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Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2018-08-15


Today conditions will be good particular early with winds north to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day with seas 1 to 1.5 metres. Tomorrows will be okay close in with a bit of northerly chop with winds northwesterly 15 to 20 knots and seas  1 to 1.5 metres. North Reef's had good big snapper, moses perch, tusk fish, pearl perch and cobia. Grass sweetlip, cobia, cod, quality snapper and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Snapper, cobia, pearl perch, tusk fish from Caloundra 12 mile. Snapper, grass sweetlp, moses perch and parrot from Murphy's. Big grass sweetlip and nice keeper snapper around Old Women Island. Snapper and Sweetlip around Brays Rock. Grass sweetlip, cobia, cod, quality snapper and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Double island reefs are producing moses perch, amberjack, coral bream, gold spot wrasse, tea leaf trevally, cobia, snapper and some monster tusk fish.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Tailor and dart along Teewah Beach. Luderick in the lower river. Some good whiting, bream and plenty of good quality flathead from throughout the river. Trevally in the lower river also try in Noosa Sound. Bream around the bridges and rocky areas of the lower river.

Maroochydore: Tailor at the river mouth up to 80 cm. Plenty of bream to 35 cm, and a few trevally with better catches over night from the motorway bridge pylons and along Oyster bank road. Good fathead caught through out the river and quality bream from around Goat and Channel Islands.

Mooloolaba: A few good tailor and solid golden trevally in the lower river. Bream and a few luderick around McKenzies Bridge, the rock walls and the Kawana Boat Ramp. Big bream and tailoroff the rocks at Point Cartwright. Gar in the La Balsa sand basin.

Caloundra: The beaches have bream, tailor and jew at dawn and dusk. Luderick, bream, the odd tailor and flathead off the boardwalk. Bream, flathead and whiting along Golden beach. Trevally, cod, the odd tailor and bream in Pelican Waters Canal.

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Mark Lester80cn

Mark Lester with a huge 80 cm or 4.68 kg plus several other keeper tailor taken, Monday night at the Maroochy River mouth.

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