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Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2018-06-14


After todays New Moon and the cooler conditions particularly Sunday and Mondays cold snap the fish should be on the bite! Today could be choppy early but looking good for an afternoon fish with northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds tending westerly in the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots in the middle of the day. Inshore afternoon seabreezes possible and seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday. Tomorrow good conditions with perhaps a bit of northerly chop as winds west to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting east to northeasterly during the day then becoming variable about 10 knots during the evening and seas  1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. The weekend is looking great with Saturday having excellent conditions with light south westerly winds, with seas below 1 metre and Sunday will be okay as well with a 15 to 20 knot South Westerly early morning settling down in the afternoon. Dan Lever caught a couple of big snapper on Sunshine Reef yesterday on pilly floaters down the burley trail. Biggest one went 82cm or 6.2kg.👍🏼. Local kayak angler Warren Norup, fished Sunshine Reef and got a nice winter Spanish mackerel, it went 127cm or 11kg on a trolled bonito."  Sunshine and North Reef has had coral trout, Spanish mackerel, yellow tail kingfish, snapper and grass sweetlip and also a few cobia. Snapper, pearl perch, nice tusk fish and cod from local reefs out from Mooloolaba and Caloundra . Jew and sweetlip from Currimundi. has had good snapper and cobia showing up. Spanish mackerel, cod, grass sweetlip, cobia and big tusk fish from the Barwon Banks. Double Island Point theirs tusk fish,Maori cod, a rare Blue Maori Cod, big grassy sweetlip and spangled emperor. pearl perch, big snapper, gold band snapper, moses perch, nannygai and trevally.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: Try for luderick or blackfish at the car park rocks at the river mouth and lower river. Flathead around Munna Pt and good golden trevally around the sand bags. Noosa River Fishing Safaris crew members Peng released a 70cm fish on prawn and Charlie caught and released this 76cm flathead in the lower estuary on whole whitebait. Try for chopper tailor, whiting a few quality bream and trevally from the River mouth. School jew and a jew went 91cm, threadfin salmon and still good mud crabs in between the lakes.

Maroochydore: Remember, 'The Cod Hole Fishing Comp Winter Classic' is on from the 5 - 8th July. Registrations now open via phone (07)5443-3033 or online at A few good bream feeding after yesterdays New Moon phase. Some really nice gutters along Mudjimba and Marcoola Beach's to try for a few dart, bream and jew at night. School jew in the middle river with a few big fish taken in the Cod Hole. Big flathead caught and released in the lower reaches over the weekend.

Mooloolaba: Dart in the gutter between Kawana and Wurtulla. Average size grass sweetlip and big bream off the rocks at Point Cartwright. Gar in the lower river. Quality bream feeding around the rocks walls and Jetties in the lower river. Golden and giant trevally in the middle river and canals. Its worth trying for some sand crabs around the high tide.

Caloundra: Bream off the rocks outcrops and headland between Dicky and Shelly Beaches. Tailor and bream for the NE tip of Bribie. Whiting, bream and flathead along the golden beach stretch. A few nice jew in the deeper holes throughout the passage. Some good catches of sand crabs throughout the Pumicestone Passage

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Bev Clark Bream 34cm MRSLFC

Keen angler Riley, Battese with a fighting 64 cm Diamond Trevally caught yesterday at the Cod Hole on a Zeric Vibe

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