I moved to the Sunshine Coast two years ago and have been catching a lot of big flathead. So I've been doing some research into the pumicestone passage. I found that metre+ flathead were known captures around October. So yesterday I decided to do some trolling around Caloundra. One 42cm in the first 5mins of trolling lost a big one a little while later. Then it happened I pulled up what I thought to be a clump of weed which turned out to be the biggest flatty I've ever seen, then hell broke lose. 3 maybe 4 times I had it at the boat (I had no net) then the last time my line wrapped around its tail and it was gone. Easily a metre and one very sad but happy fisherman.