The Noosa  Fishing Report



Brought to
you by...
Kokoda Lures

As at Monday 5th May 2003


PAGE ONE
OFFSHORE: Ah well, I suppose we should be grateful that the first half of the week was at least fishable but after an extended run of fairly ordinary weather it would be really nice to see a return to more settled conditions. Anyway, light to moderate South South Easterlies kicked the week off to a reasonable start and gave the offshore brigade a shot at some of the outer reefs. Unfortunately it was a short reprieve as, by Friday afternoon, the winds had strengthened and by Sunday afternoon were pumping in the 30 to 40 knot range (accompanied by 3m+ seas and swell) with the appropriate gale warning in place. Squire, Maori Cod and Parrot Fish were common to the visited reefs. In addition, North Reef produced Red Emperor, Hussar, Spangled Emperor, Mackerel Tuna, Trevally, Moses Perch, Snapper, Coral Cod and, as per the photo on the right, quality Cobia. Local angler Peter Cunningham boated this thumper 27kg Black Kingfish at North Reef on Tuesday afternoon using a Squid/Pilchard combo on 3x6/0 ganged hooks. And he did very well to get it to the boat considering his Wilson 8kg-12kg Live Fibre and Shimano Baitrunner 6500 reel combo was only loaded with 10kg line. Goodonya mate! Apart from the common species already mentioned, Chardon's 'Wide' also yielded Cobia, plus Hussar and quality Pearl Perch, a good example of which appears in the photo below.
Pearl Perch
Cobia or Black Kingfish

Colin Strem from Calgary in Canada was out there on a Cougar Too charter on Wednesday when they happened across a large school of these excellent table fish. All on board, needless to say, returned home with a good feed. Colin's top weight was in the 4kg+ range and there were a number boated around that mark. He was using a Wilson Live Fibre rod and an Alvey 825 reel loaded with 30lb Pioneer Flexline. Sunshine Reef was the spot for Coral Trout and Mowong while in close, Longtail and Mackerel Tuna were feeding on very small baitfish. For those not keen to travel far, Laguna Bay was relatively calm throughout the week (especially in the morning) and with school Prawns not far out from the bar, anglers who chose the right lures (such as Rio's Prawns) saw a bit of Longtail and Mackerel Tuna action.

ONSHORE:
Those anglers who hit the coastal surf beaches early on in the week got the best of it with Bream, Dart and Chopper Tailor on the bite over on the North Shore wherever there was good water to be found. Castaways Beach was Greenback Tailoranother hot spot for those three species with the added bonus of the odd Greenback Tailor, like the one that's pictured on the right. Local gun Tailor angler Ian 'Tinny' Treloar was enjoying a busy session on Dart and Chopper Tailor
when he landed this 4.2kg fish at Castaways on Wednesday morning. He was armed with a custom SnyderGlas surf rod and a Penn 8500 Spinfisher reel loaded with 20lb Schneider line and 80lb trace. His bait was Bonito fillet on 2x6/0 ganged hooks. The two groynes on Main Beach were also an option for Choppers while in the river, Flathead and Bream were in good numbers in the lower reaches from Munna Beach to the mouth (including the Frying Pan) where Whiting, Chopper Tailor and Javelin Fish were also on the bite. The Woods Bays and Munna Point continued to produce the better Trevally (with Atomic soft plastics working well) plus the odd Mangrove Jack, Estuary Cod and even a 1.13m (approx 10kg) Threadfin Salmon. Another Trevally hot spot was the canals of Noosa Waters. On the freshwater scene; the Borumba Dam Bass were found to be chasing trolled pink C-Lures Borer extra deep divers in the main body of the dam and beetle spins, spinnerbaits and flies attracted the attention of both the resident Bass and Saratoga around the Eagles Nest.


PAGE TWO


H0ME
PAGE
FISHING
CALENDAR
DAVO'S BAIT
AND TACKLE
RAY SCHOLES
MARINE
DIVE
CHARTERS
BOAT
HIRE
CAMPER
TRAILER HIRE
FISHING
CHARTERS

FISH 'N' TRIPS THE MAP BOOKS TALL STORIES TALK TACKLE FISH 'N' TIPS CONTACT US

Contact Us Copyright © 1997 - 2003. Fishing Noosa Pty Ltd. ABN 39 062 735 693 Contact Us