The Noosa Fishing Report

As at Monday December 16, 2013.

PAGE ONE - OFFSHORE REPORT
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OFFSHORE: Light to moderate (5 to 15 knot) variable easterlies (with a more southerly influence) dominated the offshore scene as the week progressed and with the swing away from the northerlies, the murky conditions on the local reefs improved quite dramatically. A modest 0.5m swell was an added bonus.
The only report we had from out-wide this week was from Tony Kebblewhite from the Noosa Boat Fishing Club. Tony and two other keen fishos targeted The Hards on Saturday and came back with a good catch of snapper, plenty of moses perch, a few good quality venus tusk fish and a couple of pearl perch.
The middle reef belt kicked along quite nicely this week. Noosa Blue Water Charters fished The Coffees on Thursday and came back with snapper, venus tuskers, moses perch and teraglin jewfish. Local angler Ben Holloway (above left) boated a 5.5kg knobby while Bodey Gillies' fish tipped the scales at 3.5kg.

North Reef rewarded the faithful with a good range of species this week. Top of the capture list were; sweetlip, cobia, snapper, pearl perch, teraglin jewfish, moses perch and even the odd marlin. Local angler Alan Jones (above right in photo) was bottom bashing at North Reef on Saturday's Cougar One charter when he found himself in a battle with a 40kg (est) marlin. After a quick pose for the camera, assisted by deckie 'Damo', the fish was successfully released.
Trekka 2 targeted the bottom and the middle of North Reef this week. Ben Walker from Gympie (above left) is pictured with a couple of quality pearl perch from Wednesday's half day charter while Connaire Daniels from Brisbane (above right) was happy to pose with these snapper from Sunday's 3/4 day charter.

School cobia have been in numbers on North Reef for the last two or three weeks. Lachlan Fehring from Cohuna in Victoria (above) managed to hook and land a better than average fish on yesterday's Trekka 2 charter. We didn't get a weight but it was a healthy looking fish and would have gone about 6kg-7kg.

Although Chardon's Reef was relatively quiet it still managed to produce the odd snapper, moses perch, pearl perch, sweetlip, venus tusk fish and Maori cod.
Closer to home, there were a few spotted mackerel on the prowl out wide on Sunshine Reef while in Laguna Bay, Jew Shoal produced snapper and Spanish mackerel. Jaro Cerny from the Noosa Yakkers Club (above) was paddle trolling Jew Shoal in his kayak on Saturday morning when his 120mm gold chrome Halco Laser Pro hard body lure was monstered by a 12kg Spanish mackerel. He was hoping for a good result to celebrate his upcoming 70th birthday.
Jaro's quality fish, his Colgate smile and his milestone birthday capture won him this week's $50.00 Davo's Fish of the Week prize. Happy birthday mate!
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Apart from that, Halls Reef was the spot for frigate tuna, mack tuna and sweetlip. Tom and Brooke Moyson from Sydney (above) fished Hall's on Saturday morning with Noosa River Fishing Safaris. During their a light line and lure charter they released a number of lippers, but kept two for the dinner table.
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