Cobia still evident. 27Dec14

TR by diesel

I arrived at Middle Groyne early and went down to check out the beach before the other yakkers arrived.bThe forecast was for light winds from the NE and about .6 metre waves. The bit about waves was right but the breeze was stiffening by the minute. Sunshiner arrived, followed by Jimbo soon after, so with good mornings completed we set up for the day. Steve (couta) from Brisbane turned up about now and also prepared for launch.

Couta launched into the dark first, followed by me and it turned out to be a fairly easy launch followed by a 4 km slog into an increasing head wind.

Tunny, aussie stu, doc dog, stormin and sparky followed at regular intervals.

I deployed a TT jig head/gang set up with a nice pike I put on ice about three months ago. Add a new rod and reel from Santa I couldn't miss.

I hit Jew Shoal at 0450 and the new overhead reel went off at about the same time, beauty. The new 5'6" boat rod and overhead reel made short work of a 89cm cobia. No more messing around and trying to tire them out, I have lost too many that way. As soon as I got it to the surface I gaffed it and into the ice box it went.

The weather is deteriorating by the minute, the wind is still blowing from the NE and it's now also also raining and the visibility is down to fifty metres. The sea flattens out with the rain and takes on an oily look, really good shark conditions.

Visibility from my camera's perspective

AussieStu has had his share of dramas. He has lost what he thought was a Spaniard then lands a spottie and in the process he ends up in the drink. He didn't lose the spottie but apparently it was the shortest swim on record, barely got wet. Where was Stormin with his shark shield?

I paddle past tunny and he tells me he hasn't had a touch, same goes for jimbo, sunshiner, stormin and doc dog.

Sparky picks up a Cobia at about 0615 and couta gets into the cobia as well. He ends up with two.

Sunshiner has to leave early for a family function and soon after jimbo decides it is a bad joke and pulls the pin.

Weather is not getting any better and I have fed all the baby fish on Jew Shoal a kilo of bait, so at 0800 I pull up stumps and this starts a mass exodus.

Probable redthroat emperor (released)

The wind has now shifted a full 180° and now we have to slog into the wind again to get home. There is a lesson in there!

We arrive in dribs and drabs back at the groyne and swap stories before heading home. A few happy faces and a few unhappy faces, but that's fishing. We will all come back for more next time.

Stormin charging in (pic by sunshiner, frame from video)

My cobia cuddling Stew's cute spotty mac

Just another day in paradise.


Chrissy Gift 25Dec14

TR by eyetag

Wind: SW 0-4 Knots
Current: Nil
Launch Point: Middle Groyne Noosa
Participants: Eyetag

I had a quick troll out and around Jew Shoal this morning. Launch was very shallow like yesterday with smallish waves standing up straight. Heading out I towed a Laser pro most of the way out untouched. So I switched to a Spaniard Special with a large Pilly, I had been trolling this set up for an hour, when I heard the rod bounce, a quick investigation followed, only to find the Pilly missing. I rebaited and started paddling where I came from, I hadn't gone far and the rod bounced again. I quickly grabbed it, started winding fast and came tight to a fish that was slowly swimming toward me. Once he felt weight he had a couple of good runs then 10 minutes later he was on the gaff.

I trolled another bait for a while and chased a few bust-ups. Then headed in.

Another nice day in Paradise

Spots, cobe and snap for chrissy. 24Dec14

TR by sunshiner with contribution by deecee at the end

Wind: gentle SW, changing to gentle NE later
Swell: 1.5m E
Water temp: 26.1°C
Current: at Jew Shoal, none detected
Launch point: Middle Groyne
Participants (13): noddy, diesel, aussie stu, deecee, waltz, sparkie, tunny, stormin, redwood, peebee, scatter, soren, sunshiner
Keen Angler Program: one snapper frame donated

A moonless morning but almost cloudless sky with the usual summer land breeze coming over our left shoulders from behind as we faced Laguna Bay. The first launchers (diesel, noddy, deecee, soren) were ready to go before 4:00am and I could see that this was going to be tricky, especially as I was looking after two new members (waltz, sparkie) neither of whom had launched their kayaks into the open ocean before. While the swell wasn't very big, the tide was a very low 0.16m which meant that the sand bank out from the end of the groyne was very shallow -- ideal sand monster habitat. Pulses of four bigger waves came in as sets and stood up with hollow faces ready to gobble up the unwary. Diesel had decided to set an example and headed out first to do battle with our old adversary. A minute or so later his headlamp could be seen gleaming out the back. Clearly he'd made it out unscathed. Twelve to go.

As is often the situation at Middle Groyne, there were significant lulls between the sets and I pointed these out to our two new guys. They got the message, I think, but it was noticeable that sparkie, for one, followed me very closely as I made my way out on foot with my yak to the end of the groyne to launch. As far as I know, only one yakker got hammered at the launch, and perhaps he'll tell his story (no, it wasn't one of the new guys). Suffice to say all 13 of us got through, some wetter than others and I have to say that my timing was a little off and the small bath I took was very refreshing.

Highlights of the morning

(1) All was quiet at Jew Shoal at first, but noddy, without his GPS and sounder as he was in a brand new Profisha 525 had headed off somewhat blindly toward the north, just trolling as he went, following his instincts and presumably trolling. Then we got a radio call from him: "Bagged out on spotties, somewhere north of the shoal". A couple of questions elicited the info that deecee was also there and noddy was sorry that he'd accidentally changed the VHF channel while he'd been battling spotty after spotty, thinking he was telling us about it by radio. Later, on the beach, I showed him how to lock the buttons on his M23 to stop accidental channel changing. By the time we'd got his first radio call the action was all over, unfortunately, and in any case, he was possibly too far away for those of us with radios to have got to him before the action stopped. Nice way to blood your new yak, noddy!

Noddy's possession limit of spotted mackerel. Pic by soren.

(2) Deecee also got a spotty mac, from the same bustup that noddy had exploited. I understand that there were some tackle losses also, as there often are with spotty Macs.

Deecee's spotty mac. Pic by deecee. By way of interest note that this fish has been "bled" and that process would have rendered it ineligible for a claim as a Noosa Yakkers Record Fish, had it been big enough (which it wasn't). Our record fish rules explicitly state that mutilated fish cannot be accepted. Just warning you, if you were unaware of this. The spotty mac record (presently 99cm) will probably be broken this season, I think.

(3) Sparkie nailed his first ever cobia on his first offshore yak fishing trip (and first trip with Noosa Yakkers). He'd trolled a rigged garfish all the way from the beach and several times around the shoal before it eventually went off. I understand that redwood got a pic of the fish on the water; we'll include that pic when and if it becomes available. Well done sparkie.

Pic by redwood

(4) All I wanted today was a nice sized snapper but I would have happily joined in a spotty mac mayhem session had it happened. My wish was granted. I was waiting for possible pelagic action at the south eastern corner of the shoal and was killing time by casting around an SP (Z-Man, as recommended by fatyak, who is a prodigious SP user) in 21m, with a fair show of fish and other stuff on the sonar. The SP was picked up right near the bottom and a spirited fight followed.

Not so good stuff, but of interest

(1) Both waltz and sparkie opted to follow me out to Jew Shoal as neither possessed a radio and it was their first time offshore in their yaks. We left Middle Groyne together but I noticed when about 2/3 of the way out that sparkie was a lot further back than I'd anticipated. It turned out that he'd accidentally rolled his yak by turning around quickly in his seat just as a wave was tilting the boat. The point I wish to make is that he lost nothing, however, as everything was either inside his secured hatch or was leashed, including a brand new expensive GPS. A rollover can happen very easily, even when in deep water, and sparkie had clearly taken note of the warnings issued about this, so well done again, sparkie.


I left the shoal about 8:00am and at about that time there were sporadic radio reports coming in of bustups, including some at Jew Shoal. Certainly there were shoals of small bonito (ideal Spaniard bait size) popping up in Laguna Bay and aussie stu at least took advantage of their presence to augment his future troll bait supply. Most of us were back on the beach by 9:30am but tunny and redwood were still out there when I left the Middle Groyne carpark shortly afterward. Hopefully they'll have more fish catches to contribute to this report.

Kev Long
Author Kayak Fishing Manual for iPad and Mac (click linked text to view)
Stealth Supalite X, yellow/orange

Contribution by deecee

24Dec14 - What could have been…

Arrived at Middle Groyne around 3.30am, it was pitch black, Diesel & Noddy were already unloading. I grabbed a good park (found out later this was Sunshiner's favourite… I now know why, very easy to get the yak on/off the car).

Setup and wheeled her down to the water's edge waiting for enough light to launch. Diesel and noddy went out before me and it looked like they got out pretty easily. Kev was in the car park waiting for some others to arrive.

I thought I had timed it well but I hadn't and copped one of the sets right on the head, making me very wet. Luckily after that set it was an easy paddle to the rigging zone, where I found out the Lowrance wasn't working so I had no sounder or GPS (wire had pulled off battery in front compartment I found out on my return to the beach). Didn't take long and I was on my way. I could see Noddy in the distance and because the GPS wasn't working I thought I'd follow him to Jew Shoal (JS).

Well after an hour or so of paddling I was wondering when he was going to stop; this had to be the longest trip to JS I'd ever had. I didn't know that he also didn't have a GPS and was on his way to New Zealand…

When we finally caught up at Spot X Noddy already had three spotties on board. There was a massive bust up just north of us and the fish were firing. I bagged one before having to rerig; I had another going into the esky when it decided to have a fit and jump out… can't afford to have that happen! Had a few more hook ups with no fish boated but a few lures requiring new trebles, some terminal tackle went astray and then as quickly as it started the fish were gone.

Noddy had bagged out and was heading in so I thought I'd head west until I ran into the other yakkers which I did about 30-40 minutes later. We must have been six or seven km off the beach initially.

Trolled around JS with no luck until sunshiner came on the radio saying he had caught a snapper, got some inspiration and had a short stint bottom bashing with no hits before pulling the pin and heading for shore.

Had a few minor bust ups on the way in but no fish hooked and an uneventful trip through the wave zone (luckily as there were some good dumpings to be had!).

Caught up with a few guys on the beach for a chat before heading off…

Merry Xmas all!



A couple 20Dec14

TR by DeeCee
Participants: DeeCee
Launch Site:  Ewen Maddock Dam (EMD) Launch Area
Conditions: Light S/SW early then SE 10 knots
Keen Angler Program: None

Arrived in the car park at EMD around 5.00am, no one else on the water yet, set up the yak and launched about 10 minutes later heading for the same place I'd got 12 fish a couple of weeks earlier.

The wind was a bit of a pain today, it couldn't decide which way it wanted to blow and how strong, made it hard to drift and flick so I decided to spend most of the day trolling.

Arrived at The Spot and trolled flicked for about 30 minutes for one hookup, no fish in the yak.  Decided to move on and hit the reed beds with a surface lure, again for about 30 minutes and no fish.

I trolled around the edge of the dam trying to stay right on the edge of the weed trying to entice something out of it, this was very hit and miss as I must have stopped 30 -40 times to remove weed from the lures.

Was about 7.00am so thought I start making my way back to the launch point via the bay opposite it.  Once I'd made my way across the dam and into the bay I hooked up immediately, a short but intense fight on the 1kg stick I had a nice fish landed.  A quick photo opportunity and the fish was released.

By the time I had released the fish and due to the increase in wind I had drifted a fair way north, I flicked the lures out the back and almost in the same spot I got the first fish I had a second, another good fight, some line removed before it was netted, a quick pic taken and fish returned to the water.

A couple more short hookups and one smaller fish caught & released before I returned to the launch point.

I saw one other yak fisher all morning and he was coming out as I was going idea where everyone was, maybe the forecast put them off or they're busy getting ready for Xmas

All in all a very peaceful morning fishing and a great way to start the weekend (and a weeks holiday)!



Wet & Windy. 14Dec14

TR by DeeCee
Participants: DeeCee 
Launch Site: Petrie Creek
Conditions: Windy and wet, strong outgoing tide
Keen Angler Program: none

Was sick of sitting around the house over the weekend so decided on a late paddle out of the wind on Petrie Creek.  Arrived at the launch spot to find  it sheltered and very fishable.

Loaded up the Loon with minimal gear and launched, heading under the bridge into a small tributary off the main river.

Some trolling and casting along the banks produced nothing, so after an hour I headed back into Petrie Creek proper.

The tide was running out quickly, the wind was working against this so the drift was nice and slow.  I was aware of a nice rock outcrop under thee water in this area so I worked this for about 20 minutes with a soft plastic with no hits.  During this time a couple of motor boats anchored up in the area and deployed their live baits.

Time was running short and I'd worked the plastic to bits so swapped over to a medium diving hard body.  A $1.50 blank I'd painted up.

First cast is was on for young and old, the rod bent over double and even with the tight drag line peeled off.  Took a short time to get under control all the while the rod was folded in half.  Fish was seen and the heart pounded, a very nice looking Mangrove Jack, which was duly netted and landed...these things hit hard and the fish had engulfed the lure completely which took some time to remove

A couple of pictures were taken and the fish released.

This picture taken by a fellow yakker, cheers Simon!

Time was getting late so decided that was a great note to finish the trip on so made my way back to the launch point and pulled the pin.



Fat yak cleans up. 16Dec14

TR by sunshiner

Wind: gentle SW, changing to gentle SE later
Swell: 1.5m SE
Water temp: 26.1°C
Current: at Jew Shoal, none detected
Launch point: Middle Groyne
Participants: viking, scottyD, diesel, jaro, tunny, jimbo, peebee, fatyak, sunshiner plus two visitors from Brisbane, boris and matt (who may join Noosa Yakkers)
Keen Angler Program: unknown, but tunny and fatyak have the right fish to donate.

As jaro reminded us out on the water today, conditions were perfect for offshore yakking from Middle Groyne.

Quite a crowd, as you've probably noticed. I think it was peebee's first trip out with us since becoming a member recently. Viking and fatyak completed their second trips out with us today and thus were presented with their stickers. Launch and return were both easy as pie and the seas were gentle.

The fishing was slow, generally, with a few notable highpoints. The exception was fatyak who must be rubbing something irresistible onto his SPs as he was slaying the grassies, and telling us about it ("got another grassy, guys!").

So the highlights:

Tunny was first on the board scoring a 70cm school mackerel soon after leaving the beach.

On the beach afterward

Diesel hooked up to a big cobia (on a drifting pillie) soon after arriving at Jew Shoal. He had it next to the boat but it somehow contrived to escape the gaff and disappeared to likely return and haunt diesel some time soon.

Jimbo picked up a shark on his light casting outfit (prawn bait), boated it and released it.

As well as catching and releasing numerous undersized black-tipped rock cod, fatyak took home four grassies to 48cm, all caught on the same SP as last time. The surprise was, no legal snapper this time.

The evidence. Pic by fatyak.

The weapon, a 3 inch translucent, grub tail Zman, drifting in mid water on light jighead.

Worth a mention:

A first for me today: a jelly blubber "swam" straight into the bag of my deployed drogue.

Note that these creatures apparently do have a sting, on the tentacles, but it is not known to be of danger (just a little uncomfortable) to humans. I have handled them on many occasions (mainly by holding the bell) without being stung.

Diesel caught two juvenile (and undersize) red emperor. He took a pic so that anyone not familiar with these fish will not make the mistake of keeping them. The legal limit size for red emperor, the adults of which often differ in appearance to the juvenile, is 55cm.

Juvenile red emperor, aka "government bream" because of the imagined arrowhead shape of the stripes.

I had two screaming hookups on my cast SP. The first was almost certainly a cobia but I could feel the line around its body or tail and sure enough, there was enough abrasion to cause the line to fail after several minutes' tussle. The second went like a bottom hugging torpedo towards the NE and was unstoppable in the long initial run. Again, I could feel the “clicking" as the line encountered parts of the fish's body. After about five minutes the leader wore through and I was down two jigheads for the day. Not happy!

No surface action seen, but many terns passed overhead while we were paddling out and many could be seen returning about 8:00am.

Lots of bait on the sonar, all over Jew Shoal.

I have no info on whether scottyD or peebee caught any fish as I had no opportunity to speak with them after we launched. Please let us know guys if you have some info of interest for us.

Kev Long
Author Kayak Fishing Manual for iPad and Mac (click linked text to view)
Stealth Supalite X, yellow/orange

A Couple of Cobes + Other Stuff - Wed 10Dec14

TR by Diesel (with minor additions/amendments by Jimbo)
Launch Point: Middle Groyne.
Conditions: Idyllic & sunny
Wind: 0-5 knot SW, reducing to zero, then 0-5 knot SE after 0730
Swell: ~1.0 m from E
Current: Negligible
Participants: ScottyD, Sunshiner, Fatyak, Jimbo, Diesel

When I arrived at MG at 0330 hrs I found ScottyD already setting up his yak for the day, an early start for him having driven from Brisbane. I only got to say hello briefly when Sunshiner arrived, so it was down to business ... Fishing business!

ScottyD had checked out the beach for launchability before I got there so we three dragged our yaks down to water and did our final preps. ScottyD was christening a new Stealth Pro Fisha 475 so it was a good omen that it was an easy launch. I was first to launch and made my way out the back. I deployed a HBL in Qantas colours, hoping I would have better luck with this colour this week.

Sunshiner and ScottyD launched soon behind me, and after gear set up and radio checks it was off to Jew Shoals. It was now just after 0400 hrs and we had 85% of the full moon to light our way and a light swell of about 1 metre. Jimbo launched and at around 0430, and after further radio checks, headed out after us.

On arrival at the shoal I recovered the HBL and replaced it with a pillie on a gang hook set up. It no sooner hit the water when the drag started to scream and away went my pillie at a great rate of knots toward the north. I managed to get some line back when it did another fast run and bit me off ... so much for 58 lb single strand wire! I set up another pillie and in it went, but remained untouched for hours (see below). In the meantime ScottyD was trolling around the Shoal and not catching anything.

Jimbo arrived around 0515, and then two other yaks turn up, apparently also from Brisbane (one being a non-NY) and commence fishing. It was looking like a fishing kayak trade show with six yaks spread over the shoal.

Jimbo reports a strike and boats a large fat grass sweetlip for his troubles ... you feed them big banana prawns, you get big fish! Sunshiner was still fishing his SPs but was getting no return.

One of the yakkers from Brisbane (a NY member) touches base with Sunshiner and gets the run down on Jew Shoal and the radio channel we use. His callsign is Fatyak and we get to know it quickly. The guy is either a fishing machine or it's beginners luck at Jew Shoal. He boats a couple of big snapper around the 70cm mark and an amberjack in quick succession. Fatyak (jokingly?) reports mild disappointment in catching the snapper, in that he had come up to Noosa to get away from catching snapper around Brissy, and in the hope of catching a mackerel. Jimbo then reports boating nice cobia after a bit of a tussle (he initially called it for a shark), while I'm still hoping for a change in luck.

Then it's my turn, as the drag screams and off goes the line on my casting outfit. A short violent struggle ensues with the fish running hard and a bit of thrashing about on the surface. After all this I boated an under-sized yellowtail kingfish. Back it goes and I wait some more. Ten minutes goes by and then I have another hook up. This time it's an under-sized snapper. It's getting worse!

Sunshiner calls up to tell us he is heading off for an appointment he has to keep, and while I am on the radio to him my gang hooked trailing pillie eventually takes off. I recovered the lost line very quickly and had a small cobia swimming beside the yak in a couple of minutes. While I was tossing up whether I would use the gaff or the landing net, as I wasn't sure if it was legal, it did a slow pass down the side of the yak so I just grabbed it's tail and into the yak it went. It measured up at 82 cm, so it was a keeper.

Sunshiner calls us about now from the shark nets, informing us he had bagged a shark and kindly offers to keep it for me (being an ex-Mexican from Victoria, we're not that fussy!).

By now it was 0830 and Jimbo has finished all his prawn baits and was ready to leave, as was I, so it was out with the HBL and off towards Middle Groyne. ScottyD arrived back at around the same time and told us his tale of two caught and released sharks. Since neither Jimbo nor I had a brag mat, we held up our fish while ScottyD did the photo shoot with my camera. Thanks Scotty.

Jimbo's cobia was 85 cm and the sweetlip 48 cm, my cobia was 82 cm. Maybe someone in the NY could design a brag mat for occasions like these!

Just another day in paradise. Fatyak, maybe you could add a comment below, to tell us how you finished up.


Later contribution by fatyak

Basically after Diesel and Jimbo left, I stayed on for another hour (about 9.30am) but things were quiet so no fish landed. The fish in the below pic are amberjack 50cm and snapper 38,56 and 69cm -- had another snapper at 50cm that I juggled around on the deck (double hook up) and it leapt overboard.

All fish were caught on a 3 inch translucent, grub tail Zman. Hope to make it up there again shortly, when the weather improves.

Scott aka (Fat Yak)

Wet'n'Windy 06Dec14

TR by eyetag

Wind: 0-15 knot E
Rain: light showers with one 1/2 hr rain session.
Current: Run out tide
Launch Point: Noosa Heads Lions Park
Participants: Eyetag, Redwood and Peter (callsign unknown)

Things were quiet all night with very little surface activity from the Woods bays to Ricky's and down past the sandbags. There was a lot of weed on the bottom and the Gladiator prawns needed to be cleaned after every retreive. I persisted for a while but went back to trolling the Gold Bomber with the odd cast at the small bust-ups with the Gladiator, if I was close enough. I managed one small Big eye around 25cm on a small Gladiator prawn with about 3 dropped.

Trolling I was not glad to see Hairtail still present. I ran into Peter who had launched with Tunny earlier and thus far Redwood had what may have been an Estuary Cod. I explained that I was going to troll for a while and see what happens, we didn't cross paths again and they were gone when I returned.

After a long night paddling and paddling and more paddling I managed to hook a BARRA cuda under the Sheraton bridge which put up an awesome fight and took a good 5 minutes to get him alongside before paddling to shore and photographing before a slow release.

Not well known for their hardiness the 'cuda finally managed to swim off.

Addition by Redwood

Peter and I launched from Lions Park just after 10pm with the tide halfway through the runout. We headed up to Ricky's where I picked up a small Estuary Cod which was released. Some guy in a tinny looked like he was wrestling a small human at the side of his boat in the channel between the Bays Woods and the mouth, but he was on very light gear an lost it. After a quick chat with Eyetag we headed to the river mouth where I picked up yet another undersized Jew. I also picked up a dreaded hairtail and Peter, although trolling the same Gold Bomber didn't have as much as a bump. At 1am we pulled the pin with Eyetag still out there.

67cm Jew caught in river mouth channel on gold bomber
Undersize again!

False Start 06Dec14

TR byDeeCee
Launch Site:  EMD Launch Area
Conditions: Glassy tending light N
Keen Angler Program: None

After a false start this morning where I arrived, unloaded yak and other gear and found I had forgotten my paddle I juggled my day around a bit and found myself back and ready to fish just after lunch.

Surprisingly I had the dam to myself and thought I might have a go at targeting Saratoga.  On my way to the lilly pads & reedy area I wanted to try I hooked two nice Bass, both pulled hard and gave me an enjoyable fight.

I put on a surface lure and flicked around for about 1.5hrs for no hits letting the gentle breeze push me down the western side of the dam, plenty of reeds & lillies over there....usually a nightmare with a diving lure but great with the soft frog. 

Time was running out so I threw a couple of lures out the back for the troll back to the launch area, in the same area I caught the first two I hooked up to a number of fish, some of the hits and fish I lost were mad.  I ended up landing another 10 before pulling the pin...some of these are pictured below

All fish released after a photo opportunity and all in all a pretty productive afternoon...


Redgreg's snapper. 02Dec14

TR by sunshiner

Wind: 10 knot NE
Swell: small E, insignificant
Water temp: 25.6°C
Current: at Jew Shoal, slight west to east
Launch point: Middle Groyne
Participants: diesel, jaro, tunny, redgreg, kaypee, sunshiner
Keen Angler Program: nothing donated

Kim (kaypee: temporary nickname) has been a Noosa Yakkers member for over a year but just recently acquired his first fishing kayak (Stealth Evolution 430) and today was his first launch with us. He was at Middle Groyne super early along with all the rest of us where we faced a persistent and annoying 10 knot NE. The waves were curling in to the groyne, nothing seriously big, but occasional specimens rolled in which were quite capable of washing you off your yak.

Kim checks his yak before launching.

Conditions were far from ideal but we all got out OK and all set course for Jew Shoal in choppy head-on seas which slowed all of us down.

The highlights of today's trip:

Kaypee was drift trolling a piece of squid and hooked and boated an undersize cobia which he returned unharmed after advice from nearby redgreg. First yak fish on his first trip.

Kim's pic of his first ever cobia and first yak caught fish.

Kim drift trolling in his new Evo

Jaro bagged a pearl perch, the first we've seen at Jew Shoal for a couple of years and a candidate to fill a vacancy in the Record Fish List.

Jaro with his pearl perch, caught on prawn bait

Redgreg had a victory over a very nice snapper. He was trolling a slimy mackerel in search of Spaniards, which didn't put in an appearance.

Pic by fellow Noosa Yakker, diesel

Not so high lights:

Tunny boated an Australian bonito.

Jaro caught two small keeper sweetlip.

I got done over by what I think was a big grassy. After a brief tussle involving a very bent rod and screaming reel, the grassy seemed to have found a cave for refuge. I couldn't budge it and had to bust him off.

Back to the beach, there by around 9:00am

Tail wind, so much faster than on the way out.

Beach pics

Local lady who was happy to hold the fish.

Redgreg's snapper on the mat. 70cm.

Jaro's pearl perch, 37cm. Potentially a new Noosa Yakkers record.

Jaro's three fish on the mat

Kev Long
Author Kayak Fishing Manual for iPad and Mac (click linked text to view)
Stealth Supalite X, yellow/orange