Report 27/6/19

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Nicole Penfold
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Report 27/6/19

Post by Nicole Penfold » Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:08 pm

June is all but over we had another great month with some solid winter sport fishing. We saw an amazing run of weather there in the middle of the month with around 12 days strait of calm conditions. Other then that run of weather it has been a wetter and windier June then usual. We still managed to get out most days, with just a few lost here and there to the weather gods.

Goldens and glass outs

Snapper have started to trickle in with a few guests getting lucky on some good specimens. With some luck we should see some good fish start to arrive over the coming weeks. Soft plastics have been the best way to tempt the bite with the zman range of jerkshads in a variety of colours getting results.

Fizz with a nice specimen

Longtails continued to give us some great surface time even through June with mac tuna also in the mix. Burning soft plastics deeper in the water column worked the best with stick baits and metals also getting results.

Longtail Doubles for honeymooning couple Matt and Kitty

Trevally can be red hot this time of year as they stack up on some of our reefs. Dropping, jigs, plastics and vibes into the schools can see plenty of rod bending. Guests have enjoyed catching queenfish, giant trevally, golden trevally and diamonds out of the same school providing some great variety. Other species on the reefs have been big cod, coral trout and painted sweetlip.

A solid diamond

Wayne with a solid coral trout

GT giving us some variety

Our usual Mackerel species have been steady with our winter run of Broad Bar Mackerel a hit with guests. Broadys are one of our favourite fish to eat with delicate white flesh that holds it’s flavor, it is a great fish to use in many dishes.

Nick with a solid broad bar mackerel

Fly fisherman also had some good days with some quality winter flats fishing. Golden trevally were good over the sunny weather period, with some good sessions had among guests. Queenfish and small Gt’s also were among the captures and were a added bonus while spending a day on the flats.

The school holiday fun has already begun

Looking forward through July we should see our Snapper run kick into gear along with some good fishing deeper in the water column for Trevally and longtail tuna. Fishing inshore down the straits will be a good option particularly with the school holiday kids if we get a few breezy days. The straits can really turn it on at times with winter aggregations of mackerel,trevally, tailor bream, flathead and squid. If you are after any winter time sport fishing please drop us an email at

Wayne takes out catch of the month with a cracking snapper which fell to a ZMan StreakZ in electric chicken

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