Report 8/2/15

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Report 8/2/15

Post by subeditor » Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:39 am

Hope you all had a good festive period and look forward to a good year ahead. Well the bulk of the tourists have come and gone and it proved to be a super busy period over the Christmas and New Year break. The conditions as we all know were extremely warm but the good news was the seas remained calm and there were plenty of eager anglers willing to hit the water.
The outer reef fishing over this time was a bit up and down particularly for the reef species. There were mainly average catches recorded with the odd day producing the goods. These better days entailed sourcing good plump coral trout, a handful of large mouth nannygai, occasional red emperor, gold spot trevally and a few Spanish mackerel. Following the New Year when we started to receive some rain the fishing picked up on those overcast days and catches doubled amongst all species. Steve Adamson of Dragon Lady Charters said the fishing became that bit harder towards Christmas but since has picked up considerably with a change in conditions which were welcomed with open arms. He said the tourist flow was very healthy and was grateful that the weather behaved albeit very steamy under the collar. He expects a steady flow of trips for the remainder of the month but suspects that we are starting to see the wet season gradually take a stranglehold. He expects catches to be inconsistent in the next couple of months but is also hopeful there will be their fair share of bright moments.
Along the coastal reefs and also on certain days on the outer reef there have good really good reports mackerel in the region. There are plenty of smaller mackerel along the coast whilst the bigger models are on the outer reef if you can find them schooling up and smashing up bait schools on those calm days. Also for the more adventurous there are still dolphin fish running up the edges of the continental shelf as well as sailfish and wahoo.
We are expected to see a bit of a fluctuating weekend in the weather department but forecasts indicate a good outlook early next week if you happen to still be on holiday.

Lynton Heffer
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Re: Report 8/2/15

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