WHOPPER: Luke McCombe caught several good quality fish including this big cod on local reefs off Mooloolaba.
WHOPPER: Luke McCombe caught several good quality fish including this big cod on local reefs off Mooloolaba. Contributed

WHOPPER: Massive cod caught off Mooloolaba

WHAT a whopper.

It shapes as a good time to be a fisherman on the Sunshine Coast this week, with conditions easing after the rough seas late last week.

And we can see why, with Luke McCombe reeling in a massive cod earlier this week.

Swan Boat Hire's Mark Planck said there would be some "great conditions" over the coming days for offshore fisherman, with only light to moderate S/SE winds, swinging N/NE for the next two days.

Wind conditions look favourable, but if you don't like getting wet it might pay to keep an eye on the sky.

Showers are forecast on the Sunshine Coast for Thursday through to Sunday.

If you're thinking about going for a fish, here's what you could expect.



Noosa: Try for trevally, bream and tailor off the rocks in the National Park and along the northern and southern beaches. A 68cm flathead was caught in Weyba Creek. A 54cm, 3kg mangrove jack was taken in Woods Bays. Luderick from around the river mouth car park rocks. There's been tailor and trevally in the lower river and in Woods Bay. Trevally, bream, flathead and moses perch also being caught at Tewantin.

Maroochydore: There's been jew at night, bream and trevally taken around the Motorway bridge pylons, around the Cod Hole area and up along Oyster Bank Road. Tailor, bream, whiting, flathead and trevally along the Twin Waters stretch. Good bream and flathead from the back of Chambers Island. Flathead from Eudlo and Petrie creek at the mouths.

Kawana: Have a fish around Point Cartwright for bream and tailor at night. Golden trevally and a few GT's in the Kawana canals. Dart, a few tailor and bream from the gutter along Kawana Beach. Big bream and trevally around the boat moorings. Sand crabs from the sand basin, throughout the river and canals systems

Caloundra: Quality bream and a few tailor at night off the tip of Bribie Island. Luderick, bream and trevally off the boardwalk. Trevally and tailor are being caught in the Pelican Waters Canal. Flathead from Military Jetty. Jew in the deeper hole off the northern passage. Bream, trevally and flathead in Currimundi Lake.


GREAT conditions for the next few days with winds S/SE about 10 knots becoming E/NE in the early afternoon and seas below 1 metre.

Tomorrow will be good as well with winds variable about 10 knots becoming N 10-15 knots during the day.

Luke McCombe fished local reefs recently and caught pearlies and snapper, with the biggest snapper going 78cm.

The jigging gear brought in the jewies, cod and the usual moses perch and parrot, mulloway between 77cm and 92cm, two cod of equal size (one pictured) and three in the 8-15kg range.

Lenny scored a 157cm, 35kg amber jack reeling a small pearl perch in on a Stella 5000 and we all bagged on Snapper, pearlies and cod.