As at Monday June 23, 2014.
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| OFFSHORE: It was
one of those weeks where the weather was pretty damn good and the fishing
was excellent. A modest 0.5m to 0.75m swell and light to moderate (5 to
15 knot) variable winds were forecast for most of the week and, apart from
a 15 to 20 south easterly on Wednesday, that was it in a nutshell.
Quite a few boats headed for the more distant reefs. On Saturday, local angler Jack Pockran (above) and a couple of mates decided to tackle Double Island Point. They did well from the get go, boating snapper, Spanish mackerel and venus tusk fish before Jack hooked the standout of the day, a 10kg large mouth nannygai or scarlet sea perch, which went for a squid bait. Jack's quality fish and Cheshire Cat smile also won him the Davo's Fish of the Week prize.
Another angler who reported success at D.I. was Mitchell Fredericks from Davo's Tackle World. Mitch got onto mulloway and cobia using live yakka baits.
Trekka 2 targeted The Hards on Sunday and reported excellent conditions (5 to 10 knot south easterlies, 0.5m to 0.7m swell and just a slight current) for the full day charter. There was a good range of reefies on the bite such as gold spot wrasse, squire, hussar, bommy cod, moses perch, pearl perch, gold band snapper, venus tusk fish and some quality snapper. Grant Munro from Gatton (above) is pictured with a couple of the standout knobbies from that trip.
And above, from the same charter, we have Neil Roberts from Toowoomba with a good tusker and snapper. To see the group shot, simply click on his photo.
There were also a few spotted mackerel out there, as well as lots of flying fish, pursued by the odd sailfish, one of which was dropped at the side of the boat.
Closer in, North Reef produced pearl perch, Maori cod, venus tusk fish, squire, striped sea perch, coral bream, bonito and the odd spotted mackerel. Geoff McIvor from Victoria (above) boated these two very nice pearl perch out at North Reef on Tuesday morning . He was on a half day Cougar One charter.
And from the same charter, Glenn Pearson from Cooroibah (above) was more than happy to pose with quality Maori cod that he tempted with a pilchard bait.
Chardon's Reef was quiet but still managed to yield the odd moses perch, Maori cod, sweetlip and venus tusk fish for the die hard bottom bashers. It was also worth floating an unweighted pilchard out as Chris Walter from the Noosa Boat Fishing Club discovered on Tuesday when he hooked this Spaniard.
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