Weekly Report 4 Oct 10

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Weekly Report 4 Oct 10

Post by Brad » Mon Oct 04, 2010 7:05 pm

I'm still waiting for some typical Spring weather. The usual daily north-easterlies just haven't set in yet. In their place we've had some very strong south-easterlies, oh and lots of rain. The result has been ordinary conditions offshore in the rain. The first week of the school holidays was rained out, but at least there were a couple of decent days early in the second week. Reports have been very mixed from those who did manage a fish. Some caught a feed of mixed estuary fish, including whiting, bream and flathead, while others came home empty. Around the Keppel Islands, a few pan-sized reefies were on offer, but surface fish were scarce in the main. Could have something to do with mackerel netters hitting the islands in the broad daylight around Conical Island and who knows where else. And they wonder why they get abused.

The Fitzroy River is still wiped out due to flood waters. If we finally get some north-easterlies, try around the islands for reefies and of course out wide for their bigger brothers. Up north, around the wider islands and on the wide grounds, good Spanish mackerel are about. They are taking big baits and big trolled lures. Coorooman Creek should be worth a look for a barra and fingermark before the closure at the end of this month. Good livies would be the preference, but barra will take a well presented lure in a couple of locations.

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Re: Weekly Report 4 Oct 10

Post by pyeman » Tue Oct 05, 2010 7:31 am

WOW the mackeral netters hitting the islands .Hope they caught heaps working in that weather they deserve to make a quid. That doesnt give you the right to abuse them kim its their job.

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Re: Weekly Report 4 Oct 10

Post by fisher55 » Tue Oct 05, 2010 12:47 pm

Guess they have to work somewhere. Considering they can't Green Zones but also Yellow Zones. These yellow zones are the equivalant of recreational fishing haven's. And there is plenty of this around Yeppoon. Anyone with an issue with commercial fishing could simply choose to fish these areas. Pretty sure the whole of cooramin creek is closed as well.

Also, fish are a public resource. The rest of the community who don't fish regulary have right to their share. No one individual group has a right to the fish stocks. As long as everyone follow's the law's set by fisheries managers I don't see the issue. These guys take fisheries observers out in there boats, are restricted by quota plus the many other legislative rules that are in place to manage fisheries.

It really does seem a shame that commercial fisherman have to go through this type of ridicule to simply supply fish to the public.

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Re: Weekly Report 4 Oct 10

Post by gar » Wed Oct 06, 2010 4:18 pm

telling people to go and catch reefies during the current reef fish closure is not very responsible..maybe concentrate more on the recreational fisherman than your one-eyed agendas

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Re: Weekly Report 4 Oct 10

Post by mel01 » Thu Oct 07, 2010 5:43 am

Gidday Kim, mate in reguards to netters at conical island, none of the full time pros i know would net there or net mackeral much past day light so may be it was the same semi pro who netted claytons reef recently and we all know who that was.moat of the so called pros who do these things lease licences and dont care if areas get closed as they just give lic back and continue at their jobs. as for abuse, it is not needed as pros dont go to your work place and abuse you while doing your lawfull job so please give us a fair go, try talking to us and you will find out we are mostly human too. had me bitch for the morn so i am off fishing. cheers all Mel

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Re: Weekly Report 4 Oct 10

Post by pyeman » Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:35 am

Kim Martin you should be kicked off QFM reports with all your negative reports and continued aggression to the commercial fishers leave it up to Barra Jacks as their report covers all fisheries and is well worth reading.

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Re: Weekly Report 4 Oct 10

Post by robfish » Thu Oct 07, 2010 3:57 pm

Will you lot leave Kim alone!!! Gunna blow this weekend so go and mow your lawns!

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