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Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2017-09-02


A beautiful Spring today ahead so get ready for some great fishing! Looks like pretty reasonable conditions today with winds variable about 10 knots, tending east to northeasterly about 10 knots in the afternoon and north to northeasterly in the evening and seas below 1 metre, however there will be a good swell running wider out from a southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore. Also for Father’s Day on Sunday nice sunny conditions and winds will be okay for most of the day increasing later in the afternoon. With winds northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning northerly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon. So it will be worth trying North Reef were Trekka 2 fished in choppy seas on Thursday and caught coral trout, pearl perch, venus tusk fish, hussar and moses perch with the standout fish for the day a 60cm coral trout. They also fished The Banks where they caught gold spot wrasse, pearl perch, snapper, amberjack, jewfish, venus tusk fish and yellowtail kingfish and Double Island on Wednesday for snapper, cod, pearl perch, frying pan snapper, gold spot wrasse, hussar, moses perch and red emperor. Snapper, tusk fish, coral trout and maori cod from Sunshine Reef. Snapper, cobia and sweetlip on the close reefs off Coolum. School and spotty mackerel on the close reefs between Caloundra and Coolum.. Snapper, sweetlip and moses perch from the Blinker. Snapper, Maori cod and tusk fish from Murphy’s Reef. Snapper from the NW fairway beacon, brays rock and the coffee rock off the tip of Bribie.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Chopper tailor, and whiting along Teewah stretch. Bream and whiting between Castaways and Sunrise beaches. A few quality whiting up to 40cm on the flats throughout the lower river. Bream, trevally and jacks starting to defend their territory from behind the Sheraton. Big flathead and diamond trevally along Tewantin stretch.

Maroochydore: Tailor, and a few whiting and bream in the surf gutter and around the river mouth and in the gutters along North Shore. Good bream with a few catches in the 38cm range and flathead along Twin Waters Cotton Tree stretch, Cotton Tree and in Cornmeal Creek. Flathead in the creeks and Bli Bli stretch. Quality whiting on the run out tide from Chambers Island and Black banks at dawn and dusk. Tailor and jew in the Cod Hole.

Mooloolaba: Bream, whiting and dart in the gutters south of Kawana. Bream, tailor and the odd mackerel from the rock walls. Mangrove jack starting to show up in the canals. Flathead and bream in the La Balsa Sand basin. Still good bream, a few tailor and Trevally around the boat moorings.

Caloundra; Tailor, jew, bream and flathead inside the bar and off the Northern tip of Bribie. A few good flathead and a few whiting from Golden Beach. Trevally and the odd jack in Pelican Waters Canal. Bream, flathead, trevally, there are still the odd luderick being caught and flathead off the boardwalk.

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Benny Forgan Giant Trevally Maroochy

Check out keen Angler Benny Forgan with a feisty giant trevally caught in the Maroochy River.

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