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Local Fishing Report: Friday 2014-09-19

Offshore

Winds are northerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots early in the morning then becoming southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the morning. Seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening. There’s been cobia to 15kg and plenty of snapper on North Reef. Top Catch Charters have reported pearl perch, squire, tusk fish, amberjack, trevally, hussar and moses perch from the Barwon Banks. Squire, tuskfish, pearl perch, cobia, cod, maori cod, moses perch, and hussar from Caloundra 9 and 12 miles. Squire, pearl perch, moses perch, hussar and kingfish from Murphy’s Reef.

Estuaries

Noosa: Tailor to 55cm at the river mouth yesterday, Golden trevally to 56cm off Gympie terrace and excellent quality whiting in the Frying Pan. Try for mangrove jack in the creeks over the weekend. Whiting along the Noosaville stretch. Flathead, Cale Cale, golden, diamond and giant trevally in Woods Bays. Quality bream from the Marina, in the channel at Tewantin and in Lake Cooroibah.

Maroochydore: Bream, plenty of big flathead and whiting to 37cm in lower river. A few trevally feeding throughout the river particularly around the Cod Hole and in the south channel. Flathead and mangrove jack in Petire Creek. Sand crabs are still on the move in the lower river and at Godfries Rd. A few good mud crab throughout. Flathead from Chambers Island.

Kawana: Some good trevally to 2kg feeding in the lower river. Big bream still around the moorings on the incoming tide particularly over night. Bream and a few tailor around the high tide from the rock wall. Whiting and flathead in sand basin. Sand crabs in the lower river and mud crabs in the canals and around Kawana Way.

Caloundra: A few trevally on the high tide in Pelican Waters. Bream and whiting on the banks opposite Golden Beach and off the tip of Bribie. Flathead and whiting in Bells Creek. Mangrove jack, golden trevally and mud crab in the creeks that lead into the passage. Whiting and flathead in Currimundi Lake.

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Cooper gardiner 38cm chambers is

Young Cooper Gardiner took this 38cm whiting recently off Chambers Island.

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