Winter is the perfect time to target bream.

Sunshine Coast – weekly fishing report

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 for offshore fishing 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 caught 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.

Local fisho Louise caught this nice flathead at Bli Bli on a Globblers UV Croc Bait Shad.

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 these trevally species, try a MajorCraft 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.

Waylon caught this onion trevally at the Cod Hole.


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.

Harper got his PB flathead this week.


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!

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Trent and Corinne
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