The Noosa Fishing Report
As at Monday August 3, 2009

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OFFSHORE: Light to moderate variable winds were again a feature of the offshore scene this week. When the winds had a westerly flavour it was a little bit chilly but that was the only negative in an otherwise fine week on our local reefs. There wasn't much swell either so there were plenty of boats crossing the bar to take advantage of the excellent conditions.
Cobia
Under the circumstances, Double Island Point was well worth a shot this week and those who made the effort came back with cobia (to 8kg), moses perch, pearl perch, Maori cod, gold band snapper, squire and hussar.
The middle reef belt was also on fire with good catches of pearl perch, moses perch, teraglin jewfish, quality snapper and cobia reported by most boaties. In addition, Chardon's Reef produced Maori cod and parrot fish while North Reef was the spot for large numbers of tea leaf trevally (to 6kg) and a few northern bluefin tuna.
Penny Anderson from Theodore (above) was out at Chardon's Reef on Cougar One on Thursday when she boated the 12kg (est) cobia she's posing with.
Snapper
And Trent Slater and Aaron Smith (above) were out at North Reef on Friday on a Cougar One charter when they got into the snapper, with the 4kg and 4.5kg specimens they're pictured with being a good example of the fish boated.
On Wednesday local angler Roger McLoughlin (below) drifted pilchard baits on North Reef
for a few squire and the 5.5kg 'Knobby' he's pictured with. His young son Jack didn't go with him but was more than happy to be in the photo.
Snapper
Closer to home, Sunshine Reef was a good option for the smaller boats, yielding Maori cod, teraglin jewfish, sweetlip, parrot fish, pearl perch, squire and snapper (to 5.5kg) while in Laguna Bay, Jew Shoal produced the odd snapper.

ONSHORE: The North Shore coastal stretch was quite productive this week with dart on the bite wherever you cast a line. The water around Teewah township was worth a look with tailor, bream and whiting in good numbers while further north, the odd snapper and trevally were taken from the rocks at Double Island Point. On Main Beach there were a few bream, tarwhine and chopper tailor taken from the river mouth rock groyne while over on the east side, bream and dart were well spread with some good fish coming from Marcus Beach. Castaways had the bonus of chopper tailor and tarwhine.
Munna Beach just before sunset.
In the river, flathead were on the bite from Lake Cooroibah to the river mouth. Also down at the river mouth, luderick were back in feeding mode near the car park rocks with the incoming tide, from mid to high tide working best. Local angler Milan (below) landed four of these sports fish early on Wednesday afternoon and was happy to stop for a quick pic.
Luderick
The Woods Bays had tailor chasing well cast flies and prawn baits at dusk while most of the trevally action was around the Munna Point area. Six year old Cale Page from Castaways Beach (below) was fishing at Munna Point on Saturday when his live yabby bait was taken by the 900gm trevally he's posing with. He was armed with a Shimano spin combo.
Trevally
Apart from that the only other report of note was of whiting going for live sand worms and yabbies in Weyba Creek.
On the freshwater scene, sixteen year old Callum Munro who is a Davo's trainee staff member, won the Barra and Basstastic Teams Grand Final at Borumba Dam on the weekend. Callum was teamed up with Trevor Burgess.

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