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Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2014-12-04

Offshore

Todays is the last day of light winds and dry conditions with 10-15 knot N-NE winds. Seas and swell will be under 1m as well. Mulloway and Spanish mackerel and tusk fish on North Reef. Spanish and spotty Mackeral on Sunshine Reef and out from the national park. Snapper, sweetlip, maori cod and tusk fish have been taken from the Gneerings. School and spotty mackerel from Raper Shoal, the 5 mile, off Kings Beach, Arkwright Shoal and old women island.

Estuaries

Noosa: Big flathead, tailor, bream, big whiting and trevally near the river mouth. Jack and big eyed trevally in Woods Bays. Bream and flathead from Noosaville and Tewantin. Good quality whiting up in the Frying Pan and opposite Munna Point and in the entrance to Lake Cooroibah. Mangrove jack in between the lakes from the Noosaville reach to Lake Cootharaba.

Maroochydore: Trevally, mangrove jack from Dunethin Rock. Giant, golden trevally and tailor between the Godfrey's Road and Twin Waters on trolled SureCatch Ace Jerk and Zerek long trail lures. Flathead, whiting, tailor and bream from Picnic Point. Good numbers of quality whiting in the lower river and from Bli Bli on the high tide. Mud crabs in the deeper channel of the middle and upper reaches.

Kawana: Dart and whiting along the beaches, bream, flathead and whiting in the Mooloolah River. Bream with the bigger fish at night around the moorings. Whiting from La Balsa sand basin. Whiting and mangrove jack in Mountain Creek. Trevally and Jack from McKenzies bridge. Muddies on the move in the canal system.

Caloundra: Dart and whiting along the beaches and bream at dawn and dusk at Moffat Beach. Good trevally and whiting in Currimundi Lake. Flathead, bream and golden trevally around the Boardwalk. Whiting and trevally opposite the Power Boat Club and at Bells Creek mouth. A few sand and mud crabs throughout Pumicestone Passage and in the creeks.

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Michael and Lachlan Hutchinson Whiting 38cm Maroochy

Michael and Lachlan Hutchinson caught a good feed of whiting to 38cm in the lower Maroochy River yesterday.

Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2014-12-03

Offshore

Reasonable conditions in the morning with winds northeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots inshore in the afternoon, seas 1 to 1.5 metres. Mulloway and Spanish mackerel and tusk fish on North Reef. Spanish and spotty Mackeral on Sunshine Reef and out from the national park. Snapper, sweetlip, maori cod and tusk fish have been taken from the Gneerings. School and spotty mackerel from Raper Shoal, the 5 mile, off Kings Beach, Arkwright Shoal and old women island.

Estuaries

Noosa: Big flathead, tailor, bream, big whiting and trevally near the river mouth. Jack and big eyed trevally in Woods Bays. Bream and flathead from Noosaville and Tewantin. Good quality whiting up in the Frying Pan and opposite Munna Point and in the entrance to Lake Cooroibah. Mangrove jack in between the lakes from the Noosaville reach to Lake Cootharaba.

Maroochydore: Giant, golden trevally and tailor in the Cod hole. Big diamond scale mullet to 5kg have been caught in cast nets between Chambers Island and Picnic Point. Flathead, whiting, tailoraround 40cm and bream from Picnic Point. Whiting up to 40cm and giant herring in the lower and middle river. Mud crabs in the deeper channel of the middle and upper reaches.

Kawana: Dart and whiting along the beaches, bream, flathead and whiting in the Mooloolah River. Bream with the bigger fish at night around the moorings and whiting in the lower reaches of the Mooloolah River. Flathead and mangrove jack in Kawana Canals and in Mountain Creek. Muddies on the move in the canal system.

Caloundra: Dart and whiting along the beaches and bream at dawn and dusk at Moffat Beach. Good trevally in Currimundi Lake. Flathead, bream and golden trevally around the Boardwalk. Try for trevally, tarpon and jack in Pelican Waters Canal. Whiting and trevally opposite the Power Boat Club and at Bells Creek mouth. A few sand and mud crabs throughout Pumicestone Passage and in the creeks.

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Luke Larsen Currimundi Trevally

Luke Larsen was fishing at Currimundi Lake when he landed this feisty trevally

Local Fishing Report: Tuesday 2014-12-02

Offshore

More reasonable conditions with winds northeasterly 10 to 15 knots, seas below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre by early evening. Mulloway and Spanish mackerel and tusk fish on North Reef. Spanish and spotty Mackeral on Sunshine Reef and out from the national park. Snapper, sweetlip, maori cod and tusk fish have been taken from the Gneerings. School and spotty mackerel from Raper Shoal, the 5 mile, off Kings Beach, Arkwright Shoal and old women island.

Estuaries

Noosa: Big flathead, tailor to 61cm, bream, big whiting and trevally near the river mouth. Jack and big eyed trevally in Woods Bays. Bream and flathead from Noosaville and Tewantin. Good quality whiting up in the Frying Pan and opposite Munna Point and in the entrance to Lake Cooroibah. Mangrove jack in between the lakes from the Noosaville reach to Lake Cootharaba.

Maroochydore: Giant, golden trevally to 59cm and big eye trevally in the Cod hole. Big diamond scale mullet to 5kg have been caught in cast nets between Chambers Island and Picnic Point. Flathead, whiting, tailor and bream from Picnic Point. Whiting up to 40cm and giant herring in the lower and middle river. Mud crabs in the deeper channel of the middle and upper reaches.

Kawana: Dart and whiting along the beaches, bream, flathead and whiting in the Mooloolah River. Bream with the bigger fish at night around the moorings and whiting in the lower reaches of the Mooloolah River. Flathead and mangrove jack in Kawana Canals and in Mountain Creek. Muddies on the move in the canal system.

Caloundra: Dart and whiting along the beaches and bream at dawn and dusk at Moffat Beach. Flathead, bream and golden trevally off the Boardwalk. Try for trevally, tarpon and jack in Pelican Waters Canal. Whiting, mangrove jack and trevally opposite the Power Boat Club and at Bells Creek mouth. A few sand and mud crabs throughout Pumicestone Passage and in the creeks.

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Soultan Brown Luke Smith 1

Soultan Brown and Luke Smith potted this nice buck crab in the Maroochy Waters Canal.

Local Fishing Report: Monday 2014-12-01

Offshore

More reasonable conditions with winds northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon, seas below 1 metre. There’s been gold band snapper, red throat, snapper pearl perch and tusk fish from the banks. Mulloway and Spanish mackerel and tusk fish on North Reef. Spanish and spotty Mackeral on Sunshine Reef and out from the national park. Snapper, sweetlip, maori cod and tusk fish have been taken from the Gneerings. School and spotty mackerel from Raper Shoal, the 5 mile, off Kings Beach, Arkwright Shoal and old women island.

Estuaries

Noosa: Big flathead, tailor to 61cm, bream, big whiting and trevally near the river mouth. Jack and big eyed trevally in Woods Bays. Bream and flathead from Noosaville and Tewantin. Good quality whiting up in the Frying Pan and opposite Munna Point and in the entrance to Lake Cooroibah. Mangrove jack in between the lakes from the Noosaville reach to Lake Cootharaba.

Maroochydore: Giant, golden trevally to 59cm and big eye trevally in the Cod hole. Try for mangrove jack in Petrie Creek and Twin Waters Canals. Flathead and bream from Cotton Tree and around Chambers Island. There's been a few whiting up to 40cm in the lower and middle river. Mud crabs in the deeper channel of the middle and upper reaches.

Kawana: Dart and whiting along the beaches, bream, flathead and whiting in the Mooloolah River. Bream with the bigger fish at night around the moorings and whiting in the lower reaches of the Mooloolah River. Flathead and mangrove jack in Kawana Canals and in Mountain Creek. Muddies on the move in the canal system.

Caloundra: Dart and whiting along the beaches and bream at dawn and dusk at Moffat Beach. Flathead, bream and golden trevally off the Boardwalk. Try for trevally, tarpon and jack in Pelican Waters Canal. Whiting, mangrove jack and trevally opposite the Power Boat Club and at Bells Creek mouth. A few sand and mud crabs throughout Pumicestone Passage and in the creeks.

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Colin Kinnane ken Boucher 59cm golden Released11214 Cod Hole

Colin Kinnane and his mate Ken Boucher hauled in and then released this 59cm golden trevally from between the Cod Hole and Chambers Island

Local Fishing Report: Sunday 2014-11-30

Offshore

More good conditions with winds east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots, seas below 1 metre. There’s been huge gold band snapper, red throat, snapper pearl perch and tusk fish from the banks. Mulloway and Spanish mackerel and tusk fish on North Reef. Spanish and spotty Mackeral on Sunshine Reef and out from the national park. Snapper, sweetlip, maori cod and tusk fish have been taken from the Gneerings. School and spotty mackerel from Raper Shoal, the 5 mile, off Kings Beach, Arkwright Shoal and old women island.

Estuaries

Noosa: Flathead, bream, big whiting and trevally near the river mouth. Jack and big eyed trevally in Woods Bays. Bream and flathead from Noosaville and Tewantin. Good quality whiting up in the Frying Pan and opposite Munna Point and in the entrance to Lake Cooroibah. Mangrove jack in between the lakes and early morning around the snaggy banks from the Noosaville reach to Lake Cootharaba.

Maroochydore: Giant, golden and big eye trevally in the Cod hole. Try for mangrove jack in Petrie Creek and Twin Waters Canals. Flathead and bream from Cotton Tree and around Chambers Island. There's been a few whiting up to 40cm in the lower and middle river. Mud crabs in the deeper channel of the middle and upper reaches.

Kawana: Dart and whiting along the beaches, bream, flathead and whiting in the Mooloolah River. Bream with the bigger fish at night around the moorings and whiting in the lower reaches of the Mooloolah River. Flathead and mangrove jack in Kawana Canals and in Mountain Creek. Muddies on the move in the canal system.

Caloundra: Small snapper off the coffee rock at the NE tip of Bribie, dart and whiting along the beaches and bream at dawn and dusk at Moffat Beach. Flathead, bream and golden trevally off the Boardwalk. Try for trevally, tarpon and jack in Pelican Waters Canal. Whiting, mangrove jack and trevally opposite the Power Boat Club and at Bells Creek mouth. A few sand and mud crabs throughout Pumicestone Passage and in the creeks.

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SeanMcIntyre Cod Hole

Sean McIntyre was having a bit of fun around the Cod Hole for a few big eye trevally

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