The Noosa Fishing Report

As at Friday October 20, 2017.
Brought to you by... Davo's Tackle World Noosa
The Noosa Bar. Sunday October 15, 2017
One of the shortest offshore report weeks we've had for a while with Friday and Saturday the only options for the offshore brigade. From Sunday on we had to contend with fresh to strong south easterlies, a 3m+ swell and heavy rain. On the plus side, everyone's water tanks are now full.
Venus Tusk Fish
While the going was good the outer reefs were certainly worth the longer travel time and the extra fuel. This report and photos from
Wild Thing 2 skipper Paul Glover... "Hey mate. We fished The Barwon Banks on Friday. Wind was 5 to 10 knots. No current. We got moses perch, venus tusk fish, fox fish, gold spot wrasse, pearl perch, snapper, variegated emperor, hussar, coral bream and gold band snapper." Pictured above, from that nine hour charter, we have Brett Bridgman from Wavell Heights with a thumper venus tusk fish and below, Matt Kirby from Coolum with a standout pearl perch.
Pearl Perch
Trekka 2 targeted The Hards. Reports and photos from skipper Brooke Wignall... "Hi Bill. We fished The Hards on Friday. Conditions were good with variable winds to 10 knots. No current. We caught snapper, jewfish, moses perch, hussar, venus tusk fish, rosy jobfish, amberjack, gold spot cod, areolate cod, gold spot wrasse and pearl perch." Bradley Fooks from Runcorn, Queensland (below) boated the standout jewie on that nine hour charter.
Jewfish or Mulloway
And from that same charter we have Clayton Davies and Maddison Gordon (below) from Aspley, north of Brisbane, with an amberjack and a Maori cod.
Amberjack and Maori Cod
Closer in, North Reef produced the odd snapper, grass sweetlip and cobia while Chardon's Reef was the spot for snapper, venus tusk fish and moses perch. In Laguna Bay, and more specifically Halls Reef, it was cobia, snapper and sweetlip, Floated pilchards in a good berley trail got best results there.
Snapper. Guess the Weight Competition.
While the weather was a bit ordinary we thought we'd start a 'Guess the Weight' Competition on our FaceBook Page. The rules are simple and it's a great prize. Just guess the weight of the snapper in the photo above and you'll be in with a chance to win two seven hour offshore fishing charters with Noosa Charters. Value: $400.00! Now that's a great prize! To enter, just CLICK HERE or on the photo above.

ESTUARY: It didn't take long for the fish to adapt to the fresh and the murk from the recent heavy rains. The lower estuary, in fact, bounced back strongly with bream, flathead and trevally leading the charge. From Chris Arnold, Noosa River Fishing Safaris... "Hi Bill. Photo from Wednesday of Jack Davis from Melbourne (below) with a big eye trevally from the river mouth and a 60cm flathead which he boated in Weyba Creek. Both caught on whitebait."
Trevally and Flathead
Whiting were biting around the Dog Beach sand flats, going for surface lures including smaller Strada Viral, Atomic K9 Walkers and River2Sea Bubble Pops plus beach worms and live yabbies. Around the corner, the trevally were active on the last of the run-in tide off the Sand Bags and in the outer Woods Bay, but with the added bonus there of bream, whiting, javelin fish and flathead. Josh Hayes from Wollongong (below left) caught a 42cm whiting in the Woods Bays on a piece of mullet fillet on Thursday's Noosa River Fishing Safari. Further along, the Culgoa Point and Munna Bridge area was good for the odd trevally while around the back of Noosa Sound it was bream, grunter and trevally during the day and the odd mangrove jack at night.
Whiting Flathead
Weyba Creek fished well as the week unfolded with bream, whiting and flathead active up as far as the motorway bridge. Sam Davis from Melbourne (above right) boated a 50cm lizard in upper Weyba on Wednesday morning's Noosa River Fishing Safari. It went for a whole prawn bait. Whiting and bream were also biting along the Gympie Terrace stretch. From Jackson Ross... "Hey Bill. Got my three year old nephew Patrick up from Brisbane for the weekend and all he wanted to do was go fishing like Jacko. So, we popped into Davo's to see Chicko and all the boys in there spoilt him with balloons and Peter even gave him a new Tackle Rat teddy on the condition that we went and caught a fish. Here is the little man with a bream and his new toy down at U-Drive." Young Patrick was awarded the $50.00 store credit part of this week's Davo's Tackle World/ChaseBaits Fish of the Week prize so he could buy his own kiddy size river combo. And his doting Uncle Jacko was rewarded for his efforts with the $50.00 ChaseBaits soft plastics package.
Apart from that, trevally (mostly GT's) were on the prowl around the houseboats just below Tewantin while bream, javelin fish, whiting and flathead were reported in the ski runs. Further up, mangrove jacks were active after dark between the lakes earlier in the week. Soft vibes like Jackall Transam, Samaki Thumpers and big soft plastics like the Powerbait Papa Giant Swimbaits, Z-Man SwimmerZ in Calico Candy and fresh mullet strips worked well there.

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