The Noosa Fishing Report

As at Monday 1st September 2003
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OFFSHORE: While the winds came from nearly all points of the compass this week they were predominantly light to moderate in strength (although the afternoons tended to be a bit blustery) so with warm weather and only a moderate swell to contend with, the last few days of Winter gave way to Spring with barely a whimper. Squire, Parrot Fish and Pearl Perch were all common to the visited reefs. In addition, the Barwon Banks were worth the extra fuel, yielding Red Emperor, Snapper, Moses Perch, Amberjack, Rosy Jobfish and Yellowtail Kingfish. Back towards home, North Reef, while not as dynamic as the previous few weeks, was still a good option for Snapper, Maori Cod, Cobia, Trevally and Northern Bluefin (Longtail) Tuna. Chardon's Reef, however, was easily the standout, producing Maori Cod, Estuary Cod, Northern Bluefin Tuna and this week's better quality Cobia and Snapper. John Sharp (right), a member of the Waterfront Hotel Fishing Club based in nearby Bli Bli, boated this top weight (23.5kg) Black Kingfish while on a 3/4 day club outing to Chardon's Reef aboard Cougar Too on Saturday.
Snapper
Cobia or Black Kingfish
And yesterday at Chardon's Reef, also on Cougar Too, Brisbane angler Paul Brinckman (above left) tempted this 5.7kg Snapper with a Pilchard floater. He was using a Wilson Live Fibre rod, a Shimano 6500 Baitrunner reel and 18lb line.
ONSHORE: The Tailor came on the bite on the coastal surf beaches as the week wound to a close with the afternoon sessions producing the best results. On the North Shore there was Chopper activity around the Third Cutting and, along with Bream, Whiting and small Dart, further North towards Double Island Point. On the East side the Chopper action was around Peregian and Marcus beaches with the latter also yielding Bream, Dart and the odd Greenback Tailor. In the river, the Luderick fired up again at the river mouth car park rocks while the Frying Pan was a great option for Bream, Flathead and Whiting. Other hot spots for the bread and butter species were the Woods Bays (along with the odd small Trevally and 'Chipper' Tailor), Weyba Creek and the stretch from the Tewantin ferry to Goat Island, which also produced Mangrove Jack. Apart from that, Flathead were a good drift target from Goat Island to Munna Beach.
Australian Bass
Flathead
Flathead were in quite good numbers in the lower estuary system this week as Rodney Marshall, above right, found yesterday afternoon. Jigging a 'Squidgy' soft plastic, Rodney boated this 1.7kg 'Lizard' opposite the Yacht Club and after a quick photo in the river opposite Davo's, released it back into the system... goodonya mate. On the freshwater scene, Borumba Dam was again the place to be, with Saratoga chasing well cast flies and Bass going for gold jig-spins and, as in the case of the photo above left, gold spinnerbaits. Local angler Hunter Bint spent Tuesday afternoon there with Davo's staffer Mark Pertot. Between them they caught and released nine Bass and two Yellowbelly with Hunter's 1.5kg fish a good example of the quality. He was using a G-Loomis rod and a Shimano Chronarch reel loaded with 8lb Superbraid.

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