The Noosa Fishing Report

As at Monday September 17, 2012

PAGE ONE - OFFSHORE REPORT
Brought to you by... Davo's Compleat Angler
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OFFSHORE: As you can see by the photos above, the weather (and the bar crossing) continued to favour the offshore boaties with mostly light to moderate 10 to 15 knot variable easterlies earlier in the week. The swell on the bar was hardly an issue and the outside swell hovered in the 1.2m to 1.5m range. The weekend, unfortunately, was a tad blustery but still fishable for the bigger boats, while the relative shelter of Laguna Bay was an easy option for the tinnies.
Snapper
Noosa Blue Water Charters fished the Barwon Banks last Monday and while we reported the results last week we didn't get the pix in time, so... here they are now. Jock Walker from New Zealand (above) is a regular Cougar One client during his extended holidays here in Noosa and on this full day trip boated a standout 5.5kg 'Knobby'. While Danny Young from Caloundra (below left) was very happy with the quality 3kg venus tusk he boated on the same charter.
Venus Tusk Fish Greasy Cod
Along the middle reef belt, Massoud's Reef produced heaps of small teraglin jewfish, plus estuary cod and quality moses perch, as did Chardon's Reef but with the added bonus there of sweetlip, pearl perch, venus tusk fish and a few northern bluefin tuna. North Reef was also well patronised and those who fished through at least one tide change reported moses perch, mowong, coral bream, cod, hussar, quality pearl perch, heaps of squire and the odd standout snapper and longtail. Sally Baldrey from Melbourne (above right) is pictured with a 7kg gold spot cod boated at 'North' on Thursday's Cougar One charter.
Northern Bluefin Tuna Snapper
From the same three quarter day charter, Michelle Stewart from Curl Curl in Sydney (above left) was more than happy to pose with an 11kg longtail tuna, taken further north at 'The Hill'. And local angler Peter Morris (above right) claimed bragging rights with the 85cm 'Knobby' he boated out there on Tuesday.
Northern Bluefin Tuna
The only other reports were from Laguna Bay where mackerel tuna were on the prowl just out from the river mouth and along the shark nets while northern bluefin tuna were in good numbers around Little Hall's Reef. Local yak anglers Ian Tagg and Jeff Adams (above) hit paydirt out there on Saturday morning when their trolled Halco Laser Pro (pilchard pattern) 120mm hard body lures accounted for the two 12kg longtails they're pictured with. Well done fellas!
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Forty five people attended the Davo's Spring Time Snapper on Soft Plastics seminar last Thursday night. The $10.00 entry fee was donated to the C&K Kindy at Tewantin and the pizza, beer and soft drinks were supplied at no charge. All agreed it was a fun, information packed night with product in excess of $1000.00 given away during the evening. The two lucky door prizes, valued at $150.00 each, went to local lad James Strachan and to Craig from Melbourne.
The next talk night, presented by the Sunshine Coast Game Fishing Club, will be all about catching marlin close to Noosa. Date to be announced shortly.

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PAGE TWO - ONSHORE REPORT

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