The Noosa Fishing Report
As at Monday 19th July 2004
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OFFSHORE: Continuing on from last week's weather pattern the winds waxed and waned as their aspect seesawed from chilly South Westerlies (light to moderate) to blustery South Easterlies (moderate to strong). Apart from today, however, when a strong wind warning was in place, every day was classified fishable, if occasionally rather lumpy.
Snapper and Maori Cod
Snapper were in good numbers at all the visited reefs this week, as were Squire, Parrot Fish and Moses Perch. When conditions permitted, a trip 'out-wide' to the Barwon Banks had the added bonus of Maori Cod while a little closer in at Chardon's Reef the extras were Teraglin Jewfish and Sweetlip. Massoud's Reef was another pretty good option, yielding Northern Bluefin Tuna, Pearl Perch, Estuary Cod and, as you can see by the photo above right, Maori Cod. Young Paul Hatzis, on holiday in Noosa from Melbourne, boated this 3.5kg 'Bro' while out there on a half day Cougar One charter on Saturday. North Reef, however, was once again the most popular destination, yielding Pearl Perch, plenty of Whale sightings, Estuary Cod, Northern Bluefin Tuna, Trevally and Yellowlip Butterfly Bream. Snapper, as mentioned earlier, were again the high profile species and while there were a few snodgers about, the average fish were in the 3kg to 5kg bracket. Amanda Braithwaite and Gigi Fin (above left), from London and Brisbane respectively, boated the 3.5kg and 4kg specimens they're pictured with during a Cougar One trip to North Reef last Wednesday. Apart from that there was Garfish in Granite Bay and Chopper Tailor off Dolphin Point and the Boiling Pot where Wolf Herring were also on the bite.

ONSHORE: The coastal surf beaches rewarded the faithful this week with Dart and Tailor well spread on the North Shore. On the East side, Sunshine Beach produced Bream in good numbers, as did Castaways Beach with the added bonus of Chopper Tailor and quality Dart. Peregian Beach was particularly notable for large numbers of good quality Whiting.
Whiting, Bream and Trevally
In the river, Whiting were up in size with 400gm to 450gm the rule rather than the exception.
Best spots for these great table fish were in the lower estuary with the river mouth (where Flathead and Bream were also active), the Munna Point stretch from the DPI jetty to the bridge (where Hairtail and Tailor were on the bite) and Weyba Creek (which was also a good option for Bream and Flathead) producing the top weight fish. And it was around the DPI jetty that Nambour lad Jonathan Purcell (above left) boated this elbow slapping 550gm Whiting on Saturday afternoon. Jonathan was armed with a Shakespeare threadline combo loaded with 6lb line and 12lb trace. His bait? Live Yabby on a No.4 baitholder hook. And later on his good buddy Ben Pollari nailed the 500gm Bream he's pictured with around in Weyba Creek. Ben, armed with an Abu Sonar Tip rod and a Daiwa Caprice reel loaded with 12lb line, was using a Yabby on 1/0 baitholder hook as his draw card. Apart from that, Bream were on the bite up around the mouth of Lake Cooroibah (together with Tailor and Flathead), Harbourtown (where they were of good quality) and in the Woods Bays; where Tailor, Flathead and, as you can see by the photo above right, Trevally were on the go. Brisbane angler Brad Dieker landed this 1.1kg 'Trev' on Saturday using a Berkley Power Bait to good effect. He was armed with an Ian Miller rod and a Shimano Stradic reel loaded with 4lb line and 8lb trace. On the freshwater scene, there were small Bass on the chew around the edges of the weed beds in the main basin. Rev Heads, Ice Jigs and Beetle Spins all worked equally well this week.


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