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Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2015-12-29

Offshore

More of the same southeasterly winds at 20 to 30 knots with Seas 2 to 3 metres will keep boats in the rivers today. Yesterday we have snapper to 5kg and sweetlip in the close in reefs off Mooloolaba. We had snapper, spangled emperor and spotty mackerel from the Blinker. Pig fish, pearl perch, snapper, cod and Wahoo from the Barwon Banks.

Estuaries

Noosa: In Weyba Creek there has been a number of quality flathead. A 55cm golden trevally taken from the beach near the Big Pelican at Noosaville. A few good mangrove jack being caught throughout the river. There's been plenty of good trevally, a few whiting up to 35cm using live worms and flathead to 70cm caught on soft plastics in the late afternoon at Woods Bay. Weyba Creek is producing Moses perch, estuary cod, bream, whiting and flathead all in good numbers. A few sand and mud crabs in the mid to upper reaches.

Maroochydore: A 3.3kg mangrove jack was taken off a jetty near the Maroochy River mouth. A few good mangrove jack and 35cm bream in the Maroochy Waters canal. Whiting up to 40cm on in the lower river at dawn and dusk. Whiting to 37cm and flathead at Dunethin rock. Tailor to 2kg from the Islands. GT's to 1.8kg and jack in the upper river. Mud crabs in the upper reaches, mouth of Eudlo Creek and up Petrie Creek.

Kawana: Whiting to 34cm and dart off the beaches. Whiting, golden trevally, bream and gar from the boat mooring and in the Kawana canals. Trevally along the rock walls around the river mouth. A few big flathead and whiting in the sand basin. Mangrove jack, trevally and flathead caught in Mountain Creek, in and around the bridge pylons and snaggy banks. Jacks and cod in Parrearra channel.

Caloundra: Dart and flathead along the beaches as well as trevally near the Bar. Golden Beach and the mouth of Bells Creek both producing a few good whiting, with flathead and jew in the drop offs and deeper holes around the Passage. Jacks and flathead in all the creeks particularly Coochin Creek. Trevally in the canals and mangrove jack around the bridge pylons and rock walls.

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Billy Bradshaw Dunithin Rock Whiting 37cm

Billy Bradshaw was fishing up at Dunithin Rock taking several whiting including this elbow slapper at 37cm.

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