Davo’s Tackleworld – Noosa

School holidays fantastic fishing on Sunshine Coast


The last week of the school holidays provided anglers with some fantastic early morning conditions with the local reefs enjoying the NW winds which then swung around to the east making things a bit more bumpy. We did see a few of the bigger boats head wider to the Hards and the Banks, but reports were limited to catches of …

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Early mornings and smooth water the go at Noosa

smooth water the key noosa

With the winds continuing to hamper the offshore crew things have been all about fishing the beach, estuaries and the freshwater. A few of the larger offshore boats have managed to get out to North Reef and have come home with solid snapper, tuskies, pearlies and other reefies including cobia. In the rivers the salt content has been driven so …

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Light winds and clear waters


WELL the school holidays have landed and we now have some lighter winds and clear waters to go fishing this week. So far we have seen some great captures off the beaches and in the estuaries. Offshore is still a little bumpy for most owners of smaller boats. Those who made it offshore including the charters got some solid snapper …

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Snapper and kingfish offshore from Sunshine Coast

snapper kingfish offshore sunshine coast

Prior to the winds a report from one of the local charters on Sunshine Reef saw big yellowtail kingfish offshore from the Sunny Coast come on board and a mixed bag of reef fish. These fish included grassy sweetlip and Moses perch to name a few. Floated live and pilchard baits on gangs usually picks up the bigger pelagic species. …

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Lots of snapper along Noosa coast


It certainly looks like we are seeing another wave of bigger snapper right now along the coast. With fish ranging in size from 4-7 KG these older fish are hitting everything from lures to lives and everything else in between. For the soft plastic anglers anything with some movement appears to be getting crunched with the new Powerbait nemesis certainly …

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Varied species on offer for Sunny Coast


From gusty to gale force this week we have seen some very varied conditions across the state. Monday saw a sharp increase in wind from a glassy weekend and by mid-week we had winds strong enough to blow a dog off its chain! species species Offshore the west/south west winds allowed anglers to fish the closer reefs on the weekend …

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Near perfect conditions inside Noosa bay


Well what a turn out for the winter time weather. The westerly offshore winds gave way to a blustery southerly change and the swell has remained very low to almost non existent on the Noosa bar. Anyone who had a boat sure made the most of the near perfect conditions inside the local bay. With the Noosa headlands blocking the …

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Noosa River goes through quieter phase

quieter fishing noosa river

With the winds picking up slightly we saw only the larger boats or experienced skippers crossing the bar and fishing the local reefs. The swell was very close together as wind swell combined with a fading ground swell and run out tides so slow and steady was the best approach. Toward the end of the week we had westerly winds …

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Warm water sees cobia, sweetlip and coral trout off Noosa

cobia sunshine coast

We had some near glass out days with next to no swell offshore. The Noosa bar however claimed another boat during the low tide and a mid-week bump in the swell. The channel is ever changing so do not rely on any tracks older than a week or so as you could become stuck in the sand. A word of …

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Fishing far and wide off Noosa only getting better

fishing far and wide noosa

Well that was July and what a turn in the weather we have had. Finally the winter weather gods smiled and gave us light winds, low swell and mid 20 degree temps to help forget the cold mornings. Pretty much anyone with a rod managed to get out there and enjoy what is on offer. The fishing far and wide …

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