The Noosa  Fishing Report



As at Monday 29th March 2004



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OFFSHORE: Well, the last week of the month was pretty much a nonevent unless, of course, you were into surfing. Moderate to strong (20 to 30 knot) South Easterlies hammered the coast and kept the seas and swell up in the 3m+ Whiting, Chopper Tailor and Australian Bassrange most of the time. There was, however, the tiniest glimmer of opportunity for those who subscribed to the 'Who Dares Wins' philosophy with Spotted and Spanish Mackerel on the bite in Laguna Bay, particularly around Little Halls' Reef, although the trip over the bar was an adventure in itself.

ONSHORE: The coastal surf beaches, of course, were also a bit of a dead loss with conditions far from conducive to surf fishing. In the river (which was a very popular destination under the circumstances) all of the action was in the lower reaches due to the abundance of fresh water in the upper system. Whiting, Bream and Flathead were most active down in the Frying Pan and at the river mouth where, as you can see by the photo above right, Chopper Tailor were also on the bite. Local angler Don Scott got a good result there on Thursday morning using his secret weapon; cooked Prawns on a No.4 longshank hook. These gourmet baits not only accounted for a 400gm Whiting but also attracted the 1.2kg Chopper Tailor Don's posing with. His outfit was a threadline combo of unknown origin loaded with 9lb line and trace. Trevally were a species worth pursuing in the Woods Bays and the back of the Sound, with surface poppers and soft plastics getting best results. And what about the fish on the right? Young Tim Randell, from Redland Bay, came up with the catch of the week when his fresh Prawn bait was nailed by the 700mg Australian Bass he's pictured with. Not that unusual, you'd think, if it was in the upper (freshwater) system but Tim pulled this tagged fish from around Munna Point. Just a further indication as to how long the fresh has been penetrating the lower estuary. On the freshwater scene proper, there were a few Saratoga on the bite at Borumba Dam.


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