As at Monday November 5, 2012
PAGE ONE - OFFSHORE
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| OFFSHORE: There were more good
days than bad this week with light to moderate (5 to 15 knot) variable easterlies
dominating the local offshore scene. Thursday and Friday were pretty much
a no go when the winds cranked up over the 25 knot mark, but otherwise it
was a green light for the bluewater boys.
That was the good news. As per last week, it was hard yakka out there with very few standouts and lots of just legal or 'plate size' reef fish picking the baits.
There were no reports from the outer reefs with most boaties happy to work along the middle reef belt. Noosa Blue Water Charters fished Massoud's Reef on Thursday and came back with moses perch, Maori cod and cobia like the 5.5kg fish that Adrian Brumm (above) tempted with a whole winter whiting bait.
Chardon's Reef was good for squire, pearl perch, moses perch, venus tusk fish and teraglin jewfish, as was North Reef but with the added bonus of sweetlip, stripey perch, small cobia and estuary cod. Peter Webb from the Gold Coast (above) boated his 8kg 'gold spot' while out there today on a Trekka 2 charter.
Sunshine Reef was the only other performer and most of the action there was out wide. Fishing Offshore Noosa ran a few trips out that way and returned with teraglin jewfish, squire, venus tusk fish, moses perch and, as you can see by the photo above, cobia. Shelley and Matthew Green from the Gold Coast (above) each boated a cobia on Saturday's Trekka 2 charter. Shelley's 9kg+ fish was just a tad bigger than husband Matt's, but we pretended not to notice.
The next time you cross over the Noosa Bar, make sure you (and your crew) wear your pfd's. It's not only mandatory for all vessels under 4.8 metres, there's a chance you could win the $100.00 monthly prize if you're photographed doing the right thing! The October Bar Crossing Safety Award goes to the owner of the boat, registration number; KL152Q. The monthly prize consists of a $50.00 credit (or gift voucher) from Davo's Compleat Angler and a $50.00 gift voucher from Ray Scholes Marine. Note: We have a winner! The owner of the boat in question has claimed his prize. Congratulations Dave Devonshire!
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