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Sunshine Coast Fishing Report | Friday 28 June 2024

Welcome to this week's Sunshine Coast Fishing Report! The weather gods have turned it on for the first week of the school holidays, with beautiful sunny conditions perfect for fishing. We can expect a few showers over the next week, with windy conditions forecast from mid-next week. Land-based options will be your best chance to wet a line, with offshore conditions looking pretty ordinary well into next week.


This past week has been exceptional for offshore fishing, with ideal conditions and a variety of species making their presence known. Standout catches included Snapper, Pearl Perch, Tuskfish, Maori Cod, Gold Spot Wrasse, and Moses Perch. Snapper were particularly plentiful at the Barwon Banks, where anglers also hooked Amberjack and Pearl Perch. Caloundra Wide was another hotspot, yielding both Cobia and Amberjack. Meanwhile, the Hards saw significant activity with Amberjack and Pearl Perch catches. Adding to the excitement, many whales were spotted offshore, making for a truly memorable fishing experience.

Jasper has been at it again, this time catching this 65cm snapper off Caloundra on Tuesday. It was PB for Jasper! Well done mate! Photo Credit: Image supplied 


The Noosa River has been bustling with activity, with local fishos reporting plenty of action this week. Catches have included some good-sized Flathead around the flats and an abundance of Trevally, including Giant, Diamond, Golden, and Tea Leaf Trevally around Woods Bay. A few Tailor were caught off the top near the mouth, and Bream continue to be plentiful throughout the river. 

A nice Trevally caught at Noosa on a Pro Lure Clone Prawn Photo Credit:@hs_fishin on Instagram


The Maroochy River has also delivered impressive catches over the past week. Some big Flathead have been caught in the Bli Bli stretch, while Trevally and Jewfish have been active from the Cod Hole to the mouth. Anglers have reported sizeable Bream catches, including some around the 40cm mark, while Whiting have remained active around Chambers Island and Cotton Tree. Live beach worms have been particularly effective in landing the larger fish.

John and Louise caught some nice Flathead recently, with the biggest measuring 75cm, caught on a Gobblers Lures in Aged Copper. Credit: Photo Supplied


The Caloundra area continues to deliver, with plenty of catches reported over the past week. Bream continue to be found in good numbers, with some nice Trevally also reported. Some nice sized Flathead have also been reported. 


Beach fishing has been on fire over the past week, with anglers reporting a variety of good-sized catches. Dart, Flathead, Bream, Jewfish, and the occasional Tailor were all caught along the beaches.

As we head into the weekend, it's a perfect time to take advantage of our massive sale! From today until Sunday, enjoy 40% off storewide and 20% off rods and reels. Some exclusions apply, so make sure you check out the sale section of the website or our socials for more info. The discount is automatically applied at checkout. Visit us at 3/99 Aerodrome Road, Maroochydore (opposite Aldi) for the freshest bait and best local fishing advice on the Sunshine Coast. Happy fishing, and see you next week!

Tight lines,

Trent & Corinne
Bait Master Fishing and Tackle

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