The Noosa Fishing Report

As at Monday August 18, 2008
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Noosa bar crossing around low tide on Monday afternoon.
OFFSHORE:
The continuing lack of swell may have seriously disappointed the local surfing fraternity but the blue water brigade were more than happy with the calm conditions on the river mouth bar (as pictured above) and at the local reefs.
SnapperLow tide was a bit tricky but for those who timed their trips correctly it was all plain sailing.
And although the cool south westerlies tended to be a bit blustery around daybreak, on most days they dropped below the 10 knot mark before the sun was too far over the horizon.
Unfortunately, it was a bit quiet this week with most anglers having to put in a bit of overtime to get a good feed.
Moses perch and pearl perch were pretty much the common catch at all visited reefs.
In addition, out wide, 'The Hards' produced hussar, squire and amberjack, as did the Barwon Banks but with the added bonus there of quality snapper.
A little closer in, Massoud's Reef yielded railway perch while at North Reef the bonus species were teraglin jewfish and parrot fish.
Sunshine Reef was worth a look this week with quality snapper being the main attraction. Chicko Vella and his family were out there last Sunday and youngsters Moet and Jett (above) welcomed this 4.8kg 'Knobby' with open arms.
In Laguna Bay, sweetlip were on the bite at Little Hall's Reef and also at Jew Shoal where squire were an added bonus.

ONSHORE: The coastal surf beaches were hard to pass up this week with the North Shore again being the standout. The waters 4km's to 6km's above Teewah were good for tarwhine, bream, whiting, flathead and plenty of chopper tailor in the 1kg to 1.5kg range. Across the bay, whiting were in good numbers around all of the National Park coves while further south the only reports of note were of dart, bream and a few whiting at Marcus and Castaways beaches.
Luderick or Blackfish
In the river, the luderick continued to attract the faithful although the activity at the main hot spot, the river mouth car park rocks, tapered off as the week progressed. Local 'Blackfish' enthusiast John 'Cobby'
Cobb (above) got best results in the afternoons earlier in the week and is seen here posing with one of his typical captures. He was armed with a 10' 6" SnyderGlas blackfish rod and an Alvey 475 blackfish reel loaded with 12lb line to a 6lb leader. His bait? 'Cabbage'.

Bream Mangrove Jack
Bream were on the bite in good numbers in the lower reaches of the river with best results coming from the river mouth (where flathead were also active), in the Woods Bays and along the Munna Point stretch. Young Tom Butler from Sydney (above left) tempted his 700gm specimen in the 'Bays' on Tuesday afternoon using a Davo's prawn as his draw card.
The deeper waters of the Munna Point area were also good for school jewfish (on soft plastics) and, as per the photo above right, mangrove jacks. Michael Butler hit the jackpot around there on Tuesday night when his floated whitebait was monstered by the 1.5kg 'Jack' he's posing with. He was armed with a Shimano threadline combo loaded with 6lb line.
Whiting
Apart from that, there were trevally (to 40cm) chasing blue/pink metal slug lures in the Woods Bays and, as you can see by the photo above, quality whiting on the bite around Munna Beach. Cameron Winter was very pleased with the 500gm specimen he landed there on Wednesday. He was using a Shimano Sedona combo, 10lb braid and live beach worms.


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