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Local Fishing Report: Sunday 2015-09-20

Offshore

Winds will be southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore north of Maroochydore in the late afternoon. Seas 1 to 2 metres. There have however been good catches at Sunshine Reef with moses perch, venus tusk fish, slate bream, coral bream and coral trout. North Reef's had catches of moses perch, teraglin jewfish, venus tusk fish, sweetlip, gold spot cod and coral trout. Grassy sweetlip, spangled emperor and small snapper on Murphys Reef, Arkwright Shoal and the Inner Gneerings, pearl perch and amberjack at Wide Caloundra, snapper at Caloundra 5 Mile and the NW Fairway Buoy, longtail tuna offshore from Moffat Beach. Grass sweetlip, snapper and spangled emperor from Murphy's Reef. Snapper, school mackerel and bream at Raper Shoal.

Estuaries

Noosa: There's the odd big whiting to 38cm showing up in the lower river and tailor early morning at the Noosa River mouth and Frying Pan. Flathead, bream and whiting along the ski run at Tewantin and sand crabs in the lower reaches. Golden trevally, queenfish and solid flathead in Woods Bay.

Maroochydore: Good flathead in Petrie Creek, from Bli Bli, Chambers Island and the Cod Hole including a 60cm dusky. Still a few big bream off Chambers Island and in the river mouth particularly over night. Bream, several good trevally and flathead between the Cod Hole. School jew in the deeper holes between Bli Bli bridge and Coolum Creek. Mud crabs from the wetland stretch and in the canals.

Kawana: Still a few good bream and golden trevally from the moorings, rock walls and lower river with better quality fish over night and dawn and dusk. Trevally, flathead and mud crabs in Mountain Creek and the canals. Golden Trevally, cod and fingermark around Minyama Island. Jew from the twin bridges over night.

Caloundra: Bream and squid off the rocks at Moffat Beach. Bream and a few mangrove jack showing up in the canals. Good quality flathead along the drop offs throughout the Passage. Whiting and flathead in Coochin Creek. Whiting opposite the mouth of Bells Creek. School jew near Pelican Waters Bridge.

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Guy Welch 80cm Dusky

Guy Welch with an 80cm dusky flathead that he caught and released in Coochin Creek on a Zman soft plastic.

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