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Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2019-12-26

The Crew at Swan Boat hire would like to wish all our loyal readers a safe, happy and very Merry Christmas holiday break. Also would like to say that we all should try to be patient and considerate to all the other users of our beautiful waterways on the Sunny Coast and we'll all have a fantastic and safe Christmas.

Offshore: Boxing Day, we can expect choppy but maybe workable early morning and in close with winds east to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, with seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore during the afternoon. The Barwon Banks recently has had quality snapper to 92cm and good good Mahi Mahi, cobia, tusk fish, moses perch, pearl perch, Maori cod and mackerel on the reef. Scott Davis fished Sunshine Reef in his kayak yesterday morning, and came back with a cobia and a 13.5kg Spanish mackerel. They hit his trolled garfish baits simultaneously. Sunshine Reef has had Spanish mackerel, spotty mackerel, cobia, mac tuna, big yellow fin tuna and snapper. Cougar One skipper fished North Reef for big grass sweetlip, Maori Cod, mosese perch, gold spot cod and small snapper. A 1,2 m gold spot cod caught off Murphy's reef. Spotty and spanish mackerel, cobia, sweetlip and snapper from Caloundra 12 mile reef. Spotty mackerel to 90cm from Caloundra 5 mile.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Braydon Haack caught a 65cm queenie on a surface walker, fishing up river. Along with half a dozen tarpon and straighten hooks of an even bigger queenie. Diamond and tea leaf trevally and flathead from the current line between the river mouth and Woods Bays. Big flathead and queenfish from Tewantin Reach. A few good jacks from between the lakes. Whiting from the frying pan and Munna Point.

Maroochydore: Try for a few tailor in the lower Maroochy River. Queenfish and flathead from Bli Bli reach. Whiting around Chambers Island and Twin Waters. Big flathead in Eudlo Creek. Flathead and mangrove jack in the creeks. Trevally, mangrove jack and flathead in Maroochy Waters canal.

Mooloolaba: Dart off the beach at Warana. Diamond and giant trevally in the Kawana Waters canals. Flathead, mangrove jack and giant trevally in the Mooloolaba canals. Bream and cod around the moorings. Mangrove jack from the Twin bridges and rocky areas of the middle river.

Caloundra: Dart off the beach at Currimundi. Whiting in Currimundi lake and mangrove jack in Currimundi Creek. Whiting and some big flathead from Golden Beach. Bream and trevally in Pelican Waters.


Look who came to say Happy Birthday 8kg Mahi Mahi for Brit's birthday. This fish is a Big Dolphin Fish or Mahi Mahi taken wide on local reefs off Mooloolaba on a Deep End Fishing Charter.
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Caught 11:30pm 23rd December from the bank on the Maroochy River. 60cm barred javelin (grunter) caught by Karl Wortmann.

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