Sunshine Coast Fishing Spots

When and where to go fishing on the Sunshine Coast. We've compiled hundreds of the Sunshine Coast's best fishing spots to help get you started fishing around this beautiful part of the world.

Sunshine Coast Fishing Spots

Where to go fishing, Sunshine Coast, Queensland


Caloundra has some of the best fishing on the Sunshine Coast. The Pumicestone passage is home to good populations of Dusky Flathead,...

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Mooloolaba is a heavily built up area with a large population. Mooloolaba fishing spots are centred around the Mooloolah River and Point...

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Noosa is located approximately 130km north of Brisbane. It is a good place to escape the crowds. It is relatively easily to...

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Maroochydore fishing spots are mainly focused around the Maroochy River. There are also some great beach fishing spots both north and south...

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Noosa River

The Noosa River is a river situated in South East Queensland and extends 40km from the township of Noosa way into the...

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Mooloolah River

The Mooloolah River is a small healthy estuary system with many options for land based and boat based fishing. The estuary system...

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Overview of fishing Sunshine Coast, Queensland

Only an hour drive north of Brisbane, Sunshine Coast fishing spots offer many options for anglers. The beaches from Caloundra to Double Island head fish well for Dart and Bream. In winter the Tailor turn up on the beaches of the Sunshine Coast, which produce great beach fishing. Mulloway also cruise the cold winter waters, stalking the schools of spawning sea mullet. The estuaries like the Maroochy River and Noosa River are home to Bream, Flathead, Whiting and line pulling Mangrove Jack in Summer. Flathead are abundant in Spring as they move upstream to spawn.

Teewah Beach to Double Island head holds good numbers of Tailor through the cooler months. There is close to 50km of beach to choose from. Double Island head has pelagics and the sometimes Mackerel during Summer. During the cooler months Mulloway and the odd Pink snapper search for food around the head land.

Noosa is home to some great headland fishing, plus deep gutters make up the beaches from Noosa to Coolum, where you’ll never have to share a fishing spot. Here anglers can tangle with Tailor, Whiting and the odd Mulloway from the beach.

The freshwater stretches of Mooloolah, Maroochy and the Noosa River hold good numbers of Native Australian Bass. Summer is the peak period for bass fishing, it can be very exciting seeing a native aussie bass smash a lure off the surface.

The mighty Maroochy River fires up from time to time. Year round Dusky Flathead, Yellowfin Bream and Whiting are common catches. Mangrove jack hide in thick structure and will take lures during Summer.

Caloundra is home to some of the best Flathead fishing on the Sunshine Coast. The mighty Pumicestone Passage provides a safe haven for a huge array of marine life. The weed beds, deep holes and creeks off the passage produce fantastic fishing over Summer for Trevally and Mangrove Jacks. During winter the Flathead and Bream are abundant around spawning time. Big Mulloway and tailor also move into the passage. Mulloway can be found in the deeper holes and around the beaches and headlands of Moffat and Kings Beach.

Recommended Lures for Sunshine Coast Fishing

Bream Prawn Vibe

Good for: Grunter, Yellowfin Bream

Jewie 150

Good for: Jewfish / Mulloway

Skippy Surface Lure

Good for: Yellowfin Bream, Yellowfin Whiting

Zman 9” GrubZ Big Guibz

Good for: Black Spotted Rockcod, Cod, Coral Trout, Gold spotted rockcod, Spangled Emperor

Squidgies Pro Lobby

Good for: Bream, Whiting, Yellowfin Bream

Squidgies Pro Critter 55mm

Good for: Bream, Whiting, Yellowfin Bream

Squidgies Pro Flickbait 110mm

Good for: Giant Trevally, Golden Trevally, Spangled Emperor

Squidgies Pro Wriggler – 100mm

Good for: Australian Bass, Spangled Emperor
Storm Fishing Jig for Snapper


Good for: Coral Trout, Giant Trevally, Pink Snapper, Queenfish, School Mackerel, Spangled Emperor, Spanish Mackerel, Trevally

Lucky Craft Sammy 65

Good for: Australian Bass, Bream

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