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Sunshine Coast Fishing Report | Thursday 13 July 2023

After a bumper school holiday period, the crowds and traffic are starting to thin on the Sunshine Coast for those wanting to wet a line. After windy onshore conditions last week, the rains are back this week! Saturday looks like the pick of the day offshore before the new moon next Tuesday. According to the Solunar Calendar, fishing efficiency is at its peak next Monday and Tuesday.


The Barwon Banks have been fishing well, with fishos and charters reporting good size Snapper, Pearl Perch, Amberjack, Tuskfish and Coronation Trout. There’s also been some good Snapper catches in the shipping channel and at the Gneerings, and Coral Trout and Longtail Tuna at North Reef.

Don’t forget the Snapper and Pearl Perch season closure begins on 15 July and ends on 15 August. Find more information here


Maroochy River

The Cod Hole has been fishing well, with reports of decent size Diamond and Golden Trevally and Cod being caught in the past week. If you’re chasing Diamonds or GTs, try a Major Craft Jigpara Micro Jig on the start of the run-out tide.

A few juvenile Tailor were spotted making their way up the river system into Eudlo Creek, and plenty of Bream in the river and canals. Bigger winter Bream are starting to move in as well. Flathead are in good numbers, with many smaller males spotted recently, which means the larger females should start appearing soon. The Jigpara Micro Jig will also work well on these species, or peeled prawns is your best bait option.

Eudlo Creek has also been great for Flathead, with good catches on the flats. There’s been plenty of Jewfish caught from the Cod Hole right up to Dunethin Rock. Try a 3” Soft Plastic Paddle Tail or Prawn in the deeper sections of the river.

Noosa River

The Noosa River continues to fish well, with Bream, Flathead and Trevally reported over the last week at the mouth and along Tewantin. Whiting has also been caught at the mouth, and  Garfish are also starting to appear.


Boy kneeling in the river holding a 62cm Golden Trevally
Waylon caught this Onion Trevally at the Cod Hole @waylon_fishing


For those looking to fish our beautiful beaches, there’s been Tailor and Bream caught off Moolooaba and Whiting and Tailor off Caloundra.

As always, we’d love to see you in store at 311 David Low Way, Bli Bli. We’ve got plenty of bait, live beach worms, and all the gear you need to make your next fishing trip a success! We love hearing about your catches, so make sure you tag us on our socials or email them through to

Tight Lines,

Trent & Corinne
Bait Master Fishing and Tackle

Cover image: @harper.fishing204

Flathead on a brag mat
Local fisho Louise caught this nice Flathead at Bli Bli on a UV Croc Bait Gobblers Shad

Our Sunshine Coast Fishing Report is also available on Bush 'n Beach Fishing

Thanks to our Sunshine Coast Fishing Report contributors:

Deep End Fishing Charters

0499 044 458

Berth 28, Mooloolaba Marina 

33–45 Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba QLD 4557

Smithys Fishing Charters

Phone  0407 574 868

Cnr Nicklin Way & Pt Cartwright Drive
Minyama QLD 4575

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