The Noosa  Fishing Report

As at Monday December 1, 2008

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Mahi Mahi or Dolphin Fish
OFFSHORE:
There were few complaints from the offshore brigade this week with light to moderate variable northerlies dominating the scene, bringing with them quite calm conditions on the local reefs, especially during the early morning Parrot Fishsessions.
Out wide, The Hards produced squire, snapper, pearl perch, hussar and moses perch as did the Barwon Banks but with the added bonus of Maori cod, amberjack, yellowtail kingfish, gold spot wrasse, parrot fish and, as per the photo above, mahi mahi.
Mark Perisinotto was out there yesterday on a full day Cougar One charter when his squid/pilchard bait was monstered by this 6.5kg dolphin fish. He was kitted out with a Shimano Catana rod and a Shimano Baitrunner 6500 reel loaded with 10kg line.
North Reef was (as usual) well patronised and although it didn't exactly fire this week it was still good for the odd quality snapper (to 6.5kg) on soft plastics and a few squire, parrot fish, mowong, sweetlip, bonito, Maori cod and pearl perch. Local angler Marge Brady (above right) was fishing 'inner' North this morning when her mullet flesh bait was taken by the 3.8kg parrot fish she's pictured with. Closer to home, Sunshine Reef was the spot for yellowfin tuna (to 11kg), small Spanish mackerel (av. 4kg) and, as you can see by the photo below, snapper and moses perch.
Snapper and Moses Perch Craig Alchin and his sons Liam and Dylan brought their catch in to Davo's for a weigh-in and photo after a productive session out there on Wednesday. No tricky gear either with 70lb handlines and squid/pilchard baits doing all the work. Last but not least, the area near the headland produced yellowfin tuna while Jew Shoal yielded the odd spotted mackerel.

ONSHORE: The coastal surf beaches fired well this week with whiting in good numbers and size all along Teewah Beach on the North Shore and tarwhine and dart active up around Double Island Point. Across the bay, Lion Rock at the southern end of Alexandria Bay produced bream on soft plastics while further south at Peregian Beach the standouts were whiting (well spread and in good numbers), tarwhine and quality dart.

Bream Whiting
In the river, flathead were on the bite around the Tewantin ski run, the top of the Frying Pan and down at the river mouth with soft plastics getting most of the action. Whiting were prevalent from Munna Point to the yacht club as young Darcey Crawford-Rickards (above right) discovered on Saturday. Darcey caught this 30cm specimen near T-Boats on Gympie Terrace and released it after a quick pic. The only reports of bream were from down towards the river mouth, which was where Blake Wrigley (above left) landed his 500gm fish. His bait? Live beach worms. Apart from that, trevally were responding well to live baits (prawns and biddies) in the Munna Point stretch and the Woods Bays while mangrove jacks were chasing soft plastic prawn lures in Weyba Creek.
On the freshwater scene, the Borumba Dam Bass were going for soft Jackalls around the timbers in both the Yabba and Kingham arms.
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