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Lake Monduran Golden Barra still up for grabs – $150K prize on offer

lake monduran golden barra 2019

BUNDABERG INSHORE With the weather around the Bundaberg area not looking too good for the offshore reefs this weekend, there are some options for those who want to poke their nose out the front to the inshore reefs.  We have heard reports of schoolie mackerel being caught close in from the mouth of the Burnett River down to the Elliott …

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Hard fighting mangrove jack coming from Gold Coast structure

hard fighting mangrove jack gold coast

Hi Everyone, hope you’ve all had a great week, it’s been pretty windy so far on Tweed and Gold Coasts, finding a spot to hide out of the wind has been the key to enjoying some quality fishing time. The weekend is looking good with some lighter winds and sunshine on the way. Let’s see what’s been happening. Last weekend …

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Close reefs off Noosa the most popular

most popular noosa

As we welcomed in the start of November the weather has changed with winds from the NW-NE now showing up. During this time heading into the wind if going offshore should certainly make things easier coming home especially if you still have the wind behind you. Early starts saw the lighter winds and lower tides but there were no problems …

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Fish on the menu off Noosa

fish on the menu noosa

With the bad weather behind us the week lined up with light morning winds followed by afternoon winds, dropping off into the evening. The swell on the Noosa bar dropped low enough to allow anyone with a boat out and head far or stay local. The afternoon SE breezes made Sunshine reef a popular option for smaller craft and those …

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Red hot Lake Monduran fishing on offer

red hot lake monduran fishing

BUNDABERG INSHORE For the anglers around the Bundaberg area, the schoolie mackerel have turned up in awesome numbers over the past couple weeks.  Fast retrieving Flasha spoons off the bottom and sinking pilchards on gang hooks will get you the numbers.  I usually don’t use anything over 60lb leader just to get the bite.  Also some of the size of …

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Offshore fishing quite good on Gold Coast

gold coast offshore fishing quite good

Hi Everyone, hope you’ve all had a great week, we’ve had nice conditions for spending time outdoors on the Tweed and Gold Coasts. The warmer weather is firing up the summer species which is great news for anglers.  Let’s have a look at what’s been biting. We’ve found the offshore fishing quite good on the close reefs, with regular contributor …

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Heading out early to beat the winds


With the winds coming up early on most days it was a case of heading out very early if fishing offshore or using one of the many sheltered locations throughout the Noosa River to fish. The few boats that did head out for the first light bite shot to Sunshine so they were not too far from home. The fish …

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The weather has shifted more towards summer


HI Everyone, hope you’ve all had a great week, the weather has shifted more towards a summer pattern with SE and NE sea breezes with the odd storm on the Gold and Tweed Coasts. Getting an early start on the water is the best option to try to beat the wind. Let’s see what’s on the bite this week. As …

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Action-packed weekend around Bundaberg


What an action-packed weekend it was around the Bundaberg region.  We were fortunate to have some fantastic weather and by all reports, plenty of trophy fish were caught. BUNDABERG OFFSHORE Jade from Truansea Charters reported having a couple of excellent days reef fishing last weekend before the weather change that rolled through around lunch time Sunday.  Other anglers also reported …

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Significant rainfall on Friday and Saturday


What a great start to the week with a public holiday! The winds were kind enough to drop out and the swell was low enough to let most with a boat get into the action. Unfortunately the winds picked up from there and we even had some significant rainfall on Friday and Saturday which is going to see a good …

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