As at Monday October 12, 2015.
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|OFFSHORE: Ah well,
can't complain I suppose. Four eminently fishable days out of seven isn't
a worst case scenario in anyone's book. Thursday through to Saturday, with
20 to 25 knot south easterlies, was a definite lock-out but otherwise the
good days were described by some boaties as either 'glorious' or 'absolutely
sensational'. The Noosa Bar was another story, surprising the odd boaty
and claiming two more boats to roll-overs, one going out, one coming in.
With an excellent forecast for Wednesday, Noosa Charters scheduled a full day at Double island Point for the Noosa Yachtie Fishing Club. They reported great conditions with light (5 knot) easterly breezes and a swell of less than 0.5 metres. There was little or no current to speak of either and after a pearler of a day they came back with pearl perch, gold spot cod, yellowfin tuna, teraglin jewfish, frying pan snapper, venus tusk fish, hussar, moses perch, squire and cobia. Pictured above: a few of the Yachtie Club members with some of the catch. Other species on the bite up that way were snapper and yellowfin tuna.
Also out wide, The Barwon Banks produced snapper, pearl perch, venus tusk fish and (as below right) one thumper reef mangrove jack. Local angler Bill Murray sent us this photo of a 90cm+ jack that he caught on a live yakka fished deep at The Banks on Monday. Yes, they' were aware of the ciguatera risk with a fish this size but they parceled out the fillets in small amounts for themselves and friends and we are pleased to report that no anglers were harmed in the consumption of this fish. The head, skin and frame, incidentally, were passed on to the DPI through the lads at Fisheries for research purposes.
2 did well at The Hards on Monday, boating moses perch, thumper
hussar, squire, gold spot wrasse, collared sea bream, venus tusk fish, pearl
perch, snapper and quality Maori cod. Young Rhys Toolican from Coolum (above)
is pictured with a nice venus tusk fish from that full day charter.
And Trekka 2 regular Tony Dicker from Ipswich (above) celebrated his birthday on that same charter and was more than happy with his two quality snapper.
| Along the middle reef belt, Chardon's Reef yielded
squire, pearl perch, moses perch and venus tusk fish, as did North Reef
but with the added bonus there of sweetlip, sea bream, mowong, teraglin
jewfish, coral cod, yellowfin tuna and gold spot cod. From Sunday's Trekka
2 charter we have Tania Campbell from Brisbane (above left) with
a moses perch and colourful coral cod and Sandy Olds from Sippy Downs (above
right) with a couple of quality pearl perch.
While Justin Thomson from Ballarat in Victoria (pictured above) boated the standout on that half day charter, a good eating size, 6kg gold spot cod.
Closer to home, Sunshine Reef was the spot for snapper, grass sweetlip, venus tusk fish, moses perch and coral trout. Paul Jensen from Sydney (above) boated his quality trout at Sunshine on this afternoon's half day Wild Thing 2 charter. Laguna Bay was quiet with just the odd mack tuna going for floaters.
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