As at Monday May 27, 2013
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|OFFSHORE: Ah well, it was good while it lasted. The run of almost idyllic weather conditions came to an end around lunchtime on Saturday with the arrival of the much forecast 25 knot+ south easterlies and a 3m+ offshore swell. Before the change, though, it was very much a case of 'make hay while the sun shines'. Those anglers who could get the time off during the week certainly made the most of it, with excellent catches reported from nearly all reef locations.|
|Geoff Stirzaker (above) and his mates Sean and
Corey (above right) did the long run to Double Island Point last Monday,
coming back on Tuesday afternoon after a very productive overnight and day
session. They're pictured here with their standouts, an 8kg+ white trevally,
two 5kg+ snapper and an amberjack.
Back along the middle reef belt, North Reef produced Maori cod, moses perch, venus tusk fish, snapper and, as you can see by the photo above, cobia. Local anglers Brendan Kimmerly and 'Muzza' Norris are pictured with a couple of cobia, boated on Wednesday morning's Trekka 2 charter to North Reef.
Chardon's Reef really turned it on the the faithful this week. Sweetlip, yellowfin tuna, Spanish mackerel (even at night), school mackerel, snapper, pearl perch and mulloway were all in good numbers and seemingly desperate for a feed. Bruce Waldron and Tim Mackew from the Noosa Boat Fishing Club (above) did well there on Tuesday and stopped in at Davo's on their way home with their catch of Spanish and school mackerel, sweetlip and standout 7kg and 11kg jewies, both of which went for live yakkas. The dynamic duo's quality fish and beamy smiles also won them the $50.00 Davo's Fish of the Week prize.
|Sunshine Reef was a nice close option for the
tinny brigade and was certainly worth a few pick drops. The usual reefies
such as pearl perch, moses perch, venus tusk fish, mowong and Maori cod
were on the bite there, as were the much sought after coral trout. Friday
was a good day for the trout for some reason. Gary Blake from Buderim (above
left) boated his 55cm specimen on Friday morning while out at Sunshine on
a half day Cougar
One charter. While Brandon Cook (above right) tempted a similar
size fish on Friday afternoon with what appears to be a Berkley Gulp, Nuclear
Chicken, J/Shad soft plastic.
Laguna Bay was relatively quiet but we had heard a whisper that there were a few Spaniards and mulloway out on Jew Shoal. This was partially confirmed when local identity Mark 'Chicken' Jacobs (above) popped into Davo's on Friday morning with an 11kg 'jewie' that he'd boated on the Shoal the night before. The bait that did the deed was a whole pilchard and Mark had nothing else to report as he'd got the result he was hoping for and was happy to call it a night.
|For those who missed our earlier
announcements, the 2013 Noosa
'River to Reef' Family Fishing Classic will commence this Friday May
31, 2013 and finish on Sunday June 2, 2013.
FAMILY FISHING CLASSIC
|The competition will be run in conjunction with the ever popular Noosa Riverfest and will have a Junior and Senior angler section. Offshore anglers will also be catered for.|
|Click on the links to view or download: THE ENTRY FORM or THE COMPETITION RULES|
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