Fishing Noosa 'The Book' The Noosa  Fishing Report

As at Monday August 18, 2014.

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OFFSHORE: Not one of our better weeks as far as the offshore scene was concerned. It was a bit dull and overcast with cool and (at times) wet, moderate to fresh variable southerlies earlier in the week. Saturday was a no go with 20 knot+ winds and heavy rain. Sunday afternoon was an option if you were keen.
Overall it was pretty quiet. Trekka 2 targeted Jew Shoal and the bottom of North Reef on Thursday on a corporate booking. Anthony Vermeeren from South Australia (above) nailed an 8.0kg (est) cobia on the three quarter day charter. Other species boated were squire, red throat emperor and small pearl perch.
Gold Spot Cod
Trekka 2 worked Sunshine Wide today. With the nor' westers in the 12 to 18 knot range it was a bit sloppy but it was certainly fishable. Maxine Lake from Buderim (above) was more than happy with her gold spot cod from the half day charter and Steve Lopez from Houston, Texas (below left) with his Maori cod.
Maori Cod
The only other reports from the local reefs were of sweetlip at Big Hall's Reef. The video clip above? A much requested and long awaited compilation of slow motion highlights of boats grabbing air and getting wet on the Noosa Bar. Music: 'Mr Pink' and 'Garage' by Topher Mohr and Alex Elena plus 'Don't Look' by Silent Partner.

ONSHORE: The bread and butter species were quite active on the coastal surf beaches this week. Bream and whiting were biting at Peregian and Sunshine beaches over on the east side and at the river mouth end of Teewah Beach (and inside the mouth) on the Noosa North Shore. Mulloway were on the prowl a few kliks north of there. Jim Andrews (below) was checking out the surf gutters opposite the first cutting around 5.00am on Thursday morning when he was spotted by the 'Today' television crew who were filming a segment on the North Shore. They asked him if he'd mind if they filmed him and local identity Cliff Andreassen fishing as part of the backdrop. Jim added a bit of reality to the segment by casting out a whole pilchard and then almost straight away hooking and landing this 11kg jewfish. All in a days work. His timely catch and celebrity status also earned him this week's $50.00 Davo's Fish of the Week prize.
Apart from that, the surf gutters north of Teewah township were good for quality dart, tailor to 2kg (dawn and dusk) and plenty of just legal whiting and bream.
Mulloway orJewfish
In the estuary, the river mouth stretch produced bream, flathead, a lone luderick on a bit of squid in Sandy Cove, and the odd school jewfish. Max Johnson (below) caught and released one flathead, and the bream he's pictured with, on Friday morning while on a Noosa River Fishing Safari. His bait? Whitebait.
Bream Mulloway or Jewfish
And local lass Tahlija Redgard (above right) caught and released a school jewfish on the incoming tide (around 9.50am) at the mouth on Saturday morning. She was using live beach worms as her draw card. She and her boyfriend also nailed a couple of (75cm and 76cm) keepers, but that's another story. A little further up, tailor were responding well to small (70mm) surface lures in the Frying Pan. Strada Viral walkers and Bassday Sugapens got good results there.
Cale cale trevally were active in the current line of the Woods Point and, along with golden trevally and flathead, in the outer Woods Bay. Quality bream were on the bite around the back of Noosa Sound while lower Weyba Creek was good for flathead, small GT's and the odd big-eye trevally on the run-out tide.
Upriver, flathead and whiting were biting along the jet ski run on Gympie Terrace and around Goat Island. Dylan King (above) boated his 62cm flathead just out from the Noosa Yacht and Rowing Club around sunset on Tuesday night. It went for a half pilchard bait on a running sinker rig.
The Noosa Marina saw a bit of GT action this week, while tarpon, flathead and school jewfish were on the prowl from the first ski run to Makepeace Island. The only other reports were of flathead along the edge of the boat channel in lower Cooroibah and the odd mangrove jack between the lakes at first light.
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