The Noosa  Fishing Report


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Jarvis Walker Australia
As at Monday 10th June 2002

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OFFSHORE: This certainly wasn't a big week for offshore anglers with moderate to strong South Easterlies dominating the scene until Friday. In fact it wasn't until Sunday that the swell out-wide eased sufficiently under the influence of Saturday's Westerly swing to make a trip across the bar worth while. With the 'Noosa Family Fishing Classic' by then full on it was an open field for the smaller than usual number anglers that chose to hit the reefs. For those with bigger boats or a greater sense of adventure, the Barwon Banks produced Yellowtail Kingfish, Cobia, Moses Perch, Parrot Fish, Squire, Trevally, Pearl Perch, Maori Cod and Gold Spot Wrasse while, within easier reach; Sunshine Reef yielded Spanish Mackerel, Northern Bluefin (Longtail) Tuna, Sweetlip and Parrot Fish. Apart from that, at nearby North Reef the catch was Snapper, Squire, and as you can see by the photo below left, quality Sweetlip. Garry Page from Pomona boated this 4.2kg specimen out there this morning using whole Squid on ganged 4/0 hooks as his main draw card. He was kitted out with a Shakespeare Ugly Stik and a Shimano Calcutta 700 reel loaded with 50lb Spiderwire.
Sweetlip and Mangrove Jack ONSHORE: The beach conditions came good shortly after the 'Classic' got under way and as the weekend progressed the top spots showed up as being; Marcus Beach (Jewfish), the National Park headland ( Tailor and Trevally), Teewah Chopper Tailor(Bream) and further up towards Double Island Point (Whiting and Dart). The river accounted for the winning (live) Flathead with the first lake producing the goods. Apart from that a few quality (though not prize winning) Trevally came from the Woods Bays earlier in the week, as did the odd Mangrove Jack, with the 0.945kg specimen that local lad Kadyn Gorrow, above right, is posing with being a good example. This was Kadyn's first 'Jack' and as you can see by the look on his face he was very happy about it. He was using a Shimano threadline combo, 8lb line and fresh Prawn on a 1/0 hook.
And one bloke we can't leave out of the report is local angler Brad Conroy, right, who turned out to be the first cab off the rank in the 'Fishing Classic' photo stakes when he landed this 1.226kg Chopper Tailor at the river mouth groyne on Saturday. As you can see it was just on daybreak on what turned out to be a fine day, the beginning of what was to be a glorious long weekend. Brad was using an Alvey surf combo and whole Pilchard on 3x4/0 ganged hooks.


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