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Report Tues 28th Mar 06

Post by Brad » Wed Mar 29, 2006 9:04 pm

At last, with a break in the adverse weather conditions our reef fishermen will finally be able to venture out to their favourite fishing grounds. Hopefully we should receive reports of mackerel, sweetlip, parrot, tuna and red emperor being caught. There have been reports of longtail tuna being caught off the rocks, mostly being taken on metal slugs and chrome lures.

All local estuaries have been fishing well with all your bread and butter fish such as bream, flathead, whiting, estuary cod and trumpeter. There have been plenty of flathead around but many of these have been juvenile fish. Please remember the legal size of the mud (dusky) flathead is 40cm min and 70cm max.

Jenny finally got the chance to go fishing on Sunday morning in the Elliott River, but unfortunately out of five flathead caught, the biggest was only 38cm. There were also reports of mud crabs and whiting on the rising tide. The Kolan has also been fishing well lately, with most species being caught. There haven't been any reports of prawns running as yet, but hopefully this will improve if we get some rain.

On the freshwater scene, last Sunday saw the inaugural Wild Scotchman Fishing Competition, held at Lake Monduran by the Monduran Anglers and Stocking Association, in conjunction with the Gin Gin Wild Scotchman Festival. The weather conditions were perfect for the 30+ competitors, including ten juniors. The heaviest barra, weighed in by Bob Schneibs of Bundaberg weighed 10kg and was 90cm in length. Other barra caught ranged in length from 65cm, and three boats had stories of big ones, but only four were landed. The biggest bass was 46cm long, weighed in by Mel Anderton of Millmerran. The biggest catfish was weighed in by local junior Michael Wedel, at 3.8kg, while his father Paul managed one weighing 2.8kg. Between them they caught 13 catfish for the morning. The event was a huge success, and MASA members agreed that next year there should be even larger numbers nominating.

Best breezes,
Gary Leather

Salty’s Fishing Team
Salty’s – Ph 07 41534747, e-mail

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