As at Monday January 17, 2011
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OFFSHORE: Not a lot of joy for the offshore
brigade this week either. We didn't get anything like the flooding that
a lot of Queensland suffered but the constant deluge saw an enormous amount
of fresh water flush through the estuary system and out into Laguna Bay
and local reefs. Strong winds and big seas were another deterrent and
although the sun was shining and the winds were easing from mid-week on,
the bar crossing was still dodgy over the weekend as the Noosa Coast Guard
discovered on Saturday afternoon. As you can see by the photo below, their
Eagle Ray 'Bartender' Patrol Boat took on a serious wave and came off
second best. Two crew were hospitalised, one with a dislocated shoulder
and one with a seriously mangled foot after he came in contact with the
still spinning propeller blade. We wish them well.
|ONSHORE: The North
Shore coastal beach stretch was an untidy mess. Catfish were still in numbers
around the lower end of Teewah Beach while the only other report to hand
was of quality sweetlip taken from the rocks at Double Island Point. Down
south, on the east coast stretch, Yaroomba Beach continued to produce catfish
and, at night, quality bream.
In the estuary, despite the fresh water and murk in the system, bream were active along the Noosaville jetty stretch, down at the river mouth (where flathead were chasing prawn baits) and at Munna Point, along with trevally and flathead. Kyle McNamara (below) was very happy with the 1.5kg 'Lizard' he tempted there with a soft plastic at 7am this morning.
Flathead were also on the prowl in the Frying Pan with some big mothers (caught and released) in amongst the pack.
Freshwater anglers please read this notice from Seqwater:
"Due to the recent inflows into the lakes, there are extremely high risks of debris and also high risks of potential water quality issues in the lakes at the moment. Our resources are stretched and our highest priorities are the safe provision of drinking water, dam safety and public safety.
We will reassess the situation at all of the lakes as soon as we can do so, however until we have completed these assessments, each lake will remain closed to all on-water recreation activities."
Please note that in our immediate area, this relates specifically to Lake MacDonald.
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