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Local Fishing Report: Friday 2018-07-20


Reasonable, conditions today, except for some northerly choppy seas early as winds will be northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching 15 to 20 knots offshore. Winds turning west to southwesterly during the evening and seas1 to 1.5 metres.Tomorrow will be okay in sheltered areas with gusty winds particularly early with south to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots tending south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon with seas 1 to 1.5 metres. Sundays conditions excellent with light southerly winds. Christopher Gibb fished Sunshine Reef with a couple of mates on Sunday using plastics and bait we got a feed of snapper, tusk fish and quality coral trout that went 70cm. Wild Thing 2 skipper Paul Glover fished D.I.P on Monday in stunning conditions for quality cobia, snapper, slate bream, tusk fish, gold spot estuary cod and a thumper pearl perch and then fished North Reef on Wednesday in almost oily calm conditions with catches of snapper, moses perch, coral bream, teraglin jewfish, pearl perch and a cracker Maori cod." There's been good catches of snapper on Sunshine Reef as well as coral trout, Spanish mackerel, yellow tail kingfish and grass sweetlip and also a few cobia. Snapper and tusk fish from Caloundra 12 mile. Snapper and sweetlip from Currimundi. has had jew, good snapper and cobia showing up. Grass sweetlip, cobia, cod, quality snapper and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Snapper, cod, moses perch, spotty mackerel from Caloundra 12 mile. snapper and sweetlip from Currimundi. Big snapper, cod, grass sweetlip, cobia and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: There's been good catches of luderick and bream at the river mouth and lower river. Jew at night and flathead around Munna Pt and around the Islands. Trevally along the Tewantin Reach. Golden trevally in Woods Bays and the canals. Chopper tailor, jew at night and a few whiting in the lower river.

Maroochydore: Bream, flathead, dart and and catches of big tailor on Wednesday from the river mouth and around the Pincushion. Jew, several good tailor in the Cod Hole. Jew at night from the Bli Bli stretch. Flathead, big whiting, golden trevally and good bream from Channel Island and in the south channel.

Mooloolaba: A few good tailor and golden trevally in the lower river. Quality bream around McKenzies Bridge, the rock walls and the Kawana Boat Ramp. Average size grass sweetlip and big bream off the rocks at Point Cartwright. Gar in the La Balsa sand basin. Sand crabs in Kawana Waters.

Caloundra: Big bream and grass sweetlip off Moffat Head. Bream and tailor from Shelly Beach. Luderick, bream, golden trevally and flathead off the boardwalk. Bream, flathead and whiting along Golden beach. Trevally, cod, tailor and bream in Pelican Waters Canal.

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Jarvis GT

Jarvis Henricks is at it again, with a nice giant trevally caught in the Lower Maroochy River near the Jet Ski Run.

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