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Fishing report

Fishing report - Hervey Bay to Evans Head and

SE Queensland Dams

These reports are the latest information available from bait and tackle shops, charter boats and guides in south-east Queensland and are updated every Friday afternoon.

If you want more specific information on locations, bait availability, boat hire and boat ramps, please contact the report source.

Updated at: 4.30pm Friday, December 19, 2014



Hervey Bay

Spotty mackerel in Platypus Bay, grassy sweetlip on the shallow reefs, sand whiting on the making tide along the beaches from Burrum Heads to Urangan, mangrove jack, threadfin salmon, flathead and grunter bream in the Burrum River and good threadfin salmon, grunter bream and flathead in the Mary River. Worth setting a few pots for mud crabs in the lower reaches of the rivers and creeks.

Fishermans Corner ph:4128 1022

http://www.fishermanscorner.com.au
Spotty mackerel and mack tuna in Platypus Bay and golden and diamond trevally on the deeper reefs.

Paul Dolan's Fraser Coast Sportfishing ph:4128 4952

http://www.frasercoastsportfishing.com

Fraser Island

Trevally between the wreck of the Maheno and Happy Valley, dart under the white water along most of the beach and sand whiting in the low tide gutters. Travelling slowly on the low tide along the eastern beaches is recommended.

Fraser Island Retreat ph:4127 9144

http://www.fraserislandretreatqld.com.au

Tin Can Bay - Rainbow Beach - Offshore

Pearl perch, tuskfish, snapper, hussar and moses perch about 12 miles east of Wide Bay Bar on Tuesday.

Rainbow Beach Reef Fishing Charters ph:5486 8666

http://www.rainbowbeachfishing.com.au
Small snapper on the shallow reefs in Tin Can Bay, spotty mackerel off Inskip Point, queenfish and trevally near Big Mick, estuary cod, tuskfish and morwong along Teebar Ledge and on Bluff Reef, flathead along the drop offs and mangrove jack in the creeks.

Tin Can Bay Boat Hire, Bait & Tackle ph:0408 329167

http://tincanbayboathire.com.au

Noosa

Flathead throughout the Noosa River, sand whiting at the river mouth, Munna Point and in Weyba Creek, mangrove jack between Lakes Cooroibah and Cootharaba and sand crabs in the lower reaches.

O Boat Hire & Bait Supply ph:5449 7513

http://www.oboathire.com
Flathead, bream, trevally and whiting at the Noosa River mouth, flathead and bream along the Tewantin reach and flathead, bream and mangrove jack in Weyba Creek.

Noosa River Fishing Safaris ph:0429030823

http://www.noosariverfishing.com

Maroochydore

Chopper tailor at the Maroochy River mouth, trevally and jew around Twin Waters, sand whiting along Black Bank, flathead at Picnic Point, sand crabs at the mouth of Petrie Creek and mud crabs in the upper reaches and canals.

Swan Boat Hire ph:5443 7225

http://www.swanboathire.com.au

Mooloolaba

Spanish mackerel at Caloundra 12 Mile, mack tuna in the bay at Mooloolaba, dart and whiting along the beaches, flathead and whiting in the lower reaches of the Mooloolah River and mangrove jack in the canals.

Kawana Bait & Tackle ph:5444 5551

http://www.kawanabaitandtackle.com.au

Mooloolaba - Offshore

Tuskfish and hussar on the Barwon Banks, small black marlin on Caloundra 8 Mile and spotty and spanish mackerel on the close reefs.

Smithy's Fishing Charters ph:0407 574868

http://smithysfishingcharters.com.au
Spanish and spotty mackerel at Caloundra 12 Mile and tuskfish on the Barwon Banks.

Odyssey Charters ph:5478 1109

http://www.odysseycharters.com.au

Caloundra

Spotty mackerel at the NW Fairway Buoy, grunter bream near Military Jetty, sand whiting opposite the Power Boat Club, flathead and bream along the Boardwalk, trevally in the canals, sand crabs in Pumicestone Passage and mangrove jack in the creeks.

Caloundra Fishing World ph:5491 4566

http://www.caloundrafishingworld.com.au

Donnybrook

Bream and whiting at 112, school jew along the drop off at Mission Point, sand crabs in the main channel and mud crabs at the mouth of the creeks.

Donnybrook Takeaway, Bait & Tackle ph:5498 8247



Toorbul

Grunter bream on top of the tide on the weed banks at the mouth of Ningi Creek, flathead along the drop offs, sand whiting at White Patch, sand crabs in the main channel and a few mud crabs in the creeks.

Toorbul Store & Caravan Park ph:5498 8210



Bribie Island

Flathead along Sylvan Beach, sand whiting at Red Beach, jew at night under the Bribie Bridge, sand crabs in the main channel and mud crabs out from the mouth of the creeks.

Bribie Sports & Cycles ph:3408 1347

http://www.bribiesportsandcycles.com.au

Redcliffe Peninsula

Flathead, whiting and sand crabs in Hays Inlet and the Pine River, flathead and whiting near the entrance to Newport Waterways Canals and sand crabs in Bramble Bay.

Hornibrook Bait & Tackle ph:3284 6939



Northern Moreton Bay

School mackerel around the beacons north of Curtin Artificial Reef, yellowtail king and amberjack at Hutchison Shoal, snapper and pearl perch in 90 metres east of Mooloolaba and bream, mangrove jack, estuary cod, jew and threadfin salmon in the Brisbane, Pine and Caboolture Rivers.

The Tackle Shop Carseldine ph:3862 9015

http://www.tackleshop.com.au

Sandgate

Sand whiting along Eventide, flathead at the mouth of the Pine River and Cabbage Tree Creek, bream around the trawler moorings and worth setting a few pots for mud crabs.

Sandgate Bait & Tackle ph:3269 9701



Wynnum Manly

Small snapper at night around Mud Island, flathead at the mouth of Tingalpa Creek, bream in Manly Harbour and mud crabs in the creeks.

Water Tower Bait & Tackle ph:3396 1833

http://www.watertowerbaitandtackle.com

North Stradbroke Island

Fish all beaches for dart, whiting and flathead.

Point Lookout Bait & Fresh Fish ph:3409 8724



Redland Bay

Spotty mackerel in the Rainbow Channel, small snapper around Peel Island, sand crabs at the southern end of the bay and flathead, bream and mud crabs at the mouth of the creeks.

Mossops Tackle Store Cleveland ph:38211240

http://www.mossopsfishing.com.au
Flathead along the eastern side of Russell Island, bream around Goat Island and a few small snapper in the hole in the wall at Peel Island.

Moreton Bay Charters ph:0433 732310

http://www.moretonbaycharters.com.au
Flathead on the NW side of Coochiemudlo Island, grassy sweetlip and small snapper on the northern reef and sand whiting along the southern end of the island.

Coochie Boat Hire ph:3207 8207

http://www.coochieboathire.com

Jumpinpin

Flathead along the northern end of South Straddie and off Cabbage Tree Point and sand whiting at the Coomera River mouth and near Ageston Sands in the Logan River.

Gem Bait & Tackle ph:3287 3868

http://www.gembait.com.au
Sand whiting along the northern end of South Straddie, in Canaipa Passage and the Pimpama River.

Jumpinpin Charters ph:5546 1880

http://www.jumpinpin.com
Bream, whiting and flathead in Tiger Mullet Channel and Tipplers Passage and mangrove jack in Jacobs Well Channel.

Rudy Maas Marina ph:5546 2222



Southport

Mahi mahi and small black marlin in 20 to 40 metres, snapper on the 24s, spotty and spanish mackerel on Palm Beach and Mermaid Reefs, sand whiting in the low tide gutters, mangrove jack, trevally and tarpon in Southport Seaway, flathead, whiting, bream, mud and sand crabs throughout Southport Broadwater and mangrove jack around the rock walls, jetties, bridges and snaggy banks in the Nerang, Coomera and Pimpama Rivers.

Gold Coast Fishing Tackle ph:56790840

http://www.goldcoastfishingtackle.com.au

Southport - Offshore

Yellowtail king on the 50s east of Southport yesterday and snapper and trag jew on the 24s today.

Paradise Fishing Charters ph:0403 531428

http://www.paradisefishingcharters.com.au
Small black marlin in 20 to 40 metres east of Southport.

Ross McCubbin Fishing Charters ph:0428 729393



Currumbin

Mahi mahi and yellowtail king wide of Tweed 9 Mile, spotty mackerel on Palm Beach Reef and the Gravel Patch east of Burleigh, a few tailor at dawn and dusk at Burleigh Heads, Snapper Rocks and the groynes at Palm Beach, dart and whiting in the low tide gutters and flathead, whiting, mangrove jack and mud crabs in Currumbin and Tallebudgera Creeks.

The Boatshed Bait, Tackle & Boat Hire ph:5525 0338

http://www.currumbinboatshed.com.au
Flathead, bream, whiting, tarpon and jew in the middle reaches of the Tweed River.

Brad Smith Guided Fishing ph:0419 028704

http://www.bradsmithfishingcharters.com.au

Tweed Heads

Spotty mackerel on Palm Beach Reef, a few spanish mackerel at Tweed 9 Mile, trevally and yellowtail king along the rock walls at the Tweed River mouth, flathead throughout the river, sand whiting around The Anchorage and Piggery and school jew behind Seagulls, near Barneys Point and Tumbulgum Bridges.

Anglers Warehouse ph:5536 3822

http://www.anglerswarehouse.com.au
Yellowfin tuna on Tweed 9 Mile, a few spotty and spanish mackerel on Palm Beach Reef, dart and whiting at Cabarita and North Kirra, sand whiting along Fingal Beach, tailor at night off Cabarita headland, sand crabs in the lower reaches of the Tweed River, sand whiting along the Fingal and Tweed Heads Golf Course reaches, flathead behind Seagulls and in Cobaki Lakes, mangrove jack around the bridges and mud crabs in the mid to upper reaches.

Drift Tackle & Takeaway ph:5599 5520

http://www.fishingtweedriver.com

Tweed Coast - Offshore

Snapper and tuskfish on the 24s east of the Tweed earlier in the week.

Down Under Charters ph:0408 753647

http://www.goldcoastfishing.com
Yellowfin tuna wide of Tweed 9 Mile and a few snapper and tuskfish on the 24s east of the Tweed today.

Cushy Fishing Charters ph:0418 631076

http://www.cushyfishingcharters.com.au

Pottsville

Dart, tarwhine and a few school jew along the beaches, flathead on the ebb tide at the mouth of Mooball, Cudgen and Cudgera Creeks, bream and whiting in the middle reaches, mangrove jack around the bridge pylons and snaggy banks and mud crabs in the upper reaches.

Pottsville Bait & Tackle ph:02 6676 0588

http://www.pottsvillebaitandtackle.com.au

Ballina

Mahi mahi around the FAD, dart, whiting, flathead and jew along the beaches, flathead throughout the Richmond River, sand whiting and school jew along the town reach, mangrove jack around the rock walls, bridge pylons and snaggy banks and mud crabs in the creeks.

Daves Bait Shop ph:02 6686 2481



Evans Head

Snapper, trag jew and a few spanish mackerel on the close reefs, bream and whiting along Airforce Beach, bream and luderick along the rock walls at the Evans River mouth, bream around the boat ramps and in the boat harbour and mud crabs in the upper reaches.

Evans Head Sports & Marine ph:02 6682 4536

http://www.evansheadsportsandmarine.com

Freshwater Reports

Lenthalls Dam

Bass on spinner baits and small hard bodies around the lily pads.

Fishermans Corner ph:4128 1022

  http://www.fishermanscorner.com.au

Boondooma Dam

Bass and golden perch on hopped tail spinners, blades and masks around the Junction. The Stuart and Boyne Rivers are dirty after recent heavy rain; may bring the red claw crayfish on.

Matthew Mott's Sportfishing Charters ph:0428 682594

  

Bjelke Petersen Dam

Bass and golden perch on trolled lures in the main basin, around Bass Point and at the Narrows. Red claw crayfish should start to fire with the runoff from recent rain.

Matthew Mott's Sportfishing Charters ph:0428 682594

  

Borumba Dam

Bass at dawn and dusk on surface lures around the dam edges and during the day on spinner baits in the deeper parts.

Paul Dolan's Fraser Coast Sportfishing ph:4128 4952

  http://www.frasercoastsportfishing.com

Somerset Dam

Bass on hopped blades and soft vibes at Queen Street.

Tackle World Toowoomba ph:4632 9770

  http://www.tackleworldtoowoomba.com

Cressbrook Dam

A few bass on trolled dark coloured hard bodies along the buoy line across to Deer Island, around Eagles Nest and in the Cressbrook Creek arm.

Tackle World Toowoomba ph:4632 9770

  http://www.tackleworldtoowoomba.com

Cooby Dam

Golden perch on TN60 Jackalls worked along the western bank into the northern arm and a few on frozen saltwater yabbies off the bank.

Tackle World Toowoomba ph:4632 9770

  http://www.tackleworldtoowoomba.com

Leslie Dam

Golden perch on trolled small hard bodies and frozen saltwater yabbies across from the dam wall and upstream from the Black Boys.

Tackle World Toowoomba ph:4632 9770

  http://www.tackleworldtoowoomba.com

Coolmunda Dam

Golden perch and cod on trolled hard bodies and spinner baits along the wall and old creek beds.

Tackle World Toowoomba ph:4632 9770

  http://www.tackleworldtoowoomba.com

Glenlyon Dam

Golden and silver perch on live shrimp and a few cod on trolled hard bodies and spinner baits.

Tackle World Toowoomba ph:4632 9770

  http://www.tackleworldtoowoomba.com

Hinze Dam

Bass early morning on poppers around the dam edges and during the day on spinner baits in the deeper parts of the eastern arm. If you are planning to fish Hinze Dam, a Stocked Impounded Permit is required and available through Gold Coast Fishing Tackle. 80,000 bass fingerlings were released by the Hinze Dam Fishing Management Committee earlier this week.

Gold Coast Fishing Tackle ph:56790840

  http://www.goldcoastfishingtackle.com.au

Western Rivers

Golden perch and cod on bait and lures on the southern part of the downs in the Condamine River.

Tackle World Toowoomba ph:4632 9770

  http://www.tackleworldtoowoomba.com


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