Fishing picks up with the weather

LANDED: Snapper are on the bite.
LANDED: Snapper are on the bite. Contributed

AS THE weather warms up reports of dart, whiting and bream are emerging along Teewah Beach along with an 85cm flathead that was caught and released in the lower estuary of the Noosa River with whiting and bream in the Frying Pan area.

According to Matthew Planck from Swan Boat Hire, the fishing has picked up along the coast but is still being hampered by increased water activity.

Water clarity is still playing a part in the lack of activity but things are on the improve.

Planck said reports of hairtail were filtering through, which is unusual given the rarity of the species.

Offshore however, remains quiet, with some anglers returning with decent sized tuna and spotty mackerel.

Planck said the reef fish scene is still very quiet, which he said is potentially caused by water temperature but is confident of the numbers picking up over the next couple of weeks.

Increased bait fish activity in the rivers is also a sign the bigger species will be on the bite shortly.

If you are out and about on the Cooloola Coast, the Rainbow Beach Tourist Centre is reporting the Mudlo Rocks are passable two hours either side of low tide.

However, it is advisable to check weather and rock conditions before venturing out.

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