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Most rivers clean enough to fish after heavy rain

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William Hall with a 64cm flathead he caught in Burnett River.

Firstly, how good was the rain we had last week in the Bundaberg Region!

It was awesome to see everything green again. Let’s hope it eases some pressure off our local farmers.

On the fishing side of things most of our local rivers except for the Burnett are clean enough to fish and are fishing well.


The Elliott River did not receive as much rain as other areas and is still fishing very well.

Mangrove jack and estuary cod are in good numbers up around Sharks Nest and Fallon’s Rocks.

Down around the mouth some nice flathead and whiting were on the chew around the full moon last week.

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Tayla Whalley with a nice queenfish that put up a big fight, caught off Elliott Heads.


The Baffle Creek has been fishing very well.

Big grunter up to 72cm are in good numbers right throughout this magic system.

Anglers that are using soft plastics such as Gulp 4” swimming mullet and Berkley Power Bait 4” Nemesis are really having some fun at the moment.

Mangrove jack have finally fired up in the upper reaches of both systems.

Let’s hope we don’t get too much rain and this action continues towards Christmas.

There has been good reports of trevally and queenfish in big schools throughout the Baffle.

Casting poppers or small metal slugs through these schools is fantastic fun on light gear.

The word is a few mud crabs are on the move as well, so it might be a great chance to put a few pots in this weekend leading up to Christmas.

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Catch of the week: 10 year old Owen Taylor with a shovel nose shark he caught at Baffle Creek. Well done Owen!


Over the month of November, Lake Monduran has been the place to be if you want to catch a big barra.

This impoundment has only risen around 6 inches with the latest rain and the water quality is still very good.

Hot lures to have this week at Lake Monduran include the Molix RT Shads and Molix 140 swim baits.

The lures can be either cast or slow trolled and have been dynamite with big barra.

Hard body lures such as classic, RML Scorpions and the new Jackall Super Squirrel are also hooking plenty of barra in the basin and around the many timber lines further up Lake Monduran.

Just keep in mind the Tackle World Bundaberg Lake Monduran Fishing Classic is still running up to 15th December 2021 with heaps of cash and prizes still to be won. Good luck!

Registrations are still being taken at Tackle World Bundaberg and Lake Monduran Holiday Park for the online comp.

Terms and conditions shall be provided upon registration. For further information please contact Tackle World Bundaberg on 07 4153 4747 or email –


10 year old Owen Taylor with a shovel nose shark he caught at Baffle Creek. Well done Owen!

If you would like your catch photos published to be in the running for a $50 gift card every week, please email your details and photos to:

Fish with confidence,
Dale Smith
Tackle World Bundaberg