The Noosa  Fishing Report

As at Monday July 26, 2010

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OFFSHORE: The offshore scene was a little bit ordinary this week with cool, wet, fresh to strong south easterlies making conditions on the reefs rather unpleasant from Wednesday through until Saturday. With fairly limited options it was a matter of making the most of whatever opportunities presented themselves and hopefully coming back with a feed.
There were no real standouts weighed in this week with mostly average size fish reported at most locations. The Barwon Banks were difficult to fish at anchor, due to conflicting wind, swell & current directions. Consequently, most boaties didn't go beyond North Reef where the catch was mostly pearl perch, moses perch, trevally, iodine bream, venus tusk fish and, as per the photo above, snapper. Shane Wickson was out there on Sunday with the 'Noosa Yachtie' Fishing Club on a regular 3/4 day Cougar One charter when his soft plastic was taken by the 2kg+ snapper he's pictured with.
Closer to home, Sunshine Reef was the only other producer of note, yielding Maori cod, parrot fish, moses perch and, as you can see by the photo above, the odd decent size sweetlip. Mason Murry from New Zealand (above) caught this 4kg 'Grassy' while out there on a half day Trekka 2 charter last Tuesday. The bait that did the deed was a pilchard floater.

ONSHORE: The North Shore coastal beach stretch saw some hot bream action this week with the better surf gutters producing quite a few fish around the 1kg mark, as well as the odd thumper 1.5kg specimen. Bream, together with whiting and dart, were also on the bite between the groynes on Main Beach with the waters a bit more towards the river mouth rock wall producing particularly well. Afternoons on the run-in tide were especially productive while after dark, tailor were an added bonus. Also on Main Beach, the middle groyne was the spot for some school mackerel action and although there were juveniles in the mix, there were enough keepers to keep most anglers satisfied. On the east side, dart whiting, and bream were active at Sunrise and North Peregian beaches while Marcus Beach produced bream and chopper tailor.
In the river, quality bream were on the bite along the upper Gympie Terrace stretch with the odd standout coming from the waters opposite the Yacht Club. Norman Lloyd from Mt. Eliza in Victoria (above) was fishing that area on Wednesday afternoon (close to the top of the tide) when his cooked prawn bait won him the 1.2kg yellowfin he's posing with.
Further up river, flathead were on the prowl near the Noosa Harbour Marina as Lee Mathes (above) discovered, also on Wednesday afternoon and also on the run-in tide. Lee was fishing with some friends on a houseboat and was absolutely delighted when her first ever fish, on her first ever fishing trip, turned out to be a quality 2.1kg (68cm) flathead.
And just a little bit up from there, along the Tewantin ski run stretch, Tom Harrington (above) was flicking a 3" Powerbait soft plastic towards the shore on Sunday morning when he hooked up with the 65cm school jewfish he's pictured with. In the same session, he and his mate Sam also caught and released a number of GT's and one 50cm 'Lizard'.
Last but not least, tailor were active in the late afternoon down near the river mouth while luderick continued to respond well to weed and cabbage along the 'Platform' stretch. The Woods Bays, particularly the outer bay area opposite Ricky's, was the spot for trevally around dusk. Kodi Wulff (above) caught and released this nice cale cale there late on Saturday. He was working with 3lb braid and 12lb mono leader and his lure of choice, as seen in the fish's mouth, was a Sugapen.

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