Fishing Reports

Fishing Reports

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This report is compiled every Thursday afternoon. If you see a report that interests you, call the info source for more detailed info and bait, tackle and hire boat availability.

19 May 2022

There’s no freshwater fishing reports this week, as due to recent rain, most of the stocked impoundments are closed to fishing and the water quality is very poor in those that aren’t. The rivers and creeks are still running fresh and there’s a lot of debris coming downstream, so be extra vigilant if you are boating.


Hervey Bay

Fishing has been quiet due to recent heavy rain, the only reports have been scattered catches of whiting and grunter bream along Hervey Bay foreshores. There is a lot of freshwater run off coming out of the rivers and creeks, so the locals are gearing up for mud crabbing.

Fishos Tackleworld Ph (07) 4128 1022 www.fishostackleworld.com.au

Rainbow Beach Offshore

Snapper, pearl perch, tuskfish, sweetlip, hussar and moses perch about 18nm east of Wide Bay bar.

Rainbow Beach Reef Fishing Charters Ph (07) 5486 8666 www.rainbowbeachfishing.com.au

Noosa

Chopper tailor at the Noosa River mouth, trevally along the Tewantin reach and it would be worth setting a few pots for mud crabs.

O Boat Hire & Bait Supply Ph (07) 5449 7513 www.oboathire.com


Grunter bream in the lower reaches of the Noosa River.

Noosa River Fishing Safaris Ph 0429 030 823 www.noosariverfishing.com


Snapper, pearl perch and amberjack off Double Island Point.

Noosa Bluewater Charters Ph (07) 5449 9355 www.noosabluefishing.com.au

Pearl perch, snapper, moses perch, cobia and northern bluefin tuna on Sunshine Reef.

Deep Sea Fishing Co Noosa Ph 0411 222 749 www.deepseafishingco.com.au  

Maroochydore

Bream and whiting on the making tide in the lower reaches of the Maroochy River and mud crabs throughout the river.

Swan Boat Hire Ph (07) 5443 7225 www.swanboathire.com.au  

Mooloolaba

Pearl perch and snapper at Caloundra wide, spanish mackerel on the Barwon Banks, Coolum and Sunshine reefs and bream around the trawler moorings in the Mooloolah River.

Tackleworld Kawana Ph (07) 5444 0714 www.tackleworldkawanafishingstore.com.au  

Spanish mackerel and amberjack on the Barwon Banks.

Smithys Fishing Charters Ph 0407 574 868 www.smithysfishingcharters.com.au

Caloundra

Flathead, bream, trevally, whiting and mulloway in Pumicestone Passage, flathead, bream, whiting and mangrove jack in Currimundi Lake and it would be worth setting a few pots for mud crabs in the creeks.

Caloundra Fishing World Ph (07) 5491 4566 www.caloundrafishingworld.com.au  

Donnybrook

Flathead along the drop offs, sand whiting at Mission Point, bream at Poverty Creek mouth, grunter bream at the southern end of Little Goat Island and mud crabs close to the mangroves.

Donnybrook Takeaway, Bait & Tackle Ph (07) 5498 8247 www.facebook.com/Donnybrook-Takeaway-Bait-Tackle  

Bribie Island

Grunter bream at the Ningi Creek mouth, small snapper along the ledge at Banksia Beach, bream in the canals and mud crabs in the passage.

Island Fishing Supplies Ph 0493 103 027  

Northern Moreton Bay

Snapper on Scarborough Reef, longtail and mack tuna in the northern bay, sand crabs off Redcliffe Peninsula and mud crabs in the creeks.

Tackleworld Lawnton Ph (07) 3205 7475 www.facebook.com/tackleworldlawnton  

Redcliffe Peninsula

Bream and small snapper around the inshore reefs and rocky points, chopper tailor off the Peninsula, bream and flathead in Hays Inlet and the Pine River, sand crabs in Bramble and Deception Bays and mud crabs in the rivers and creeks.

Hornibrook Bait & Tackle Ph (07) 2104 2659 www.facebook.com/HornibrookBT

Moreton Bay Offshore

Snapper, pearl perch, tuskfish and mahi mahi at Deep Tempest.

Frenzy Charters Ph (07) 3209 4576 www.frenzycharters.com.au  

Wynnum Manly

Diver whiting on the Amity Banks, school mackerel on the Hope Banks, sand crabs in the deep water around Green Island and mud crabs close to the mangroves along the foreshores.

Water Tower Bait & Tackle Ph (07) 3396 1833 www.watertowerbaitandtackle.com  

Nth Stradbroke Island

Fish all beaches for bream, dart, whiting and flathead.

Point Lookout Bait & Fresh Fish Ph (07) 3409 8724  

Redland Bay

Snapper at West Peel and Harry Atkinson artificial reefs, Green and Mud Islands, school mackerel at the northern end of the Rous Channel, tailor on top of the tide at Cleveland Point and sand crabs throughout the bay.

Mossops Tackle Store Cleveland Ph (07) 3821 1240 www.mossopsfishing.com.au  

Bream and small snapper around Coochiemudlo Island.

Coochie Boat Hire Ph (07) 3207 8207 www.coochieboathire.com  

Jumpinpin

Chopper tailor inside the Pin Bar, bream at the southern end of Crusoe Island and mud crabs in the Logan River.

Gem Bait & Tackle Ph (07) 3287 3868 www.facebook.com/gembait

Bream in Jacobs Well Channel, a few tailor inside the Pin Bar and mud crabs close to the mangroves.

Jacobs Well Boat Hire Ph (07) 5546 2608 www.jacobswellboathire.com.au

Southport

Pearl perch and spangled emperor on the 24s, bream and small snapper in Southport Seaway, bream throughout Southport Broadwater and flathead in Tipplers Passage.

Gold Coast Fishing Tackle Ph (07) 5679 0840 www.goldcoastfishingtackle.com.au  

Conditions have been unfavourable for offshore fishing; will fish again once the seas settle.

Ross McCubbin Fishing Charters Ph 0428 729 393 www.facebook.com/LuckyStrikeChartersFishing  

Currumbin

Snapper on the close reefs, flathead, whiting and a few tailor along the beaches, flathead and bream in the lower reaches of the creeks and mud crabs in the middle reaches.

The Boatshed Bait, Tackle & Boat Hire Ph (07) 5525 0338 www.currumbinboatshed.com.au  

Tweed Coast

Flathead, bream and school jew on the making tide in the lower reaches of the Tweed River.

Brad Smith Fishing Guide Ph 0419 028 704 www.bradsmithfishingcharters.com.au  

Conditions have been unfavourable for offshore fishing; will fish again once the seas settle.

Cushy Fishing Charters Ph 0418 631 076 www.cushyfishingcharters.com.au  

Pottsville

Snapper and tuskfish on the close reefs, dart, bream and a few tailor along the beaches, bream, flathead, whiting and mud crabs in the mid to lower reaches of the creeks and luderick around the bridge pylons and rocky points in the lower reaches.

Pottsville Bait & Tackle Ph (02) 6676 0588 www.pottsvillebaitandtackle.com.au  

Evans Head

Snapper, trag jew, yellowtail king, cobia and broad barred mackerel on Kahors Reef, bream, flathead, dart, tailor and mulloway along Airforce Beach and bream, flathead, whiting, a few tailor and school jew at the mouth of the Evans River; best on the flood tide as there is a lot of freshwater coming down on the ebb.

Evans Head Sports & Marine Ph (02) 6682 4536 www.facebook.com/EvansheadSportsMarine  

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