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Local Fishing Report: Monday 2017-10-09


Conditions will be be okay with winds northwest to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending northerly in the middle of the day and seas below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the morning. .Tomorrow could be a bit choppy early with a northwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon with seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon. It will be worth trying for snapper, Maori cod and tusk fish from Murphy’s Reef. Snapper, sweetlip, big cobia and moses perch from the Blinker.  There have been Moses perch, flathead, gold spot cod and snapper from the Gneerings. Chardons Reef yesterday had snapper, cobia, moses perch, quality venus tusk fish and pearl perch. The Banks has had good snapper, mulloway, gold spot wrasse, moses perch, hussar, venus tusk fish and coral bream. The Hards has had heaps of big hussar, big tuskies, Maori cod, moses perch, coral bream, big gold spot wrasse, spangled emperor and a cracking 81cm red emperor. Coral trout, grass sweetlip and snapper from Sunshine Reef. North Reef caught pearl perch, moses perch, coral bream, venus tusk fish, snapper, Maori cod and plenty of good cobia. Cobia, gold spot cod, tusk fish, gold band snapper, big pearl fish and snapper from Double Island Point.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: There has been a few good whiting throughout the lower river. Good sand crabs along the Noosaville reach and in Weyba Creek. Golden trevally and big flathead in the Woods Bays, the river mouth and off Munna Point. Fishing Safaris crew caught and released a golden trevally around the river mouth using a whitebait. Golden trevally, good flathead, a few grunter, cod, and mangrove jack between the lake.

Maroochydore: Schools of herring back in the rivers. Plenty of flathead throughout the river wit som caught and released up to 82cm. Good mud crab caught yesterday, near Maroochy waters Canal entrance Whiting and flathead on the between Chambers and Channel Island. Flathead from Bli Bli flats and the creek mouths. Trevally to 60cm in Maroochy Waters Canal. Sand crabs in the lower river. Mangrove jacks, trevally, cod and jew from the rock bars in the middle and upper river.

Mooloolaba: Try for dart and tarwhine from Kawana Beach. Cod, bream and trevally in Parrearra Channel. Trevally and bream off the rock walls. Mangrove jack from the rock bars in the upper river. Trevally and cod around Minyama Island. Whiting and flathead from the sand basin. Flathead around McKenzie’s Bridge.

Caloundra: With the good conditions for next couple of days so go for grass sweetlip and trevally from Moffat Head. Whiting and bream in Currimundi Lake. Jacks and trevally in Currimundi Creek. Getting a few good quality flathead inside the bar, off the Northern tip of Bribie and from the creek mouths. Whiting from Golden Beach and from the banks south of Bells Creek. Trevally, mud crabs, and a few sandies grunter and cod in Pelican Waters Canal.

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Shovelnose North Shore Released

Marc Wood caught and released this big shovelnose shark from North Shore beach, Mudjimba on Saturday morning using a whole pilchard and would have weighed an estimated 15kgs.

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