report 2/4/15

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report 2/4/15

Post by subeditor » Thu Apr 02, 2015 2:15 pm

We’ve just started to see an increase in activity on the tourist front and from reports it should be a bumper Easter period for the region. The weather looks set to turn it on over the weekend and it will be a busy time on our local waterways.
On the fishing front there’s been several charters undertaken in recent times out to the reef and it’s been very promising with good numbers of fish coming back to the marina docks. Dragon Lady Charters says they’ve come back with a good swag of fish on all occasions with a bit of variety amongst the action. Coral trout have been plenty with the average fish being around the 3-4kg mark and haven’t been too hard to come by. They’ve nailed some big large mouth nannygai to 8kg but a lot of the fish have remained around that 3-4kg range and around 50cm in length. Other species have included baldy bream, long nose emperor, moses perch, stripeys and there’s been quite a few Spanish mackerel being caught on the float or by trolling around 6-7kg size. Skipper Steve the weekend weather was absolutely superb for being on the reef and expects much the same in the coming days. Easter can be a bit of a lottery draw when it comes to the weather but it looks like we’ll get lucky this weekend he says.
Talking with Jamie Beitzel up at the Daintree River and he has also been having a good run on the fish over the past few weeks. There’s been plenty of barra down around the lower reaches, the deeper sections downstream are producing good fingermark and there’s healthy numbers of golden trevally and grunter across the flats. He does warn that there are quite a few new hidden dangers on the river since that last big rain in the way of big logs and trees and for people to travel slowly and safely. He also suspects the Easter period should see some more mackerel activity around the headlands and Snapper island.
Christian Webb of Trinity Sportfishing says he’s been getting in amongst the mangrove jacks in the local inlet during daylight periods and the evening and night times are turning up some really nice barra on those clean incoming tides. He says the water temperature should remain ideal in the coming weeks and there’s plenty of bait around which is a good sign.
All is shaping up for a good start to the Easter break and the fishing normally doesn’t disappoint at this time of year if the weather is on the money.

Lynton Heffer
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