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Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2018-09-26

Offshore

Today should be okay and quiet workable after yesterdays conditions as winds will be Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly in the late afternoon with seas around 1 metre. Tomorrow looking good particularly early with a sea breeze later on with winds North to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the day and seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres south of Maroochydore during the afternoon or evening.There have been some good catches in the past week so be ready to go, Wild Thing 2 fished North Reef where they got a great feed of moses perch, coral bream, grassy sweetlip, gold spot wrasse, goat fish and some quality pearl perch. 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. Recently there have been good snapper, pearl perch, hussar a few cobia, tuskfish, sweetlip and a few hard fighting trevally, feeding around the 20nm reefs, East of the Wide Bay Bar.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead and quality golden trevally in the Woods Bays. At present there have been several good catches of flathead throughout the river. 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 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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Jarvis Shovelnose released

Keen Angler, Jarvis Henricks with a fighting shovel nose shark, caught and released unharmed in the upper reaches.

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