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As at Monday 30th June 2003

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OFFSHORE: With the bulk of the week dominated by moderate to fresh West North Westerlies, conditions were a tad choppy to say the least. Despite that (and ignoring the widely forecast strong winds that seemed to give us a wide berth) Snapperthere were still a good number of fishable (although at times lumpy) days to keep the offshore brigade satisfied. Squire, Parrot Fish, Moses Perch and (yippee) quality Snapper were common catches at most of the reefs. In addition, for those with large tanks and good sea legs, Double Island Point produced Cobia and Northern Bluefin (Longtail) Tuna while The Hards yielded Maori Cod and Pearl Perch. A little further in at North Reef the bonus species were Pearl Perch, Cobia, Northern Bluefin Tuna, Maori Cod, Bonito, Tailor and Mowong, at Chardon's Reef it was Bonito, Maori Cod and Northern Bluefin Tuna and closer to home at Sunshine Reef; Sweetlip and Coral Trout. Even Laguna Bay had a few Snapper on the bite and 'yak' angler Bill 'Billybob' Watson, right, was happy to oblige the 'Knobbys' with a feed of Garfish. There was a slight catch, though, being that the Garfish were attached, by four 6/0 ganged hooks, to a Davo's 'Span/Snap Special' rig. Paddling his customised Perception Swing 'Angler' kayak in the outer bay early on Saturday morning, Billybob hooked and boated the 4.5kg and 2.15kg fish he's pictured with, and then backed that feat up on Sunday morning by nailing a 4kg specimen. He was armed with his favourite outfit; a Wilson 6kg-8kg Live Fibre rod and a Shimano TSS4 reel loaded with 30lb Platinum line.

ONSHORE: The coastal surf beaches were a bit untidy earlier in the week but at least provided a feed for the weekend anglers who made the effort. On the North Shore there were a few Chopper Tailor reported coming from the surf gutters Trevallyaround Teewah while Dart and Whiting were well spread from the First Cutting to Double Island Point. The rocks of the National Park headland and the Granite Bay area produced Tailor, Jewfish and Bream while further South, Sunrise Beach was the spot for Chopper Tailor (to 1.8kg), Dart and Tarwhine and Marcus Beach yielded quality Whiting, as did Peregian Beach with the added bonus of Dart and some good size Bream. In the river, Bream and Flathead were well spread throughout the system and the Luderick were on the bite at the river mouth car park rocks. There were also Tailor and Whiting to be had down around the river mouth and a few Trevally were taken on poppers in the Frying Pan and in the Woods Bays, where the odd quality Tailor (to 2.5kg) also made a splash. And it was the Woods Bays that produced the Davo's 'Fish of the Week' for twelve year old Gold Coast visitor Timothy Rosemond, pictured right. Timothy hooked this 1.1kg Trevally on Thursday while casting a River2Sea bubble popper. He was kitted out with a Jarvis Walker rod and a Shimano Bantam Crestfire reel loaded with 4kg line and 10kg trace. Apart from that, Munna Bridge was another option for Chopper Tailor while at Harbourtown at Tewantin the main target for those in the know were school Jew or 'Soapies'.


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