Fishing in Noosa

Noosa is surrounded by some of the most beautiful waters located in Queensland. Clean, crystal blue waters that can be gazed at as far as the eye can see make for a beautiful backdrop of this particularly interesting location.Many locals and visitors to the stunning area enjoy using these waters for fishing - on and off the land.

Fishing in Noosa is in it's prime all year round - 365 days of the year. With Noosa being situated in sunny Queensland, fisherman and women find the fishing to be exceptional every single day.

In the Summer months, Noosa waters are renowned for bringing in the catches of many different species, but Coral Trout is one of the most sought after fish and the waters are simply brimming with them.

Winter time brings out more fisherman to the amazing waters as the delicious Bream species are at their peak. These wondrous little fish that are silver in appearance with a yellow under body, make for very good eating and there is a generous limit of 30 you are permitted to catch.

Winter in Noosa is pleasant over the June, July and August months, however the water temperature is quite cool and this makes for excellent breeding grounds for these divine species of fish. Best of all, you can basically use any type of bait to snag a Bream, from prawns, squid and even bread, if you must.

Wishing to fish in the fresh water lakes will land you catches like the Australian Bass fish. October through to April are the peak times for certainty of snagging one of these beauties as this is their breeding time. Be aware there is a limit with these certain fish of two per bag, per day. This is to preserve their future in being able to breed more fish for everyone to be able to catch, and enjoy.

When we speak of Noosa and fishing combined, there is so many places that you can go to enjoy the fishing experience of a lifetime.Noosa Heads has beautiful waters that are waiting to be fished from. You can cast a line right off the sandy beaches that have mild to moderate waves all year round.

Heading out in a boat, you can travel out towards Little Cove which offers some great fishing in the area. Here, you may also enjoy rock fishing. There is many points where you can find safe area's to cast a line directly from the rocks to the open waters.

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The Noosa River is one of the most pristine places that you can head to to go fishing. With 40 kilometres of river to explore, you can expect catches like Bream, Tailor, Flat Head and Ocean fish are just some of the species that reside in these amazing waters.

These calm waters make for some beautiful viewing if travelling up the river by boat and many of the lucky locals who live beside these waters are able to fish right from their doorsteps.

If it is a bit of fun you are looking for, rock fishing from the waters of Noosa National Park is a really interesting spot to visit. Here, you can look forward to catching a wide variety of fish, such as, Yellow tail kings, Mackerel, Tuna, Cobia, Trevalley, Jew, Tailor and much more.

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Best locations for fishing in Noosa:

  • Noosa Heads waters
  • Noosa River waters
  • Coolum Beach waters
  • Noosa Bar

Best locations to rock fish in Noosa:

  • Main Beach
  • The Fairy Pools
  • Noosa National Park
  • Double Island Point

Types of Bait to use when fishing:

  • Lures (plastic)
  • Rat tailed maggot
  • Squid
  • Prawns
  • Worms
  • Fathead Minnow
  • Green Highlander
  • Lesser Wax Moth Caterpillars
  • Corn Borer Caterpillars
  • Bread
  • Crayfish
  • Pyke
  • Mud Lobster
  • Ragworm
  • Lugworm

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Fishing Tips:

Noosa waters and beaches are prestigious in their own right. Not only for their beauty and exceptional fishing opportunities, but also because they play home to many different types of wildlife as well as marine life. Respecting the area you are welcomed to enjoy is paramount in providing a future for fish to breed continuously and allow future visitor's to the area the same enjoyable moments that you have had.

Being mindful of your waste and disposing of items thoughtfully at all times is important. Always remember to take with you your rubbish. Be aware of the size of the fish you are catching and what is legal to take home. There are certain season that some fish are not able to be caught and taken away from the waters and you should always check with the Department of Primary Industries in regards to this.

Some equipment is unable to be taken onto the waters and this also needs to be verified before setting out on the open waters.

More information can be obtained by calling the Department of Primary Industries on:

132523 in Queensland.