Solid: A 10 kg amberjack caught offshore during the week.
Solid: A 10 kg amberjack caught offshore during the week. Contributed

Double Island bounty

OFFSHORE today will be choppy early, with manageable conditions in the afternoon.

Winds are from the east to south-east, reaching 15 to 20 knots and decreasing to 10 to 15 knots during the morning while turning east to north-easterly at 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon and evening. Seas will be 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.

Conditions tomorrow are looking good with a bit of a chop from the afternoon sea breeze with winds north-easterly at 10 to 15 knots, turning northerly during the evening, and seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres inshore during the evening.

At Rainbow Beach, reports of snapper, pearl perch and trag jew about 15nm east of the Wide Bay Bar are filtering through.

Double Island has been fishing well with reports of snapper up to 8kg, good jewies, parrot up to 4kg and a lot of big Moses perch and Maori cod and amberjack.

While sweetlip and tuskfish are showing up at Murphys Reef and sweetlip, Moses perch and small snapper are on the bite at Currimundi Wide.

School mackerel are congregating on the Outer Gneerings and Arkwright Shoal and mahi mahi and sailfish near the FAD off Mooloolaba.

There has been quality jew or mulloway as well as Moses perch plus pearl perch, coral bream on North Reef and the Sunshine Reef area has had snapper, Moses perch, striped sea perch, cobia, pearl perch, Maori cod and a few small longtail tuna.

Noosa is the pick of the estuaries with anglers still catching the odd big tailor, dart, bream and tarwhine along Teerwah and Rainbow beaches.

Quality flathead are being caught throughout the river particularly in the lower reaches with the crews on Noosa River Fishing Safari's catching and releasing a 70cm flathead in the Frying Pan area using a whitebait, and a 68cm flathead near the Sand Bags using a whole prawn.

Mangrove jack, flathead and trevally are also striking in Noosa Sound and in Weyba Creek.

And if you are after a feed of whiting you can find them feeding off the sand banks throughout the Noosa River.

If you would like to get your catch in the paper, you can send your fishing pictures to sport@gympietimes.com.

Gympie Times


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