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Local Fishing Report: Thursday 2018-08-30


Good conditions today with winds south to southwesterly about 10 knots becoming east to northeasterly in the afternoon with seas below 1 metre.Tomorrow will just be okay early morning ahead of some choppy to rough conditions in the afternoon and evening with north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning north to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots during the afternoon. Winds increasing to 25 to 30 knots south of Noosa in the evening. Winds inshore northwesterly below 10 knots during the early morning with seas below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres around midday.  Wild Thing 2 fished North Reef pearl perch, moses perch hussar, venus tusk fish and some solid grass sweetlip." . There's been some quality snapper, long tail tuna, cobia, pearl perch, tusk fish from the Gneerings and Caloundra 12 mile. Snapper, grass sweetlp, moses perch and parrot from Murphy's. Keeper snapper and good sweetlip close in off Coolum around Old Women Island. Snapper and Sweetlip around Brays Rock. Double Island Point reefs producing good quality snapper, some nice red emperor, pearl perch, moses perch, tusk fish and a number of quality cobia. There's been grass sweetlip, cobia, cod, quality snapper and tusk fish from the Barwon Banks.

Estuaries and Beaches

Noosa: A few tailor, bream and dart to be taken along Teewah Beach. Big golden trevally and flathead in Woods Bays. There has been plenty of whiting in the lower river. Flathead up to 70cm just outside Lake Doonella. Golden trevally and queenfish around the ski run area, and also up into Lake Cooroibah.

Maroochydore: A few tailor, queenfish, bream and a few trevally between Chambers Island and the mouth of Eudlo Creek. Flathead in Eudlo Creek. Fathead and bream from around Goat and Channel Islands. Whiting to 43cm in the lower river on yabbie and worm on the run out tide.

Mooloolaba: Good hard fighting trevally around Minyama Island. Bream and golden trevally from the boat moorings. Bream and mangrove jack at night around McKenzies Bridge and the rock walls the Kawana Boat Ramp. Bream and tailor off the rocks at Point Cartwright.

Caloundra: Flathead and whiting along Golden Beach. Bream, tailor and grass sweetlip from the rocky headland between Moffat and Shelly Beaches. Luderick, bream, the odd tailor and flathead off the boardwalk. Trevally, queenfish and tailor in Pelican Waters Canal.

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Amber Hopkins Whiting

A nice whiting caught by Amber Hopkins, on Saturday. They got 6 that day in the Mooloolah River.

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