The Noosa  Fishing Report


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Jarvis Walker Australia
As at Monday 7th June 2004

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OFFSHORE: There wasn't much to crow about this week with 15 knot variable Southerlies and a 1.5m swell (and seas) the best case scenario. The weekend, in fact, was pretty much a wipeout as the winds punched through the 25 knot barrier and pushed the swell up around the 2.5m mark. Those who got out over the bar had (at times) some fairly ordinary conditions to contend with but nevertheless most came back with a feed. Squire, Pearl Perch and Parrot Fish were common to the visited reefs and interestingly enough, the outer ones seemed to fire best with the Barwon Banks producing Maori Cod, Hussar, Snapper, Moses Perch, Gold Spot Wrasse, Coral Bream, Yellowtail Kingfish, the odd Black Marlin (catch and release) and as you can see by the photo on the right, Sweetlip. Andrew, from Sunshine Beach, boated this very colourful example of a Red Throat Emperor while on a full day Cougar One charter to the 'Banks' on Wednesday. He was kitted out with a Wilson Live Fibre rod and an Alvey 725C reel loaded with 30lb Pioneer Flexline. Northern Bluefin Tuna Sweetlip or Red Throat Emperor

Chardon's 'Wide' was the next best option, yielding Cobia, Sweetlip, Scarlet Sea Perch, Black Tip Reef Shark and Northern Bluefin Tuna while slightly further in on Massoud's reef the extras were Spotted Mackerel, Estuary Cod and, as per the photo above left, Northern Bluefin Tuna. Melbourne visitor Anne Edwards was out there on a full day Cougar One charter on Friday when she hooked up with this 9kg 'Longtail' and was obviously very happy to get it in over the side. Anne was armed with a Shimano Triton Beastmaster rod and a Shimano Baitrunner 6500 reel loaded with 25lb line.

TrevallyONSHORE: Most of the coastal surf beach action seemed to come from the 'South' side this week with Chopper Tailor on the bite at Sunrise Beach and Bream and Dart at Marcus Beach. Apart from that there were a few Luderick on the bite out around the National Park headland rocks. In the river, Bream, Tailor and Flathead were on the bite down around the river mouth, the Frying Pan, the back of Noosa Sound and the Woods Bays, where Trevally were also on the active list. And it was the outer Woods Bay (near Ricky Ricardo's) that produced the 1.3kg 'Trev' that Sunrise Beach angler Matt Fordham (right) boated on Thursday afternoon. Matt, armed with a Penn PinPoint rod and an Abu Cardinal reel loaded with 6lb braid and 6lb leader, tempted this fella with a well cast and jigged Powerbait. Flathead were also a profile species in Weyba Creek and up at the mouth of Lake Cooroibah (as were Bream) while the other Bream hot spots were near the Tewantin ferry and all along the Gympie Terrace stretch. On the freshwater scene; Lake MacDonald had Bass chasing spinnerbaits and Rattlin' Traps at 'Fry's Run' and 'Three Ways'.


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