As at Monday September 30, 2013.
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| OFFSHORE: The weather
forecasting websites put a few boaties off during the week, forecasting
fresh to strong winds from Wednesday morning to Friday night. As it turned
out, Friday was the only day which had any sort of blow at all and those
who took a punt on the other days reported great conditions out as far as
the middle reef belt. So, with the exception of one day this week, it was
a green light with mostly light to moderate variable winds and a 0.5m swell.
There were no reports from out wide this week. The middle reef belt, however, was quite well patronised. Chardon's Reef produced teraglin jewfish, snapper, cobia, moses perch, pearl perch and Maori cod. Helene Girard from France (above) was out there on Sunday's Trekka 2 charter when her pilchard bait was engulfed by the 55cm Maori cod she's proudly posing with. Massoud's Reef produced the same species as Chardon's, plus gold band snapper. And trolling a Halco Laser Pro hard body between those reefs on Saturday, Brian Kaiser Cleak from the Noosa Boat Fishing Club hooked and landed a 7kg yellowfin.
North Reef was well patronised. There were a lot of average size fish on the bite there such as squire, tailor (in numbers again), teraglin jewfish, venus tusk fish, gold spot cod, pearl perch, moses perch, Maori cod and the odd standout such as cobia and snapper. Local angler Matt Bird (above) is pictured with a 10kg specimen he boated there on late on Monday, while Tom King from Geelong (below left) caught his 5kg fish there on Tuesday's Cougar One charter.
Blue Water Charters fished The Hill on Wednesday and came back
with snapper, gold spot cod, moses perch, sweetlip and gold band snapper.
From that trip; Samuel Bradley from Brisbane (above right) is pictured with
a 4kg gold spot cod and Linda Fields from Florida (below), with her 5kg
Fishing Offshore Noosa ran a few trips to North Reef during the week. Nicola Rich from Brisbane (below left) boated a 3kg snapper on Thursday's charter.
| Sunshine Reef was still relatively quiet. Chicko
Vella from Davo's
Compleat Angler and friends fished Sunshine Close on Wednesday
where they boated a few squire, venus tusk fish and sweetlip and tagged
and released a small black marlin. They also boated a chinaman fish (above).
This is a 'No Take' species due to the high risk of ciguatera poisoning.
Alexander Cooper did the honours for the camera before returning the fish
to the water. The only other report was from Laguna Bay where mack tuna
were on the prowl at Jew Shoal. The odd Spaniard was also apparently seen
there by divers, but there were no captures.
By the way, the latest Bar Crossing Video (as at Saturday September 30, 2013) has now been uploaded to the website. To view... CLICK HERE
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