As at Monday 2nd December 2002
The variable Northerly weather pattern continued for the majority of
the week with morning sessions again offering the best opportunities.
While the brisk afternoon North
Easterly sea breezes tended to chop the waters, it was of little
concern for those anglers who were on their way home around about that
time. Squire, Pearl Perch and Parrot Fish were common to all the visited
reefs. In addition, quite a few blue water anglers took advantage of
favourable conditions by heading out to 'The Banks' during the week.
All those who went the extra distance were well rewarded with quality
bags of the aforementioned species with Snapper as the bonus. Chardon's
Reef produced quality Moses Perch and Maori Cod, while North Reef had
Moses Perch, Scarlet Sea Perch and School Mackerel on the bite. Sunshine
Reef has been the spot for those who love chasing Cobia, with fish up
to 12kg being landed by excited anglers. Coral Trout are one of Queenslands
most popular species for both their magnificent colours and fantastic
table qualities. The fish on the right is just one of the many variations
provided by this species. Paul Dingle of Maleny landed this spectacular
5kg Coronation Trout while fishing the Barwon Banks with Noosa
Blue Water Charters. Paul was using a Gary Howard rod which
was matched to a Penn 330GTI reel loaded with 40lb line.