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Local Fishing Report: Wednesday 2016-10-26

Offshore

Winds will be northwest to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots with seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening. Double Island reefs have had good amberjack, tuskies, moses perch, pearlies, coral bream and this quality spangled emperor, snapper, grassies, trag jew, mulloway and scarlet sea perch. Snapper, tusk fish, pearl perch and cobia from the Hards. On Sunshine Reef, there’s coral trout, squire, grass sweetlip and pearl perch. Mackerel. Rat kingfish, snapper, sweetlip and tuna off Coolum. Tusk fish and sweetlip from Murphy’s Reef. Big bream, grass sweetlip and small snapper from Old Women Island.

Estuaries

Noosa: Dart and Whiting along Teewah Beach. A 95cm and 65cm flathead were caught and released in the Frying Pan on a Noosa River Fishing Safari using prawn and whitebait. A 4kg golden trevally was taken at the Sheraton Bridge. There a few good whiting feeding on top of the tide at the Noosa River mouth. Bream in the deep holes around the Frying Pan and Tewantin Marina. Try for flathead, moses perch and Jacks in Weyba Creek.

Maroochydore: Flathead 60 to 86cm caught and released at the Bli Bli Bridge. Chopper tailor, hair tail and trevally from the Cod Hole. Jack in the upper reaches, in the canals and up Petrie Creek. Flathead, eastuary copd and jacks inEudlo Creek. Mud crabs in the middle to upper reaches.

Kawana: Dart and whiting along Kawana Beach, trevally at dawn and dusk along the rock walls at the Mooloolah River. Jack to 52cm, flathead 68cm and Cod in Parrearra Channel and around the twin bridge. Bream and trevally around the boat moorings. Mangrove jack and whiting in Mountain Creek. Bream and flathead in the Basin and mud crabs in the deep holes in the canals.

Caloundra: Quality flathead in the Blue Hole and at the entrance to Coochin Creek. Whiting opposite Bells Creek and along Golden Beach. Jew, mangrove jack showing up in the creeks and bigger bream at night in the deeper holes of the northern passage. Trevally and jacks in Pelican Waters. Mud crabs in Coochin Creek and up the canals.

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Robert Whiting Hairtail Tailor

Robert Whiting had a good afternoon in the cod hole with chopper tailor and several good hair tail being boated.

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