Weekly Report 1 Jul 09

Lynton 'Heff' Heffer
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Weekly Report 1 Jul 09

Post by Brad » Wed Jul 01, 2009 1:38 pm

What a sensational run of weather we are been experiencing, the best winter run in many years. This has resulted in plenty of opportunity to hit the water.

Reef: offshore the fishing has been mostly good with coral trout, nannygai, spangled emperor, sweetlip and trevally species dominating catches. The outgoing tides are more preferred for better reef results. Overall reef fishing charters are offering great value for money. There are plenty of mackerel in the region including spanish, spotted and sharky mackerel and trolling methods have accounted for the bigger numbers of fish, although you will still pick a few on floating rigs. Further out on the shelf there is plenty of action on the yellowfin tuna up to 20kg.

Inshore: our rivers and creeks have seen queenfish and trevally active on incoming tides. Some queenfish are pushing the 1m mark whilst the trevally are a few kilo. Across the flats grunter, flathead and sicklefish are the main catches. Barra catches are patchy due to the cooler weather. Mangrove jack and fingermark are still biting relatively well although the bigger species are a little reluctant.Our surrounding headlands are starting to produce school and spotted mackerel to a few kilo.

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