Report 30/3/16

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Nicole Penfold
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Report 30/3/16

Post by Nicole Penfold » Thu Mar 31, 2016 10:26 am

Hi everyone what a crazy month March was, the fishing was hot and so was the weather as we continue to see high water temps of close to 28 degrees.

I fished around 26 days of March which is fantastic for this time of year as we can lose a few days to rainy and windy conditions.
The main event this time of year is the arrival of the school size longtail tuna.. This year the bulk of the numbers were a little late due to unseasonal conditions, a lack of cyclonic activity, no rain and high water temps all contributed to their late arrival. Now they are here they should stick around until late May..

Other species landed were big cobia, golden trevally, Spanish mackerel, diamond trevally, big queenfish, mac tuna, coral trout, scarlets and more. One group managed 14 species in one day which was fantastic fishing.

Looking forward to April and May will see even more longtail tuna action as keen anglers travel far and wide to fish with us in pursuit of one of Australia’s best sportfish.

We will also see some more catches of the usual species and the weather should start to turn it on with some autumn glass outs.

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Andrew Chorley
Hervey Bay Fly and Sportfishing
Damian with a big cobia caught sight fishing the flats.

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