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Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2014-09-17

Offshore

Winds are west to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the morning. Winds shifting easterly in the early afternoon. Seas will be decreasing to 1m by midday, with an increasing 1-1.5m SE swell. 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: Golden trevally to 53cm off Gympie terrace and excellent quality whiting in the Frying Pan. A 54cm mangrove jack taken in the lower river 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, flathead and whiting in lower Eudlo Creek. Flathead and mangrove jack in Petire Creek. Sand crabs are moving in the big tides in the lower river and at Godfries Rd. A few good mud crab throughout. Whiting and bream in the lower river. Flathead from Chambers Island.

Kawana: Some good trevally in the lower river. Big bream around the moorings on the incoming tide 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 and golden trevally in Coochin creek. Whiting and flathead in Currimundi Lake.

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Matthew Craig Chambers Island Bream

Matthew Craig fished chambers Island on Father's Day, catching and releasing this yellow fin bream.

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