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Local Fishing Report: Sunday 2015-10-04

Offshore

Another beautiful day to get out on the water with winds southeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning. Seas will be below 1 metre. Even better tomorrow with winds  variable about 10 knots. Spanish mackerel at the Mooloolaba Blinker, small black marlin wide of the Barwon Banks. Coral trout, snapper and moses perch at Caloundra 12 Mile and snapper and tuskfish on Murphys Reef. A few good quality coral trout and grassy sweetlip at Sunshine Reef. 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.

Estuaries

Noosa: An 87, 80 and 76cm flathead caught and released at the river mouth on a prawn and white bait yesterday. There's a few tailor and quality whiting in the lower river. Trevally and flathead in Woods Bay. Good queenfish and flathead up around Tewantin. 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. Mud crabs between Bli Bli Islands and Coolum Creek, also up Petrie creek. Whiting along the Twin Water stretch on high tide.

Kawana: Tailor off Pt Cartwright. Good catches of quality sand crabs in the lower reaches of the Mooloolah River. Bream along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River mouth, flathead and whiting in the lower reaches and mangrove jack around the rock walls and bridges.

Caloundra: A few tailor off the rocks at Kings Beach, flathead on both sides of Caloundra Bar, sand whiting on the banks off Golden Beach. 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. Some good catches of sand crabs in the passage and muddies in the creeks.

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Jarvis Henricks85cm 5

Have a look at Jarvis Henricks, as he releases this monster 85cm dusky flathead landed adjacent to Chambers Island

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