The Noosa Fishing Report

As at Monday March 23, 2015.
Brought to you by... Davo's Tackle World Noosa
OFFSHORE: No dramatic weather patterns this week. Light to moderate (5 to 15 knot) variable northerly winds persisted right thorough until Sunday's cool, seriously wet southerly change. The bar crossing was pretty straight forward so there were a lot of small boats on the local reefs, especially on Saturday.
Venus Tusk Fish
All destinations were on the cards this week. Those boaties that targeted the Barwon Banks needed extra lead to combat the strong current but apart from that, the fishing was good, with snapper, venus tusk fish, rosy jobfish, moses perch, pearl perch, gold band snapper, red emperor, Spanish mackerel and yellowtail kingfish on the bite. Luke Glaser from Brisbane (above) is pictured with two quality venus tuskers from Saturday's Trekka 2 charter to The Banks.
Moses Perch and Rosy Jobfish Gold Band Snapper
And above, from the same full day charter, we have Paul Wilson and Jamie Roberson from Brisbane with moses perch, rosy jobfish and gold band snapper.
Red Emperor
But what about this! Tom Hobelt from Tinbeerwah (above) fished the inner Banks on Tuesday afternoon where he boated venus tuskers, gold band snapper, one Spaniard and this standout 15.5kg+ red emperor. Tom's smile and his snodger red also took out this week's $50.00 Davo's Fish of the Week prize.
Spanish and Spotted Mackerel Spotted Mackerel
Wild Thing 2 cleaned up at the top of North Reef on Saturday. A good berley trail and being in the right place at the right time saw them return with a bin load of Spanish and spotted mackerel. In the excitement we didn't get details of the group but Carmen Davies from Gympie (above) did well on the spotties.
Pearl Perch and Snapper
Other species on the bite at North Reef were; pearl perch, snapper, striped sea perch, moses perch, sweetlip, coral bream, hussar and venus tusk fish. Samantha Barton from Victoria Point, Brisbane (above) was more than happy to pose with a pearl perch and squire from Friday's half day Trekka 2 charter.
Coral Trout
Closer in, Sunshine Reef produced northern bluefin tuna, yellowfin tuna, sweetlip, snapper, venus tusk fish, Maori cod, the odd Spanish mackerel and a few quality coral trout. Tewantin anglers Richard Stonehouse (above) and Jay Hoover (below) fished Sunshine yesterday morning and stopped in at Davo's on the way home for a quick pic of their standouts; a 4kg coral trout (which took a live yakka ) and 6kg Spaniard which nailed a trolled, lead headed squid skirt.
Spanish Mackerel
Apart from that, mixed schools of tuna (northern bluefin, yellowfin and mack tuna) were on the move at times throughout Laguna Bay and off the headland.
ONSHORE: There were a few reports from the Noosa North Shore coastal surf beach stretch. Most of the activity was either just north of Teewah township where bream, tarwhine and whiting were on the bite or further up towards Double Island Point where the standouts were tailor (after dark on bonito fillets) and the odd jewfish or mulloway to 80cm. Across the bay, mowong or slate bream were still in numbers off the headland rocks. Further south, squire and grass sweetlip were on the prowl off the rocks at the northern end of Sunshine Beach around dusk while the beach gutters had whiting and bream in the morning.
Golden Trevally Flathead
In the estuary, the river mouth appeared to be fairly quiet but produced a range of quality fish just the same. Bream, flathead and trevally were active during the day and mangrove jacks and school jewfish were responding well to live fish baits around first light and after dark. Stephen Podmore from Albion Park in New South Wales (above), caught and released his golden trevally at the river mouth while on Monday's Noosa River Fishing Safari. It went for a whole prawn. Just a little further up, the Frying Pan was good for bream, flathead and lots of whiting. Live yabbies, fresh prawns, small fish baits and surface lures all got results. Luca Rhodes from Melbourne (above right) caught and released a 65cm flathead on a herring bait in the 'Pan' on Sunday's NRFS charter.
Bream Flathead
Mangrove jacks were also active around the Sand Bags on the Woods Point and in the Woods Bays after dark. 'The Bays' also produced bream, flathead and trevally (goldens, diamonds, GT's and big eyes) while the Gympie Terrace stretch yielded bream, whiting and flathead. Local lad Cameron Angelo (above left) tempted this quality bream with a frogmouth pilchard the Noosaville stretch on Saturday night. And Nigel Kirk from Tinbeerwah (above) caught and released these two thumper flathead on whole pilchards while fishing from his kayak in that area last Friday. Further up, flathead were on the bite around the mouth of Lake Doonella on the run-out tide and trevally and mangrove jacks were chasing live fish baits, soft vibes and soft plastics at the first ski run. Mangrove jacks were also responding well to trolled Gold Bomber lures in the stretch between the lakes.
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