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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 29, 2014



Hervey Bay

Flathead along the western side of Fraser Island, sand whiting on the making tide along the beaches from Burrum Heads to Urangan, bream at night along the rocky foreshores and off the Urangan Jetty, threadfin salmon and grunter bream in the Mary and Susan Rivers and mud crabs in the rivers and creeks.

Fishermans Corner ph:4128 1022

http://www.fishermanscorner.com.au
Queenfish, giant and golden trevally in Sandy Straits and snapper in Platypus Bay.

Paul Dolan's Fraser Coast Sportfishing ph:4128 4952

http://www.frasercoastsportfishing.com

Fraser Island

There has been a lot of weed along the surf beaches, making it very hard to fish. However, a few tailor, dart and trevally have been caught in the clearer spots. Caution is required when driving along the eastern side of the island, there is erosion at the mouth of the creeks. Travelling on low tide would be safest.

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

Sand whiting on the banks between the Noosa River mouth and Munna Point and bream and grunter bream in the deep water from the Noosaville reach to Tewantin.

O Boat Hire & Bait Supply ph:5449 7513

http://www.oboathire.com
Bream, flathead, whiting, trevally and tailor at the Noosa River mouth, bream, flathead and trevally in Woods Bay, bream, whiting, flathead and moses perch in Weyba Creek and bream, flathead and school jew along the Tewantin reach.

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

Good bream and sand whiting in the lower reaches of the Maroochy River, flathead at Picnic Point, in Eudlo and Petrie Creeks, sand whiting in the canals and mud crabs along the Bli Bli reach, in the canals and creeks.

Swan Boat Hire ph:5443 7225

http://www.swanboathire.com.au

Mooloolaba

The swell has curtailed all beach and offshore fishing; most anglers headed for the Mooloolah River to try for bream, flathead, whiting and mud crabs.

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 and chopper tailor off the northern tip of Bribie Island, sand whiting opposite the power boat club, at Bells Creek mouth and near Military Jetty and flathead on lures around the banks at the northern end of Pumicestone Passage.

Caloundra Fishing World ph:5491 4566

http://www.caloundrafishingworld.com.au

Donnybrook

Flathead near the logs at Lime Pocket, sand crabs in the main channel and mud crabs at the mouth of the creeks.

Donnybrook Takeaway, Bait & Tackle ph:5498 8247



Toorbul

Small snapper at Gallagher Point and bream at the mouth of Ningi Creek.

Toorbul Store & Caravan Park ph:5498 8210



Bribie Island

Sand whiting at Red Beach and Buckleys Hole, flathead from White Patch to Sylvan Beach, jew at night off the Bongaree Jetty, bream in the canals and mud crabs in the lower reaches of the creeks.

Bribie Sports & Cycles ph:3408 1347

http://www.bribiesportsandcycles.com.au

Redcliffe Peninsula

Snapper on Scarborough Reef, whiting along Margate Beach, flathead and whiting along Clontarf foreshores, flathead at the mouth of the Pine River and mud crabs in Hays Inlet.

Hornibrook Bait & Tackle ph:3284 6939



Northern Moreton Bay

Diver whiting between Scarborough and Bribie Island, threadfin salmon in the Caboolture River and flathead at the mouth of the Pine River.

The Tackle Shop Carseldine ph:3862 9015

http://www.tackleshop.com.au

Sandgate

Diver whiting in Bramble Bay, flathead and whiting around the rock groynes at Eventide, bream at night off the Hornibrook fishing platform and flathead and bream in Cabbage Tree Creek.

Sandgate Bait & Tackle ph:3269 9701



Wynnum Manly

Bream and flathead along the foreshores at Manly and Lota, squid at night around Manly Harbour rock walls and it would be worth setting a few pots for mud crabs in the creeks.

Water Tower Bait & Tackle ph:3396 1833

http://www.watertowerbaitandtackle.com

North Stradbroke Island

Fishing Main Beach has been hard going due to the big swell. You could try for bream, whiting and chopper tailor around Amity Point and Dunwich.

Point Lookout Bait & Fresh Fish ph:3409 8724



Redland Bay

Flathead on the NW side of Coochiemudlo Island, snapper on the northern reef and bream at the southern end of the island.

Coochie Boat Hire ph:3207 8207

http://www.coochieboathire.com
Suggest fishing for bream on top of the tide around the rock bars at Coochiemudlo and Macleay Islands and for flathead in Canaipa Passage and off Cabbage Tree Point.

Moreton Bay Charters ph:0433 732310

http://www.moretonbaycharters.com.au
Diver whiting in the Rous Channel and on the Naval Reserve Bank, threadfin salmon and jew in the Brisbane River, flathead at the mouth of the creeks and it would be worth setting a few pots for mud crabs in the rivers and creeks.

Mossops Tackle Store Cleveland ph:38211240

http://www.mossopsfishing.com.au

Jumpinpin

Flathead and bream in Jacobs Well Channel, bream in Tiger Mullet Channel and at the southern entrance to Cobby Passage.

Rudy Maas Marina ph:5546 2222


Tailor and jew off Cabbage Tree Point, flathead off the NE tip of Crusoe Island and near the Stockyards, sand whiting and bream in Tipplers Passage, bream along Short Island and sand whiting near Ageston Sands in the Logan River.

Gem Bait & Tackle ph:3287 3868

http://www.gembait.com.au
Flathead at the southern end of Tipplers Passage and on Green Bank and a few mulloway inside the Pin Bar.

Jumpinpin Charters ph:5546 1880

http://www.jumpinpin.com

Southport

Tailor on top of the tide along the beaches, jew between the Sand Pumping Jetty and Seaway, jew, trevally and tarpon off the Seaway Rock Walls, flathead on vibes and soft plastics around the edges of the banks in Southport Broadwater, yellowtail king around Wave Break Island and south of Currigee, sand whiting at the mouth of the Pimpama River and mud crabs in the lower reaches of the rivers and creeks. Snapper, cobia and trag jew on the 24s east of Southport on Wednesday.

Gold Coast Fishing Tackle ph:56790840

http://www.goldcoastfishingtackle.com.au
Flathead on trolled hard bodied lures and soft plastics around Crab Island and 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

Bream, flathead and mud crabs in the lower reaches of Currumbin and Tallebudgera Creeks. There should be dart, bream, tailor and jew along the beaches when the swell drops.

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

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

Brad Smith Guided Fishing ph:0419 028704

http://www.bradsmithfishingcharters.com.au

Tweed Heads

Trevally and chopper tailor along the rock walls at the Tweed River mouth, flathead throughout the river, luderick at the Blue Hole and end of Dry Docks road and jew behind Seagulls and along the Tumbulgum reach.

Anglers Warehouse ph:5536 3822

http://www.anglerswarehouse.com.au
Flathead on the sand flats near Tweed Heads Bypass Bridge, flathead from Chinderah rock wall to the Tumbulgum reach, tailor at night and trevally during the day around Boyds Bay Bridge, luderick in Jack Evans Boat Harbour and mud crabs in Cobaki and Terranora Lakes.

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

Fishing the headlands and beaches has been hard due to the big swell. As the seas settle, have a go for bream, flathead and jew. Flathead, whiting and mud crabs have been caught in the lower reaches of Mooball Creek and it would be worth a try around the mouth for bream and jew. 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

The Richmond River has been producing bream and jew along the rock walls at the river mouth, flathead and jew in the lower reaches and bream in the creeks. There has been too much swell to fish the beaches this week, although conditions are on the improve.

Daves Bait Shop ph:02 6686 2481



Evans Head

Bream, flathead and jew along the rock walls at the Evans River mouth, flathead and trevally around the bridge and bream in the boat harbour.

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 in the deep water in the main basin, bass on tail spinners and hopping masks around Pelican Point and at the start of Leisegangs Ledge and bass and golden perch on bait and lures near the timber in the Stuart and Boyne Rivers.

Matthew Mott's Sportfishing Charters ph:0428 682594

  

Bjelke Petersen Dam

Golden perch on bait, jackals, and spinner baits around Bass Point and on trolled dark coloured golden childs and blitz baggers in about 5 to 8 metres of water along the old creek beds.

Matthew Mott's Sportfishing Charters ph:0428 682594

  

Borumba Dam

Bass on spinner baits and vibration minnows around the dam edges.

Paul Dolan's Fraser Coast Sportfishing ph:4128 4952

  http://www.frasercoastsportfishing.com

Somerset Dam

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

Tackle World Toowoomba ph:4632 9770

  http://www.tackleworldtoowoomba.com

Lake Samsonvale

Try for bass on spinner baits around MacGavin View, Bullocky Rest and Forgan Cove.

The Tackle Shop Carseldine ph:3862 9015

  http://www.tackleshop.com.au

Moogerah Dam

Bass on blades and mask vibes in about 12 to 15 metres in the main basin.

Tackle World Toowoomba ph:4632 9770

  http://www.tackleworldtoowoomba.com

Leslie Dam

Golden perch on trolled hard bodied lures in the upper reach of the dam and on blades in the main basin.

Tackle World Toowoomba ph:4632 9770

  http://www.tackleworldtoowoomba.com

Glenlyon Dam

Golden perch on frozen saltwater yabbies and trolled hard bodied lures.

Tackle World Toowoomba ph:4632 9770

  http://www.tackleworldtoowoomba.com

Lake Gregory

Bass early morning on surface poppers around the edges and during the day located with sounder on small blades and soft plastics in the deeper parts.

Paul Dolan's Fraser Coast Sportfishing ph:4128 4952

  http://www.frasercoastsportfishing.com

Western Rivers

Golden perch on frozen saltwater yabbies along the Goondiwindi reach of the Macintyre River and golden perch on crank baits and cod on surface lures from Cecil Plains to Warwick in the Condamine River. A reminder that catching Murray Cod is not allowed in the Barwon, Macintyre and Dumaresq Rivers from 1st September to 30th November.

Tackle World Toowoomba ph:4632 9770

  http://www.tackleworldtoowoomba.com


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