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Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2018-08-02


Great fishing conditions for today and right through into the weekend with warm and sunny weather combined with lighter winds and seas so be ready to go for it. Today winds will be variable about 10 knots becoming south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day then tending east to southeasterly in the late afternoon with seas below 1 metre. Tomorrow conditions will be okay as well with winds easterly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly during the afternoon and seas below 1 metre. North Reef's had good snapper, moses perch, tusk fish, pearl perch and cobia. Grass sweetlip, cobia, cod, quality snapper and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Snapper, cobia, pearl perch, tusk fish from Caloundra 12 mile. Snapper, grass sweetlp, moses perch and parrot from Murphy's and the Gneerings. Big grass sweetlip around Old Women Island. Snapper and Sweetlip around Brays Rock. Double Island Point has had quality snapper, big spangled emperor, moses perch, venus tusk fish, jobfish, hussar, Maori cod and gold spot wrasse. Last week the crew in the Rainbow Beach Family Fishing Classic weighed in some fantastic quality reef fish and pelagics, like solid cobia, a huge Spanish Mackerel, great knobby snapper, monster jew, big Red Emperor, quality pearl perch, sweetlip, and nice tusk fish from the reefs in there local area.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Quality tailor, a few whiting and bream and good dart along Teewah Beach. Luderick from the rock walls in the lower river. Whiting to 500 grams bream and plenty of good quality flathead from throughout the river. Trevally along the Tewantin Reach and in Noosa Sound. Bream around the bridges and rocky areas of the lower river.

Maroochydore: Tailor and dart off Maroochy Beach and bream, flathead, and tailor from the sand bags and north shore. Try for some better quality whiting around Chambers Island. Plenty of bream particularly over night from the motorway bridge pylons and along Oyster bank road. Flathead and bream from around Goat and Channel Islands.

Mooloolaba: A few quality tailor along Kawana and Wurtulla Beach at dawn and dusk. A few good tailor and golden trevally in the lower river. Bream around McKenzies Bridge, the rock walls and the Kawana Boat Ramp. Average size grass sweetlip and big bream off the rocks at Point Cartwright. Gar in the La Balsa sand basin. Sand crabs in Kawana Waters.

Caloundra: Whiting, bream and tailor along the beach between Currimundi and Moffat heas. Bream and tailor from Shelly Beach. Luderick, bream, tailor and flathead off the boardwalk. Bream, flathead and whiting along Golden beach. Trevally, cod, tailor and bream in Pelican Waters Canal.

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Suzie Arthur from Rainbow Escape Charters had time off from their business especially for the comp, weighed in a quality 11.2 kg Red Emperor at last weeks Rainbow Beach Family Fishing Classic.

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