Weekly Report 2 Oct 08

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Weekly Report 2 Oct 08

Post by Brad » Thu Oct 02, 2008 5:09 pm

The fishing in the region is peaking as we speak with solid reports coming in from all departments. Game: the black marlin have arrived on the shelf at Linden Bank and there are already fish being tagged up to 800lb. Sizes have ranged between 200lb - 800lb thus far and there will be bigger to come. The Lizard Tournament kicks off next week with a lot of the local fishing fleet taking the adventure up north for the weeks activities. The is the most prestigious black marlin tournament in the world. Besides the marlin the light tackle stand up fishing has been very good with 50lb plus dogtooth tuna, yellowfin, wahoo and spanish mackerel mixing up the day's catches.

Reef: the coral trout are the main catch at the moment as they prepare to spawn. Nannygai have been consistent and there are schools of trevally and emperor joining in on the act. There have been some nice reef mangrove jack taken of late as well. Other species to trickle in have been sweetlip, spangled emperor and the odd spanish mackerel and cobia caught on a floating rig.

River: barramundi are now being caught more regularly and the mangrove jack and fingermark are in overdrive at the moment. There are good numbers of queenfish and trevally in local systems, sweeping in on the incoming tides. Other species to feature have been great grunter across the flats and estuary cod amongst the snags. If weather permits local headland and islands have been great for mackerel, trevally and queenfish.

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