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Local Fishing Report: Friday 2013-12-20

Offshore

There is a perfect window of opportunity today for offshore fisherman with East to northeasterly winds about 10 knots and Seas below 1m. Spotty and school mackerel in close off Caloundra, Coolum and Sunshine Reef. Cobia and snapper on North Reef. Snapper moses perch and venus tusk from the Coffees. Pearl perch to 2kg and snapper to 3kg form the 9 mile. Snapper, tuskfish to 2kg and perch perch from the banks.

Estuary's:

Noosa: Trevally and a some big flathead from River mouth and frying pan area. Whiting from the Frying pan and Munna Point. Mangrove jack, bream and whiting in Weyba Creek. Jacks and flathead between the lakes. Tailor and trevally in Woods Bay.

Maroochydore: Whiting to 35cm and few good flathead up to 62cm from Chambers Islands. Flathead and jacks from Bli Bli. Whiting on the banks in the lower river to 40cm. Muddies in the middle river. Jacks, trevally, whiting and flathead from Cotton Tree.

Kawana: Dart and whiting along the beaches. Bream and a few reasonable trevally feeding around the mooring. Jacks in the in Kawana Waters and around the bridges in Currimundi Lake. Whiting in Mountain Creek reach. A few crabs in the mooloolaba and kawana canal systems.

Caloundra: Dart, flathead and whiting along Currimundi beach. Whiting off the banks near Military Jetty, along Golden Beach stretch and in lake currimundi. Mangrove jack in Bell's Creek, Pelican Waters and up Coochin Creek. Crabs south of Bells creek in the deeper water.

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Another nice dusky flathead caught in the middle Maroochy River by Lois Flower on an Anglers Advantage Charter.

Fishing Feature: Maroochy RSL Fishing Club 2013-12-20

Local fishing enthusiasts have been hooked on the Maroochy RSL Fishing Club since 1956 and the club has been growing and growing every year to include avid anglers of all ages and walks of life. Last weekend the club celebrated a great year of fishing with their Christmas Party at the RSL Club and awarded members with consistent and quality weigh-ins throughout the year.

Swan Boat Hire regular, Jeff Vere brought home several trophies for his efforts this year and is a great club member. Jeff brought in many offshore catches for weigh-in throughout the year and the combined weight of catches contribute to his win. So as you can see, it is not always the biggest fish that wins!

Switching between beaches, estuaries, dam and off-shore from Rockhampton to Tweed Heads, the Fishing club provides opportunities for fishermen and women of all ages and levels of experience. Senior members provide mentor-ship for junior and amateur members, whilst encouraging sustainable practices to ensure catches comply with Department of Fisheries regulations.

Thanks to Maroochy RSL's support, the club has been a long-standing social activity for the whole community. Seeing this as a valuable community activity, Maroochy RSL continues to provide facilities and in-kind support including storage and providing a boardroom for the club's monthly meeting

Club presidents encourage everyone who is interested to join. Every second Sunday, they have a weigh-in breakfast in Cotton Tree Park, which is a fun, social outing.

The club also meets on the first Saturday of each month and hold five fishing camps per year, so it is totally up to the individual as to how much involvement they have in the club. Without the support of Maroochy RSL Club, Swan Boat Hire and Maroochy Fishing World, the club wouldn't exist.

Anyone wishing to join the Maroochy RSL Fishing Club is more than welcome. The 2014 sign on day for membership is Sunday February 2 at 8am in Cotton Tree Park. For more information call Huup Maas on 0438 597 864 or drop into Swan Boat Hire as Matt and Mark are sponsors!

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Jeff Vere with a swag full of trophy's for his top year of fishing.

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Jeff Vere loves to catch jacks on fresh mullet fillet along the bli bli reach.

Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2013-12-19

Offshore

East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending east to northeasterly below 10 knots during the afternoon and evening. Seas will be around 1m. Spotty and school mackerel in close off Caloundra, Coolum and Sunshine Reef. Cobia and snapper on North Reef. Snapper moses perch and venus tusk from the Coffees. Pearl perch to 2kg and snapper to 3kg form the 9 mile. Snapper, tuskfish to 2kg and perch perch from the banks.

Estuary's:

Noosa: Trevally and a some big flathead from River mouth and frying pan area. Whiting from the Frying pan and Munna Point. Mangrove jack, bream and whiting in Weyba Creek. Jacks and flathead between the lakes. Tailor and trevally in Woods Bay.

Maroochydore: Whiting to 35cm and few good flathead up to 62cm from Chambers Islands. Whiting on the banks in the lower river. Jacks and muddies in the middle and upper river. Jacks and flathead from Cotton Tree.

Kawana: Dart and whiting along the beaches. Bream and a few reasonable trevally feeding around the mooring. Jacks in the in Kawana Waters and around the bridges in Currimundi Lake. Whiting in Mountain Creek reach. A few crabs in the mooloolaba and kawana canal systems.

Caloundra: Dart, flathead and whiting along Currimundi beach. Whiting off the banks near Military Jetty and along Golden Beach stretch. Plenty of mangrove jack in Bell's Creek, Pelican Waters and up Coochin Creek. Crabs south of Bells creek in the deeper water.

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matty mackerel fairway beacon caloundra

Young 9 yrs old Matty was fishing with his dad at the NW fairway beacon off Caloundra when he caught this 3.5kg spotty mackerel.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2013-12-18

Offshore

Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, so it will be a bit choppy in open waters. However could be better conditions tomorrow with east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending east to northeasterly below 10 knots during the afternoon and evening. So be ready to chase a few spotty mackerel between old women Island and Marcoola, on the gneerings, in Laguna Bay and the 5 mile off Caloundra. A few Spanish mackerel from Coolum and Sunshine Reefs.

Estuary's:

Noosa: Trevally, flathead and bream at the Noosa River mouth. A few good whiting around 35 cm in the Frying pan. Mangrove jack and some excellent flathead from Weyba Creek and flathead, bream and school jew along the Tewantin reach and a few good jacks between the lakes.

Maroochydore: Dart, along Marcoola Beach in the deeper gutters. Nice whiting and few good flathead 60 between Chambers Island and Goat and Channel Islands. Whiting in the lower river. Jack in Petrie Creek and jack and mud crabs in the upper reaches of the river.

Kawana: Dart and whiting along the beaches. Bream and a few reasonable trevally feeding around the mooring. Jacks in the in Kawana Waters and around the bridges in Currimundi Lake. Cod trevally and jack around McKenzies Bridge. Whiting up to 36cm in Mountain Creek reach.

Caloundra: Dart, flathead and whiting along Currimundi beach. Whiting off the banks near Military Jetty and along Golden Beach stretch. Plenty of mangrove jack in Bell's Creek, Pelican Waters and up Coochin Creek. Crabs south of Bells creek in the deeper water.

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Chambers Island Whiting

Daniel and Cameron were fishing around Chambers Island yesterday for these lovely whiting.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2013-12-17

Offshore

Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the late afternoon, so it will be a bit choppy early and rough by afternoon looking at the forecast. There have been spotty mackerel between old women Island and Marcoola, on the gneerings, in Laguna Bay and the 5 mile off Caloundra. A few Spanish mackerel from Coolum and Sunshine Reefs.

Estuary's:

Noosa: Trevally, flathead and bream at the Noosa River mouth. A few good whiting in the frying pan. Mangrove jack and some excellent flathead from Weyba Creek and flathead, bream and school jew along the Tewantin reach and a few good jacks between the lakes.

Maroochydore: Dart, along Marcoola Beach in the deeper gutters. A few good flathead 60 between Chambers Island and Goat and Channel Islands. Whiting in the lower river. Jack in Petrie Creek and jack and mud crabs in the upper reaches of the river.

Kawana: Dart and whiting along the beaches. Bream and a few reasonable trevally feeding around the mooring. Jacks in the in Kawana Waters and around the bridges in Currimundi Lake. Cod trevally and jack around McKenzies Bridge. Whiting in Mountain Creek reach.

Caloundra: Dart, flathead and whiting along Currimundi beach. Whiting off the banks near Military Jetty and along Golden Beach stretch. Plenty of mangrove jack in Bell's Creek, Pelican Waters and up Coochin Creek. Crabs south of Bells creek in the deeper water.

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Trent 2 Jack

Trent Samon landed these couple of good mangrove jack in the Kawana Waters Canals.

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