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Local Fishing Report: Monday 2016-09-26

Offshore

Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds tending variable about 10 knots in the afternoon ahead of a west to southwesterly change 15 to 20 knots extending from the west in the evening and reaching up to 25 knots offshore. Seas will be 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday, then increasing to around 1 metre later in the evening. On The Hards there are snapper, pearlies, amberjack and trag jew.  At Big Hall's reef where there’s  been snapper in the 2kg to 2.5kg range and a 17kg cobia taken. On Sunshine Reef, there’s coral trout, snapper, tusk fish, pearl perch and grass sweetlip. A few spotty mackerel and mac tuna off Coolum.

Estuaries

Noosa: Fishing Teewah Beach for tailor, tarwhine, bream and dart. There is good quality flathead, a few trevally, the odd tailor at night and bream at the Noosa River mouth and flathead, trevally and a surprise of a 130cm barracuda in the Woods Bays Flathead and bream in Weyba Creek and bream and mangrove jack and mud crabs along the Tewantin and upper reaches.

Maroochydore: Trevally, jew and bream around the Cod Hole. Flathead from Chambers Island, up Petrie Creek and the Bli Bli Island. Quality mangrove jack and school jew in the middle and upper river. Whiting from muller park and twin waters. Muddies are on the move throughout all the river systems.

Kawana: Great conditions for fishing along the beaches for whiting and dart. Grass sweetlip and bream off Point Cartwright. A few golden trevally and a few GT’s in the Kawana Canals. Bream, gar and trevally around the boat moorings and rock walls, also plenty of quality flathead in the Basin and bream around the trawler moorings.

Caloundra: Plenty of bream a few whiting and good quality flathead to be had throughout the Passage. Trevally and still a few tailor in Pelican Waters Canal. Jew and bigger bream at night in the deeper hole of the northern passage Whiting and a few good mud crabs feeding in the creeks.

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Fred DangateTarpon Up River

Fred Dangate caught and released this Tarpon in the upper Maroochy River.

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