Some of the best angling fish in the reef areas around Noosa include Spanish Mackerel, Parrot Fish, Squire, Snapper and Sweetlip. All of these fish can be caught along the beaches with Bream and Tailor also able to be caught in some of the estuaries.
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North Reef (LAT 26° 18' 55'' S LONG S 153° 10' 13'' E) is about 15 kms North East of the Noosa Bar. The reef is a good spot for Snapper, Squire, Coral Trout, Red Emperor & Maori Cod.
Chardon's Reef is about 15 kms East of Sunshine Beach. Species commonly caught at Chardon's include Snapper, Pearl Perch, Teraglin Jew, Tuna, and seasonal Juvenile Black Marlin and Sailfish.
There are a few good fishing spots just off the coast north of Noosa Heads. Jew Shoal Reef (LAT 26° 21' 95'' S LONG S 153° 06' 88'' E) in Laguna Bay is the first good spot north of Main Beach. The Jew Shoal is good for Spotty Mackeral & Baitfish.
Both Little Hall's & Big Hall's Reef are further north along the coast from Noosa. Both sites are good for Spotted Mackerel, Yellowfin, Longtail, and Mack Tuna.
Further north is Double Island Point. The Point yields Snapper, Pearl Perch, & good size Trevally. The headland at Double Island Point is especially favoured for rock fisherman.
The groynes on Main Beach sometimes produce good size Chopper Tailor and Peregian. Greenback Tailor run off North shore and the Sunshine Beaches yield Whiting and Dart.
Bream & Trevally are often on the bite around Munna Point. Tailor & Flathead can be caught around the river mouth.
Before you head out on a fishing trip, it is important that you consult the local tackle shop if you are unsure of the recreational fishing regulations that apply in Queensland as there are serious penalties for infringements. The Queensland Department of Primary Industry is responsible for regulating recreational fishing in Queensland.
Regulations apply to: