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Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2014-11-27

Offshore

Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore. Seas increasing to 1.5-2m and the swell is increasing to 1-1.5m  Red throat, snapper pearl perch and tusk fish from the banks. Dolphin Fish, cobia and big moses perch on North Reef. Spanish and spotty Mackeral on Sunshine Reef and out from the national park. Snapper, sweetlip, maori cod and tusk fish have been taken from the Gneerings. School and spotty mackerel from Raper Shoal, the 5 mile, off Kings Beach, Arkwright Shoal and old women island.

Estuaries

Noosa: Flathead to 60cm, bream, big whiting and trevally near the river mouth. Jacks and big eyed trevally in Woods Bays. Bream and flathead from Noosaville and Tewantin. Good quality whiting up to 34cm in the Frying Pan and opposite Munna Point and in Lake Cooroibah. Flathead and estuary cod in Weyba Creek. Mangrove jack in between the lakes and downstream to the Ferry Crossing.

Maroochydore: Giant and big eye trevally in the cod hole. Jacks in Petrie Creek and Twin Waters Canal. Flathead and bream from Cotton Tree and around Chambers Island. Whiting up to 40cm in the lower and middle river. Mud crabs in the deeper channel of the middle and upper reaches.

Kawana: Dart and whiting along the beaches, bream, flathead and whiting in the Mooloolah River. Bream with the bigger fish at night around the moorings and whiting in the lower reaches of the Mooloolah River. Flathead and mangrove jack in Kawana Canals and in Mountain Creek. Muddies on the move in the canal system.

Caloundra: Bream at dawn and dusk at Moffat Beach. Flathead, bream and golden trevally off the Boardwalk. Trevally, tarpon and jacks in Pelican Waters Canal. Whiting, mangrove jack and trevally opposite the Power Boat Club and at Bells Creek mouth. A few sand and mud crabs throughout Pumicestone Passage and in the creeks.

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squire barwon banks

Top Catch Charters has been hooking into a few small snapper at the Barwon Banks.

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