The Noosa Fishing Report

As at Friday October 14, 2016.
Brought to you by... Davo's Tackle World Noosa
OFFSHORE: The northerlies are never and exciting option, especially for the smaller boats, and that is pretty much what we had most of the week. 'Calm as' one day, 'wild and woolly' the next but mostly fishable (if not a tad sloppy) with just Sunday's strong south easterly blow deemed not worth the trouble. The bar wasn't an issue but we took the opportunity on Saturday to do another drone flyover. You can view the latest video footage and aerial photos on the Noosa Bar Report page.
Trekka 2 ran a couple of charter to the Barwon Banks this week and came back with snapper, pearl perch, cobia, venus tusk fish, moses perch, Maori cod and gold spot wrasse. As you can see by the photos above and below, conditions were excellent on Friday's full day charter, as per the report and photos from skipper Kelly Mills... "Hey Bill. Fished The Banks on Friday for snapper, pearlies, cobia, tuskies and moses perch. Wind was light variable, swell 0.5m from the east. Current: Two knots to the south. Some big snapper out there with soft plastics doing the damage. We let some good ones swim off too." Pictured above is Nick Ridden from South Australia with a nice knobby. Below left we have Dan Goodyear from Brisbane with another knobby and below right, Andy Howson from Yarra Glen with his standout.
Snapper Snapper
Closer in, The Coffees produced snapper, pearl perch and moses perch, as did North Reef, but with the added bonus there of squire, Maori cod, cobia, gold spot cod, sweetlip and teraglin jewfish. Seb Sovels from Adelaide, below, is pictured with one of a number of snapper boated at The Coffees on Tuesday's Trekka 2 charter.
And another young gun, Ned Hughes, holidaying in Noosa from South Australia (below) boated his gold spot cod on Monday's Wild Thing 2 charter to North Reef.
Gold Spot Cod
Further south, Chardon's Reef fired towards the end of the week. Report and photo from Trekka 2 skipper Kelly Mills... "Hey Bill. We fished Chardon's on Thursday for pearlies, tuskies, moses, trag jew, lipper, Maori cod, gold spot cod and, as below left, a thumper scarlet sea perch, taken by Murray Niel from N.Z. Wind S 10 to 20 knots. Swell 1.0m. 1 knot run to the south." Apart from that, Sunshine reef was good for squire, moses perch, venus tusk fish, coral bream, cobia and pearl perch.
Scarlet Sea Perch
National 'Gone Fishing Day' is this coming Sunday, October 16. Don't forget to register online and be in to win lots of prizes:
Even better though, Davo's Tackle World Noosa are running a fantastic Bonus Prize competition on the day! Weigh your fish in at the shop, or email your digital fish photo to:, and you could be in the running to to win one of three fabulous $200.00 prizes. How good is that!
Note: Fish must be caught on the Sunshine Coast on the day and be of legal size. Photos submitted must be original and unaltered. Best of luck all!
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