Report Fri 20th Oct 06

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Report Fri 20th Oct 06

Post by Brad » Sun Oct 22, 2006 6:33 am


Throughout the Queensland east coast a closed season applies to barramundi from midday 1 November to midday 1 February, except in and from waterways upstream of Awoonga, Burdekin Falls, Callide, Eungella, Fairbairn, Fred Haigh (Lake Monduran), Kinchant, Koombooloomba, Lenthalls, Peter Faust, Teemburra, Tinaroo and Wuruma dams.
A take and possession limit of one barramundi applies during the closed season in all of the lakes and dams mentioned above. The barramundi may be greater than 120 cm. Recreational fishers may continue to fish in the dams and lakes once they have reached their limit of one barramundi.
Outside of the closed season, in these dams and lakes mentioned above a take and possession limit of five applies to barramundi that may include one barramundi greater than 120 cm

Coral reef fin fish Closure.
Three, nine-day periods have been implemented as closed seasons to the taking of all coral reef fish in October, November and December each year around the new moon phases. The closures apply to all Queensland east coast waters between latitude 10?41 S and 24?50 S. The closures are designed to protect spawning aggregations of most coral reef fish species.
The closures for 2006 will be:
• 16 October 2006 to 24 October 2006 (inclusive)
• 14 November 2006 to 22 November 2006 (inclusive)
• 14 December 2006 to 22 December 2006 (inclusive).

I know I sound like a parrot but the weather again has not been our friend although some mornings have been reasonable to head out for a fish. We are smack bang in the middle of a transitional period between our winter and summer species of fish, which means the smaller snapper and juvenile grass sweetlip are taking most of the baits around the reefs.

The school mackerel are everywhere from the NU2 beacon heading out towards the Fairway and the 8 Mile out from Burrum Heads. Whiting along the beaches have been fair and with the early evening tides at the moment you’re a good chance of catching a decent feed providing the weed allows for some space to fish!

C/- Fraser Beachfront Holidays at Pyungan Rocks Ph: 4127 9440
Tailor are getting caught around Indian Head up to Dundaburra.
There is little weed to speak of and anglers are catching whiting and flathead in the gutters between Happy Valley and the Maheno wreck.

Chris Jabs

Tackle World Hervey Bay - Ph 07 41281022

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