As at Monday October 26, 2009
With light to moderate (5 to 15 knot) north easterlies and a 1m to 1.5m
swell prevailing for most of the week, the local reefs looked tempting whichever
way you looked at them. Weather aside, however, there wasn't a lot to rave
about with most anglers having to put in a lot of time and raid their box
of tricks to get some sort of tangible result.
Even those who spent time at the outer reefs were a tad disappointed, reporting only modest catches of snapper, pearl perch, venus tusk fish, hussar, Maori cod and gold spot wrasse. There was, however, the odd diamond in amongst the rough as 'Patto' from Peregian (above) discovered on Wednesday morning when he motored up to Double Island Point. He found it hard going and his pilchard baits only accounted for one keeper. Fortunately for him it was a 13kg red emperor.
Closer in, North Reef was patchy but still produced a few teraglin jewfish, moses perch, squire, sweetlip, pearl perch and, as per the photo above, the odd snapper. Sarah Campbell from Geelong was out there on a 3/4 day Cougar One charter on Friday when she boated the 3kg specimen she's pictured with.
Noosa Blue Water Charters worked Chardon's Reef on a full day on Saturday and while they weren't overwhelmed with the fish numbers they still managed some teraglin jewfish, snapper, hussar, pearl perch and, as per the photo above, a venus tusk fish or two. Chris Palfreyman from Caboolture was happy to pose with this 3kg 'Parrot' for the report.
|Last but not least, Sunshine Reef ran hot and cold but on the good days, in close, it was the spot for squire, snapper, yellowtail kingfish and, as you can see by the photos above, grass sweetlip and spangled emperor. Toby Back (above left) and his buddy Tom Clancy had a ripper time there on Friday, catching and releasing all the species mentioned before going back on Saturday morning for a session on the kingies (to 60cm) more sweetlip and snapper to 48cm. They got best results with light spin gear and Jackall Mask Vib 60's, Jackall Tranzams and 5" Berkley Banana Prawn Jerk Shads.|
ONSHORE: Conditions on
the coastal surf beaches were as good as they get for this time of the
year but the fishing was a tad slow. Having said that, on the North Shore,
quality whiting were going for live beach worms in the surf gutters
down at the river mouth end of Teewah Beach. The only other report of
note from over there was of quality jewfish on the chew about 4km's north
of Teewah township. Over on the east side, Sunshine Beach produced chopper
tailor around top of the tide while at Castaways Beach the standout species
was dart. The only other report was of whiting at north Peregian.
Hey! Why not get your catch on TV! The next time you land a half decent fish you could not only be on our next website report, you could also be on Channel Seven's Thursday night Fishing Report with Mark Planck!
|Just pop into Davo's Bait and Tackle for a weigh-in and photo shoot or book an offshore trip with Noosa Blue Water Charters and you too could be a star!|