The Noosa Yacht & Rowing Club - Our Fishing Club

Fishing is a time-honoured activity at the Noosa River, which is renowned as some of the finest waters on the Australian East Coast.

The Noosa Yachtie Fishing Club brings together keen fishermen, women and children to share the pleasure and excitement of fishing in this pristine location.

An independent social club, we operate from the Noosa Yacht and Rowing Club, and rely on member’s fees and fundraisers, including our popular weekly seafood raffles.

Club members can expect excellent organised activities, such as regular offshore fishing charters, at greatly reduced rates.

These expeditions include 5, 7, 9 and 12-hour trips to outlying reefs and other prime spots, with all equipment and refreshments supplied, for 50% off the regular charter rates.

We also organise regular social activities, including BBQs, for members to meet and swap fishing stories.

SUNDAY 6.00am – 2.00pm

A rough and tough day on the water. The weather eased just enough over-night to let us finally go fishing after the terrible run of early year wind had seen us cancel 2 trips and one had been re-scheduled to no avail.

We welcomed 2 new members on board. Neil Coxon up from Victoria for 2 months with his wife Sue and Tewantin’s Udaya Kumar. We were on Trekka 2 as I had posted out the April 23 and May 21 trips in reverse order. We are on Wild Thing next month for another 7 hour, not Trekka as advertised.

Very rough fishing and the crew worked hard for the Club, with the wind still kicking in from the south at 15 knots hitting a big Easterly swell. Craig hugged the coloured sands up to Stingers where we got a few small reefies and Vince a couple of Northern Bluefin Tuna. He boated a 9 Kg fish, but had a big one on that got monstered by a shark with only the head coming on board, see the photos, must have been a 15kg fish at least.

Craig eased out wide against the swell, which occasionally splashed over the roof of the boat, with a few grinner infested drops, until our final drop in 50m produced more tuna and some Pearl Perch and a few Squire, Moses Perch and Grass Sweetlip plus a School Mackerel made up the rest of the catch. Grant bagged the Mackerel, but was unlucky when his Red emperor fell 3 short at 52cms. Craig extended the time while the fish were on the bite, thanks Skipper.

Sunday week, May 7, is our River trip, still a few spots left, plus our famed seafood lunch. 34 names in so far, if you want to join us from 12.30pm for a good afternoon on the River please get your names in by this Friday. All food and drink supplied for $15/head, kids $5/head under 12.

Bruce Bate: 0428886014