As at Monday November 22, 2010
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OFFSHORE: Anyone with access to the internet
and reliable forecasting websites like the BOM or Seabreeze would have
known to make the most of whatever offshore fishing opportunities came
their way before the weekend. The south easterlies were reasonably mild
up until that point but, as predicted, were up in the 20 to 30 knot range
Most anglers stuck to the closer reefs this week. Fortunately, Sunshine Reef was a bit more accommodating than last week, producing squire, venus tusk fish, lots of juvenile red emperor and, as you can see by the accompanying photos, quality snapper and mahi mahi. Jackson Ross (above) was fishing there last Monday with local legend Chicko Vella when a few 'Dollies' came up to the boat and this 9kg fish wolfed down the unweighted pilchard they cast in front of its nose.
Dom Fry (left in above photo) and his fishing buddy Kev Carroll worked Sunshine Reef on Friday morning and aside from boating a number of good tuskers, hooked and landed two quality snapper, top weight 6.5kg. Their baits? Whole pilchards and bonito fillets. Further out, Fishing Offshore Noosa got their best results from the inside edge of North Reef (around the 40 metre mark) where they got their clients onto moses perch, Maori cod, morwong and good size pearl perch.
The middle of 'North' was the spot for yakkas in numbers and lots of small (school) cobia while on the outer edge (when the current wasn't running too hard and you could get your baits to the bottom) the catch was mostly quality pearl perch.
|ONSHORE: The estuary was pretty quiet with most of the action coming from the bread and butter species such as bream, flathead (which have been in good numbers lately) and whiting and concentrated in the waters from the Munna Flats to the river mouth. Peter 'Thommo' Thomson (below left) caught and released an 88cm 'Lizard' around the Munna Point sand banks last Tuesday night using the latest lure sensation from Davo's Compleat Angler, the Gladiator Slim Jim. It was a good effort to get this big mumma to the boat considering Thommo's outfit was only loaded with 3lb braid.|
|And Shirley Blacka (above right) did well down at the river mouth at the turn of the tide this morning. Using live prawns as her draw card she boated two bream, a number of whiting to 500gms and a 72cm (2.5kg) flathead. Apart from that, mangrove jacks were on the bite between the Tewantin ski runs and, at night, at the Sheraton Bridge where they were going for mullet and tuna fillet strips. On the freshwater scene, the Toby Brown Cowbell competition was won on Saturday by the Lake MacDonald Freshwater Club who beat the Yandina Club by an impressive 5 point average. Conditions at the annual event were so ordinary that the 2nd session was called off by mutual consent in favour of an early sausage sizzle.|
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Fibreglass Boats, an iconic Australian brand since its inception way
back in 1898.
Savage Fibreglass boats, with a 'standard features' list that includes items you usually only find as options on other brands, have everything an Aussie family could need for a great day out on the water.
|Hey! Why not get your next catch featured on Television! The next time you land a half decent fish you could not only be on our weekly website report, you could also be on Channel Seven's Thursday night TV Fishing Report with Mark Planck!|
|Pop into Davo's Compleat Angler for a photo shoot or book an offshore charter with Noosa Blue Water Charters or Fishing Offshore Noosa and you too could be a star!|
|Oh, and if you miss the television report you can view the video clip on our Video Index Page.... CLICK HERE.|
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