Quintrex Boats The Noosa Fishing Report

As at Monday July 8, 2013

PAGE ONE - OFFSHORE REPORT
Brought to you by... Ray Scholes Marine
pic1pic2pic3pic4
OFFSHORE: Wow! We had great conditions on the offshore scene this week. Tuesday and Wednesday's 20 to 30 knot southerlies made them a no go but from Thursday onwards it was light to moderate (5 to 15 knot) variable winds and a 0.5m to 0.8 swell. That's as good as it gets here, at any time of the year.
The wider reefs were on the agenda and Trekka 2 scheduled a full day to the Barwon Banks on Saturday, coming back with gold band snapper, venus tusk fish, hussar, mowong and good snapper. Bonita and Troy Honey from Caloundra (below) are pictured with a few of the 3kg-4kg knobbies boated on the day.
Snapper
And from the same charter we have Luke Hudson (below left) with his standout 5kg knobby and Tony Dikker (below right) with a nice 3kg gold band snapper.
Snapper Gold Band Snapper
The middle reef belt fired well most of the week. North Wide and The Coffees produced excellent catches of gold band snapper, cobia and mulloway while the bottom of North was the spot for some quality snapper. Michael Peterson from Melbourne (below) nailed this 8kg cobia on Friday's Cougar One charter.
Cobia
And on that same three quarter day charter they boated enough mulloway to warrant a group shot so below left we have Michael (again), Les, Greg, Tom, Andy and Sean with some of the day's catch. Mid North was alive with bait. Squire, pearl perch, moses perch and sweetlip were in good numbers there.
Cobia and Mulloway Snapper
Chardon's Reef rewarded the faithful with good catches of estuary cod, moses perch, pearl perch, venus tusk, Maori cod and more quality snapper. Local angler Dave Leonard (above right) did well there around sunrise on Saturday and is pictured with a standout 5kg snapper that went for a whole pilchard bait.
Mulloway or Jewfish
Massoud's Reef was another goer and those who put in the time there came back with squire, moses perch, teraglin jewfish and the odd quality mulloway. Ryan Kenane from Tewantin (above) got the shock of his life there on Sunday when his live yakka was taken by the thumper 14kg 'jewie' he's posing with.
Northern Bluefin Tuna
Closer in, Victor Bailey's Reef was the spot for mulloway and snapper while at Sunshine Reef most of the action was in close. The standouts there were grass sweetlip, snapper and the odd northern bluefin tuna. Rob Lowther from Orange (above) booked a Light Line and Lure charter on Saturday morning with Noosa River Fishing Safaris and during the morning session hooked and landed two nice sweetlip and this quality northern bluefin tuna. In Laguna Bay, squire and average size sweetlip were on the bite at Big Hall's Reef (but not in numbers) while snapper were active at Jew Shoal earlier in the week.
Next, Onshore Report
PAGE TWO
horiz
Home Page BAR
REPORT
FISHING
CALENDAR
RAY SCHOLES
MARINE
DAVOS BAIT
AND TACKLE
BOAT
HIRE
ZEGO
BOATS
FISHING
CHARTERS
Contact Us

PUBLICATIONS FISH 'N' TRIPS THE ARCHIVES THE MAP TALL STORIES TALK TACKLE FISH 'N' TIPS

Fishing Noosa 'The Book' Fishing Noosa FaceBook Fishing Noosa 'The Book'.
Copyright © 2013. Fishing Noosa Pty Ltd. ABN 39 062 735 693