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The Weekly Fishing Feature will be updated by THURSDAY along with the top fish photos of the week.

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Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2018-09-20

Offshore

Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Sunshine Coast Waters.  Conditions should be okay early in the day ahead of the strong winds in the evening with northwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots from the late morning then becoming southerly 20 to 30 knots in the late evening and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon.Tomorrow will have pretty rough conditions in offshore waters so stick to sheltered waters, with winds south to southeasterly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 20 knots during the evening and seas 1.5 to 2.5 metres.There have been some good catches, Wild Thing 2 fished North Reef where they caught Maori cod, moses perch, tailor, coral bream, gold spot wrasse and some nice pearl perch. Snapper, long tail tuna, cobia, pearl perch, tusk fish from the Gneerings. Snapper, pearl perch, cobia, jew and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Average size snapper, grass sweetlip, moses perch and parrot from Murphy's. Snapper and good sweetlip close in reefs around Coolum off pt Cartwright. Rainbow Escape Charters fished the reefs north of Double Island Point for quality knobby snapper, big red emperor, large cod, coronation trout, pearl perch, moses perch, tusk fish and a number of quality cobia.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead, jacks and trevally in the Woods Bays. Bream and flathead from the mouth. 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 to 60cm yesterday and flathead around the the Cod Hole and upstream to Bli Bli. Quality flathead from Eudlo Creek, Twin Waters and the southern channel. 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 Sans basin and above McKenzies Bridge. Mangrove jack from the middle river. Bream, tailor and jew at night off the rocks at Point Cartwright.

Caloundra: Whiting, bream and still a few tailor in the gutters along the beaches from the rocky headland and tip of Bribie. Whiting and bream from Golden Beach. There have been good catches of flathead throughout the passage and in the creeks and along the skids. Jacks in Coochin Creek.

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Rainbow EscCharters 16 9

Check out some of the great fish taken around Double Island Point by the crews on Rainbow Escape Charters.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2018-09-19

Offshore

Offshore: Conditions will be good early and most of the day today as winds east to northeasterly about 10 knots tending north to northeasterly during the morning. Winds increasing to 10 to 15 knots from the west during the afternoon and evening, and further to 15 to 20 knots later in the evening with seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres inshore by early evening. Choppy conditions out wide today with winds Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting southeasterly during the morning. Tomorrow will also be workable close in with winds Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting southeasterly during the morning with seas 1 to 1.5 metres. Wild Thing 2 fished North Reef where they caught Maori cod, moses perch, tailor, coral bream, gold spot wrasse and some nice pearl perch. Snapper, long tail tuna, cobia, pearl perch, tusk fish from the Gneerings. Snapper, pearl perch, cobia, jew and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Average size snapper, grass sweetlp, moses perch and parrot from Murphy's. Snapper and good sweetlip close in reefs around Coolum off pt Cartwright. Rainbow Escape Charters fished the reefs north of Double Island Point for quality knobby snapper, big red emperor, large cod, coronation trout, pearl perch, moses perch, tusk fish and a number of quality cobia.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead, jacks and trevally in the Woods Bays. Bream and flathead from the mouth. 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 to 60cm yesterday and flathead around the the Cod Hole and upstream to Bli Bli. Quality flathead from Eudlo Creek, Twin Waters and the southern channel. 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 Sans basin and above McKenzies Bridge. Mangrove jack from the middle river. Bream, tailor and jew at night off the rocks at Point Cartwright.

Caloundra: Whiting, bream and still a few tailor in the gutters along the beaches from the rocky headland and tip of Bribie. Whiting and bream from Golden Beach. There have been good catches of flathead throughout the passage and in the creeks and along the skids. Jacks in Coochin Creek.

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Harry Somlyay Flathead

Check out keen angler, Harry Somlyay with a nice dusky flathead taken in the upper reaches.

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2018-09-18

Offshore

Conditions will improve today and be workable as winds decreasing to a southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning easterly about 10 knots during the morning  with seas around 1 metre. Wild Thing 2 fished North Reef on Saturday where they caught Maori cod, moses perch, tailor, coral bream, gold spot wrasse and some nice pearl perch." www.fishingnoosa.com.au/noosacharters.htm  Snapper, long tail tuna, cobia, pearl perch, tusk fish from the Gneerings. Snapper, pearl perch, cobia, jew and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Snapper, grass sweetlp, moses perch and parrot from Murphy's. Snapper and good sweetlip close in off Coolum around Old Women Island. Rainbow Escape Charters fished the reefs north of Double Island Point over the weekend where they producing quality knobby snapper, big red emperor, large cod, coronation trout, pearl perch, moses perch, tusk fish and a number of quality cobia.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead, jacks and trevally in the Woods Bays. Bream and flathead from the mouth. 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 flathead around the the Cod Hole and upstream to Bli Bli. Quality flathead from Eudlo Creek, Twin Waters and the southern channel 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 Sans basin and above McKenzies Bridge. Mangrove jack from the middle river. Bream, tailor and jew at night off the rocks at Point Cartwright.

Caloundra: Whiting, bream and still a few tailor in the gutters along the beaches from the rocky headland and tip of Bribie. Whiting and bream from Golden Beach. There have been good catches of flathead throughout the passage and in the creeks and along the skids. Jacks in Coochin Creek.

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Brett Sheriff Dusky

Brett Sheriff landed a quality dusky flathead on Saturday morning in the lower Maroochy River

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2018-09-17

Offshore

Winds will be Southeasterly at 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots at times offshore early in the morning. Winds decreasing to 15 to 20 knots around midday and further to 10 to 15 knots in the evening, with seas around 2 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday. Swell is South to southeasterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to southerly 1 to 1.5 metres offshore changing to Easterly direction at 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning. Wild Thing 2 fished North Reef on Saturday where they caught pearl perch, Maori cod, gold spot cod, venus tusk fish and gold spot wrasse. Snapper, long tail tuna, cobia, pearl perch, tusk fish from the Gneerings. Snapper, pearl perch, cobia, jew and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Snapper, grass sweetlp, moses perch and parrot from Murphy's. Snapper and good sweetlip close in off Coolum around Old Women Island. Double Island Point reefs producing good snapper, red emperor, pearl perch, moses perch, tusk fish and a number of quality cobia.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Flathead, jacks and trevally in the Woods Bays. Bream and flathead from the mouth. 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 jew at night from the river mouth the and at the Cod Hole and upstream to Bli Bli. Quality flathead from Eudlo Creek, Twin Waters and the southern channel 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 Sans basin and above McKenzies Bridge. Mangrove jack from the middle river. Bream, tailor and jew at night off the rocks at Point Cartwright.

Caloundra: Whiting, bream and still a few tailor in the gutters along the beaches from the rocky headland and tip of Bribie. Whiting and bream from Golden Beach. There have been good catches of flathead throughout the passage and in the creeks and along the skids. Jacks in Coochin Creek.

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SamNewey Flathead

Sam Newey from Maroochy River Jet ski hire caught this pan sized dusky flathead using a small pilchard from north Twin Waters.

Local Fishing Report: Saturday 2018-09-15

Offshore

Today will have okay conditions early in the day with choppy and becoming rough conditions in the late afternoon and evening with winds north to northeasterly about 10 knots becoming 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon, then increasing further to 15 to 20 knots in the late afternoon. Northerly winds reaching 20 to 25 knots in the evening and seas 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres by early evening. Tomorrow will ordinary conditions as well in the morning and becoming choppy and rough in the afternoon with winds North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending west to northwesterly during the morning then shifting southeasterly 15 to 25 knots during the day and seas 1 to 2 metres. Cougar One fished North Reef where they caught pearl perch, cobia, Maori cod, gold spot cod, venus tusk fish and grass sweetlip. Snapper, long tail tuna, cobia, pearl perch, tusk fish from the Gneerings. Snapper, pearl perch, cobia, jew and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Snapper, grass sweetlp, moses perch and parrot from Murphy's. Snapper and good sweetlip close in off Coolum around Old Women Island. Double Island Point reefs producing good snapper, red emperor, pearl perch, moses perch, tusk fish and a number of quality cobia.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Good flathead and bream around the river mouth and some nice diamond and golden trevally at the Woods Bays. Noosaville has had good whiting and flathead with the bream around the structures. Tewantin and Cooroibah has a few good fish on the bite.

Maroochydore: Bream, trevally and jew at night from the river mouth the and at the Cod Hole and upstream to Bli Bli. Quality flathead around the Bli Bli area and in the mouth of Eudlo Creek. Mangrove jack showing up and trevally in Petrie Creek. Quality whiting in the lower river.

Mooloolaba: Bream, the odd tailor and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Whiting from the flats above McKenzies Bridge. Bream and mangrove jack at night around McKenzies Bridge. Bream, tailor and jew at night off the rocks at Point Cartwright.

Caloundra: Whiting, bream and still a few tailor in the gutters along the beaches from the rocky headland and tip of Bribie. There have been good catches of flathead throughout the passage and in the creeks and from the skids. Jacks are showing up so its worth trying the snaggy or structured areas for them throughout the Passage.

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Marc Horton StephensFinn Noosa River late Saturday

Finn Horton-Stephens fished the Noosa River last weekend with his Dad Marc where he hooked a stonker golden trevally and 29 minutes later (spooled with only 6lb mono, Released in perfect condition after much cheering and high fives!!! Caught on our last pilly

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