As at Monday November 3, 2014.
week always brings a lot of people to Noosa but, as you can imagine, very
few of them are anglers. Traditionally it's a quiet week for the charter
boys, especially over the weekend as the road closures along the race circuit
(which covers most of Noosaville) effectively shut the town down.
Fresh to strong (20 to 25 knot) variable easterlies forecast for Friday afternoon and beyond meant that the weekend was pretty much a washout anyway, so anybody who was serious about tackling the local reefs had to do so during the week. That wasn't such a bad thing, however, with light to moderate (5 to 15 knot) variable easterlies and a 0.5m to 0.75m swell setting the scene for eminently fishable conditions out wide. Noosa Blue Water Charters scheduled a full day wide of Chardon's Reef on Thursday and did well, coming back with snapper, amberjack, collared bream, moses perch, pearl perch and venus tusk fish. Marcus Bennink from Brisbane (above) boated this absolute monster venus tusk fish. It tipped the scales at 5.35kg and that's a new website record for that species. Marcus' standout fish and his easy going, humble, happy go lucky attitude won him this week's $50.00 Davo's Fish of the Week prize.
And Tim Wells from Caloundra (above) was more than happy with the amberjack he picked up out there. Tim's a pretty big guy and this quality A.J. was bigger than it looks in the photo. I had to ask him to kneel down, in fact, so I could take the photo on a more level playing field. Also out wide, the lads from The Noosa Boat Fishing Club fished The Hards for pearl perch and their bag limit of snapper to 60cm. All fish went for pilchards and 5" Gulp Pink Shines.
Cougar One targeted the Barwon Banks on a Maxi Day on Friday and bagged out on a wide range of species. They had a group of lads on board from the B.P. Oil Refinery in Brisbane and they came back with a bin load of snapper, amberjack, mulloway, Maori cod, teraglin jewfish, pearl perch, venus tusk fish, hussar, mowong and moses perch. Steve Malt, Ron Page and Phil Power (above) are pictured with a few of the snapper from the twelve hour charter.
And from the same charter we have Ian Swindale (above) with an amberjack and Paul Marnane and Steven Barton (below) with a couple of nice mulloway.
Closer in, North Reef produced sweetlip, moses perch, teraglin jewfish and venus tusk fish while The Hill was good for pearl perch, hussar, squire, gold spot cod and moses perch. Below we have Brendan Hernandez from Melbourne with a pearl and moses perch from Wednesday's Trekka 2 charter out that way.
Brendan's brother Damien Hernandez (below left) was keen to have his photo taken a squire and a quality moses perch from that three quarter day charter.
|And Ian Bemrose from Caringbah in Sydney (above right) boated the standout, a 12kg-13kg gold spot cod. Not a bad eating size. Wouldn't recommend them much bigger than that. In Laguna Bay, Jew Shoal was good for snapper, sweetlip and bonito while a few mack tuna were on the prowl along the shark nets.|
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