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Local Fishing Report: Friday 2016-08-26

Offshore

Looks like pretty good conditions close inshore early and for most of the day and it will become bit lumpy out wide off the coast into the evening, with winds southwesterly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots early in the morning then becoming west to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the evening, with seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres later in the evening. So be prepared to chase pearl perch, moses perch, tusk fish and long tail tuna from North Reef. Good snapper on Sunshine Reef. There have been, pearlies, tusk fish and snapper from Murphy’s. School mackerel, tuna, snapper and sweetlip off Coolum Reef. Jew and grass sweetlip from Raper Shoal. The Barwon Banks has been producing some quality snapper, amberjack, pearl perch, venus tusk fish, moses perch, cobia or black kingfish, gold spot wrasse and Maori cod.

Estuaries

Noosa: Try for tailor, dart and bream off the beaches with the cooler southwesterly conditions over the next few days.There’s been plenty of good quality flathead with a few catches in the 70 to 87cm range being release, a few trevally, tailor and bream in the lower river and around Woods Bay and the Sound. Big flathead in and a few trevally in Weyba Creek. Still luderick from around the river mouth car park rocks.

Maroochydore: Tailor and bream off the beach north of the river mouth. Gar, whiting and flathead from Goat Island. Bream, golden big trevally around the Cod Hole area and up along Oyster Bank Road. Flathead off Chambers Island and 72cm from near cruise Maroochy and from Eudlo and Petrie creek mouths. Jew and the odd hairtail in the upper reaches.

Kawana: Tailor, golden trevally and bream off the rock walls. Golden trevally and a few GT’s in the Kawana Canals. Bream, gar and trevally around the boat moorings and rock walls. Sand crabs from the sand basin, throughout the river and canals systems.

Caloundra: Try for tailor and bream off the beaches and headlands. Plenty of bream and flathead to be had throughout the Passage. Luderick, bream and trevally off the boardwalk. Trevally and tailor in Pelican Waters Canal. Flathead from Military Jetty. Jew and bigger bream at night in the deeper hole of the northern passage.

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Chris Ansen Tailor Maroochy river

Check out Chris Ansen with a nice tailor and a feisty hairtail taken on the same lure in the Maroochy River recently!

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