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Noosa River producing some great catches and more to come

NOT BAD: Zeb Martin-Teale won the $50 Davo’s Fish of the Week prize with the 42cm and 45cm mangrove jacks he caught around the back of the Sound.
NOT BAD: Zeb Martin-Teale won the $50 Davo’s Fish of the Week prize with the 42cm and 45cm mangrove jacks he caught around the back of the Sound. Fishingnoosacomau

THE Noosa River has been producing some great catches lately, and with the rain we received this week really stirring up the river, there should be some great catches ahead of us. One species of fish that has been getting a lot of attention lately is the barramundi.

While normally more of a northern species, in recent times barramundi (or barra for short) are being caught by a few dedicated anglers. Some of the best ways to catch barra is to troll a deep diving hard body along some manmade structure like jetties or rock walls and hold on! Elsewhere in the river, mangrove jack are still in good numbers with some good fish getting taken in and around Woods bay. Also, Flathead are still biting well with some thumping specimens (up to 80cm) getting caught up Weyba Creek.

On the beach front, only the bravest of anglers managed to get out in the surf with some nice bream and whiting around Double Island point.

The offshore scene has been on the improve from the last week of terrible weather, with the close in reefs by far the most popular option. Snapper, pearl perch and even the odd cobia are making an appearance in and around Sunshine Reef, with a well-worked soft plastic often accounting for the bigger fish.

Tuna schools are still frequent with some big longtail tuna getting taken around the Jew Shoal area on trolled hard-bodied lures. The bill fish have also shown up in good numbers with heaps of black marlin up to 50kg being seen and landed. For more information on how to target these prize game fish, come and have a chat to the team at Davo's.

Davo's Fish of the week this week goes to Zeb Martin-Teale who scored a pair of nice mangrove jacks from Woods Bay. Well done Zeb, and for YOUR chance to take out Davo's fish of the week (and a $50 gift voucher), simply drop into the store with your best catch and you're in the draw. Log onto fishingnoosa.com.au for the latest bar reports and photos. Tight lines and bent spines!

Topics:  barramundi, fish of the week


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