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Sunshine Coast Fishing Report | Thursday 29 June 2023

Welcome to your weekly Sunshine Coast Fishing Report! We’ve enjoyed absolutely perfect weather for the beginning of the school holidays, but unfortunately it won’t last, with conditions expected to deteriorate over the weekend. Next week is looking like it will be cold and wet, with winds picking up on Sunday and Monday. Late Tuesday and early Wednesday look like your best chance for calmish conditions, before winds pick up from Thursday onwards.

Fishing has been pretty similar to the past couple of weeks, with most beaches, estuaries and offshore missions resulting in good catches. 


Offshore fishing has been productive with good catches of Amberjack, Kingfish, Snapper and Pearl Perch at The Hards and plenty of Snapper still in the shipping channel. Catches of Snapper, Pearl Perch and Cobia have been reported north to Double Island Point and the North and Sunshine Reefs. At the Barwon Banks, anglers have reported catches of Pearl Perch, Snapper, Amberjack, and Hussar. North Reef is also serving up some good Pearl Perch, Sweetlip, Spanish Mackerel, and Tuna​​.

Mooloolaba has reported Snapper on the Gneering Shoals and Murphys Reef, Dart, Bream, and a few Whiting along the beaches, Bream around the rock walls and bridge pylons in the Mooloolah River, and Trevally on soft plastics.


Maroochy River has been a hotspot with catches of Golden, Giant, Tea Leaf, and Diamond Trevally from the Cod Hole to Bli Bli. There’s also plenty of Flathead about, and Tailor around Twin Waters and the river mouth. Sand Crabs have been found around the river mouth, while Muddies are in the upper reaches​​, so it's a great time to drop the pots.

 Bait Master Fishing customer OMDog caught this awesome Spanish Mackerel
 Bait Master Fishing customer OMDog caught this awesome Spanish Mackerel 

In Noosa, anglers have reported catches of Tailor, Flathead, Bream, and Mud Crabs in good numbers. Off the beach, there continues to be good-sized Flathead and Tailor also reported up towards Double Island Point​.

Caloundra has seen catches of Flathead, Dart, Whiting, and Tailor off the beaches, while the passage is still fishing well with Bream and Flathead in good numbers and even the odd Cale Cale this week.

If you’re up on the Sunshine Coast for the school holidays, make sure you stop in and say hello, grab some bait and have a chat with us about fishing spots. You’ll find us at 311 David Low Way in Bli Bli, or check us out online at are open 7 days a week during the school holidays. 

Tight lines and calm seas,

Trent & Corinne
Bait Master Fishing and Tackle

Bait Master regular Noah caught his first ever Jewfish on a Holt Productions prawn. Well done mate!
Bait Master regular Noah caught his first ever Jewfish on a Holt Productions prawn. Well done mate!

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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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