Launch Site: MG
I loaded up last night as the forecasts were for little or no wind, but was hesitant on whether to go as rain was forecast for today. Sunshiner had also loaded up and was planning to go on condition that the rain stopped. I woke at 4.30 am to the sound of rain, but decided to head up to Noosa and go out if the rain eased. On arrival I got a message from Sunshiner that as it was raining he was heading back to bed. I decided to wait until sunrise before deciding whether to head out. I spent about half an hour fishing off the rock wall in the river (without success) until the rain cleared, then headed out from Middle Groyne.
|Jewfish tail sticking out the hatch|
I stopped on Little Halls and jigged soft plastics for about 20 minutes without success, then headed back to MG trolling the Halco lure. On arrival I contacted Sunshiner who kindly came down to measure the fish and take some photos.
|Yes, that is a smile!|
|Noosa Yakkers Record|
The fish measured 121 cm and weighed 16.8 kg. There was quite a bit of interest from people on the beach with one lady asking if I had caught it with the gaff, while another said her husband also caught a fish once.