Report 16/4/15

Lynton 'Heff' Heffer
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Report 16/4/15

Post by subeditor » Thu Apr 16, 2015 2:24 pm

Indifferent weather conditions over the past week have also reflected on the fishing reports around the region. The weather never really settled to what was expected and this kept the small boat brigade close to land. The bigger vessels continued to power on out wide in sloppy conditions and found the fishing to be rather tough. There were fish caught but not in the magnitude of previous weeks where everything seemed to be on the chew. Coral trout still remained the staple prize catch but only a few were registered on each trip according Skipper Steve Adamson of Dragon Lady Charters. We really had to scratch around he said to find a few decent fish and some of the spots which produced numbers of fish either turned out to be slatey bream or some other quarry, not your emperors or nannygai. They also experienced a couple of sessions when the sharks turned up and nailed every decent hard fought red fish they hooked onto. He said that’s the disappointing thing when you finally source some nice fish for the clients and they can’t get them past the sharks. Steve said you can’t have all your way every day and a week is a long time in fishing, things may just pick up again before you know it.
The rivers and creeks obviously experienced more traffic of late and Lachie O’Hanlon of Nautical Marines Sales said there’s been a bit going on up the local Inlet. There’s been a couple of good reports of barra being caught, the best stretching 103cm and caught by Trinity Sportfishing in the evening. He said some of the more experienced locals have been registering quite a few mangrove jack to 50cm and there’s been your usual suspects such as with estuary cod, fingermark, bream and grunter as well. Lachie did mention the mud crabs have also been up and about in the last week and has personally experienced this himself.
Looking ahead we should see a reprieve over the weekend from the wind so this may offer a few more different opportunities across the board.

Lynton Heffer
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Re: Report 16/4/15

Post by subeditor » Thu Apr 16, 2015 2:25 pm

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