The Noosa Fishing Report
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Saturday October 1, 2022.

The northerlies in the latter part of the week meant no TGO's but it was still quite fishable. Lots of mack tuna around in close plus good pearlies and snapper.

Chinaman Fish

From Ed Wright, above... "Hi Bill. It's been a while since I caught anything noteworthy! Took advantage of the calm conditions and went across a virtually flat bar on Thursday and headed out to Sunshine Reef hoping to spot a whale. The whales didn't show but dropped a whole pilly on a random bit of reef and after an epic fight this beautiful Chinamanfish was in the net. I've never caught one before, so a PB, and after a quick photo it was safely released and swam away strongly. Cheers, Ed."


Report and photos (above and below) from Trekka 2 skipper Nat Turner... "Hey mate. Our nine hour trips up to Double Island Point this week have been unreal. The hardest part has been trying to find other species after bagging out on snapper. Pretty good problem to have. Anyway, the rest of the catch has been quality pearl perch, Maori cod, mulloway, tuskies, moses perch and cobia. Cheers, Nat."


Report and photos from Jimmy Free, Noosa River Fishing Safaris... "Hey mate. The system's been fishing well. Plenty of tailor, flathead and whiting at the river mouth. The Woods Bays have been good in the arvo for bream and flathead with the odd good golden getting around as well. Sam (below right) got this blubberlip bream in the Woods while we were parked up in the rain. Cooroibah has also been fishing well for grunter (javelin fish), flathead, cod, soapies (school jewfish) and trevally. Will (below left) landed this 60cm golden there on one of our two hour charters."

Golden Trevally and Blubberlip Bream

A bit of a gnarly swell on the bar at the start of the week caught a few boaties by surprise but there were no incidents and it settled down over the weekend.

Pearl Perch

Report and photos (above and below) from Trekka 2 skipper Nat Turner... "Hey Bill. We've been running back to back five and seven hour trips to North Reef most days this past week. The quality and numbers of pearl perch have been exceptional, along with snapper, venus tusk fish, moses perch, grass sweetlip, gold spot cod and Maori cod. Not much current to speak of and still plenty of whales around. Cheers, Nat." 

Pearl Perch

Rob Bracey, Tackle World Noosa... "The fishing reports have been coming thick and fast this week with plenty of good catches throughout the river. Mud crabs have been very active in the bottom end of the river, Tewantin and the Sound area. Customers have reported multiple catches of crabs around the 1kg mark. The best bait to target muddies have been portions of mack tuna and mullet. Good size flathead of around 50-60cm are on the bite around the mouth of the river. Customers are picking them up targeting the edges of the sandbanks on slowly presented 3inch soft plastics and small ganged pillies. 

Fishing the River Mouth Rock Groyne

Plenty of chunky whiting also throughout the system. Best technique to target these fish is using surface lures on the shallow sand banks, or if you prefer bait fishing, beach worms have been the best option. Fishing the rising tide has proved most fruitful. Trevally have been caught around Munna Point and the Woods Bays area. Most customers have had best results on small micro jigs and medium size walk the dog surface lures. Sunshine Beach to Marcus Beach has been fishing well for large yellowfin bream. Try fishing the low tide in the deeper gutters for best success."

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