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Sunshine Coast Fishing Report | Thursday 3 August 2023

Welcome to this week's fishing report. We're keeping things short and sweet this week as we're away at the AFTA (Australian Fishing Trade Association) Tackle Show on the Gold Coast. But don't worry, we've still got plenty of updates, recommendations, and news for you.

Offshore Fishing

It's been a fantastic week offshore. Glen from Deep End Fishing Charters has reported catches of Amberjack, Cobia, Trevally, Tuskfish, and Sweetlip. Smithy from Smithy's Fishing Charters has also had a successful week, with catches of Amberjack and Tuskfish at the Hards. He's also reported plenty of Snapper and Pearl Perch at the Hards and Snapper off Caloundra and in the shipping channel. However, remember that the Snapper and Pearl Perch season is closed for another two weeks, so keep those lines in check!

Harri with a nice pair of Flatties caught during a recent night mission
Harri with a nice pair of Flatties caught during a recent night mission @harri_fishing_sunnycoast

Estuary Fishing

In the estuaries, we've seen good numbers of Bream, Jewfish, and Flathead in the Maroochy River between the Bli Bli boat ramp and Chambers Island. Flathead at Eudlo Creek have been biting well on Pro Lure Clone Prawns. We recommend giving these a try if you're chasing Flatties. Unfortunately, Trevally have slowed down, with no catches reported this week.

Adrian caught his PB Jewfish this week, coming in at 80cm
Adrian caught his PB Jewfish this week, coming in at 80cm @landbasedlines
Bait Master Fishing and Tackle Catch of the Month

Fish of the Month Competition


This month, we’ve started our new Catch of the Month Competition! We're giving away two $25 gift vouchers to spend in our store each month - one for the photo with the most likes, and one for the best catch as selected by our team. To enter, post a photo of your catch on Facebook or Instagram, use the hashtag #BaitMasterFishingComp, and tag us in your photo. The competition runs from the first to the last day of each month, and winners will be announced at the start of the following month. We can't wait to see your catches!

We will be back from AFTA at the end of the week, and will be open from 8am this Saturday at 311 David Low Way, Bli Bli. We're excited to bring back info on new gear and insights from the show. We look forward to seeing you in-store soon!

Until next week, tight lines!

Trent & Corinne
Bait Master Fishing and Tackle

Cover Photo: After much determination and many hours, Beau finally got on to this epic 1.21m Barramundi! @beau_rixon

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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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