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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, July 18, 2014

Hervey Bay

Bream, jew, flathead and squid off the Urangan Jetty, bream, flathead, trevally, queenfish and jew in the Burrum River and flathead, bream and threadfin salmon in the Susan River. Try for diver whiting in Gatakers Bay and south of Urangan Harbour when the wind eases.

Fishermans Corner ph:4128 1022

Rainbow Beach - Offshore

Conditions have been unfavourable for offshore fishing; no report.

Rainbow Beach Reef Fishing Charters ph:5486 8666


Bream at the Noosa River mouth, bream and trevally on top of the tide in Woods Bay and flathead along the Tewantin reach.

O Boat Hire & Bait Supply ph:5449 7513
Bream and flathead at the Noosa River mouth, Frying Pan, along the Tewantin reach and in Lake Cooroibah and bream, flathead and trevally in Woods Bay.

Noosa River Fishing Safaris ph:0429030823

Noosa - Offshore

Conditions have been unfavourable for offshore fishing; no report.

Noosa Bluewater Charters ph:54499355


Bream at the Maroochy River mouth, flathead at Cotton Tree and along the Bli Bli reach, trevally at the Cod Hole and around Chambers Island, mangrove jack in the creeks and sand crabs in the lower reaches.

Swan Boat Hire ph:5443 7225


Bream, whiting, tarwhine and flathead along the beaches, bream and tailor off the rocks at Point Cartwright and bream, chopper tailor, whiting and sand crabs in the Mooloolah River.

Kawana Bait & Tackle ph:5444 5551

Mooloolaba - Offshore

Pearl perch, tuskfish and trag jew on the Barwon Banks on Wednesday.

Odyssey Charters ph:5478 1109
Snapper and pearl perch at Caloundra 9 Mile last Sunday and grassy sweetlip at Raper Shoal on Wednesday.

Barry McDade Fishing Services ph:5437 7754


Bream off the rocks at Shelly Beach, squid at Moffat Beach, bream, flathead, whiting and tarwhine in Currimundi Lake, bream and trevally in the canals and mud crabs in the creeks.

Caloundra Fishing World ph:5491 4566


Flathead and whiting at Lime Pocket and depending on the wind; chopper tailor off 112.

Donnybrook Takeaway, Bait & Tackle ph:5498 8247


It looks like being a very windy weekend; so try for bream, flathead and whiting in the sheltered creeks.

Toorbul Store & Caravan Park ph:5498 8210

Bribie Island

Bream and flathead in Ningi Creek, bream in the canals and try for dart and whiting along the eastern beach early morning before the wind freshens.

Bribie Sports & Cycles ph:3408 1347

Redcliffe Peninsula

Tailor off the rocks at Scarborough, whiting along Margate Beach and flathead and whiting in Hays Inlet and the Pine River.

Hornibrook Bait & Tackle ph:3284 6939

Northern Moreton Bay

It is forecast to be windy in open bay waters for the next few days. Best advice is to fish the sheltered waters in the rivers and creeks for bream, chopper tailor and flathead.

The Tackle Shop Carseldine ph:3862 9015


Suggest fishing for flathead and whiting between the Houghton Highway Bridge and mouth of Bald Hills Creek and bream near the trawler moorings in Cabbage Tree Creek.

Sandgate Bait & Tackle ph:3269 9701

Wynnum Manly

Small snapper on plastics and hard bodied lures near the mouth of the Brisbane River, threadfin salmon along the Breakfast Creek reach, flathead at the mouth of Tingalpa Creek, sand whiting on Lota flats and squid at night along Manly Harbour Rock Walls.

Water Tower Bait & Tackle ph:3396 1833

North Stradbroke Island

Fish all beaches for tailor, dart, whiting, bream and flathead.

Point Lookout Bait & Fresh Fish ph:3409 8724

Redland Bay

Bream around Coochiemudlo Island and small snapper on the northern reef and near the red buoy on the SE corner of the island.

Coochie Boat Hire ph:3207 8207
Bream, flathead and school jew in the lower reaches of the Brisbane River, flathead and school jew in the upper reaches of Tingalpa Creek and chopper tailor, bream and trevally early morning in Raby Bay Canals.

Mossops Tackle Store Cleveland ph:38211240
Flathead and bream in Fishermans Channel and Canaipa Passage.

Moreton Bay Charters ph:0433 732310


Suggest fishing the sheltered parts of the Logan River for bream, flathead and chopper tailor and close to the mangrove islands for bream and flathead.

Gem Bait & Tackle ph:3287 3868
Bream at the Five Ways and along Kalinga Bank and flathead in Tipplers Passage.

Jumpinpin Charters ph:5546 1880
Bream and estuary cod between Kangaroo and Eden Islands.

Rudy Maas Marina ph:5546 2222


Dart, tailor and whiting in the surf at South Straddie, tailor, trevally and jew along the Seaway Rock Walls, bream throughout the Nerang, Coomera and Pimpama Rivers and sand crabs between the Seaway and Aldershots in Southport Broadwater.

Gold Coast Fishing Tackle ph:56790840
Flathead on hard bodied lures and soft plastics inside the Pin Bar and sand crabs in Southport Broadwater.

Ross McCubbin Fishing Charters ph:0428 729393


Bream around the bridges and flathead in the upper reaches of Currumbin Creek, trevally close to the bridges in Tallebudgera Creek and chopper tailor in the surf from North Kirra to Burleigh.

The Boatshed Bait, Tackle & Boat Hire ph:5525 0338
Flathead, bream, tailor, flounder and jew in the middle reaches of the Clarence River and flathead, bream, whiting and jew in the middle reaches of the Tweed River.

Brad Smith Guided Fishing ph:0419 028704

Tweed Heads

Bream and tailor along the rock walls at the Tweed River mouth, bream at the Blue Hole, flathead along the Chinderah reach and in Cobaki Lakes, sand whiting around Anchorage Islands and school jew close to the bridges at Barneys Point and Tumbulgum.

Anglers Warehouse ph:5536 3822

Tweed Coast - Offshore

Tuskfish, snapper, pearl perch and trag jew on the 32s and 36s east of the Tweed last weekend.

Down Under Charters ph:0408 753647
Snapper, tuskfish, moses perch, sweetlip and yellowfin tuna wide of Tweed 9 Mile and the Mud Hole yesterday.

Cushy Fishing Charters ph:0418 631076


Bream, flathead, whiting, trevally and mud crabs in the mid to upper reaches of Mooball, Cudgen and Cudgera Creeks and subject to swell; tailor, dart and jew along the beaches. We have moved premises and are now located at Shop 5, 15 Coronation Avenue Pottsville. (Cnr Coronation Ave & Berkley Lane).

Pottsville Bait & Tackle ph:02 6676 0588


Tailor, flathead, jew and bream along the beaches, bream and flathead between Wardell Bridge and Broadwater in the Richmond River, flathead, school jew and bream in the upper reaches of Emigrant and North Creeks and bream and flathead in the canals.

Daves Bait Shop ph:02 6686 2481

Evans Head

Fish the beaches early morning for tailor, bream and jew and the upper reaches of the Evans River for flathead, bream and whiting.

Evans Head Sports & Marine ph:02 6682 4536

Freshwater Reports

Boondooma Dam

Golden perch on live bait, ice jigs and blades and a few bass on tail spinners close to the timber in the upper reaches of the Stuart River.

Matthew Mott's Sportfishing Charters ph:0428 682594


Bjelke Petersen Dam

Golden perch on live bait, blades and spinner baits at the start of the timber.

Matthew Mott's Sportfishing Charters ph:0428 682594


Somerset Dam

Bass on vertically worked blades at Pelican Point, Eagles Nest, Queen Street and the start of the timber at Kirkleagh.

Tackle World Toowoomba ph:4632 9770

Lake Samsonvale

Once the wind eases, try fishing the dam along the eastern foreshores for bass as the strong westerly wind should have pushed the bait schools along that shore line.

The Tackle Shop Carseldine ph:3862 9015

Cressbrook Dam

Bass at dawn and dusk on blades and crank baits around the dam edges and during the day located with sounder on ice jigs and soft plastics in the deeper parts.

Tackle World Toowoomba ph:4632 9770

Maroon Dam

Bass on soft plastics and small suspending minnows around the edges and weed pockets.

Tackle World Toowoomba ph:4632 9770

Leslie Dam

Golden perch on live shrimp and frozen saltwater yabbies.

Tackle World Toowoomba ph:4632 9770

Coolmunda Dam

Golden perch on bait around the dam edges and on soft vibes and blades in the deeper parts.

Tackle World Toowoomba ph:4632 9770

Glenlyon Dam

Golden perch on live shrimp and cod on spinner baits.

Tackle World Toowoomba ph:4632 9770

Hinze Dam

Bass from mid morning to mid afternoon on deep fly and soft plastics around the points.

Gold Coast Fishing Tackle ph:56790840

Western Rivers

Golden perch on bait and cod on surface lures and spinner baits at Goondiwindi in the Macintyre River, cod on surface lures and spinner baits downstream from Texas in the Dumaresq River and cod and golden perch on spinner baits and bait in the upper reaches of the Condamine River.

Tackle World Toowoomba ph:4632 9770

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