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    Ausfish Bronze Member
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    Overnight fishing Sunshine Coast

    So am planning my first overnight fishing trip out from Mooloolabah, being from Mackay we used to regularly stay out 2 or 3 nights weather permitting but there was always islands nearby to shelter in when Mooring, does anyone go out far enough from coast to warrant overnight trips in a 6m-7m boat


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    Ausfish Silver Member jackson4300's Avatar
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    Re: Overnight fishing Sunshine Coast

    I have on several occasions when fishing the barwon banks or the hards out that way. Just have to pick the weather.

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    Re: Overnight fishing Sunshine Coast

    I have done quite a few overnight trips out wide. If you are staying up all night there is no problem but be aware that a lot of container ships run through that area. I always put a deck floodlight on as a standard anchor light will not cut it. My boat is plate alloy so hopefully the radar pinged it as ships have passed a mile away & did not respond to Ch16 calls on VHF.
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    Re: Overnight fishing Sunshine Coast

    Not just container ships either. Has been at least one case of a longline vessel running over an anchored rec boat that I know of.
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    Re: Overnight fishing Sunshine Coast

    From my experience you cannot rely on them to change course!

    Quote Originally Posted by peterbo3 View Post
    I have done quite a few overnight trips out wide. If you are staying up all night there is no problem but be aware that a lot of container ships run through that area. I always put a deck floodlight on as a standard anchor light will not cut it. My boat is plate alloy so hopefully the radar pinged it as ships have passed a mile away & did not respond to Ch16 calls on VHF.

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    Ausfish Bronze Member
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    Re: Overnight fishing Sunshine Coast

    Cheers! Yeah the shipping channel was my biggest concern being out


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    Re: Overnight fishing Sunshine Coast

    Maybe a bit further north than what your planning, but we would sleep at Di or waddy point when up that way. Can get pretty rough up there with the shelf, currents and swell all mixing in the good fishing spots.

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