Davo’s Tackleworld – Noosa

Temperatures have dropped by several degrees on Sunny Coast

With a feel of winter all across SE QLD the air temperatures and water temperatures have dropped by several degrees. This has made fishing tougher as we also had some windy conditions to go with it. Offshore conditions have been mixed with a few days of light swell and offshore winds during the start of the week. The winds kicked …

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Offshore brigade make the most of Sunshine Coast weather

Offshore brigade make the most of Sunshine Coast weather

With a change in weather starting from the weekend we are now looking at clear skies and lighter winds. The offshore brigade have been making the most of the lower swells and lighter winds. Sunshine reef continues to be a favourite, with trout over 7KG reported. Gang hooked fresh dead baits and livies are the most effective method. With the …

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Jewies, tuna and mackerel taken from Sunny Coast stones

jewies tuna mackerel sunny coast

The weekend smiled down on the Sunny Coast with Sunday providing epic conditions. With the closer reefs on offer Sunshine Reef was the favourite to fish with small snapper, grassy sweetlip, spotty and Spanish mackerel and of course a few fat longtail tuna. The pelagic fish taking floated live and dead baits and the reefies all falling to paternoster rigged …

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Weather gods frowned down on the Sunshine Coast

weather gods sunshine coast

After a week of nice weather the weather gods frowned down on the sunshine coast again and we have had a fair bit of wind, rain and swell. Earlier in the week a few boats managed to get offshore but only to the local reefs. Halls reef, Sunshine reef and Jew shoal were the picks with some pelagics still around. …

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Heavily targeted pelagics popular around Noosa

heavily targeted pelagics spanish noosa

The Noosa Bar still had 2-3 feet of swell rolling through but patience made for an easy dry crossing for most. With Spanish mackerel very much on the chew the reef of choice was Halls reef. With over a dozen boats present along with the pros it was pretty quiet but some big fish were landed including a meter plus …

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Fish on the chew on Sunshine Coast

With the holidays behind us the weather certainly changed and the swell ramped up for the offshore scene. With only the charters headed out during the start of the week the bite was pretty quiet and with wind and currents building as we pushed toward the new moon the fish were on the chew but it made for a lumpy …

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Sunshine Coast anglers get stuck into pelagic action

With the Easter break now gone we finally saw some good weather on Friday and first thing Saturday morning before the dominant South Easterly winds kicked in again. The swells dropped off enough to allow anglers a chance to get offshore especially through Mooloolaba and stuck into some longtail and mac tuna action. There were also some big Spanish mackerel …

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Sunshine Reef fishing well on Sunny Coast

sunshine reef longtail tuna

Earlier in the week a few of the larger charter boats made the effort to fish Sunshine Reef and with lighter current they had some great success. A mixed bag of reef fish including sweetlip, pearlies, some cracking coral trout and the occasional big Spanish mackerel hit the deck. These fish falling for live baits and whole pilchard dead baits …

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Larger boats head offshore from Noosa

larger boats offshore noosa

With a break late last weekend and into Monday we saw the larger boats headed offshore to make the most of the narrow weather window. Out wide to Double Island the sharks were on patrol but those anglers who boated fish got a mixed bag of Scarlet sea perch, tusk fish, pearlies, sweetlip and snapper.  With lighter currents to the …

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Sunshine Coast April showers set to fire reefies up


Talk about April showers! What a change in the weather we have had this week with building swell and heavy rainfall. This has basically put the brakes on anyone headed offshore so the fish have had a break and the freshwater run off should have the reefies fired up. With Sunday and Monday showing good signs of dropping winds and …

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