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Local Fishing Report: Monday 2018-10-01

Offshore

Today's conditions are still looking choppy to rough with winds Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots with seas 1.5 to 2 metres. Tomorrow conditions will not be much better with winds Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1.5 to 2 metres. So when conditions improve remember there have been some good catches in the past week or so, with Trekka 2 skipper Mitch Bertacchini, on a charter to North Reef Saturday where conditions started off nice but deteriorated a bit once the northerly breeze picked up, but we caught venus tusk fish, moses perch, snapper and this cracking nannygai." www.fishingnoosa.com.au/fishingoffshorenoosa.htm .Snapper, long tail tuna, tusk fish from the Gneerings. Snapper, pearl perch, cobia, jew and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Double Island Point has had good snapper, red emperor, large cod, a few trout, pearl perch, moses perch,and tusk fish.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: At present there have been several good catches of flathead throughout the river, with Jake Lobegeier catching and releasing unharmed a huge big female flathead, around the end of dog beach so it could continue the breading cycle. Noosaville has had good whiting and flathead with the bream around the structures. A few good catches of Jacks between the lakes. Worth putting the Crab pots in.

Maroochydore: Bream, trevally and plenty of good flathead around the the Cod Hole, Picnic Point and upstream to Bli Bli. 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 and Sand basin and above McKenzies Bridge. Mangrove jack from the middle river. Try for bream, tailor and jew at night off the rocks at Point Cartwright.

Caloundra: Whiting, bream and a few good flathead in the gutters along the beaches from the rocky headlands. Whiting and bream from Golden Beach. There have been plenty of good catches of quality flathead throughout the passage and in the creeks and along the skids. Mangrove jack and mud crabs feeding in the creeks.

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Alan Park Mangrove Jack

Alan Park found that the Mangrove Jack are now back in force and defending there territory in Sunshine coast estuaries,

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