As at Monday September 28, 2015.
| OFFSHORE: Wow! That
was a short week. As soon as the September holidays got under way we were
hit by strong (20 to 30 knot) southerly winds and 3m+ seas and swell. Offshore
was pretty much a write off with only last Tuesday and today offering any
sort of fishable conditions for the offshore brigade.
Anyway, the gloomy weather forecast was pretty firm so there was a mad scramble for the local reefs while the going was good. Wild Thing 2 scheduled a full day at Double Island Point on Tuesday and came back with snapper, moses perch, squire, hussar, pearl perch, gold spot wrasse and venus tusk fish. Conditions, like the calm before the storm, were as good as they get with 5 knot variable winds, a 1.0m swell and a light current from the north. Victorians Craig Doreian from Blackburn, Lachlan Walker from Warranwood and Tim Wright from Blackburn (above) are pictured with some of the snapper they boated.
And from the same nine hour charter, Jack Wright from Blackburn, Victoria (above) did the honours with a couple of the thumper moses perch they landed.
It was looking very ordinary beyond the shelter of Laguna Bay over the weekend but by this morning, with light (5 to 10 knot) southerlies prevailing, it was pretty much glassed out. Noosa Blue Water Charters targeted the Barwon Banks today and got onto a heap of squire, some good knobby snapper, plus venus tusk fish, moses perch, gold band snapper and spangled emperor. Jackie Benchich from Geelong, Victoria and Jason Stancoski from Bracken Ridge, Queensland (above) and Giles Ferguson from Christchurch, New Zealand (below) are pictured with some of the quality snapper from that nine hour charter.
Closer in, North Reef was good for venus tusk fish, pearl perch, snapper, moses perch, gold spot cod, cobia, sweetlip, coral bream, Maori cod, mowong and squire. Peter Michael-Agiasotelic from the Gold Coast (below left) is pictured with a pearl perch, boated there on Tuesday's half day Trekka 2 charter. While Connor Harris from Northcote in Victoria (below right) was happy to pose with a mowong (slate bream) and grass sweetlip from this morning's excursion.
| Also from this morning's half day Trekka
2 charter, we have a very happy Vince Asdagi from Clifton Hill
in Victoria (below) with a couple of good Maori cod.
Massoud's Reef produced snapper, venus tusk fish and pearl perch while at Jew Shoal it was snapper, cobia, yellowtail kingfish and northern bluefin tuna.
Local yak angler Peter 'Pedro' Doff (above) did well at Jew Shoal on Tuesday morning. While some of his buddies peppered the waters with soft plastics, Pedro went with live yakka floaters. It was a good choice, considering he was the only one who got any runs on the board, first with a 1m+ cobia, then with this quality 1.15m yellowtail kingfish. A great result from a kayak. Even better, his exploits also won him this week's $50.00 Davo's Fish of the Week prize.
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