The Noosa  Fishing Report


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Jarvis Walker Australia
As at Monday 16th June 2003

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OFFSHORE: With squally, fresh to strong (20 to 25 knot) South South Easterly winds pushing the swell up around the two metre mark early on the week, things got off to a bit of a shaky start as far as the offshore brigade were concerned. SnapperFortunately, however, the rather ordinary conditions were relatively short lived and a swing to more benign light to moderate (10 to 15 knot) West South Westerlies on Friday morning opened the door to four straight days of fishable weather. Squire, Parrot Fish and Pearl Perch were common to most of the outside reefs. In addition, Sunshine Reef produced Snapper, Maori Cod, Mowong, Sweetlip, Trevally, Mackerel Tuna and Red Emperor, at North Reef the bonus species were Cobia, Red Emperor and Moses Perch while at Chardon's Reef it was Yellowlip Butterfly Bream, Sweetlip, Honeycomb Cod, Cobia, Maori Cod, Trevally and Yellowfin Tuna. Further out, the Barwon Banks rewarded those prepared to go the distance, yielding Red Emperor, Hussar, Goat Fish, thumper Pearl Perch and, as per the photo above, Snapper. Robert Shoesmith from Narangba (Brisbane) boated this 4kg 'Knobby' while out there yesterday on a full day Cougar Too charter. He was armed with a Wilson/Alvey offshore combo.

ONSHORE: The coastal surf beaches came right in plenty of time to keep the weekend anglers happy with Bream, Dart and Whiting well represented in the daytime catches. Chopper Tailor (with the odd 3kg+ Greenback amongst them) made their presence felt at dawn and dusk, particularly up around Teewah and down near the river mouth on the North Shore and at Castaways and Marcus beaches on the East side. In the river, although things were fairly quiet, Flathead, Whiting and Bream were still worth targeting with best results coming from up around Tewantin, Munna Point and the Woods Bays (along with the odd Chopper Tailor and Trevally) and down at the river mouth, including the Frying Pan.
Diamond Trevally and Jewfish
Young Ash Flunders (above left) got a pleasant surprise last Monday afternoon when his fresh Prawn bait on a No.4 longshank hook was taken by the 900gm Diamond Trevally he's pictured with. Ash, armed with an Ugly Stik and a Shimano Calcutta 200 reel loaded with 10lb Spider Wire, boated this fish near Munna Bridge. And Morayfield angler Nathan Richards (above right) did well to land this 16.2kg Jewfish after a one and a half hour tussle considering his Wilson/Alvey surf combo was only loaded with 15lb Schneider line. Jason tempted this quality Mulloway up near Double Island Point on Saturday night using a whole Pilchard on 3/0 ganged hooks. On the freshwater scene, Lake MacDonald produced a few Bass on spinnerbaits and soft plastics while at Borumba Dam the 'Toga' and Bass preferred beetlespins.


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