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Local Fishing Report: Friday 2018-12-07


The rough conditions look like continuing right into the weekend or Monday so be prepared to stay in sheltered waters. conditions will ease slightly but still be rough offshore, with winds today easterly 20 to 25 knots and seas 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Similar tomorrow but winds easing back a little to easterly 15 to 20 knots and seas 1.5 to 2.5 metres. When conditions improve remember there have been good catches of snapper and Spanish Mackerel to 13 kg around Mudjimba Island, as well as spotty mackerel and a 20 kg cobia and good sweetlip out from Mudjimba.

Try North and Chardon's Reefs having tusk fish, spangled emperor, pearl perch, snapper, grass emperor and gold spot cod. Snapper, coral trout, moses perch and maori cod from Sunshine Reef. There's been a few good catches off Mooloolaba and Caloundra, like spanish mackerel, yellow tail kingfish, cobia, long tail tuna, tusk fish including some good snapper, jew and red emperor. Snapper pearl perch, cobia, jew and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Noosa River Fishing Safaris reports plenty of flathead with an 83cm flatty caught and released and a few big bream down around the river mouth and Dog Beach area, in the lower estuary. Nice queenies early morning out of The Woods and a few goldens. There's good jack being caught around Goat Island and the Marina early mornings. Good flathead and a few big estuary cod also up that way. for more details see

Maroochydore: Trevally, bream and flathead Cod Hole area. There's been several good catches of flathead throughout the river. Cod and bream as well as a few buck crabs from Bli Bli. Mangrove jack in the creeks.

Mooloolaba; Bream and trevally from the boat moorings. Some good whiting and flathead from La Balsa Sand basin. Estuary cod, flathead, bream and worth a try for a jack from the Twin Bridges.

Caloundra: Bream, flathead,mangrove jack trevally and a few mud crabs from the creeks that feed into the Pumicestone Passage. The Flathead, whiting and bream from Golden Beach.

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jason milne 20kg cobia viking

Check out Jason Milne from Viking Kayaks with a 20 kg cobia taken from behind the Breakers off Mudjimba on Tuesday this week

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