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Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2018-01-24


Great conditions with winds variable about 10 knots becoming easterly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon then tending northeasterly in the late afternoon, with seas and swell below 1 metre. Good tomorrow as well with winds north to northeasterly about 10 knots tending east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning and  seas below 1 metre.  Maori cod, venus tusk fish, gold spot cod and Spanish mackerel from Chardons Reef. Sunshine Reef Big Spanish mackerel, cobia, cod, grass sweetlip and pearl perch. Spanish Mackerel on Halls Reef. Snapper, cod, venus tusk, pearl perch, spotty mackerel and tuna from Caloundra 12 mile. Black marlin and wahoo from the Mooloolaba 18 mile. Wahoo, venus tusk fish, pearl perch and mahi mahi from the banks. D.I.P has had catches of Spanish Mackerel, snapper, gold band snapper, cobia, coral bream, scarlet sea perch, tuna, some nice pearl perch and dolphin fish. Yellowfin tuna, cobia, grass sweetlip, mackerel average snapper and venus tusk fish from the Blinker.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Trevally, flathead and queenfish in the Woods Bays. Bream and a few good quality whiting in the frying pan. Good mangrove jack behind the Sheraton, Plenty of bream and a few good muddies in Weyba Creek. Good mud crabs throughout the upper river.

Maroochydore: Trevally on hard bodies lures between Chambers Island and the mouth of Eudlo Creek. Quality tailor and flathead from the river mouth. Mangrove jack in creeks and the upper reaches. Bream, flathead and cod from Bli Bli bridge. Mud crabs in the middle reaches, creeks and canals.

Mooloolaba: Dart, whiting and tarwhine from the beach gutters. Bream, grunter and giant and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Plenty of good whiting throughout the lower river and bream from La Balsa and basin. Mangrove jack around the structures in the upper river. Mud crabs throughout including the lower river and canals.

Caloundra: Try for dart, whiting, tarwhine and trevally in the Surf at Warana. Flathead and bream inside the bar. Jew and grunter in the deeper holes of northern passage. A few quality whiting feeding on the flats throughout the passage. Muddies throughout the Passage and the creeks that feed into the Passage.

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Jayden Matthews Black Marlin 18mile

Jayden Matthews caught his first black marlin (estimated to be 60kg) on 8kg line from the Mooloolaba 18 mile and it was quickly released after a 30 minute fight.

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