As at Monday July 6, 2015.
| OFFSHORE: It wasn't
a bad week on the offshore scene. Not as good as the weather forecast websites
predicted but certainly good enough to claim six of the seven days (Friday
was a shut-out with 20 knot+ southerlies) as fishable. There were even a
few days that came close to a glass-out, namely Thursday Sunday and today.
Another plus (for the bottom bashers) was that the currents, which were
mostly from the south, were relatively minimal to nonexistent.
With the holidays in full swing there were plenty of starters for a day out on the reefs, with the boat ramps chokka block and rather chaotic from 5.00am onwards. The charter boats slotted in a few days out wide this week. Noosa Charters vessel Wild Thing 2 took a run to Double Island Point with the Noosa Yachtie Fishing Club on Wednesday and came back with a good catch of snapper, squire, sweetlip, gold spot cod, pearl perch, moses perch, mowong and venus tusk fish. Lyn Fowler (above) was on her first trip out with the club and coincidentally boated the first snapper of the day on the nine hour charter.
Noosa Bluewater Charters scheduled two full day charters to the Barwon Banks this week where they boated amberjack, pearl perch, snapper, hussar, fusilier, gold spot wrasse and venus tuskers. Richard Conarski from Brisbane (above) boated the standout amberjack on Thursday's nine hour charter.
|And Laurie DeSilva from Melbourne (above) is
pictured with a snapper from the same Cougar
One charter. On Saturday they had a corporate booking with a
group from JCI Brisbane. As it was a Maxi-Day, twelve hour trip, they didn't
get back until late, so Kevin and Chris' onboard pearly pic above is all
The Coffees were well worth a look, producing sweetlip, venus tusk fish, hussar, mackerel tuna, squire, moses perch and pearl perch. Young Fredrik Martin from Melbourne (above) was more than happy to pose with a couple of the quality moses perch boated out there on Sunday's seven hour Trekka 2 charter.
North Reef, based on past performance, was still the most popular destination. Species on the bite out there were sweetlip, moses perch, hussar, jewfish, venus tusk fish, pearl perch, shiny mackerel, cobia, scarlet sea perch, snapper, Maori cod, teraglin jewfish, coral bream, squire, gold spot cod and snapper. Martin Kurch from London (above) did well just holding his gold spot cod for the camera. He boated it at the bottom of North on Tuesday's Trekka 2 charter.
Late Mail: Chicko Vella from Davo's reported from Chardons Reef this afternoon... "Conditions could not of been better; light winds and just a slight current. We caught some beautiful pearlies and thumper snapper. Also a few cod in the mix as well. Lots of bait around with a few sharks giving us a hard time".
Closer in, Sunshine Reef was good for moses perch, venus tusk fish, sweetlip, pearl perch, coral bream, northern bluefin tuna and squire. Peter Hadley from Melbourne (above) boated his longtail there on Sunday's Wild Thing 2 charter. In Laguna Bay, Jew Shoal produced the odd snapper and grass sweetlip.
|As usual, we couldn't fit all of the great photos from the week on the page. To view the 'Lightbox Gallery', just click on the thumbnails above.|
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