As at Monday November 9, 2009
It was a pretty short week as far as the offshore scene was concerned with
moderate to fresh (15 to 20 knot) south easterlies and a 2m+ swell shutting
things down from late Friday afternoon onwards. Prior to that, conditions
were quite reasonable and those who had the opportunity made the most of
whatever fishable days there were.
Unfortunately, there didn't seem to be a lot of action out there and North Reef was literally the only producer of any note. Nevertheless, those who put in a bit of time got a result although the going was a bit slow with mostly average size Maori cod, sweetlip, teraglin jewfish, moses perch, pearl perch and squire on the bite. There were a few gems in amongst the roughies, however, with the odd quality snapper and, as per the photos above and below, some good keeper size cobia taken by the lucky few. Brenton Bower from Brisbane (above) was out there on Friday on a half day Cougar One charter when his pilchard floater attracted the attention of the 7kg cobia or black kingfish he's posing with.
A couple of days earlier, local angler Mark North (above) also picked up a 7kg specimen, again using a pilchard floater. And that, sadly, is all we have. Things aren't looking too bad for this weekend so we might have more to report next week.
| ONSHORE: There wasn't a
lot happening on the coastal surf beaches either with all the action, or
what there was, coming from the North Shore. The stretch from about 5km's
past the township of Teewah to the top end produced most of the fish with
dart, flathead, whiting, tarwhine and the odd quality bream on the bite.
Bill Neaves from Victoria (below) was over there on Thursday with his mate
'Tinny' Treloar when he hooked and landed what has to be the ugliest bream
we've ever had on the website. Actually, although Tinny is positive that
it's a bream, we think it may be an unfortunate looking tarwhine so we'll
call it a 'brawhine'. Regardless, at 1.5kg it's a good fish and we're sure
it tasted better than it looks.
In the river, trevally were active around Goat Island, in the Woods Bays at dawn and dusk (along with tailor, mangrove jacks and the odd flathead) and, as per the photo below, at Munna Point. Sarel Klopper from Melbourne was fishing there on Monday night when they fired up so he cast at a boil with a gold 20gm Halco Twisty slug lure and came up trumps when the 1.7kg 'Trev' he's pictured with came to the party. He was armed with a Stradic 2500 combo loaded with 6lb line.
Apart from that there were a few flathead on the bite out from Ricky Ricardo's and in Weyba Creek where mangrove jacks like the one pictured below were also on the chew. Local gun angler Mark Arnall was working the waters there around 5am on Saturday morning (I know that because he rang me to come down and take the photo) when his Savoy Shad lure accounted for two 'Jacks', the one he's pictured with (and kept for the dinner table) weighing in at just over 1.8kg.
On the freshwater scene the Borumba Dam saratoga were responding to flies and surface walkers in the open area just inside the Yabba Arm and around the edges of the weed beds in the Kingham Arm and not far from the Eagles Nest.
Hey! Why not get your catch on TV! The next time you land a half decent fish you could not only be on our next website report, you could also be on Channel Seven's Thursday night Fishing Report with Mark Planck!
|Just pop into Davo's Bait and Tackle for a weigh-in and photo shoot or book an offshore trip with Noosa Blue Water Charters and you too could be a star!|