As at Friday September 23, 2016.
|OFFSHORE: Hooey! What a week! Sensational weather, excellent fishing conditions and some terrific catches from our local reefs. Light to very moderate variable winds were the order of the day with little or no swell or current to speak of. On top of that, the bar crossing was more often than not 'flat as'. What more can we say?|
|The wider reefs were worth a look although with the middle reef belt fishing so well it was a 'six of one, half a dozen of that' kind of decision. Having said that, Double Island Point fired up with snapper, pearlies, amberjack, moses perch, cobia, hussar, venus tuskers, Maori cod, sweetlip and red emperor on the bite. Tom Norley from Toowoomba (above) boated a good snapper there on Friday's Trekka 2 charter and the red emperor and sweetlip above were from Saturday's Wild Thing 2 charter.|
|The only report we got from The Barwon Banks was from Trekka 2 skipper Kelly Mills... "Hi Bill. We fished The Banks on Wednesday on a nine hour charter for gold band snapper, snapper, pearl perch, moses perch and venus tusk fish. Wind was 5 to 10 knots from the north. Swell was 0.5m from the east with a one knot current run to the south. Pictured (above) is Hugh Leckey from Victoria with his standout snapper, taken on a lightly weighted plastic." The middle reef belt was an easier option for the small to medium size boats with The Coffees producing moses perch, squire, gold spot cod, pearl perch, venus tusk fish, grass sweetlip, striped sea perch and cobia. Oliver Edmonds from Melbourne (above right) boated a good eating size gold spot cod there on Tuesday morning's seven hour Cougar One charter.
We didn't have room for all the photos from North Reef with lots of cobia on the bite plus mulloway, pearl perch, moses perch, teraglin jewfish, moses perch, gold spot cod, snapper and scarlet sea perch. Shane Hookham from Cooroy (above) boated this 14.5kg cobia out there on Thursday morning. It went for a whole pilchard bait.
|And James Carter from Melbourne (above right) is pictured with a very colourful scarlet sea perch or large mouth nannygai which he boated on Tuesday's Wild Thing 2 charter Wide on North. While young Harry Carter (above left) was more than happy with his mulloway or jewfish which was just one of a number boated on the day.
Further south, Chardon's Reef was the spot for moses perch, squire, venus tusk fish, teraglin jewfish, quality pearl perch, striped sea perch, Maori cod, mulloway and cobia. Henry Howard from Victoria (above) boated his mulloway there on Wednesday's five hour Wild Thing 2 charter and did a great job presenting it for the camera.
|Also at Chardon's, Mitch Bereatthini from Melbourne (above left) boated an absolute thumper (biggest I've seen in years) 4kg+ pearl perch on Saturday's Cougar One charter while Marshall Howarth (above right) caught this cobia on a flesh bait on Tuesday's Trekka 2 charter. Closer in, Sunshine Reef yielded snapper, grass sweetlip and on the odd day, heaps of keeper size pearl perch. Laguna Bay had plenty of baitfish but not much else apart form the odd snapper and sweetlip on Jew Shoal.|
|$10,000.00 TAGGED FISH COMPETITION!|
|Competition Date: Sunday September 25, 2016.
A tagged bream will be released into the Noosa River system prior to the competition start and the lucky angler who catches it will win the $10,000.00 cash prize!
To view or download the competition terms and conditions, simply... CLICK HERE.
The winner of the prize will be the first to present the tagged $10,000 fish to a Davo’s Tackle World representative before 1.00pm on site at the Lions Park, Noosaville this Sunday, September 25, 2016. \
Entry is free so what have you got to lose?
Note: Online registrations have now closed but you can still register in person before 10.00am on Sunday at the venue (at the Noosaville Lions Park) at the Hot 91.1 tent.
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