The Noosa  Fishing Report

As at Monday 14th April 2003

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OFFSHORE: Apart from Tuesday's rather ordinary conditions (20 to 25 knot SSE) it was an excellent week offshore here in Noosa with predominantly 'very light' to moderate (5 to 15 knot) South Easterlies the order of the day, followed by 10 to 15 knot afternoon North Easterly sea breezes. To add a bit of icing to the cake, the swell remained in the 0.5m to 0.75m range, so it was definitely all systems go for the blue water boys with Tuna and Mackerel on top of the hit list.
Squire and Moses Perch were common to all of the visited reefs. In addition, for the more adventurous souls, Double Maori CodIsland Point proved to be a good option for quality Spanish Mackerel and Snapper, plus Longtail (Northern Bluefin) Tuna, Cobia and Red Throat Emperor, while at the Barwon Banks the bonus catch was Amberjack, Rosy Jobfish, Snapper, Parrot Fish, Pearl Perch and Red Emperor. A little closer in, Chardon's Reef produced Sweetlip, Parrot Fish, Hussar, Tailor and Maori Cod, as did North Reef with the addition of Trevally and Cobia. And it was at North Reef (in the golden glow of first light this morning) that local angler Ian Millward (right) boated this 5kg Maori Cod. Ian, who was kitted out with a Gary Howard custom rod and an Alvey 725C reel loaded with 30lb Pioneer Flexline, was on a half day Cougar One charter. Sunshine Reef continued to fire, yielding Longtail Tuna and the bulk of this week's quality Spanish Mackerel, while Laguna Bay was dotted with Tuna boils throughout the week with Longtails (to 13kg) very much in evidence. Trolled, Squid skirted whole baits and lures such as the C-Lures Huntsman and Reidy's B52 all did well.

ONSHORE: The coastal surf beaches were a great place to be this week with Dart and Whiting on the bite during the day and, as the week progressed, Chopper Tailor to 2kg in respectable numbers at dusk and dawn. Teewah on the North Shore and Peregian Beach on the East coast produced the standout Tailor while the National Park coves in Laguna Bay were a good option for Bream, Whiting and Garfish. In the river, the bread and butter species; Flathead, Whiting and Bream were well spread from Tewantin to the river mouth. Even better news was that Chopper Tailor were on the active list this week with hot spots Mangrove Jack and Trevallybeing down at the river mouth, (and together with Trevally) the Woods Bays, Munna Bridge and up around Harbourtown at Tewantin where, as you can see by the photo near right, the Mangrove Jacks were also on the bite. Local angler Glen Brownrigg boated the 1.8kg specimen he's pictured with on Saturday using an Atomic Grub to good effect. He was armed with a Shimano threadline combo loaded with 6lb braid. The Munna Point Trevally continued to respond well to soft plastics and live baits and in the case of the fish on the far right; live Sand Worms Armed with a Daiwa threadline combo loaded with 6lb line Barry Philp nailed this 1.5kg fella (and a few Bream) last Monday morning. On the freshwater scene it was all down to Borumba Dam with Saratoga chasing flies, spinnerbaits and beetle spins and Bass responding well to C-Lures 'Borer' extra deep divers.

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