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Local Fishing Report: Friday 2018-09-21

Offshore

Strong Wind Warning Today for Sunshine Coast Waters. Conditions will have pretty rough, today so stick to sheltered waters, with south to southeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots early in the morning. Winds turning southeasterly 20 to 25 knots in the afternoon and decreasing to 15 to 20 knots in the evening and seas 1.5 to 2.5 metres.Tomorrow conditions will ease back considerably particularly by the evening with winds Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening and seas 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon . Sunday's conditions are looking great, with light winds and seas, so be ready to go for Saturday afternoon and Sunday. There have been some good catches, Wild Thing 2 fished North Reef where they caught Maori cod, moses perch, tailor, coral bream, gold spot wrasse and some nice pearl perch. Snapper, long tail tuna, cobia, pearl perch, tusk fish from the Gneerings. Snapper, pearl perch, cobia, jew and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Average size snapper, grass sweetlip, moses perch and parrot from Murphy's. Snapper and good sweetlip close in reefs around Coolum off pt Cartwright. Trekka 2 crews fished Double Island Point on Wednesday where they caught hussar, snapper, amberjack, tusk fish and pearl perch." www.fishingnoosa.com.au/fishingoffshorenoosa.htm Also Rainbow Escape Charters fished the reefs north of Double Island Point for quality knobby snapper, big red emperor, large cod, coronation trout, pearl perch, moses perch, tusk fish and a number of quality cobia.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead, jacks and trevally in the Woods Bays. At present there have been several good catches of dusky flathead throughout the river, some released to 74cm. m Noosaville has had good whiting and flathead with the bream around the structures. A few good catches of Jacks between the lakes.

Maroochydore: Bream, trevally to 60cm and flathead 50 cm and 62 cm around the the Cod Hole and upstream to Bli Bli. Quality flathead from Eudlo Creek, Twin Waters and the southern channel. Mangrove jack in the Creeks and middle river. Quality whiting and few bream between Chambers and Channel Island.

Mooloolaba: Bream, the odd tailor and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Whiting from La Balsa Sans basin and above McKenzies Bridge. Mangrove jack from the middle river. Bream, tailor and jew at night off the rocks at Point Cartwright.

Caloundra: Whiting, bream and still a few tailor in the gutters along the beaches from the rocky headland and tip of Bribie. Whiting and bream from Golden Beach. There have been plenty of good catches of flathead throughout the passage and in the creeks and along the skids. Jacks in Coochin Creek.

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My good Pommy mate from Yorkshire, Robert Whiting has caught several good dusky flathead this one going 62cm from near the Cod hole

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