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Local Fishing Report: Boxing Day 2016-12-26

Offshore

Conditions reasonable with winds increasing to east southeast to 10 to 20 knots and seas around 1 metre to 1 to 1.5 metres. Tomorrow similar with winds east southeast to 15 to 20 knots. There have been Northern bluefin or longtail tuna in Laguna Bay and Big Hall's, while North Reef's had moses perch, venus tusk fish, mowong, grass sweetlip and snapper. The 12 Mile and Murphys have been good for tuna, mackerel, cobia, red throat emperor, maori cod, squire, coronation trout, tusk fish, fusilier, trevally and amberjack. There's a few Spanish and spotty mackerel on live bait between Currimundi Reef and the NW Fairway Buoy. Spanish and school mackerel on the Gneering Shoals at Murphys and Coolum.

Estuaries

To have a safe and happy Christmas holiday out on the water, please be patient and considerate to everyone using the waterways and boat ramps on our beautiful Sunshine Coast and we will all have a good time.

Noosa: Try for dart, bream and whiting along the beaches. A 60cm grunter bream or javelin fish was taken on a live biddy in the lower estuary and a 78cm flathead was caught and released and a 64cm tailor off the Woods Point on a Noosa River Fishing Safari in the Woods Bay. Plenty of mangrove jack have been caught with some released throughout the river system. There's been plenty of good flathead, bream, whiting and trevally at the Noosa River mouth. In Weyba Creek there's a few quality sand crabs and mud crabs in the mid to upper reaches.

Maroochydore: Nice golden trevally in the lower river. A few good flathead, mangrove jack and jew at night in the Cod Hole. Mangrove jack to 2.4kg in Petrie creek and along Bli Bli reach. Flathead and bream from the mouth of Eudlo Creek. Whiting in the morning around Chambers Island and Picnic Point. Some good mud crab in the deeper holes of the middle and upper river.

Kawana: Good dart and whiting in gutters, south of Pt Cartwright. Trevally along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River mouth. Trevally, bream and gar from near the pontoon at La Balsa Park, the boat mooring and in the Kawana canals. A few big flathead and whiting in the sand basin and trevally around Minyama Island. Trevally and flathead from Mountain Creek. Mangrove jack in the middle river and in Mountain Creek in and around the bridge pylons and snaggy banks.

Caloundra: Dart, bream and flathead along the beaches as well as trevally and big flathead on the Happy Valley side of the Bar. Whiting off Golden Beach and Bells Creek mouth, flathead along the drop offs and jew in the deeper holes in the Passage, mangrove jack around the bridge pylons and rock walls and trevally in the canals.

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Sophie caught her nice estuary cod off Picnic Point last week.

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Check out Brento Mansfield with this huge Saratoga caught and released out at Borumba Dam

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