The Noosa  Fishing Report


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Jarvis Walker Australia
As at Monday 2nd June 2003

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OFFSHORE: This week got off to a pretty lumpy start with fresh to strong (20 to 25 knot) South Easterlies kicking in before lunchtime on Tuesday. This pretty much made offshore a no-go zone (with strong wind warnings and 3m seas and Snapperswell) until yesterday morning when a swing to lighter (10 to 15 knot) Northerlies took the pressure off to a certain extent. Although the fishable days were still a bit joggly, Squire, Parrot Fish, Moses Perch and Pearl Perch were on the bite at all of the visited reefs. In addition, for those adventurous souls with strong stomachs and large fuel tanks, The Hards produced Amberjack, Gold Spot Wrasse and Maori Cod. A little further in, North Reef was the spot for Honeycomb Cod, Sweetlip, Teraglin Jewfish, Bonito, Mowong and Maori Cod while out on Chardon's 'Wide' the bonus catch was Rosy Jobfish and as you can see in the photo on the right, Snapper. John Sharp from the Waterfront Hotel Fishing Club at Bli Bli, boated this 5kg 'Knobby' on a full day club outing on Cougar Too yesterday. He was armed with a Wilson Live Fibre rod and a Shimano TLD20 reel loaded with 25lb line. In the relative shelter of Laguna Bay there were Longtail Tuna and Spanish Mackerel active on Hall's Reef and the outer bay earlier in the week, while closer in, the target species were predominantly Frigate and Mackerel Tuna.

ONSHORE: Conditions on the coastal surf beaches came right for the weekend, which is all that matters to the majority of anglers, with Chopper Tailor, Dart and Whiting on the bite up around Teewah and South of the First Cutting on the North Shore. On the East side; Castaways Beach yielded Chopper Tailor, as did Sunrise Beach with the added bonus of Breamquality Bream. Another Bream hot spot was Peregian Beach (which also produced some quality Dart) while the National Park coves from First Point to Granite Bay were a good option for an early morning haul of Garfish. In the river, Flathead and Bream were well spread from Tewantin to the river mouth, as (to a lesser extent) were Whiting. The Gympie Terrace stretch from the Yacht Club to Munna Beach was particularly productive for Bream as young New South Wales visitor Toby Polkingholme (right) found on Saturday morning. Toby tempted this thumper 1.1kg fish by jigging a soft plastic around the pylons of one of the jetties just down from Davo's. He was armed with a Jarvis Walker junior combo loaded with 4kg line and 10kg trace. Apart from that, there were a few Chopper Tailor taken down at the river mouth, Trevally and Tailor were in numbers under the Mullet schools in the Woods Bays, Trevally to 1.5kg were active at first light at Munna Point and Weyba Creek yielded the odd Flathead. On the freshwater scene, the Lake MacDonald Bass showed a bit more life while at Borumba Dam the Bass and Saratoga in the Yabba Arm responded equally well to beetle-spins and spinnerbaits.


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