The Noosa Fishing Report

As at Monday September 23, 2013.


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OFFSHORE: There were a couple of days earlier in the week when the moderate to fresh (15 to 18 knot) variable northerlies made life a tad uncomfortable on the local reefs and whipped up some pretty sloppy wind driven sets on the Noosa Bar crossing. Apart from that, though, it was pretty much a green light for the offshore boys with just a nominal 0.5m to 1m outside swell and light to moderate (10 to 15 knot) variable easterlies from Friday onwards.

There were no reports from the out wide reefs this week. Glenn, Lofty and Graham from the Noosa Offshore Fishing Club (above) headed for The Barwon Banks yesterday morning but found the going a bit choppy further out. Instead they headed back to The Coffees where they boated half a dozen snapper (mostly pan size), two pearl perch and one cobia. Also reported at The Coffees were; gold spot cod, moses perch, sweetlip, longtail tuna and lots of tailor.
North Reef certainly didn't disappoint the faithful, producing teraglin jewfish, sweetlip, moses perch, gold spot cod, Maori cod, mowong, cobia, pearl perch, venus tusk fish and a the odd quality snapper. Helen Cosgrove from Sydney (above left) is pictured with a very nice pearl perch from Wednesday's Trekka 2 charter. While father and son team Joe and Fraser Juurlink from Calgary in Canada (above right) boated a 12kg gold spot cod on Friday's half day charter.

And Rod Whyte (above) breezed into town yesterday morning and headed straight to North Reef with a mate. Didn't get his name. Rod only caught two fish but both were snapper. One, which weighed in at 4kg, went for a soft plastic. The other (pictured above), tipping the scales at 7kg, swallowed a live yakka.
Noosa Blue Water Charters scheduled a number of trips to North Reef during the week but on Saturday they targeted Massoud's Reef where they boated cobia, black tip shark, Maori cod, gold spot cod, mowong, moses perch and pearl perch. Ebony Smith from Nanango (above left) is pictured with with a nice gold spot cod from the three quarter day charter, while Noosa girl Laylaa Innes (above right) was more than happy to pose with couple of the Maori cod.

Closer to home, Sunshine Reef was the spot for sweetlip, moses perch, squire and the odd snodger knobby. Local angler Mark Bisman (above) was fishing Sunshine Wide on Saturday afternoon when his bait jig outfit loaded up big time. He thought he'd hooked the reef at first but when he felt a couple of taps he knew he was in for a tussle. The 7kg snapper he's pictured with was hooked tenuously in the 'Knob' by two of the tiny bait jig hooks so Mark did a seriously good job to get it to the side of the boat. Mark's fishy tale and infectious smile quite easily won him this week's $50.00 Davo's Fish of the Week prize.

And Tewantin lad Alex Neish fished Sunshine Reef on Friday night with his dad. They came back with moses perch and, as above, sweetlip and snapper.
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