at Monday October 3rd 2005
Yahoo! Another week of predominantly light to moderate
Northerlies, little or no swell and fine weather meant the offshore brigade
had a field day on the local reefs. Squire, Snapper, Pearl Perch and Parrot
Fish were common to all locations. In addition, for those with the bigger
boats, The Hards produced Mowong and plenty of Knobbies, as did the Barwon
Banks with Moses Perch, Amberjack and Gold Spot Wrasse topping up the
A little closer in, North Reef yielded Cobia and Teraglin Jewfish, as did Chardon's Reef but with the added bonus of Moses Perch, Maori Cod and Gold Spot Wrasse.
|And it was at North Reef on Saturday
that Tim Robinson and Danny Meredith (above right) boated a number of
3kg to 5kg Snapper plus the 16.5kg Cobia and 7kg Knobby they're pictured
with. They were armed with Wilson Live Fibre rods and Shimano 6500 Baitrunner
reels loaded with 30lb braid. Apart from that, The Coffees produced Moses
Perch and Mowong while at Sunshine Reef the extras were Cobia, Northern
Bluefin Tuna and, as you can see by the photo above left, Sweetlip. Nick
Freezer, visiting Noosa from Melbourne, boated this 2.9 kg 'Lipper' while
on a half day Cougar Too
charter to Sunshine Reef on Friday. He was armed with a Gary Howard custom
rod and an Alvey 825C reel loaded with 30lb line.
The Whales are making their way South at the moment and, as a free bonus, have been entertaining boaties with their acrobatic skills out on North, Chardon's and Sunshine reefs, plus out around Jew Shoal in Laguna Bay. The photo above was just one of a number of sightings snapped by Noosa Blue Water Charters crew member Scott 'Scooter' Cochrane.
ONSHORE: The coastal surf beaches were again a popular destination for holiday makers with the North Shore proving to be one of the better options. Tailor, Dart and Whiting were on the bite around the 3rd Cutting while Flathead were quite active down towards the river mouth. The National Park headland was another option with the waters around the Fairy Pools producing Squire, Tailor, Trevally and Yellowtail Kingfish. Further South, there were Whiting and quality Dart to be had at Sunrise and Peregian beaches plus Tailor at Castaways Beach. In the river, Flathead were in good numbers throughout the system although the top spots were down around the river mouth and the Frying Pan (where Whiting were also active), the Woods Point, Weyba Creek, the stretch from T-Boats to Munna Beach (along with Bream, Trevally and Tailor) and up along the Tewantin reach where Bream and Trevally were the other target species. Ned Searle (near right) was fishing 'Hole 19' in Weyba Creek on Tuesday afternoon when the 900gm 'Lizard' he's posing with slammed his live Yabby bait. Ned was armed with a Jarvis Walker threadline combo loaded with 4kg line. And earlier that day Kasimir Migala ( far right) landed this very nice 2.02kg (64cm) Flathead just off the Woods Point using a Pilchard on ganged hooks as his draw card. He too was kitted out with a Jarvis Walker threadline combo, loaded with 4kg line and 6kg trace. Apart from that there some pretty good Mangrove Jack action up between the lakes. On the freshwater scene, there were some quality Bass chasing Jackals and beetlespins in the Botanical Gardens bay and around the weed beds near the dam wall at Lake MacDonald. Last but not least, there were Bass and Saratoga chasing Jackals in the Kingham and Borumba Arms at Borumba Dam.