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| OFFSHORE: With moderate
to fresh (15 to 20 knot+) south easterlies and a 2m+ swell prevailing at
the beginning and the end the week most of the offshore activity was squeezed
into Friday and Saturday. Even then the bar crossing made life interesting
for some of the less experienced boaties although fortunately there were
no serious incidents reported. Conditions had improved enough by Saturday
for wider excursions but feedback from those who visited the Barwon Banks
was less than encouraging with just average catches of pearl perch, Maori
cod, squire and moses perch reported.
The middle reef belt was only slightly more rewarding with North Reef producing Spanish mackerel, teraglin jewfish, venus tusk fish and striped sea perch while, as you can see by the photo below, wahoo were on the prowl at Chardon's Reef.
Darrin Marinelli from Wollongong in NSW was out there on Friday afternoon with local fishing legend Craig 'Chicko' Vella when their fast trolled live bonito skip bait attracted the attention of the excellent specimen in the photo. Darrin was armed with a 15kg Shimano Beastmaster rod and a Shimano TLD30 overhead reel loaded with 15kg monofilament line.
Sunshine Reef was once again the major hot spot and when fishable it was good for reefies and pelagics, yielding squire, spangled emperor, pearl perch, sweetlip, coral trout, cobia and, of course, plenty of Spanish mackerel, top weight 17kg.
Tim French from Beerwah (above) was out at Sunshine Reef on Friday morning but, without any wire traces, he and his buddies were constantly bitten of by the frantically feeding Spaniards. Eventually, however, Tim got lucky when his pilchard floater attracted the attention of the less fearsomely toothed 7.5kg cobia he's pictured with.
ONSHORE: With the swell
up and the south easterlies blowing the coastal surf beaches were not
particularly inviting. To make matters worse the dreaded 'weed' made its
presence felt so those anglers who took the trouble to wet a line had
a fair bit to contend with. Having said that, for those who made the effort,
whiting and dart were quite well spread along Teewah Beach and tailor
(2.5kg to 4kg) were on the bite down at the river mouth end. On the east
side, Sunrise Beach looked good towards the end of the week with some
good gutters producing quality dart, whiting and the odd flathead.
| If you've been
away on holiday, or haven't visited our website for a while, you may not
be aware that we have finally got around to publishing the second edition
of 'Fishing Noosa', the book.
Davo's Bait and Tackle, newsagents and bookstores from Caloundra to Gympie and select tackle stores now have them in stock. Many have already been re-supplied a number of times after selling out.
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