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Local Fishing Report: Sunday 2016-10-02

Offshore

Wind will be southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning then becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the early afternoon,  with seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening. Snapper, tusk fish and pig fish from the middle banks. Snapper, tusk fish, pearl perch and cobia from the Hards.  Snapper, mackerel and grass sweetlip from Currimundi. 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, squire, grass sweetlip and pearl perch. Mackerel. Coral trout, sweetlip and mac tuna from Coolum Reef.

Estuaries

Noosa: Dart, whiting, bream and tarwhine along the beach gutters from Teewah to freshwater. Whiting in the frying pan area. Flathead on live baits and plastics in the lower river with bream and trevally at the river mouth. Bream, flathead and good size golden trevally in Woods Bays. Flathead, Moses Perch and Jacks in Weyba Creek. Mangrove jack and mud crabs along the Tewantin stretch, with sand crabs being caught in the lower river. Moses perch, bream, flathead and whiting from Munna Point.

Maroochydore: Elbow slapper whiting and flathead averaging 55cm in Maroochy Waters Canal. A 78cm barramundi was caught near the Bli Bli Bridge on Friday. Bream, tailor, trevally and jew around the Cod Hole at dawn and dusk. Flathead from Chambers Island and Picnic Point. Flathead and trevally in Petrie Creek. Whiting from muller park, as well chambers Island and picnic point early in the morning. Mud crabs in the deeper holes of the middle river with a few sand crabs being caught towards Cotton Tree.

Kawana: Dart and whiting along the Warana stretch. Jacks and Cod in Parrearra Channel and under the twin bridges. Mangrove jack around bridge structure and boat moorings in the upper river. A few golden trevally and sizeable GT’s in the Kawana Canals around the pontoons. Bream, Gar and trevally around the boat moorings and rock walls. Flathead and whiting in the Basin.

Caloundra: Flathead in the blue hole and at the entrance to Coochin Creek. Whiting on the banks between Bullock Beach and Bells Creek. Flathead from Military jetty. Bream, flathead and trevally from near Gemini Towers. Jew and bigger bream at night in the deeper hole of the northern passage. Mud crabs in Coochin Creek and up the canals. Bream, trevally, Mangrove Jack and Cod all of size caught in the Pelican Waters canal.

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Sam Sun Tusk Fish

Sam Sun was fishing on Murphy’s reef when he caught this venus tusk fish.

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