Noosa is unique on the Sunshine Coast in that it has the extra weather protection provided by Noosa Heads, allowing water sports to continue in a variety of weather conditions. Return to Homepage
Laguna Bay and the river are protected from the prevailing South Easterly winds while Sunshine and Sunrise Beaches are sheltered from the Nor/Nor West and South Westerlies.
Most of our reefs are within 15kms of the shore and consistently produce quality catches.


The following species will be found at most of the reefs and shoals:
Spanish Mackerel, Parrot Fish, Squire and Sweetlip.
Other specific types are indicated on each location.


(A) SUNSHINE REEF
Approx. depth 37m.
Species: Spanish Mackerel, Spotted Mackerel, Coral Trout, Sweetlip, Cobia, and Snapper.

(B) JEW SHOAL
Approx. depth 19m, 7m at pinnacle.
Species: Spanish Mackerel, Spotted Mackerel, Snapper, Yellowfin Tuna.

(C) LITTLE HALL’S REEF

Approx. depth 16m.
Species: Spanish Mackerel, Spotted Mackerel, Cobia, Yellowfin, Longtail, and Mack Tuna.

(D) HALL’S REEF
Approx. depth 19m.
Species: Spanish Mackerel, potted Mackerel, Yellowfin, Longtail, and Mack Tuna.

(E) CHARDONS REEF
Approx. 14-15 kms East of Sunshine Beach.
Average depth: 50 metres.
Species: Snapper, Pearl Perch, Teraglin Jew, Tuna, Juvenile Black Marlin and Sailfish (Nov- April).

(F) NORTH REEF
Approx. 15 kms North East of the Noosa Bar.
Average depth 45 metres.
Prime spot for Snapper, Squire, Coral Trout, Red Emperor, Maori Cod, also Tuna and Cobia.

(G) BARWON BANKS
Approx. 40 kms East of SunshineBeach.
Average depth 50-60 metres.
Species: Snapper, Pearl Perch, Rosy Jobfish, Sweetlip and Parrot.

Line of sight photographs and G.P.S marks for reefs are detailed in 'The Book' -->
Aerial Photography of Noosa and in Depth Information on the Local Fish Species


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