas 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening. It looks like only marginally better conditions over the weekend to start with tomorrow having a southeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning easterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening and seas 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. Before the windy conditions there were good grassy sweetlip, snapper and tuskfish at Caloundra 12 Mile and tuskfish, red throat emperor and hussar on the Barwon Banks. Also good catches of coral trout spangled emperor, small snapper an heaps of undersized red emperor, cobia, moses perch, venus tusk fish, longtail tuna on Sunshine Reef.  Long tail and mac tuna off Coolum. Grass Sweetlip, coral trout and longtail tuna from the Gneerings. Venus Tusk fish and Spanish mackerel from the Blinker. Long tail tuna in Laguna Bay on slugs. Out off D.I.P and Wide Bay there’s pelagic action along with Tusk-fish, Maori and gold spot cod, a few mahi mahi, mackerel, cobia and amberjack giving plenty action, along with longtail tuna. Hervey Bay’s inshore reefshave continued to produce good catches of trevally, coral trout, grass sweetlip, tuskfish and cod on the shallow reefs. Longtail tuna and Spotty mackerel in Platypus Bay,

Estuaries and Beaches

Fraser Island: Better beach conditions have returned with Autumn, with bream, good whiting, flathead, a few tailor and school mackerel off the beach and with jew the odd tailor and bream over night in the gutters. Threadfin salmon and Barra in Sandy Straits and the Mary River. A few barra off River Heads. There’s been queenfish, mackerel, grunter bream and threadfin salmon off the Urangan Jetty, flathead and whiting between the harbour and around Woody Island. Sand crabs in the Urangan Channel, mud crabs in the lower reaches of the rivers and prawns in Sandy Straits along with trevally and spotty mackerel on the shallow reefs, bream, whiting, flathead and grunter bream in Sandy Straits.

Rainbow Beach: Now with more settled conditions, try for jew over night, the odd tailor, good whiting, bream and dart and along the beaches. Tin Can Bay and the creeks feeding into the Sandy Straits still quality mangrove jack feeding, quality dusky flathead, bream and the odd barra. The big rains and run of fresh water has flushed the mud crabs on the move and there are a few sandies in the bay.

Freshwater: Try for bass in the upper reaches of the Mary River. There’s been really good quality bass and Saratoga feeding in the local dams, Boroumba and Lake MacDonald.

Estuaries

Noosa: A few good whiting throughout the lower river. Giant, golden and tea leaf trevally and flathead from around the river mouth, Noosa sound and Tewantin stretch. A few good flathead along around Munna Bridge. Mangrove jack, bream and grunter from the Tewantin stretch. Muds crabs throughout the canals and middle river

Maroochydore: There have been jew, a barra and the odd tailor at night in the Cod Hole. Mangrove jack, bream and grunter bream in Petrie Creek. Mud crabs in Maroochy Waters canal and the middle river. Trevally, flathead and whiting off Chambers Island. Quality whiting and plenty of bream at Bli Bli and throughout the lower reaches.

Mooloolaba: Trevally, flathead and bream along the rock walls at the river mouth. Big bream, few good whiting and trevally along La Balsa Park and the boat mooring. Mangrove jack and bream in the canals. Grunter and bream around McKenzie’s Bridge. Mud crabs throughout river and canals.

Caloundra: Good bream and mud crabs throughout the passage, canals and creek mouths and at the mouth of Coochin Creek. Bream and golden trevally around the local jetties. Trevally, flathead and whiting from the mouth of Bells creek. Good mangrove jack, a few good trevally feeding and flathead in the canals around bridge pylons, pontoons and in the creeks. Sand crabs in the main channel of the Passage and mud crabs in the creeks.

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Sam Murray Bream

Young Sam Murray was fishing with his dad Keith and grandad Peter in Petrie Creek on this week using fresh prawn to catch this nice small spotted grunter bream.

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Camo Sullivan, fishing over the last week and have a fantastic Easter Holiday. Where he caught and released 1 Jew Wednesday, 2 Thursday, 1 Friday and golden ánd diamond trevally, tailor, flathead lots of other stuff. It was pretty full on between me and another mate catching and releasing some Jew, then slowed down after once all the boat traffic came in.

Dean Tomlinson 41cm Whiting Bli Bli Good Friday

Have a look at Dean Tomlinson’s 41cm whiting taken at Bli Bli on a Good Friday!

Frank Bartosek MudCrab

Check out old timer Frank Bartosek with a nice mud crab from the Mooloolah River.

Ian Partridge 12Kg Barra

Keen angler Ian Partridge fished the Cod Hole on Good Friday night on the Maroochy River for this huge 12kg Barra

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