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New Years Eve Fishing Report: Thursday 2015-12-31

Offshore

Strong Wind Warning today for Sunshine Coast Waters so more of the same rough conditions with south to southeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots early in the morning with seas 2 to 2.5 metres will keep boats in the river systems or sheltered bays today.

Estuaries

Noosa: In Weyba Creek there has been a number of quality flathead to70cm. 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 few good mangrove jack and 35cm bream in the Maroochy Waters canal and the lower river. 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: Still pretty blown out on the beaches, but worth a try for a few dart. 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 and flathead. Mangrove jack to 52cm and good 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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AnthontBarkle97cmBarraReleased

Anthony Barkle caught and released this 98cm Barramundi in the Maroochy Waters Canal while having his smoko break while working on the dredge! Remember, East Coast closed season for barra until 1 Feb 2016.

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