As at Monday August 19, 2013.
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| OFFSHORE: The offshore
week got off to a wobbly start with moderate to fresh (12 to 18 knot) variable
westerlies making things cool and uncomfortable on the local reefs. By Friday,
however, conditions were on the improve as the winds dropped off below the
15 knot mark and took on a variable easterly flavour.
With the swell also on a steady decline the weekend warriors made the most of it, some even scheduling a few runs to the outer reefs. Glenn, Neil, Dan, Luke and Vince (above) from the Noosa Boat Fishing Club headed for the Barwon Banks early on Saturday and in a frantic morning session boated pearl perch, venus tuskers and lots of quality snapper. They left them biting, in fact, in a bid to get back before the forecast blustery but brief afternoon nor' easter.
Back along the middle reef belt, Chardon's Reef produced Australian bonito in numbers and North Reef was good for large mouth nannygai, squire, sweetlip, pearl perch, coral bream, teraglin jewfish and lots of moses perch. The Coffees also performed well, yielding cobia, moses perch, teraglin jewfish, plenty of squire and a few standout knobbies. Dan Mallon (above) is pictured with a thumper 7kg (est) snapper he boated there on today's Cougar One charter. Closer to home, Sunshine Reef was a good option for coral trout, grass sweetlip, snapper, venus tusk fish, cobia (following the whales) and Australian bonito.
COASTAL BEACH: With picture perfect conditions over the weekend the Noosa North Shore was once again chokka with 4x4's and surf anglers. The river mouth end of Teewah Beach was very popular with flathead, chopper tailor, bream & whiting (which were well spread) and dart on the bite. The surf gutters around Teewah township were good for lots of bream, plus swallowtail and the odd snub nose dart. Local angler Brodie Robinson (below) fished that stretch of water on Saturday night and had his hands full when this 6kg snub nose swallowed his pippy bait. He was only lightly armed with a 2kg-4kg spin outfit.
Across the bay, Granite Bay was still producing garfish while further south, bream, tarwhine and dart were on the bite at both Sunrise and Marcus beaches.
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