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Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2013-12-31

Offshore

New Years Day is looking good with east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending east to northeasterly in the evening, seas, 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. A few Spanish mackerel, Mahi Mahi on Sunshine Reef and mulloway on North Reef. There have been good pearl perch, snapper, tuskfish, moses perch, cod and mahi mahi on North Reef and snapper, tuskfish, coral trout and spotty mackerel on Sunshine Reef. Sweetlip and spotty mackerel at Old Woman Island.

Estuaries

Noosa: Bream, some big flathead with one released at 90cm, trevally, tailor and jew at Noosa River mouth and in Woods Bay, with bream, the odd tailor, and moses perch in Weyba Creek. Try for flathead and bream along the Noosaville reach. Jack to 50cm and flathead between the lakes.

Maroochydore: Yesterday there were good catches of bream to 1.2kg in the Cod Hole. Flathead, bream and tarwhine in the deep holes along the beaches. Flathead and whiting around Channel Island, bream and the odd tailor at the Cod Hole, try for flathead, grunter, bream and mangrove jack along the Bli Bli reach, mangrove jack to 49cm in Petrie Creek and mud crabs in the mid to upper reaches of the Maroochy River.

Kawana: Dart and whiting along the beaches. Bream and a few reasonable trevally feeding around the mooring. Jacks in the in Kawana Waters and around the bridges in Currimundi Lake. Whiting in Mountain Creek reach. A few crabs in canal systems and lower river.

Caloundra: Whiting in the top end of the passage opposite the power boat club and off the banks near Military Jetty, along Golden Beach stretch. Mangrove jack in Bell's Creek, Pelican Waters and up Coochin Creek. Crabs south of Bells creek in the deeper water.

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Anglers Advantage Fishing Charters Sunshine Coast-Flathead- Wade Richards 27-12-2013

Wade Richards caught and released this quality flathead in the Maroochy River while on an Anglers Advantage Charter.

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