Report 12th Jan 06

Lynton 'Heff' Heffer
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Report 12th Jan 06

Post by Brad » Thu Jan 12, 2006 12:26 pm

As I type, it looks like we are receiving some long awaited rain and it is coming down at a rate of knots. This can only help the inshore fishing, as it has been a little lethargic over the past week or two. Catches have mainly consisted of grunter, mangrove jack and estuary cod and there hasn't been much size in them. The morning tides have been far more productive than the afternoon tides. The barra have disappeared from their local haunts but this rain will no doubt stir them up again.

On the reef, the weather has been tricky, with winds coming in from the north and east. In sloppy conditions at times, anglers are still mustering good numbers of coral trout, spangled emperor and the odd mackerel up to 15kg. Night anglers have been rewarded in deeper water with large mouth nannygai, and the best I've seen is a whopping 12kg taken north of Undine Reef. It was a most impressive fish!

One would expect to see the beaches fire soon after good rain, with all the food flushed from surrounding creeks. A prawn run is not out of the question, however, a bit more rain will bring these on. It certainly appears the wet season is ready to settle in.

Lynton (Heff) Heffer
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