Due to the new COVID-19 Government Mandated regulations we are now only able to provide takeaway meals.

All of our tables and chairs have been removed and whilst ordering in store, we respectfully request all of our customers abide by the Social Distancing rules both to protect other customers and our staff.

Over the next week we are going to start offering a home delivery service from Tewantin to Sunshine Beach for people who are self-isolating or who don't want to be out in public. This service will attract a $5 delivery fee to cover the costs of this service. Please be patient with us as it has to be properly set-up and staff trained so that the product that arrives at your door is of the best quality.

While it is very hard for our staff to practice Social Distancing at work with each other, they have been told that they must do it outside of work. At work they are all using Antibacterial Hand Wash, gloves and all surfaces are being cleaned with a strong industrial sanitiser. We are doing our best to protect both staff and customers.

We thank all of our customers for their continued patronage and look forward to the time when we are thru these uncharted waters.

Stay well from the team at the RED EMPEROR

Fish of Noosa & the Sunshine Coast

Fish of the Queensland Coast



Estuary Cod is a typical cod shaped fish of the tropics and temperate waters with the normal large mouth associated with tropical cod species. It is a greyish brown fading to a cream or dull white belly. It has orange spots. It is often confused with the Groper of the reefs however is only vaguely mottled in dark brown where as the estuary cod has distinctive spots and 5 almost vertical bars running down its body. It can reach lengths of 1.6 meters and weigh in excess of 100 kgs.


Estuary Cod are found from Tropical Australia down to the Central Coast of New South Wales and down to Rottnest Island in Western Australia. As the name suggests they frequently reside in Estuaries, particularly around river mouths, jetties, rock bars and heavy mangrove roots and other such structure.

Also Known As

Orange Spotted Cod; Spotted Cod; Brown Spotted Cod; Estuary Rock Cod

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