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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, August 22, 2014



Hervey Bay

Bream, flathead, estuary cod and jew at River Heads, queenfish, grunter bream, threadfin salmon and tarpon in the Burrum River and threadfin salmon, bream, grunter bream and jew in the Mary River. Before the wind freshened; snapper, queenfish, golden trevally and cobia north of Rooney Point and in Platypus Bay, snapper, coral trout and jack in the Southern Gutters, diver whiting south of Urangan Boat Harbour and tailor, trevally and school mackerel off the Urangan Jetty.

Fishermans Corner ph:4128 1022

http://www.fishermanscorner.com.au
Snapper in Platypus Bay and trevally on the deeper reefs earlier in the week; however the weather has curtailed all activity since then.

Paul Dolan's Fraser Coast Sportfishing ph:4128 4952

http://www.frasercoastsportfishing.com

Fraser Island

Along the eastern beaches, there have been a few tailor on top of the tide and a few bream and whiting in the low tide gutters. It is going to be harder to fish the beaches for the next few days with strong SE winds and an increasing swell forecast.

Fraser Island Retreat ph:4127 9144

http://www.fraserislandretreatqld.com.au

Rainbow Beach - Offshore

Conditions have been unfavourable for offshore fishing; no report.

Rainbow Beach Reef Fishing Charters ph:5486 8666

http://www.rainbowbeachfishing.com.au

Noosa

Flathead, bream and trevally from the Noosa River mouth to Noosaville reach.

O Boat Hire & Bait Supply ph:5449 7513

http://www.oboathire.com
Flathead, bream, whiting and trevally at the Noosa River mouth and flathead, bream and flounder in Lake Cooroibah.

Noosa River Fishing Safaris ph:0429030823

http://www.noosariverfishing.com

Noosa - Offshore

Conditions have been unfavourable for offshore fishing; no report.

Noosa Bluewater Charters ph:54499355

http://www.noosabluefishing.com.au

Maroochydore

The Maroochy River has been producing bream, flathead, whiting and chopper tailor around Picnic Point, flathead and whiting in the canals, flathead along the Bli Bli reach and in the creeks, trevally and jew at the Cod Hole and a few mud crabs in the deeper holes.

Swan Boat Hire ph:5443 7225

http://www.swanboathire.com.au

Mooloolaba

Tailor along the rock walls at the mouth of the Mooloolah River and bream and mud crabs in the river and canals. Too rough for beach and offshore fishing.

Kawana Bait & Tackle ph:5444 5551

http://www.kawanabaitandtackle.com.au

Mooloolaba - Offshore

Conditions have been unfavourable for offshore fishing; no report.

Odyssey Charters ph:5478 1109

http://www.odysseycharters.com.au
Conditions have been unfavourable for offshore fishing; no report.

Barry McDade Fishing Services ph:5437 7754

http://www.scofs.com.au

Caloundra

Bream, flathead and whiting in Bells Creek and Currimundi Lake and a few bream, mangrove jack and jew in the canals.

Caloundra Fishing World ph:5491 4566

http://www.caloundrafishingworld.com.au

Donnybrook

Bream and flathead at Mission Point and 112. Worth setting a few pots for mud crabs at the mouth of the creeks.

Donnybrook Takeaway, Bait & Tackle ph:5498 8247



Toorbul

Bream at the mouth of Elimbah Creek and at Gallagher Point, flathead along the drop offs and chopper tailor on top of the tide in the main channel.

Toorbul Store & Caravan Park ph:5498 8210



Bribie Island

Bream in the canals and flathead, bream and mud crabs in Ningi and Elimbah Creeks.

Bribie Sports & Cycles ph:3408 1347

http://www.bribiesportsandcycles.com.au

Redcliffe Peninsula

Flathead and bream near the entrance to Newport Waterways, along Scarborough foreshores, in Hays Inlet and the Pine River and it would be worth setting a few pots for mud crabs.

Hornibrook Bait & Tackle ph:3284 6939



Northern Moreton Bay

Flathead and whiting along Scarborough foreshores and southern end of Bribie Island, threadfin salmon and jew in the Brisbane River, flathead and jew in the Caboolture River and flathead, whiting and bream in the Pine River. Worth setting a few pots for mud crabs in the rivers and creeks.

The Tackle Shop Carseldine ph:3862 9015

http://www.tackleshop.com.au

Sandgate

Too windy to fish the bay; fish the sheltered rivers and creeks for bream, whiting and flathead.

Sandgate Bait & Tackle ph:3269 9701



Wynnum Manly

Bream, threadfin salmon and jew in the lower reaches of the Brisbane River and flathead, bream, whiting and mud crabs in Lota and Tingalpa Creeks.

Water Tower Bait & Tackle ph:3396 1833

http://www.watertowerbaitandtackle.com

North Stradbroke Island

With strong SE wind forecast; you could fish for chopper tailor at dusk along Flinders Beach and bream at night around Amity Point.

Point Lookout Bait & Fresh Fish ph:3409 8724



Redland Bay

Tailor along the eastern side of Coochiemudlo Island, small snapper on the northern reef and flathead on the NW side.

Coochie Boat Hire ph:3207 8207

http://www.coochieboathire.com
Too much wind to fish the bay this week; will fish again once the conditions settle.

Moreton Bay Charters ph:0433 732310

http://www.moretonbaycharters.com.au
Fish the shallow reefs around the southern bay islands for small snapper, the mouth of the Logan River for flathead, bream and jew and the mouth of the creeks for flathead, bream and mud crabs.

Mossops Tackle Store Cleveland ph:38211240

http://www.mossopsfishing.com.au

Jumpinpin

Flathead and bream in Jacobs Well Channel. Worth setting a few pots for mud crabs in the deeper holes.

Rudy Maas Marina ph:5546 2222


Tailor in the surf at South Straddie, flathead along the northern end of South Straddie, bream at Short Island and the Five Ways and mud crabs in the deeper holes.

Gem Bait & Tackle ph:3287 3868

http://www.gembait.com.au
Bream along the southern end of North Straddie and tailor inside the Pin Bar.

Jumpinpin Charters ph:5546 1880

http://www.jumpinpin.com

Southport

Tailor and jew at night off the Sand Pumping Jetty, yellowtail king, tailor and bream along the Seaway Rock Walls, jew around the pipeline, flathead on trolled lures at the Aldershots, Crab and Never Fail Islands, sand whiting just upstream from Carrara in the Nerang River and in Clear Island Waters canals and mud crabs in the deeper holes out from the mouth of the rivers and creeks. Before the wind and swell increased; mahi mahi and small black marlin on the 36s, snapper and cobia on the 18s and 24s and good tailor along the beaches.

Gold Coast Fishing Tackle ph:56790840

http://www.goldcoastfishingtackle.com.au
Flathead on hard bodied lures inside the Pin Bar.

Ross McCubbin Fishing Charters ph:0428 729393



Southport - Offshore

Conditions have been unfavourable for offshore fishing; no report.

Paradise Fishing Charters ph:0403 531428

http://www.paradisefishingcharters.com.au

Currumbin

Tailor at dawn and dusk along the beaches, chopper tailor inside the Tweed River mouth and flathead, bream and mud crabs in Currumbin and Tallebudgera Creeks.

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

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

Brad Smith Guided Fishing ph:0419 028704

http://www.bradsmithfishingcharters.com.au

Tweed Heads

Tailor off the north wall at the Tweed River mouth, good bream behind the hospital, school jew around Barneys Point, Cobaki and Tumbulgum Bridges, flathead along the Chinderah rock wall, luderick in the Blue Hole and behind Seagulls and mud crabs in the middle reaches.

Anglers Warehouse ph:5536 3822

http://www.anglerswarehouse.com.au
Tailor at Snapper Rocks, jew at Fingal headland and Tweed Rock Walls, tailor, school jew and trevally around Barneys Point Bridge, flathead along the Fingal reach and trevally and luderick on the ebb tide near Boyds Bay Bridge.

Drift Tackle & Takeaway ph:5599 5520

http://www.fishingtweedriver.com

Tweed Coast - Offshore

Conditions have been unfavourable for offshore fishing; no report.

Down Under Charters ph:0408 753647

http://www.goldcoastfishing.com
Conditions have been unfavourable for offshore fishing; no report.

Cushy Fishing Charters ph:0418 631076

http://www.cushyfishingcharters.com.au

Pottsville

Bream, flathead, chopper tailor and school jew along the beaches and flathead, bream and mud crabs in the mid to lower reaches of Mooball, Cudgen and Cudgera Creeks. 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

http://www.pottsvillebaitandtackle.com.au

Ballina

Tailor, bream and Australian salmon along the beaches, tailor, jew and bream along the rock walls at the Richmond River mouth, bream, flathead, luderick and jew along the town reach, flathead in Emigrant Creek and luderick around Prospect Bridge.

Daves Bait Shop ph:02 6686 2481



Evans Head

Bream, school jew and tailor along Broadwater and Airforce Beaches, bream and luderick along the rock walls at the Evans River mouth and bream, whiting and flathead in the lower reaches.

Evans Head Sports & Marine ph:02 6682 4536

http://www.evansheadsportsandmarine.com

Freshwater Reports

Boondooma Dam

Bass and golden perch on trolled hard bodied lures at the start of the timber in the Stuart River and bass to 50cm on ice jigs and tail spinners at Pelican Point and the Barbers Pole.

Matthew Mott's Sportfishing Charters ph:0428 682594

  

Bjelke Petersen Dam

Golden perch on jackalls and trolled lures at Bass Point and on frozen saltwater yabbies and live shrimp at the start of the timber.

Matthew Mott's Sportfishing Charters ph:0428 682594

  

Somerset Dam

Bass on ice jigs, tail spinners and soft vibes at Queen Street and Pelican Point.

Tackle World Toowoomba ph:4632 9770

  http://www.tackleworldtoowoomba.com

Lake Samsonvale

Try for bass on spinner baits and bibless minnows at MacGavin View, Bullocky Rest and Forgan Cove.

The Tackle Shop Carseldine ph:3862 9015

  http://www.tackleshop.com.au

Moogerah Dam

Bass on tail spinners and ice jigs in about 12 metres of water on the western side of the dam.

Tackle World Toowoomba ph:4632 9770

  http://www.tackleworldtoowoomba.com

Leslie Dam

Golden perch on bait and a few cod on trolled hard bodied lures; although anglers had to work hard for them.

Tackle World Toowoomba ph:4632 9770

  http://www.tackleworldtoowoomba.com

Coolmunda Dam

Golden perch on frozen saltwater yabbies and hard bodied lures around the old creek beds.

Tackle World Toowoomba ph:4632 9770

  http://www.tackleworldtoowoomba.com

Glenlyon Dam

Golden perch on trolled hard bodied lures, worms and frozen saltwater yabbies and a few cod on spinner baits.

Tackle World Toowoomba ph:4632 9770

  http://www.tackleworldtoowoomba.com

Western Rivers

Golden perch on lipless crank baits and cod on surface lures around Yarramalong Weir in the Condamine River and a few cod on spinner baits and hard bodies along the Goondiwindi reach of the Macintyre River.

Tackle World Toowoomba ph:4632 9770

  http://www.tackleworldtoowoomba.com


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