As at Monday August 24, 2015.
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| OFFSHORE: It wasn't
a standout week for the offshore boys by any means. Tuesday was very much
the pick of the litter with 5 to 10 knot westerlies but for the next three
days it was 15 to 20 knot southerlies and a 1.5m-2m swell. Not enough to
shut things down but most boaties left it to the bigger boats and the die
hards. Light to moderate variable northerlies and a decreasing swell suited
the weekend warriors and despite everything, the fishing was pretty good.
Pearl perch, moses perch, venus tusk fish and coral bream were a common catch at all the visited reefs. In addition to that, The Hards produced snapper, cobia, hussar, goat fish, rosy jobfish, amberjack, squire, gold spot wrasse, Maori cod and gold band snapper. Ryan Tierney from Sippy Downs (above) boated his amberjack there on Monday's full day Trekka 2 charter. Hard to believe from the photo but she was bucketing down out there for half the day.
|Also out wide, the Barwon Banks was the spot
for gold spot wrasse, hussar, snapper and cobia. Mark Edgar from Maroochydore
(above left) is pictured with a snapper which he boated out that way on
Friday's full day Cougar
One charter. A little closer in, North Reef rewarded the faithful
with a wide range of species such as jewfish, grass sweetlip, gold spot
cod, snapper, mowong, teraglin jewfish, Maori cod, coral trout, squire and
cobia. Louis Minerve from Melbourne (above right) is posing with a quality
moses perch and pearl perch which he boated on Tuesday's Cougar
One charter a little bit wide of North.
And on the same charter, Nols Reyneke from Yeppoon (above) boated a quality jewfish or mulloway. Noosa Charters vessel Wild Thing 2 also fished North Reef this week. Conan Carloss from Darra in Brisbane (below) boated this standout knobby snapper on Tuesday's seven hour charter. Good fish mate.
Wow! Seems half of Noosa was at North Reef this week. Local angler Tim Milat (below) fished there last Monday and picked up this 1.15m cobia on a deep jigged Bubblegum colour Z-Man StreakZ soft plastic. It was a good effort as he was relatively lightly armed with a 1-5kg Nordic Stage Areal Pro rod, a 2500 Stella reel, 10lb line and 20lb leader. Good enough, in fact, to win Tim this week's $50.00 Davo's Tackle World Fish of the Week prize. Well done mate.
Further south along the middle reef belt, Chardon's Reef was a good option for gold spot cod and jewfish as well as the common species mentioned earlier. Closer to home, Sunshine Reef yielded grass sweetlip during the day and, in the late afternoon and after dark, squire and snapper.
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