As at Monday November 26, 2012
PAGE ONE - OFFSHORE
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| OFFSHORE: It was
very much a green light for the offshore brigade this week with light to
moderate (10 to 15 knot) north easterlies dominating and the swell in the
nominal 1m to 1.5m range. Double Island Point turned out to be worth the
effort, producing pearl perch, coral trout, Maori cod, estuary cod, snapper,
cobia and, as per the photo below, the odd standout red emperor. Des Woods
from Marcus Beach tempted this 9.8kg specimen with a humble pilchard bait
while fishing there on Saturday. Des was doubly lucky because his colourful
fish also won him this week's $50.00 Davo's
Fish of the Week prize.
And Scott McKenna (below) and his mate trailered their 4 metre tinny up to 'D.I' on the weekend and, launching off the beach on the Rainbow Lagoon side, worked the closer reef edges with live baits. They didn't do too bad either, coming back with pearl perch, Maori cod and the 8kg cobia Scott's pictured with.
Closer to home, 'The Coffees' yielded some quality snapper, as did North Reef but with the added bonus there of moses perch, Maori cod, sweetlip, teraglin jewfish, pearl perch, venus tusk fish and estuary cod. Dane Christison from Brisbane (below) was out there on Wednesday on a half day Trekka 2 charter when his pilchard bait attracted the attention of the 4kg+ snapper he's posing with. Both reefs, and 'The Hill', were also good options for a bit of billfish action.
Sunshine Reef was good for Maori cod, moses perch, mowong, venus tusk fish, small snapper (in close) and, as per the photo below left, the odd gold spot cod. Yvette Massaad from Sydney fished Sunshine on Friday morning on a half day Trekka 2 charter and was absolutely delighted when her whole cooked prawn bait was engulfed by a 5kg gold spot. In Laguna Bay, Jew Shoal was the spot for sweetlip, snapper and cobia while the Hall's Reef stretch saw a lot of baitfish balls which in turn attracted plenty of seabirds, plus schools of small mack tuna, leaping bonito, lots of black tip reef sharks and numerous billfish.
|Dave Devonshire (above right) was delighted to
recently learn that he'd won the October Bar Crossing
Safety Award, just for doing what he always does; wearing his pfd,
and making sure that his passengers do as well, when crossing the bar. The
monthly prize consists of a $50.00 gift voucher from Davo's
Compleat Angler, a $50.00 gift voucher from Ray
Scholes Marine and the award plaque, which is a framed colour
photo of the winner's boat on the water.
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