The Noosa  Fishing Report



As at Monday January 9th 2006

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OFFSHORE: With the weekend pretty much a write-off due to severe storms (strong winds, lightning and heavy rain) the offshore action was centred around the first half of the week when light to moderate variable northerlies were dominant.
Spanish Mackerel Snapper
Squire and Parrot Fish were the common species taken at most of the visited reefs. In addition, Chardon's Reef produced Pearl Perch and Teraglin Jewfish and North Reef yielded Moses Perch, as did Massoud's Reef but with the added bonus of Pearl Perch and Estuary Cod. Closer to home, Arkwright Shoal was the spot for Sweetlip, Railway Perch, Spotted Mackerel, Mowong and Snapper, as was Sunshine Reef with Maori Cod and Spanish Mackerel a very welcome addition. Michael Thomas from Melbourne (above left) boated the 6.8kg Spanish Mackerel he's posing with while on a half day Cougar One charter to Sunshine Reef on Wednesday. He was kitted out with an 8-10kg Angler Azagale rod and a Shimano 6500 Baitrunner reel loaded with 8kg line. And Sydney angler Scott Maybury (above right) also hit the jackpot at Sunshine Reef on Wednesday when his Pilchard baits attracted the attention of the very nice 4.6kg and 6.3kg Snapper he's pictured with. He was armed with a Shakespeare Ugly Stik and a Shimano Thunnus reel loaded with 15kg line. Laguna Bay fired up just ahead of the stormy weekend weather with Spotted and School Mackerel leading the way.
ONSHORE: The North Shore coastal beach stretch was quite extensively inundated with 'weed' this week so most of the reports were from the National Park headland (where Spotted and school Mackerel were on the boil in-close in Granite Bay) and further south, with Whiting and Dart active at Sunshine Beach and Tailor (to 2kg) and Whiting on the bite at Marcus Beach. In the river, Flathead and Whiting were the target species down at the river mouth while Trevally and Tailor (on Prawns and soft plastics) were active in the Woods Bays, around the Munna Bridge/Culgoa Point stretch (soft plastics) and up along the Tewantin ski run where trolled lures such as Jack Snacks were working well. Apart from that there were Trevally on the bite at the Sheraton Bridge, the odd Mangrove Jack (trolled Gold Bombers) around the jetties in the inner Woods Bay, Bream and Whiting (Prawns) off Munna Point and Golden Trevally (Prawns and Whitebait) up around the Tewantin Ferry. The Noosa Waters canals, however, were running hot with Bream and Whiting this week as Tewantin angler Liz Davey (right) discovered on Tuesday afternoon. Using live worms for bait Liz caught Bream to 350gm and the very nice 500gm Whiting she's posing with. And Chris Lacey (below left) and his buddy Sam (below right) caught and released over a dozen Bream (to 600gm) yesterday in the canals using Frogmouth Pilchards as their draw card. Whiting
Bream Bream


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