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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 2014-09-04

Offshore

Finally we have got some good weather so make the most of it while it lasts. Winds will be variable about 10 knots becoming south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the morning, reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the late evening. Seas will be around 1m increasing in the evening with a 2-3m swell. Snapper, sweetlip and parrot from the Blinker. Snapper, Spanish mackerel and tusk fish from Sunshine Beach.

Estuaries

Noosa: Good catches of bream, flathead, whiting, trevally and tailor at the Noosa River mouth. Whiting along the Noosaville stretch. Quality bream from the Marina. Big trevally, flathead and grunter bream in Woods Bays.

Maroochydore: Jew, bream and tailor off the northern beaches. Whiting to 40cm from the black banks. Bream to 30cm, quality dusky flathead around Goat & Channel Islands. Trevally to 55cm from the cod hole on surface lures. Mud crabs still in the middle river and canals.

Kawana: Whiting and bream in the gutters south of Kawana. Big bream around the mooring on the incoming tide over night. Bream and a few tailor around the high tide from the rock wall. Whiting and flathead in sand basin. Mud crabs in the canals and around Kawana Way.

Caloundra: Squid off the rocky headland at Moffat and Kings Beaches. A few trevally on the high tide in Pelican Waters. Bream and whiting on the banks opposite Golden Beach. Flathead throughout the northern end of the passage. Bream and whiting in the lower end of Currimundi Lake.

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Luke McCombe 68cm Snapper Gneering

Luke McCombe with a 68cm snapper taken using soft plastics on the gneerings.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2014-09-03

Offshore

Winds will be Southwesterly at 15 to 25 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the afternoon with inshore northeasterly 10 to 15 knot seabreezes. Seas are 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre around midday. Southerly swell at 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres offshore.

Estuaries

Noosa: Good catches of bream, flathead, whiting, trevally and tailor at the Noosa River mouth. Whiting along the Noosaville stretch. Quality bream from the Marina. Big trevally, flathead and grunter bream in Woods Bays.

Maroochydore: Bream to 30cm, quality dusky flathead and whiting to 37cm in the lower river, mainly around Goat & channel Islands. Flathead from Eudlo & Petrie Creek mouths and Picnic Point. Mud crabs still in the middle river and canals.

Kawana: Whiting and bream in the gutters south of Kawana. Big bream around the mooring on the incoming tide over night. Bream and a few tailor around the high tide from the rock wall. Whiting and flathead in sand basin. Mud crabs in the canals and around Kawana Way.

Caloundra: Squid off the rocky headland at Moffat and Kings Beaches. A few trevally on the high tide in Pelican Waters. Bream and whiting on the banks opposite Golden Beach. Flathead throughout the northern end of the passage. Bream and whiting in the lower end of Currimundi Lake.

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MalakaiFrenchBenWalkeradultGoatIsland Whiting

Malakai French with a solid summer whiting caught from a hire boat around Goat Island.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2014-09-02

Offshore

Unsafe offshore boating conditions today, stick to the rivers.

Estuaries

Noosa: Good catches of bream, flathead, whiting, trevally and tailor at the Noosa River mouth. Bream, whiting, flathead and moses perch in Weyba Creek. Trevally and flathead in Woods Bays. Grunter, school jew and flathead from the Tewantin stretch.

Maroochydore: Bream to 30cm, quality dusky flathead and whiting to 37cm in the lower river, mainly around Goat & channel Islands. Flathead from Eudlo & Petrie Creek mouths and Picnic Point. Mud crabs still in the middle and lower river at present.

Kawana: Big bream around the mooring on the incoming tide over night. Bream and a few tailor around the high tide from the rock wall. Whiting and flathead in sand basin. Mud crabs in the canals and around Kawana Way.

Caloundra: Bream and whiting on the banks opposite Golden Beach. Whiting opposite the power boat club, at Bells Creek mouth and near Military Jetty. Flathead are taking lures on most of the banks throughout the northern end of the passage. Grunter bream at the mouth of Coochin Creek.

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MalakaiFrenchBenWalkeradultGoatIsland

Ben French was fishing around Goat Island when he caught several good flathead.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2014-09-01

Offshore

Winds increasing with north to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots turning west to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots in the evening. Winds reaching up to 30 knots in the evening. Looks like sheltered waters today however over the weekend there were good catches of snapper on North with the odd nobby, Sunshine, Coolum, and the Gneerings. Also good cobia, Maori cod and estuary cod at North and Chardons Reefs and pearlies at North Reef.

Estuaries

Noosa: We have turned the corner at last, so enjoy the Spring weather! Good catches of bream, flathead, whiting, trevally and tailor at the Noosa River mouth. Bream, whiting, flathead and moses perch in Weyba Creek. Trevally and flathead in Woods Bays. Grunter, school jew and flathead from the Tewantin stretch.

Maroochydore: Best to fishing is in the lower reaches at present. Bream and whiting in the lower river. Flathead from Eudlo & Petrie Creek mouths and Picnic Point. Whiting in the canals. Mud crabs still in the middle and lower river at present.

Kawana: Big bream around the mooring on the incoming tide over night. Bream and a few tailor around the high tide from the rock wall. Whiting and flathead in sand basin. Mud crabs in the canals and around Kawana Way.

Caloundra: Bream and whiting on the banks opposite Golden Beach. Whiting opposite the power boat club, at Bells Creek mouth and near Military Jetty. Flathead are taking lures on most of the banks throughout the northern end of the passage. Grunter bream at the mouth of Coochin Creek.

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Check out young Jett and Jack Johnstone's nice flathead and mud crab from around Twin Waters on Sunday

Local Fishing Report: Sunday 2014-08-31

Offshore

Good conditions for the first day of spring with winds variable about 10 knots becoming northerly 15 to 20 knots in the early afternoon. Seas Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening. There are good catches of snapper on North with the odd nobby, sunshine, Coolum, and the Gneerings. Also good cobia, Maori cod and estuary cod at North and Chardons Reefs and pearlies at North Reef.

Estuaries

Noosa: We have turned the corner at last, so enjoy the Spring weather! Good catches of bream, flathead, whiting, trevally and tailor at the Noosa River mouth. Bream, whiting, flathead and moses perch in Weyba Creek. Trevally and flathead in Woods Bays. Grunter, school jew and flathead from the Tewantin stretch.

Maroochydore: Best to fish the lower reaches until the weed upstream clears away some more up stream. Bream and whiting in the lower river. Flathead from Eudlo & Petrie Creek mouths and Picnic Point. Whiting in the canals. Mud crabs still in the middle and lower river at present.

Kawana: Big bream around the mooring on the incoming tide over night. Bream and a few tailor around the high tide from the rock wall. Whiting and flathead in sand basin. Mud crabs in the canals and around Kawana Way.

Caloundra: Bream and whiting on the banks opposite Golden Beach. Bream and chopper tailor off the northern tip of Bribie Island. Whiting opposite the power boat club, at Bells Creek mouth and near Military Jetty. Flathead from the NW tip of Bribie Island and are taking lures on most of the banks throughout the northern end of the passage. Grunter bream at the mouth of Coochin Creek.

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3kg maori cod barwon banks

The crews on top catch got into a few Maori cod out on the Banks.

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