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As at Monday September 20, 2010


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OFFSHORE: Light to moderate variable westerlies dominated the offshore scene this week with a warm northerly flavour in the first half followed by cooler south westerlies in the latter half. Mornings were best ahead of the often more blustery afternoon sea breezes and with the swell continuing around the 1.2m mark it was another good week on the water.
Snapper, Amberjack, and Pearl Per ch.
The Barwon Banks were well worth a look and those who went the distance reported good catches of moses perch, venus tusk fish, hussar and, as you can see by the photos above and below, snapper, pearl perch and amberjack. Reece Allen and Shayne Joyce (above) boated two 5kg snapper, an 'A.J' and a pearly on Friday's Trekka 3 charter to 'The Banks'.
Snapper
And while Andrew Carey and his son Jackson (above) were just at the jetty to meet the boat and book a trip, they were very happy to have their picture taken with one of the numerous quality 'Knobbies' boated on the above mentioned charter.
Snapper
George Bishop (above), visiting Noosa from the cooler climes of Tasmania, hit the jackpot while on a full day Cougar One charter to 'The Banks' on Tuesday when his soft plastic was taken by the very nice 5kg 'Knobby' he's pictured with.
Venus Tusk Fish and Pearl Perch
Closer in, North Reef was a popular destination and while it ran hot and cold, on the good days it produced snapper to 3.5kg, teraglin jewfish, moses perch, cobia, scarlet sea perch, venus tusk fish and pearl perch. Harrison Cain and Sam Leonard (above) are pictured with a 'pearly' and 'parrot' boated at North on yesterday's half day Cougar One charter.
Cobia And on the same charter, Sam's father Ian (above) was delighted with the 6kg cobia or black kingfish he came back with.
Cobia
Sunshine Reef was a bit patchy but those anglers who put in a bit of time reported quite good catches of venus tusk fish, red throat emperor, snapper to 2.5kg and, out wide, cobia in good numbers. Jamie Nelson and Brett Sinclaire (above) got onto a school of black kingies out there on Saturday and boated three fish (top weight 14kg) using live tailor as their draw card. Last and probably least, there were a few tailor and juvenile spotted mackerel chasing bait fish flies in Laguna Bay.


ONSHORE: Apart from a brief surge on Friday the coastal surf beaches were pretty flat for most of the week. There were still a few productive gutters along Teewah Beach on the North Shore however with whiting and quality dart schooling in the waters between the 2nd and 3rd cuttings. Further up, whiting (to 41cms) were on the bite just past Teewah and bream and tarwhine were active about 8kms north of there. Tailor (to 3kg) were landed earlier in the week although just where was not divulged. Tarwhine and whiting were biting between the rock groynes on Main Beach and over at Sunrise Beach.
Flathead and Bream
In the estuary, flathead and bream were on the bite in the stretch from the river mouth (where tailor were responding to whole pilchard baits around dusk) to Munna Point. Darryl Buttenshaw and Adrian Brumm (above) did an overnighter in the Munna Point area after which they weighed in these 1.5kg 'Lizards' and 800gm bream. Their baits were live herring.
Trevally
Whiting were going for live yabbies in the Frying Pan and around the Munna Flats area opposite the caravan park while most of this week's pelagic activity (tailor, tarpon, jewfish and trevally) was in the stretch from the Noosa Harbour Marina to the top of first ski run. Alex Cameron (above) was trolling a purple deep diving hard body lure just out from the Marina on Sunday when it was taken by the 45cm 'Trev' he's pictured with.
Blubberlip Bream There were also a few trevally on the bite in the Woods Bays earlier in the week while in the back of the Sound, near the Lions Park, young Henry Collins (above) got the shock of his life when his prawn bait was taken by the 3kg blubberlip bream he's posing with. Henry was fishing there on Tuesday with his dad and needed just a little bit of help to bring it in.
Mangrove Jack
Mangrove jacks were on the prowl at the entrance to Noosa Waters over the weekend and, as per the photo above, in the lower Weyba Creek area earlier in the week. Bob Jeynes from Davo's Compleat Angler was wading the waters just up from Weyba Hole last Monday night when his Gladiator Prawn lure was monstered by the 3kg (est) fish in the photo. He was armed with a Nitro rod and a Shimano Stradic 2500 reel loaded with 1kg Crystal Fireline and 16lb FC Rock leader.


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