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As at Monday February 25, 2013

PAGE ONE - OFFSHORE

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OFFSHORE: Wet, wild and wintery would pretty much sum up the first half of the week with cool, moderate to strong, 18 to 25 knot+ southerlies hammering the coastline until late Thursday. A westerly swing on Friday morning and mostly light to moderate, 5 to 15 knot north easterlies over the weekend provided a brief window of opportunity for those anglers desperate shake off the cobwebs. North Reef was a much more attractive option this week, producing grass sweetlip in numbers, plus venus tusk fish, mowong, small snapper, moses perch, shiny mackerel, greasy cod, parrot fish and even the odd coral trout. Paul Lennon from Bribie Island (below) is pictured here with the 59cm (3kg) coral trout he nailed while fishing North Reef on Saturday on a Trekka 2 charter.
Coral Trout
And from the same three quarter day charter, Paul Kluck from Cooroy (below) was more than happy to pose with a couple of the grass sweetlip they boated.
Grass Sweetlip
Noosa Blue Water Charters also worked North Reef on Saturday and during the three quarter day excursion one of their clients hooked and landed one of the more colourful fish of the week, a blue barred orange parrot fish. Wayne Reis from Toowoomba (below) was one of a group of managers from the 'Black Toyota Group' that were treated to a day on the water. Wayne also got an extra bonus when his fish won this week's $50.00 Davo's Fish of the Week prize.
Blue Barred Orange Parrot Fish
And from the same motor dealers' group charter, Brett Morgan (below left) is pictured with a very healthy looking and good eating size, 9kg (est) greasy cod.
Greasy Cod Spanish Mackerel
Gary Norris and David Garwood from the Noosa Boat Fishing Club did a run to Chardon's Reef yesterday and did very well for themselves, boating venus tusk fish, spotted mackerel, black tip reef shark, sweetlip, snapper, moses perch, a small black marlin (released) and, as per the photo of Gary above, an 8kg (est) Spanish mackerel. They reported that the southerly current was very strong but the water was quite clean. Closer in, grass sweetlip (in numbers) and venus tusk fish were on the bite in close on Sunshine Reef. In Laguna Bay, sweetlip, squire, moses perch and small cod were active at Big Hall's Reef.

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