Report 9/10/15

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Report 9/10/15

Post by subeditor » Fri Oct 09, 2015 11:15 am

Unfortunately the expected wind change for the better didn’t happen and all those wanting to venture offshore to do a spot of fishing were certainly disappointed, the winds stayed around the 20knot mark and are not expected to ease until the middle of next week. With this in mind we should also remember the coral fin fish closures start on the 10th October and run through to the 14th October. They are there for a reason to protect and insure our fish stocks for the new generation of fishermen that are starting out now.
There is another coral fin fish closure on the 9th November to the 13th November, and the barramundi closure is from1st November through to the 1st February 2016. During this time we are not to target barramundi and if we catch one, they are to be release immediately.
As the wind affected the fishing the only reports came from those fishing the beaches, headlands and creeks, there were some fish caught with whiting and bream and flathead from all areas like Kinka beach, Causeway Lake, Roslyn Bay Harbour and Farnborough and Sandy point.
If you want to know more about the Net Free Areas the final maps for the net-free areas are available at
This week’s fishing tips from Coucom’s Crabpots & Fishing Gear
If you are planning to go fishing on the beaches maybe Sunday and Monday will be the best days use prawns and worms and fish the beaches like Kinka, Lammermoor and Farnborough for those that have 4 wheel drive try fish Nine Mile and 5 Rocks beaches for a whiting, flathead and bream. Those that want to sit relax and drop a line in try Roslyn Bay Hour and Causeway Lake for a bream and flathead and use squid and prawns as bait, also remember there are a few barramundi around get in before the closure.
Estuary fishing try Corio Bay and Coorooman for bream and flathead using mullet fillet and squid as bait, and don’t forget the pots as there may be a crab or 2 around.
If the winds ease to fish offshore try around flat and perforated island, as well as Barren and outer rock for a Spanish mackerel but remember the fin fish closure please.
The weather and tides:
At this early stage the weather looks like improving and should allow some fishing from about Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, please remember as we always suggest please check the weather out on the weather sites like seabreeze or BOM for the updates.
Now we have given you the weather the tides and the tips the rest is up to you.
If you go onto facebook and look up Coucom’s Crabpots & Fishing Gear or you can email us at with any questions or local photos
Al’s tip of the week: When fishing a new area try all times of the tide

Till next week enjoy the fishing

Alan C

Your local tackle shop in Yeppoon.

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