As at Monday September 11, 2006
|Brought to you by...|
OFFSHORE: Well, it was
a pretty patchy week to say the least. The winds (predominantly southerly)
blew light then strong, gusty then mild. Top that off (as the week progressed)
with big seas, a building swell, torrential rain and a heavy hail
storm and you've pretty much covered the week. Having said that, of
course, there were always those who were prepared to take advantage
of any window of opportunity that presented itself and there were just
enough of those to avoid having to declare the week a total washout.
On the fishable days, in fact, Squire and Parrot Fish were common to
all of the visited reefs. In addition to that, North Reef produced Pearl
Perch, Moses Perch and Estuary Cod while across at Chardon's Reef the
extras were Teraglin Jewfish, Estuary Cod and, as you can see by the
photo below, Snapper. Local lad Izack boated the 3.5kg specimen he's
(only just) holding up while out there yesterday on a three quarter
One charter. Closer in, Sunshine Reef was the only other
performer, yielding the common species already mentioned earlier and,
as per the photo above right, quality Snapper as a well deserved bonus.
Paul Johnson from Buddina picked up this 4kg 'Knobby' while out there
on a half day Cougar Too charter on Friday.
He was kitted out with a Wilson Live Fibre rod and a Shimano 6500 Baitrunner
reel loaded with 8kg line.