OFFSHORE: Light to moderate
variable winds were again a feature of the offshore scene this week. When
the winds had a westerly flavour it was a little bit chilly but that was
the only negative in an otherwise fine week on our local reefs. There
wasn't much swell either so there were plenty of boats crossing the bar
to take advantage of the excellent conditions.
Under the circumstances, Double Island Point was well worth a shot this
week and those who made the effort came back with cobia (to 8kg), moses
perch, pearl perch, Maori cod, gold band snapper, squire and hussar.
The middle reef belt was also on fire with good catches of pearl perch,
moses perch, teraglin jewfish, quality snapper and cobia reported by most
boaties. In addition, Chardon's Reef produced Maori cod and parrot fish
while North Reef was the spot for large numbers of tea leaf trevally (to
6kg) and a few northern bluefin tuna. Penny
Anderson from Theodore (above) was out at Chardon's Reef on Cougar
One on Thursday when she boated the 12kg (est) cobia she's
And Trent Slater and Aaron Smith (above) were out at North Reef on Friday
on a Cougar
One charter when they got into the snapper, with the 4kg and
4.5kg specimens they're pictured with being a good example of the fish
On Wednesday local angler Roger McLoughlin (below) drifted pilchard baits
on North Reef for a few squire and the 5.5kg
'Knobby' he's pictured with. His young son Jack didn't go with him but
was more than happy to be in the photo.
Closer to home, Sunshine Reef was a good option for the smaller boats,
yielding Maori cod, teraglin jewfish, sweetlip, parrot fish, pearl perch,
squire and snapper (to 5.5kg) while in Laguna Bay, Jew Shoal produced
the odd snapper.
ONSHORE: The North Shore coastal stretch was
quite productive this week with dart on the bite wherever you cast a line.
The water around Teewah township was worth a look with tailor, bream and
whiting in good numbers while further north, the odd snapper and trevally
were taken from the rocks at Double Island Point. On Main Beach there
were a few bream, tarwhine and chopper tailor taken from the river mouth
rock groyne while over on the east side, bream and dart were well spread
with some good fish coming from Marcus Beach. Castaways had the bonus
of chopper tailor and tarwhine.
In the river, flathead were on the bite from Lake Cooroibah to the river
mouth. Also down at the river mouth, luderick were back in feeding mode
near the car park rocks with the incoming tide, from mid to high tide
working best. Local angler Milan (below) landed four of these sports fish
early on Wednesday afternoon and was happy to stop for a quick pic.
The Woods Bays had tailor chasing well cast flies and prawn baits at dusk
while most of the trevally action was around the Munna Point area. Six
year old Cale Page from Castaways Beach (below) was fishing at Munna Point
on Saturday when his live yabby bait was taken by the 900gm trevally he's
posing with. He was armed with a Shimano spin combo.
Apart from that the only other report of note was of whiting going for
live sand worms and yabbies in Weyba Creek.
On the freshwater scene, sixteen year old Callum Munro who is a Davo's
trainee staff member, won the Barra and Basstastic Teams Grand Final at
Borumba Dam on the weekend. Callum was teamed up with Trevor Burgess.
Fathers Day is coming up soon and to mark the occasion,
Noosa Blue Water Charters are offering a great discount on all offshore
charters booked between now and September 6th. For more details; just