Report 23/10/15

Lynton 'Heff' Heffer
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Report 23/10/15

Post by subeditor » Fri Oct 23, 2015 10:06 am

It’s been a return to good fortune for many an angler after suffering a tumultuous period of indifferent weather and a set of reef closures. With fantastic weather on offer a lot of focus has turned to the action offshore and with good reason.
The day following the reef closures last week the Dragon Lady charter made a couple of slam dunks with their vessels tallying up impressive numbers of fish. At the forefront was the coral trout which was purely and simply in abundance and in excess of 50 trout returned back to the docks much to delight of the clients. There were other species amongst the haul including some large mouth nannygai, moses perch, stripies, spangled emperor and Spanish mackerel. The operation then continued this great form into the current week making a fist of things on the water. The above mentioned species continued to bite exceptionally well on all days but with the added bonus of some whopping red emperor and large mouth nannygai. Skipper Steve said after a slow start to the month due to some inclement weather they are certainly making up for this at the moment. The next couple of days in particular appear to be a glass out and the tides look quite handy with the approach of the full moon early next week. He can’t see why the fishing shouldn’t remain on a positive note.
Port Douglas Sportfishing has been spending a bit of time up the local inlet and they report some good action on the fingermark. Basically they have been the most consistent quality fish moving around with mid sized trevally, bream and mangrove jack making up the tail end. As with many other small boat operater/ owner a bit of coastal fishing is definitely on the cards in the coming days.
As of Wednesday local game fishing boats Amokura, Levante, Zulu and Black Magic find themselves in the top 8 positions of Lizard Island Tournament at the half way stage of the 7 day tournament. To date there are a lot of small black marlin around up to 300lb with a few big fish pushing closer to the magic number at 900lb.

Lynton Heffer
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