As at Monday October 27, 2014
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|OFFSHORE: It was a
bit of an ordinary week for the offshore boys with fresh to strong (20 to
25 knot) nor' nor' easterlies dominating. We had a brief window of opportunity
when the winds backed off from Thursday until Saturday lunchtime, and those
anglers who could wangle the time off made the most of it.
With the B.O.M. predicting freshening winds from Saturday lunchtime on, Trekka 2 decided to target Double Island Point. It was a good call too and they made the most of the light to moderate (5 to 15 knot) nor' westerlies, coming home with the strengthening nor' easter behind them. The crew had stocked up on yakkas earlier in the week and were pleased to see that they accounted for most of of pearl perch boated. Also on the capture list were squire, gold spot wrasse, snapper, moses perch, sweetlip and gold band snapper. Craig Harrison from Brisbane (above) boated the day's standout, an 8kg gold band snapper.
And from the same full day charter we have (above) Tony Dicker, Ipswich and Duncan Harrison from Gowrie with a snapper and slightly smaller gold band. Out wide, a few of the lads from the Noosa Boat Fishing Club fished The Hards on Friday for school jew (released), venus tusk fish, squire and snapper.
|North Reef, because it was relatively close and
was still producing good fish, was once again the most favoured destination.
2 scheduled two trips out that way on Thursday. Local lass Mariana
Cardoso (above left) is pictured with a sweetlip from the morning charter
while Charles Arrowsmith, Biloela (above right) boated a 7kg gold spot cod
on the afternoon trip. Samantha Richards from Toowoomba (below) is pictured
with a couple of standout pearlies.
Other species on the bite out that way were venus tusk fish, squire, striped sea perch, frying pan snapper, teraglin jewfish, hussar and mulloway. Richard Allan from Hamilton in New Zealand (below) boated this 15kg mulloway on Wednesday morning's half day Cougar One charter to the top end of North Reef.
Apart from that, Chardon's Reef produced snapper, teraglin jewfish, grass sweetlip, venus tusk fish, pearl perch and moses perch while the northern end of Sunshine Reef was the spot for bonito, venus tusk fish and snapper to 50cm. In Laguna Bay, Jew Shoal yielded the odd grass sweetlip, bonito and snapper.
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