As at Monday May 6, 2013
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|OFFSHORE: Holy mackerel!
For the third week in a row the weather has been only a prawn whisker short
of exceptional. And for the third week in a row the fish have been on the
bite. Even better, the reefies and pelagics have been in numbers. Can't
ask for more than that except, perhaps, for more of the same.
With the swell down around the 1.2m mark and only 5 to 10 knot variable southerlies to contend with on Saturday, Cougar One made the long run to Double Island Point with a group of guys who've been fishing with them for nigh on fifteen years. And what a great call that was by skipper Alex Pollet, with Spanish mackerel thick in the water and very much eager for a feed. During the full day charter the 'BrisVegas Boys' (above) boated snapper, hussar, gold spot cod, moses perch, gold band snapper, pearl perch and fourteen Spaniards in the 6kg to 10kg range. They dropped six others but nobody was complaining. Above we have (in no particular order) Snake, Brett, Johnny, Jake, JB and Kenny. Below left, Blayne and James chose to pose with their fish away from the mob.
|Along the middle reef belt, North Reef produced
school, spotted and Spanish mackerel, coral trout, sweetlip, venus tuskers,
amberjack, snapper, pearl perch and, as per the photo above right, mulloway.
Leo Kersten from New Zealand boated his 6.5kg 'jewie' there on Thursday
while on a Cougar
Trekka 2 worked North Reef a few times this week for the usual bread and butter reef fish and the odd colourful catch like the 3.5kg coral trout that Paul Goodsall from Sydney (above) boated there on Saturday morning. Paul also nailed a 5kg Spaniard but his wife Deborah (below left) got the bragging rights.
|Chardon's Reef was a little bit quiet this week. In fact the only report we received was from local angler Dave Leonard (above right) who put in a solo, late afternoon effort there on Saturday. Dave boated a couple of 2kg snapper around sunset then, just on dark when both of his rigs were hit hard, the 8kg jewfish he's pictured with. All of Dave's fish went for drifted, 6" Gulp Grubs. Sunshine Reef yielded sweetlip, venus tusk fish, squire, mackerel tuna and longtail tuna.|
|We filmed quite a few boats crossing the bar on Saturday afternoon. If you haven't already seen the footage, you can check it out below...|
The Noosa Bar Video...
Saturday May 4, 2013.
Footage shot from the
Noosa Coast Guard tower
from 2.00pm to 2.45pm.
Tide: Roughly two hours
before a 1.6m high tide.
Wind: 4 to 7 knots SSW.
'Waves of Ecstasy'
From the Album...
'Heart and Soul'
...by Ian Cameron Smith:
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|For those who missed our earlier
announcements, the 2013 Noosa
'River to Reef' Family Fishing Classic will commence on Friday May
31, 2013 and finish on Sunday June 2, 2013.
FAMILY FISHING CLASSIC
|The competition will be run in conjunction with the ever popular Noosa Riverfest and will have a Junior and Senior angler section. Offshore anglers will also be catered for.|
|Click on the links to view or download: THE ENTRY FORM or THE COMPETITION RULES|
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