Report 9/4/15

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Report 9/4/15

Post by subeditor » Thu Apr 09, 2015 1:22 pm

We’ve just come off the back of one of the best Easter weekends in recent memory. The weather could not have been better and the local waterways were inundated with a wave of watercraft of all sizes. Just to give you an idea of how good the weather was, small trailer vessels were a plenty 25 miles offshore skirting the edges of the outer reef on the continental shelf.
As expected a lot of anglers converged on the reef and from all reports there seemed to be plenty of fish about as well.
Charter vessels were kept extremely busy during this period and they didn’t disappoint. In fact catches were well above par for this time of year and even the full moon didn’t slow proceedings down. Skipper Steve Adamson of Dragon Lady Charters commented that it was a sensational Easter, the weather was like a ‘carter’s hat’ and catch returns were exceedingly good. Coral trout were around in handy numbers, there were plenty of large mouth nannygai of varying sizes, Spanish mackerel seemed to turn up with regularity and there were plenty of other species getting in on the action. These included blue cattle dog cod, cobia, moses perch, spangled emperor and some thumping red emperor as well. Steve said it feels like the bulk of the wet season has passed and is sensing we’ll be into a winter pattern sooner rather than later which will only be a positive outlook for the reef fishing.
In other news Four Mile Beach in certain pockets are seeing jelly prawn hatches erupt bringing with it predatory fish such as tarpon, trevally and queenfish particularly at the break of dawn. The Daintree River is reporting some nice golden trevally and grunter across the entrance flats and it has also been productive for barramundi in the lower reaches. Dickson Inlet has been best fishing for mangrove jack along the harbour pylons and hard against the mangrove edges as you move upstream.
It appears we may have a touch of wind around in the coming days but nothing too untoward especially for bigger craft. Scattered showers are also expected, more so along the coast so pack a jacket if fishing our local rivers.

Lynton Heffer
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Re: Report 9/4/15

Post by subeditor » Thu Apr 09, 2015 1:23 pm

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