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Local Fishing Report: Friday 2015-10-02

Offshore

Another good day to get out early with variable winds at about 10 knots becoming choppy with a southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day. Seas will be below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday. North Reef has had good snapper, moses perch, mowong, grass sweetlip, pearl perch, Maori cod and lots of small hussar. The Barwon Banks has had gold band snapper, venus tusk fish, moses perch, spangled emperor, lots of squire and some quality snapper. Parrot and grass sweetlip from the gneerings. Quality tusk fish, and snapper out on the Gneerings.

Estuaries

Noosa: There's a few quality whiting in the lower river. Trevally and flathead in Woods Bay. Good queenfish and flathead up around Tewantin. Flathead to 68cm in Woods Bay and flathead around the flats between Tewantin Marina and Makepeace Island and at Munna Point. Mangrove jack in the deep holes in Noosa Sound and Woods Bay. Bream, whiting and trevally at the entrance to Lake Cooroibah and mud crabs in the Lakes.

Maroochydore: There's been tailor in the evenings and whiting and flathead through the day Maroochy North Shore. Giant trevally, cale cale, tailor to 65cm, bream to 32cm and school jew in the Cod Hole. Mangrove jack from the rocks bars in Petrie Creek. Good flathead in Petrie Creek, Bli Bli and Chambers Island. School jew in the upper river. Mud crabs between Bli Bli Islands and Coolum Creek, also up Petrie creek. Whiting along the Twin Water stretch on high tide. Bream and Tarwhine from Black Banks.

Kawana: Tailor off Pt Cartwright. Good catches of quality sand crabs in the lower reaches of the Mooloolah River. Still a few good bream and golden trevally from the moorings, rock walls and lower river with better quality fish over night. Trevally, flathead and mud crabs in Mountain Creek and the canals. Golden Trevally, around Minyama Island. Jew over night, whiting and try for mangrove jack around McKenzies Bridge.

Caloundra: Bream and a few mangrove jack showing up in the canals and a few mangrove jack on live bait and lures in Bells Creek. Good quality flathead along the drop offs throughout the Passage. Whiting and flathead in Coochin Creek. Whiting opposite the mouth of Bells Creek. Some good catches of sand crabs in the passage and muddies in the creeks.

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Jackson Charlii Andie Retschlag Bream Tarwine

Young Jackson, Charlii and Andie Retschlag caught bream and Tarwhine in the middle Maroochy River yesterday aboard a swan hire boat. 

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