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Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2019-09-19

Offshore: Good conditions offshore today with the afternoon sea breeze with winds, north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending east to northeasterly during the day and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. Tomorrow is looking okay as well with winds east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots and seas around 1 metre. Cougar One skipper Nat Turner fished North Reef on Tuesday’s five hour charter. Conditions were bumpy on the way out with 15-20 knots of north west wind, however it was down to 5-10 knots by mid morning. We caught some nice snapper, yellowtail kingfish, venus tusk fish, moses perch and saw plenty of whales. Chardon's Reef has had for nice snapper, Maori cod and Moses perch. Sunshine Reef's also had good snapper, tusk fish, Moses perch, bonito, longtail tuna, grass emperor and school mackerel. School mackerel from Raper Shoal. Grass sweetlip, tusk fish, queenfish and tailor from Old Women Island. Pearl perch, snapper, tusk fish from Caloundra 12 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Try for a few good size whiting in the lower river. Noosa River Fishing Safaris crews caught and released an 80cm queenfish on a frogmouth pilchard and a 41cm mangrove jack on tuesday in Woods Bays. Big flathead opposite Gympie Terrace. Tewantin and in between the lakes are producing queenfish, trevally, flathead and school jew.

Maroochydore: Good flathead, whiting and bream around the river mouth. Flathead and a few good trevally in the middle reaches of the river. Try for mangrove jack in the middle and upper river. Flathead some big in Petrie Creek.

Mooloolaba: Have a fish on Pt Cartwright for jew, tailor and small snapper. Bream, dusky flathead and golden trevally from the boat moorings and canals. Cod, bream and flathead from the twin bridges. Mangrove jack and cod from the rock bars in the upper river.

Caloundra: Bream and flathead in Coochin Creek. Theres been some good catches of whiting throughout the passage and from the Golden Beach stretch. Bream and trevally in Pelican Waters.


Robert Whiting has landed a good eating size dusky flathead in the middle reaches of the river.

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