Weekly Report 28 Aug 10

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Weekly Report 28 Aug 10

Post by Brad » Sat Aug 28, 2010 7:10 am

How good has the last week or so been in the weather department? Sensational one would say, compared to what has been dished up for the majority of the year. Winter has been shaken and the good times are ahead. Naturally many anglers headed offshore in pursuit of a feed of reef fish or Spanish mackerel. Results varied dramatically but overall it appeared most were successful in their quests. What has filtered through the charter boats
on a daily basis has been a mixture of species including large mouth nannygai, golden trevally, medium sized coral trout, sweetlip, moses perch and quite a few good Spaniard's caught on a floating rig. Interestingly the red emperor and red throat are fully roed up and are expected to spawn in the near future. The coral trout are just starting to roe and are on schedule for the October closures. Water temperatures are quickly warming up and spring time occurrences may be ahead of schedule this year. One would think the marlin bite could be a possible scenario and game operators are very keen to test this observation.

Closer inshore there has been a lot of pelagic activity around headlands and inshore reefs. Northern bluefin and mack tuna are in abundance and also in the mix are spotted mackerel. Best successes has been casting metal slugs
into the surface feeding schools and cranking the handle to entice a bite. This style of fishing is visually exciting and aimed at pure sport. In the rivers and creeks, bit by bit there are more reports of barra being caught and the mangrove jack in better sizes has followed in tow. There are plenty of queenfish and trevally moving in on incoming tides and there's been some handy grunter taken across the flats. There are some estuary cod filling in the gaps and of course there are still plenty of bream and a few flathead to keep the scoreboard ticking over.

All in all, there has been improvement across the board and as mentioned we are coming into the one of the most productive times for the year no matter what species you target. To get amongst the serious action on offer give us a call .........

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Re: Weekly Report 28 Aug 10

Post by sc540 » Tue Sep 14, 2010 9:14 am

Hello Brad, we are travelling to Pt Douglas for the first time from 29 Oct through to 5 Nov this year. We are both experienced beach fishers (Murray Mouth SA & far West Coast) targeting mainly mulloway & gummy sharks. We will be driving up in our own car (Mitsubishi Outlander) & would appreciate any advice you can provide both in relation to land based fishing spots & the fishing gear, line, hooks, rigs etc. we need to bring with us.

Thanks for your help

Jeanette & Andrew

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