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Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2019-06-20


Choppy conditions with winds south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots. Inshore winds tending more south to southwesterly during the morning, with seas 1 to 1.5 metres. Tomorrows conditions will be choppy as well with winds southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning south to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning. Winds may vary depending on the movement and development of a coastal trough and seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore during the morning. It's shaping up to be a great winter snapper season, so be ready to go! North Reefs had a few good catches of Moses perch, pearl perch, venus tusk fish and painted sweetlip. Sunshine Reef has had spanish mackerel, coral trout, snapper and a few good sweetlip. Chardon's Reef's had, Maori cod, pearl perch, Moses perch, good snapper, venus tusk fish, hussar and painted sweetlip. Long tail tuna, spanish and spotty mackerel from Halls Reef. Big snapper, venus tusk fish, gold spot wrasse, hussar and a beautiful parrot form the Hards. Snapper from Mooloolaba 8 mile. Spanish mackerel and tuskfish around the Blinker. Snapper and sweetlip from Brays Rock. Snapper and mackerel from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: North Shore has dart, tailor, bream and whiting. A 72cm greenback tailor was taken off Peregian Beach this week. A few big dusky flathead at the Tewantin ski run area caught and released recently. Flathead, the odd tailor, golden trevally, whiting bream around the river mouth.

Maroochydore: Big eyed and Giant trevally in the middle river. Bream and moses perch in the Cod Hole. Flathead from Twin Waters. Whiting to 37cm on the banks around Chambers Island and around Goat and Channel Islands. Trevally form Eudlo Creek.

Mooloolaba: Bream and Tarwhine along the beach between Kawana and Wurtulla. Gar at La Balsa sand basin. School jew, flathead and jacks from the Twin bridges. Giant trevally around Minyama Siland and in Kawana canals. Bream, trevally and tailor around the boat moorings.

Caloundra: Bream and the occasional tailor off the rocky headlands. Bream, whiting and flathead along Golden Beach. School jew in the deeper holes towards Coochin Creek area. Trevally, cod, moses perch and bream in Pelican Waters. A few sand crabs throughout the passage.


Selina Dougherty with a solid 79cm snapper taken on 36 mile reef.

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