Report 30/4/15

Lynton 'Heff' Heffer
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Report 30/4/15

Post by subeditor » Thu Apr 30, 2015 1:59 pm

The latest spell of good weather was awaited with anticipation and for very good reason. With useful tides on the cards the reef fishing delivered in spades recently with phenomenal reports filtering through. The Dragon Lady charter operation lead the way whereby on consecutive days they returned back at the docks with over 50 fish in the chill bin. Hauls of 30 plus large mouth nannygai in excess of 6kg up to 9kg were the main headline along with up to 12-15 coral trout tacked on as well. The rest of the catch was made up by mixed species. Skipper Steve Adamson said it was easily their best result for the year and it was hectic work right from the first anchor drop. He said the reef fishing is well ahead of where it normally is for this time of year and he wouldn’t expect these numbers and quality of fish till May sometime. As it has been the case so far this month, good weather and decent tides have equated to excellent fishing and it should only get better as the water temperature drops.
Jacob from Nautical Marine Sales says there’s been some good reports come through the shop in the last week. There’s been a lot of mid sized trevally moving in and out of the Dickson Inlet. Further upstream the mangrove jack have been really consistent up against the mangrove walls and at the entrance lucky anglers have been rounding up a few barramundi using hard body and soft plastic lures at the Sugar Wharf. The mud crab status has been steady particularly in the small tributaries of the inlet. He also reports that quite a few locals have been having a run good run on the Spanish mackerel on the inside of the outer reef. It always pay to drop into the local tackle store for the very latest news and what the fish are biting on.
The weather looks set to remain conducive to good fishing and there is a bit of momentum in the tides so one would expect the fish will be out to play.

Lynton Heffer
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Large Mouth Nannygai have been the prominent fish in the past week on the reef.

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Re: Report 30/4/15

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