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Noosa River

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26°23'22.98" S, 153°4'25.05" E

The Noosa River is a river situated in South East Queensland and extends 40km from the township of Noosa way into the country side where the water turns fresh.

Fishing around Noosa is good all year round, with lots of different opportunities for land, boat and kayak anglers and locations like the Noosa River, Lake Macdonald and the Noosa National park headlands for rock fishing.

There are several lakes within the Noosa River these include Lake Cooloola, Lake Como, Lake Cootharaba, Lake Cooroibah and Lake Weyba. The river has two major tributaries – Kin Kin Creek and Teewah Creek.

Noosa River Fishing Spots

Starting at the Noosa headland there are some great fishing spots for land based anglers. Flicking metal slugs and soft plastics for Tailor is effective during late afternoon. Soft Plastics and metal vibes are effective at night for Mulloway and Trevally.

The headland also fishes well for reef fish particularly afternoon large storms and rough seas as the reef fish move closer inshore for shelter. Species range from Cod, Cobia, Mulloway and Trevally. The headlands are sheltered from prevailing trade winds from the South, South East and Easterly’s which is great for boater and kayak based fishermen. Bream are also common in the sheltered bays and are best targets on light tackle using soft plastics.

Generally all year round the water in the Noosa River is clear and there is often great fishing to be had for Bream, Flathead, Tailor, Trevally and futher upstream the beautiful Wild Australia Bass.

Noosa River has some great fishing spots and the river generally fishes best when the water is isn’t so clear – after rain is one of the most productive times to target estuary species.

Noosa River Bream

There is a great population of Bream in the Noosa River along with some great fishing spots to target these small sport fish. Winter is the best time to target Bream from April to October, however they are caught all year round.

At the mouth of the River fisherman of all ages soak baits here, however casting soft plastics and slugs can land anglers Tailor and Trevally.

For anglers with a 4×4 the Teewah beach has some great land based fishing spots for Whiting and Flathead

Further up from the mouth where the Noosa River parts into Weyba Creek is a good place to fish on a falling tide. Access to this spot is great for landbased fishermen – simply follow the track out to the point. Casting soft plastics into the eddy formed by 2 tides from Noosa and Weyba meeting results in Trevally, Tailor and the odd Mulloway.

The Weyba Creek area has some good fishing particularly for Bream around the jetty’s. During the summer months Mangrove Jacks can be caught – there is also okay access for land based fishermen around Sheraton Bridge. Further upstream in Weyba fishing well for Flathead, anglers should cast into the shallows in the gaps of the sea grass using soft plastics – guaranteed flathead.

Noosa River Bass

The Wild Australia bass exists in the fresh water parts of the river and they are best targeted from October to April. The best places to target Bass in the Noosa River is north of Harry’s Hut jetty, however power boating is not allowed several k’s north of Harry’s Hut.

Where to go fishing near Noosa River?

  • Lake Cootharaba Entrance

    Fish the incoming and out going tide with soft plastics and pink hard body minnows lures...

  • Noosa River Upper Reaches

    Australian Bass head further upstream in Summer. Surface lures work well and make for exciting fishing....

  • Noosa River Narrows

    The Noosa River holds good numbers of native Australian Bass. The heavy structure is best fish...

  • Kin Kin Creek

    Heavy structure is home to Bass, Bream, Tarpon and Mangrove Jack. Work hard body minnows and...

  • Jew Hole Noosa

    Deep hole holds Jew / Mulloway. Bream in winter and the odd Mangrove Jack in summer.

  • Munna Bridge

    Fish around the bridge pylons for Trevally, Bream and the odd Mangrove Jack in summer.

  • Teewah Beach

    Whiting, Flathead and Tailor in the shallows, Bream in the deeper water. 4x4 access only via...

  • Weyba Creek

    Flathead in gaps of the sea grass, whiting and bream feeding amongst the sea grass.

  • Noosa River Eddy

    Fish the eddy on the run out tide for Tailor, Bream and Trevally.

  • Noosa River Mouth

    Cast slugs for Tailor and Trevally. Around the Corner Bream and Whiting along the river bank.

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Tide Times Noosa River

Noosa River - Munna Point (0.1km)
Friday 1 Dec 2023

Low - 5:03AM
High - 11:08AM
Low - 6:45PM
High - 11:13PM

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Sunshine Coast / Noosa Report October 2021

OFFSHORE: The northerlies dominated the offshore scene again this week. Not unexpected for this time of year though, and not so bad, as they were largely light to moderate most mornings. Best option... Read more

Fish currently being caught in the Sunshine Coast region November, 2021

Cobia Coral Trout Dusky Flathead Jewfish / Mulloway Queenfish Yellowfin Bream
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Recommended Lures for Noosa River

Find the best lures for fishing Noosa River. 5 stars mean this lure has been hand picked for Noosa River.

Squidgies Pro Range Wriggler - 65mm

Pro Wriggler – 65mm

Suited to Noosa River.
Good for: Australian Bass, Dusky Flathead, Yellowfin Bream

Bream Prawn Vibe

Suited to Noosa River.
Good for: Yellowfin Bream

Squidgies Pro Wriggler – 100mm

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Australian Bass

Tiemco Soft Shell Cicada

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Australian Bass

Squidgies Pro Flickbait 110mm

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Giant Trevally
Jackall Squirell 79 hank tuned

Jackall DD Squirrel 79SP Silent ‘Hank Tuned’

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Mangrove Jack
Killalure Flatz Ratz 2

Flatz Ratz – Killalure

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Mangrove Jack
Squidgies Pro Wriggler - 100mm - Bloodworm

Pro Wriggler – 100mm

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Australian Bass, Mangrove Jack

Jewie 150

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Jewfish / Mulloway

Squidgies Pro Critter 55mm

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Whiting, Yellowfin Bream
Berkley Gulp! Shrimp 2"

Gulp Shrimp 2″

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Dusky Flathead, Mangrove Jack, Yellowfin Bream

Twisty 70g

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Tailor

Roosta Popper 160

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Giant Trevally

Squidgies Pro Lobby

Suited for some Fish Species.
Good for: Whiting, Yellowfin Bream

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2 Comments on “Noosa River” fishing

  • herbert hammer


    recommendation ? spending a week noosa area mid October fly fishing preferred like to hire
    boat with guide. and equipment for non fly fishing family.recommendation for very best
    guide?thank you



    Can you fish on noosa beach in front of the surf club?

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