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We've now started to index some of our most popular website video clips on the Fish 'n' Trips page.

If you haven't been to that section recently you might want to check it out.

Below are a few of the clips listed so far...

Bar 'Moments': A few heart stoppers.

Noosa Riverfest: Say no more.

Borumba Bass: A day at Borumba Dam.

Luderick Fishing: At the river mouth.
    Background Music... 'Deep Desire' ... by Ian Cameron Smith: www.iancameronsmith.com.au
River mouth bar today.
OFFSHORE: With 25-30 knot southerlies, rain and a 3m+ swell forecast for the weekend, those who were able to made the most of the relatively calm conditions earlier in the week when the light to moderate variable northerlies dominated.
Snapper
And while the going was good the outer reefs were well worth targeting. Double Island Point was the spot for cobia, rosy jobfish and some of this week's better quality snapper. Paul Grenfell (above) did an overnighter there on Wednesday and was pleasantly surprised to find, when he weighed his catch on the Davo's digital scales, that his 11.4kg 'Knobby' was a website record for that species. Considering we've been record keeping since 1997, that's a pretty impressive capture!
Snapper
Noosa Blue Water Charters did a run to the Barwon Banks on Friday where they boated moses perch, venus tusk fish, sea bream and, as you can see by the fish above that Marc Parry and Keelan Parke are posing with, snapper to 5kg.
Snapper
The middle reef belt was patchy at times with some anglers going through a couple of tide changes with little or no result. Then the next day it would be all on so it was down to a bit of luck and persistence in many cases. When it fired, North Reef produced sweetlip, pearl perch, moses perch, teraglin jewfish and snapper, as did Massoud's Reef but with the added bonus there of Maori cod, cobia, yellowtail kingfish and venus tusk fish. Geoff McCormack from Tallangatta (above) fished North Reef on a half day Cougar One charter on Wednesday and was quite happy to pose with his 3.5kg snapper.
Coral Trout
Closer to home, Victor Bailey's was the spot for squire and the odd jewfish to 7.5kg while at Sunshine Reef the catch was cobia and, as you can see by the photo above, quality coral trout. Chris 'Fella' Arnold from Noosa River Fishing Safaris had the morning off on Saturday so fished Sunshine Reef just ahead of the weather change. As things were pretty quiet he was very pleased to hook and boat this 8kg coral trout just before conditions out on the reef turned rather ordinary.
In Laguna Bay, the only reports were of a few sweetlip at Hall's Reef and school cobia on the bay side of the shark nets.

ONSHORE: The coastal surf beaches weren't terribly exciting over the weekend but prior to the arrival of the wet and windy weather there was a bit of chopper tailor action just past Teewah township on the North Shore and, as per the photo below, the odd better quality 'Greenback' on the prowl north of the Third Cutting. Neil 'Cossi' Costello fished that area on Thursday night and tempted this 3kg fish with a whole pilchard bait. Dart were well spread all the way along.
Tailor
Across the bay, squire were on the bite off the rocks of the National Park headland while further south, the northern end of Sunshine Beach was good for chopper tailor, bream and, as per the photo below, jewfish. James Crothers from Davo's Compleat Angler and three mates did a night fish there early last week and landed five mulloway between them with James' 6.5kg specimen being the night's standout. Further down, Marcus Beach produced dart, as did Castaways Beach but with the added bonus of flathead and small whiting. Chopper tailor, bream and jewfish were on the bite at Yaroomba.
Jewfish or Mulloway
In the estuary, flathead, bream and whiting were active around the top of the tide in the Frying Pan and at the river mouth.
Noosa River Fishing Safaris at the river mouth
Flathead were also on the prowl in the Woods Bays as local lad Carlton Klerck (below left) found when he caught this 'Lizard' at the Woods Spit on Wednesday afternoon.
Flathead Flathead
Flathead, bream and a few quality whiting were reported on the bite in Weyba Creek. Toby Mills (above) picked up two 'Lizards' while fishing from his kayak in Weyba Creek late on Saturday afternoon. He was using a Berkley Puppy Dog Crank Bait on 2kg line as his draw card. Further upriver; trevally, flathead and bream were on the chew along the Tewantin stretch, up at Makepeace Island and around the Tewantin car ferry. School jewfish were active around the first ski run.

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