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Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2015-01-01


Good conditions for offshore with, easterly 10 to 15 knots. Seas around 1 metre. There have been some good catches of spotty and Spanish mackerel right along the coast off Currimundi, Caloundra 12 mile Coolum and at Sunshine Reef. There are good reports from Caloundra 12 Mile and the Banks for spanish mackerel, spotted mackerel and mahi mahi on the surface, with parrot and sweetlip on the bottom.  Barwon Banks produced quality maori cod, mahi mahi, snapper and red throat emperor. Murphys produced good hussar, moses perch, mulloway and cobia.


Noosa: A few big tailor to 74cm and whiting and dart along Teewah Beach. Quality mangrove jack, bream, trevally, tailor and whiting at the Noosa River mouth. Also mangrove jack and bream in Weyba Creek, the Tewantin reach. Woods Bay and in the snaggy areas in the upper reaches. Mud crabs in the upper reaches and sand crabs in the lower reaches.

Maroochydore: There are big whiting in the lower river with several good catches up to 40cm. Whiting and flathead in the southern channel. Three mangrove jack taken in Petrie Creek by Jarvis Henrick's yesterday. Trevally, 60cm tailor and school jew at night in the cod hole and upper reaches of Eudlo and Petrie Creeks. A few good mud crabs in the upper reaches.

Kawana: Dart and bream on the southern side of Pt Cartwright and south of the the Surf Club. Bream around the moorings and along La Balsa Park. Have a go for mangrove jack up to 58cm in the canals, Mountain Creek and around McKenzies Bridge. Mud crabs in the upper reaches of the river and the creeks. Sand crabs towards the river mouth and in the canals.

Caloundra: Try for small snapper off the rocks at Shelly Beach. Trevally, whiting and dart along Currimundi Beach and inside the Caloundra bar. Whiting, bream, flathead and moses perch along the Boardwalk area. Mangrove jack around the pontoons in Pelican Waters Canals and in the creeks. Whiting opposite the Power Boat Club, off Moffat Beach and in Currimundi Lake. Sand crabs throughout the passage.

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Dad Daryl Burnett taught young Jack how to tag and release Marlin out off Mooloolaba on Tuesday – well done!

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