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Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2016-09-29

Offshore

Wind will be northerly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots during the afternoon and evening, with seas at 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres around midday. Yellowtail king fish, trevally and snapper from the Blinker. Spanish mackerel on trolled slimy mackerel between Old Women Island and the Blinker.  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. Spotty mackerel and tuna from the northern end of Bribie.

Estuaries

Noosa: Dart, whiting, bream and tarwhine along the beach gutters from Teewah to freshwater. Whiting in the frying pan area. Flathead, trevally and bream at the river mouth. Bream, flathead and trevally in the Woods Bays. Flathead , moses perch and jacks in Weyba Creek. Grunter, mangrove jack and mud crabs along the Tewantin stretch. Whiting and flathead at the mouth of lake Cooroibah.

Maroochydore: Tailor to 70cm from the river mouth over night. Bream and jew up to 102cm around the Cod Hole. Flathead to 70cm from Chambers Island and 88cm from Picnic Point. Flathead and trevally in Petrie Creek. Whiting from muller park and twin waters. Mud crabs in the deeper holes of the middle river.

Kawana: Jacks and cod in Parrearra Channel and under the twin bridges. Mangrove jack around structure in the upper river. A few golden trevally and a few GT’s in the Kawana Canals. 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. Trevally and bream off the boardwalk. Jew and bigger bream at night in the deeper hole of the northern passage. Mud crabs in Coochin Creek and up the canals. Mangrove jack, cod, trevally and bream in Pelican Waters canal.

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42cm Giant Trevally

Abigail Nicholls with her PB 42cm Giant Trevally taken on a Z-Man 3" white Minnowz off her kayak up Petrie Creek.

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