The Noosa Fishing Report

As at Friday August 19, 2016.
Brought to you by... Davo's Tackle World Noosa
OFFSHORE: Well at least the weekend warriors got a look in this time with excellent conditions on the local reefs throughout Saturday and quite fishable conditions on Sunday morning. There were no dramas with the bar either although trying to cross an hour or so either side of low tide was a tricky option for the bigger boats. Sunday afternoon through to Wednesday lunchtime, unfortunately, was pretty much a no go with 20 to 25 knot south easterlies and 2.5m seas the order of the day.
Teraglin Jewfish
The last few days? A bit sloppy and uncomfortable for the tinnies and sub six metre boats but certainly do-able if you didn't venture beyond the middle reef belt. Out wide was best earlier in the week when conditions were more favourable. Trekka 2 fished the Barwon Banks on Saturday for snapper, pearl perch, teraglin jewfish, gold spot wrasse and moses perch. Justin from Ballarat is pictured above with an absolute monster teraglin jewfish that was feeding amongst some quality pearlies.
Jewfish or Mulloway Snapper
Closer in, The Coffees produced squire, snapper, pearl perch and venus tusk fish, as did North Reef but with the added bonus there of jewfish, cobia, teraglin jewfish, gold spot cod, moses perch, Maori cod, northern bluefin tuna and coral trout. Wild Thing 2 did well at North last Saturday, running seven hour and five hour charters back to back. From those trips we have John Mansfield (above left) with a jewfish, Justin Watson (above right) with a nice snapper and Phil (below) with a coral trout.
Coral Trout
And on that same charter, Noel (below) boated a thumper cobia. Callan Groth from Kenilworth (below right) picked up a 30th birthday snapper on Thursday's trip.
Cobia or Black Kingfish
And from Trekka 2 skipper Kelly Mills... "We fished North Reef on Thursday for longtail tuna, squire, pearlies, moses, tuskies, Maori cod and gold spot cod. Wind:15 to 20 knots from the south east. Swell 1.5m and 1 knot current to the north. Pictured (below left) is Julia and Will Knutson from the USA with a couple of longtails."
Northern Bluefin or Longtail Tuna Snapper
Further south, Chardon's reef was good for grass sweetlip, snapper, squire, Maori cod, moses perch, frying pan snapper and pearl perch while the only reports we got from Sunshine Reef were of snapper, albeit good ones. Chris 'Fella' Arnold from Noosa River Fishing Safaris (above right) sent in this report and photo from his trip out that way on Saturday... "Morning Bill. Had Saturday morning off so had a quick fish at Sunshine Reef. Picked up a few snapper on plastics and pilly floaters."
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