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Local Fishing Report: New Years Eve Saturday 2016-12-31


Hope you all have a safe and happy new year from the team at Swan Boat Hire! This week’s New Moon will have the fish feeding right through the weekend. Reasonable conditions early today with winds north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the morning then tending north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day. Winds reaching up to 20 knots late afternoon so there will be a very choppy afternoon sea breeze to make conditions uncomfortable and seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening. More choppy conditions tomorrow with winds northerly 15 to 20 knots with seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the evening. Double Island Point has been good for the bigger boats with squire, pearl perch, amberjack, jewfish, mahi mahi, slate bream, Maori cod, hussar, brown line sea perch, grass sweetlip, venus tusk fish and teraglin jew. Northern bluefin or longtail tuna in Laguna Bay and Big Hall's. Pearl perch, tuskfish, maori cod and spanish mackerel on Sunshine Reef. Spanish and spotty mackerel at Jew Shoal, while there’s pearl perch, estuary cod and large mouth nannygai on Massouds Reef and snapper, pearl perch, moses perch and spanish mackerel on North Reef. Spanish and spotty mackerel between the Inner Gneerings and Raper Shoal. Spanish mackerel off Point Cartwright, on the Gneering Shoals and Coolum Reef, snapper and mahi mahi at the Hards. Snapper, pearl perch and red throat emperor at Caloundra Wide.


Noosa: Catches of reasonable dart, bream and tarwhine along Teerwah Beach. There’s been plenty of good flathead throughout the system with several big fish released recently. Golden trevally to 3kg have been caught, in the lower estuary around the top of the tide. A few big flathead was caught and released and the odd tailor in Woods Bay. Plenty of mangrove jack feeding throughout the river system. Mud crabs in the mid to upper reaches.

Maroochydore: Quality whiting over night and golden trevally yesterday in the lower river. Few good jack in upper reaches and around substantial structures in the lower river. Flathead throughout the river and bream from the mouth of Eudlo Creek. Some good mud crab but plenty of undersize and female crabs to be returned throughout the river system.

Kawana: Good dart and whiting in gutters, south of Pt Cartwright. Trevally along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River mouth. Trevally, bream and gar from near the pontoon at La Balsa Park, the boat mooring and in the Kawana canals. A few big flathead and whiting in the sand basin and trevally around Minyama Island. Trevally and flathead from Mountain Creek. Mangrove jack in the middle river and in Mountain Creek in and around the bridge pylons and snaggy banks.

Caloundra: This New Moon phase will have the fish feeding right through the weekend. Dart, bream and flathead along the beaches as well as trevally and big flathead on the Happy Valley side of the Bar. Whiting off Golden Beach and Bells Creek mouth, flathead along the drop offs and jew in the deeper holes in the Passage, mangrove jack around the bridge pylons and rock walls.

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Taj Nate and Kobi Martinin the Maroochy River 1

Taj Nate and Kobi Martinin the Maroochy River 2

These young guns Taj, Nate and Kobi Martinin have been having a fantastic holiday fishing in the lower Maroochy River.

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