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Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2017-08-30


Fantastic conditions today with winds variable about 10 knots and seas below 1 metre. Tomorrow conditions could start off okay but will become choppy in the afternoon with winds southerly 10 to 15 knots turning southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the day and seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. North Reef had good gold spot cod, snapper, pearl perch and gold band snapper as well as cobia, moses perch and grass sweetlip. Snapper, tusk fish, coral trout and maori cod from Sunshine Reef. School mackerel, cobia and tailor from Halls Reef. Snapper, cobia and sweetlip on the close reefs off Coolum. School and spotty mackerel on the close reefs between Caloundra and Coolum. Wild Thing 2 fished The Banks where they caught gold spot wrasse, pearl perch, snapper, amberjack, jewfish, venus tusk fish and yellowtail kingfish. 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, whiting and flathead along Teewah stretch. Bream and whiting between Castaways and Sunrise beaches. Quality whiting up to 38 and 40cm on the flats throughout the lower river. Big flathead and golden trevally in Woods Bays. 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 catches in the 30cm range and flathead along Twin Waters 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. Flathead and bream in the La Balsa Sand basin. Big 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. Big flathead and a few whiting from Golden Beach. Trevally and the odd jack in Pelican Waters Canal. Bream, flathead, trevally, the odd luderick and flathead off the boardwalk.

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ITo Seth out of a quick late arvo early night fish Saturday and finally we didnt get busted off this time 93cm 9kg.MG 20170826 191742

Maroochy River, Seth McCombe fished with his dad Luke where they went out for an early evening fish on Saturday and finally, we didn't get busted off this time, taking a 93cm or 9kg jew.

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