The Noosa Fishing Report


As at Monday July 24, 2006

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OFFSHORE: There wasn't a lot for the offshore boys to cheer about this week with 20 to 30 knot south easterlies and a 3m to 4m outside swell making the reef belt a no go zone on all but the first and last days of the week. Unfortunately, even on the fishable days it was pretty hard yakka with a lot of hours and effort put in by the hard core fisho's for a fairly ordinary return. The only reports of note, in fact, were from North Reef where those who made the effort were in turn rewarded with some fairly passable catches of Squire, Trevally, Cobia, Pearl Perch, Moses Perch and Estuary Cod.
Gold Band Snapper Snapper

And the two photos above? They were a couple that we didn't have room for in last week's report, so... here they are now. Rod Mangede from Landsborough (above left) was on a full day Cougar Too charter to Double Island Point last Wednesday week when he boated the 3kg Gold Band Snapper he's posing with. Rod, who was part of a Lanhams Hardware group outing, was kitted out with a Penn Power Stick and a Shimano TLD 20 reel loaded with 20lb line.
And Tom Boyle (above right) from Moree in New South Wales joined a half day Cougar One charter to North Reef last Saturday week (the trip was to celebrate a mates 21st birthday) and was handsomely rewarded with the day's standout fish, a 6.5kg 'Knobby'. He was using a Wilson Live Fibre rod and an Alvey 825C reel loaded with 35lb line.

ONSHORE: The exposed coastal surf beaches took a bit of a hammering this week but as usual there was always someone prepared to wet a line no matter what the conditions. On the North Shore, Bream, Flathead and Dart were active from the river mouth to the First Cutting and Tailor were on the bite up around Teewah. Over on the east side, Sunshine Beach (just out from the surf club) produced Dart and Whiting while at Marcus Beach the catch was mostly Tarwhine and Dart. South Peregian Beach was the spot for Bream, Tarwhine and average size Dart. In the river, things were a little more subdued although there were still Trevally going for surface poppers around Munna Bridge (to 2kg) and in the Woods Bays (also on poppers) after dark. Apart from that, Flathead were chasing drifted Whitebaits up at Lake Cooroibah while down along the Gympie Terrace stretch, and around the Yacht Club in particular, Bream and Whiting were quite active. And it was in that general area that Alan Newton from Anglesea in Victoria (right) boated the quality 575gm Whiting he's posing with. Alan tempted this specimen with a Davo's Prawn on a No.4 longshank hook. He was armed with a Shimano threadline outfit loaded with 5kg line. On the freshwater scene, the Lake MacDonald Bass were chasing Jackals around the Bubble Trail and spinnerbaits and Jackals in Bass Bay. Last but not least, Borumba Dam was worth a look for Bass in the Yabba and Borumba Arms although the top weights came from the 'Eagles Nest' with live Shrimp working best.


Hey, if you've got broadband why not check this short video of the sea life and surroundings on the HMAS Brisbane. Unfortunately, if you're on dialup, it will take a lot longer to load up.
It's almost a year since this magnificent vessel was laid to rest off Mooloolaba and already it's a haven for a multitude of marine life.
Interested? Just click on the photo on the right for a taste of adventure
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  Video of wreck diving on the HMAS Brisbane


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