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  1. _bjc_

    queensland Coolum

    Any suggestions for fishing from the shore in the coolum area ? (Non surf) Anyone had any luck at the mouth of Stumers Creek ? adults and kids or should I just drive down the highway to Maroochy river . Cheers
  2. Gday all, I’m new to the site so doing the norm and introducing myself. I’m Hatchy from the Sunshine Coast. I’ve just got the fishing bug back. Originally from Tas and was quite spoilt for choice down there. Since moving back to qld for the 2nd time, I’ve noticed how slow the fishing really is here. Don’t get me wrong there’s times where it is quite good. I’m chasing some advice or tips on catching more fish on lures and some local spots I’ve got a couple of fish on lures. I have no problem catching fish on bait and can 99% of the time catch fish using bait. But now have moved to lures, I prefer hard body’s to plastics. I’ve caught a few fish trolling with some shallow divers, and some plastics but I want to increase my chances in the yak. I’ll give any where a go as long as I’m not dealing with too many boats and jet skis. I don’t have a sounder yet and well...my partner she has a better kayak then me, my kayak sucks in any kind of wake. So until I upgrade I don’t want to venture into any large body of water that is open to the elements. I don’t need any x spots but just some advice on where I can increase my chance of getting some larger fish other than bream. I know being winter the variety of fish is some what limited but not totally, as my partner caught a 300mm jack before landing a 410mm bream. Kind regards Hatchy
  3. https://www.bnbfishing.com.au/inshore-coral-trout-fishing-firing-sunny-coast/?mc_cid=887ecbed70&mc_eid=47674f88e7
  4. Having a bit of time off after recent surgery has given me the chance to give my casting arm a bit of practice. Electric trailer winch is the next thing I need as putting the boat back on the trailer is killing me. Heres some pics of my recent outings.
  5. http://statements.qld.gov.au/Statement/2019/6/25/fishing-initiative-not-just-a-passing-fad?fbclid=IwAR3XMWNHtTAE2DkvMVXUuzhn1QHSZ3JlIvHsUGC4GnsSbYlpmCJ7MLQueWs outh-East Queensland fishers are set to reel in a bigger catch with the installation of fish aggregation devices along the Sunshine and Gold Coasts and in Moreton Bay. Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner said devices, called FADs, were a floating buoy that gets tethered offshore and attracts fish. “We’re investing $1 million in rolling out a series of FADs that will attract sports fish species including Mahi Mahi (dolphin fish), cobia and mackerel,“ Mr Furner said. “The added benefit of making it more likely that you’ll hook one of these species is that it takes some of the pressure off snapper and pearl perch, which are currently overfished and stocks are very low. “Over the next year we’ll be developing a design and installation plan for the FADs in consultation with stakeholders. A FAD monitoring and maintenance program will also be developed.“ Member for Lytton Joan Pease said enhancing the fishing experience in Moreton Bay was good for fishers and for local jobs. “For many people fishing is an important part of Bayside lifestyle, but it also drives more visitors to our region and that creates jobs,“ Ms Pease said. “This is a great initiative because it will enhance our reputation as a great place ot drop in a line, and that means more jobs in businesses servicing those visitors. “We are investing in jobs today and for the future, and delivering infrastructure for our state.“ Mr Furner said the State Government would also be exploring oppportunties with potential partners who may be interested in matching funding to roll out even more FADs in South East Queensland or more widely. “NSW Fisheries has already demonstrated success with FADS installed along its it east coast, which attract large numbers of dolphin fish,“ Mr Furner said. “We believe that this initiative will help to strengthen world class recreational fishing in Queensland while giving snapper and pearl perch an opportunity to rebuild stocks. “By encouraging recreational fishers to target species other than snapper and pearl perch, we can ensure that our kids and grandkids will be able to enjoy fishing for these iconic Queensland species in future.“
  6. Hi fellow anglers, Can anyone assist with identifying this fish? I caught it on the sunshine coast of the rocks and have had trouble identifying it. I think its some sort of rock cod.
  7. Hey guys, Me and a couple of friends have recently been trying to target small shark in the Sunshine Coast area. I live in Caloundra and have tried the pumestone passage numerous times, as well as moorochy River, and Mooloolaba River. My set up is simple, 30lb braid, wire trace, circle hook. Bait we try to switch up, mullet trunks, eel and when we have time live bait (poddie mullet). Over the past 6 weekends of fishing we have only been successfull once, catching a small bull shark in moorochy river. So my questions are; Does anyone know of the best place in Caloundra for catching small shark? Does anyone know of the best bait to use? Does anyone know the best location to catch mullet using a cast net in Caloundra? I would appreciate any help, and I thank you in advance. Zak.
  8. Hi guys just after some advice on land based spots in the sunny coast to catch snapper hoping to stay overnight
  9. Hey everyone! First time posting here. I've been fishing for my entire life, mainly chasing jacks and trevally up the sunny coast inshore. Also a fair bit of spearfishing the inshore reefs on the sunny coast. I've recently (about 6 months ago) got my boat licence and been trying my luck fishing the inshore reefs off Mooloolaba. Mostly Currimundi reef. Not a lot of luck though... I'll chuck up a more detailed post in another section. Cheers!
  10. Hi everyone, hope this is the correct section. I've been doing a fair bit of reef fishing out off Mooloolaba lately. Usually currimundi, OWI or gneerings. Using a mixture of bait (squid, mullet), livies and soft plastics. But with very low success. Out of the last 10 trips, the most successful trip landed a squire and a nice rte. I'm considering doing an all-night trip, wondering about the safety of this - do any of you guys do it regularly? There would be 2 of us on a 4.3m, with all lights, flares, lifejackets, epirb. Plan would be to anchor up on a mark and stay there all night. Birley up and drop some baits down. Any thoughts, things to consider or previous experiences with this? Thanks!
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  12. Headed out to try and catch a bass for the first time in a couple of years this morning. It was a pretty warm sunny day and tough going using soft plastics. I was pretty happy to avoid a donut and managed to catch one bass (also a PB for me, though I've only ever caught 3 before) just as I decided to head back and call it a day.
  13. I spent time up at Peregian Beach over Christmas. It is not an area that I have fished before, but with some good weather the surf beckoned. The dart proved thick and easy to spot in the water, with plenty of the larger fish out wider. Servo prawns produced plenty of action, no need for any fancy bait or flash lure. Max caught plenty of fish on both days, mostly legal fish with the largest about 40 cm. This was his first surf fishing effort and it produced overall about 50 legal fish over the couple of short sessions. We only kept a couple to eat fresh.
  14. PWE

    Newbie

    G'Day I am new to fishing, but want to learn the skill. I like camping and the beach, so want to learn more about beach fishing. My favour camping spot is Fraser. So, I am after any beginners advice. Pics will be great because when experience fishers talk about the trade, I will have no idea what they refer to. Anyway, will read through the forum for some tips.
  15. Ignored the forecasts for rain yesterday and headed out for a fish in the Pumicestone Passage hoping they got the forecast wrong. They didn't. It started off perfect until the rain started. Managed to pick up a nice size queenfish (PB for me) on the light gear which made it all worth the effort.