The Noosa Fishing Report
As at Monday 15th July 2002
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OFFSHORE: Well, what can we say? Apart from today, when conditions turned a tad lumpy under the influence of a freshening Southerly, we enjoyed a week dominated largely by light to moderate (10 to 15 knot) winds which, having a persistent Westerly influence, tended to keep the swell somewhere between the 0.5m and 1m mark. The result was Greg Lacey, Rex Hunt and Tony Webberanother straight run of very fishable weather and the returns for the bottom bashers were extremely good. Most of the visited reefs yielded Squire, Parrot Fish, Pearl Perch, Moses Perch, Maori Cod and quality Snapper. In addition; 'Out Wide' was certainly worth a punt with the bonus of Rosy Jobfish at 'The Hards' and Red Emperor, Spangled Emperor and Yellowtail Kingfish at the Barwon Banks. It wasn't really necessary, however, to travel too far from home to get a feed and the small boat brigade had a field day at North Reef where the extras were Northern Bluefin (Longtail) Tuna, Cobia and Yellowlip Butterfly Bream. Sunshine Reef, as of late, was another popular destination; yielding Coral Trout, Mahi Mahi (Dolphin Fish) and Sweetlip. And 'Yibbida Yibbida', as you can see by the photo above, Rex Hunt is in town to do a spot of fishing and film a few segments for his popular television series 'Rex Hunt's Fishing Adventures'. We got a quick pic before he, Greg Lacey (Davo's) and Tony Webber (Noosa Blue Water Charters) headed over the bar on Cougar One earlier today to check out the local reefs. The big fella will be Snapper and Maori Codhere for a few more days so log on to next Monday's fishing report for an update, plus more photos and stories. Meanwhile, for most of the week Noosa Blue Water Charters were flat out keeping up with demand and the next two photos are just a sample of the catch. Alan Cameron (near right), from West Wyalong in New South Wales has been out to North Reef on Cougar One twice in the last ten days, and both times boated quality Snapper to 4kg, as per the photo. Alan was kitted out with a Wilson Live Fibre rod, a Shimano TLD20 reel, 25lb Pioneer Flexline and live Yakka bait. And Newcastle angler Neil Oldfield, far right, couldn't stop talking about the full day Cougar One charter to 'The Hards' that he took part in on Friday. Neil's outfit was a Pioneer rod and a Penn 330GTi reel loaded with 20lb Pioneer Flexline. His standout fish was the 4.5kg Maori Cod he's pictured with.

ONSHORE: The beaches were a bit of a disappointment this week with Dart notable by their absence and likely surf gutters few and far between. The best performer on the East side was Castaways Beach which yielded small Chopper Tailor and some quality Bream over the weekend. Further up around the headland from the Fairy Pools to Granite Bay the catch was Tailor and Garfish while over on the North Shore, Tailor were on the bite at dawn between the 2nd and 3rd Cuttings and Flathead were in good numbers in the stretch above Teewah. In the river, the Bream, Flathead and Whiting hot spots were down at the mouth (along with Chopper Tailor and Luderick), the Woods Bays and the Munna Point stretch (where 'Chipper' and 'Chopper' Tailor, plus Trevally were also on the bite) and up around Tewantin. All the fresh water action was during the afternoon sessions at Lake MacDonald with some quality Bass being caught and released.


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