Report 27/6/19

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Report 27/6/19

Post by subeditor » Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:16 pm

Hi everyone the forecast is up around the 15 to 20 knots but if the last few days are anything to go by the Bay should be ok considering the wind direction.

Ross Island Amateur Angling club are putting on a FREE SAUSAGE SIZZLE, TEA & COFFEE from 7am to 11am Saturday 29thof June.
Come down and have a chat with the guys and pick up a bargain also in our EOFY Sale with 30% off heaps of Big Brand Fishing and Spearfishing gear.

Thanks to everyone who came and supported the Fishing and Outdoor Expo community event last weekend. After two years off the scene it was great to see the support that came out to get the expo up and running again. We were grateful for the opportunity to be involved. It’s important to support events such as these that give back to the community through donations, support and in particular this event allows an avenue for keen anglers and boaties to get plenty of information. There is always plenty of knowledge on show in the one venue to learn a thing or two from.

Our EOFY Sale ends this Sunday 31st so drop down to the shop to snap up a bargain with heaps of gear 30% off.

The upper reaches of the Burdekin have been fishing ok lately with those looking to have some fun chasing the drag screaming sooty grunter – probably one of the hardest hitting fish pound for pound.
Closer to home if you are chasing Barra in the Ross River weirs make sure you have a SIP permit.

Creeks, Rivers & Beaches
There are still good reports of blue salmon numbers in most of the creeks and rivers around Townsville with prawn and strip baits working well. There has also been the odd thready getting caught from those jigging vibes in the deeper holes throughout the systems.
The crabs have been full as a boot and it is well worth setting a few pots if you are heading down the creek to wet a line. The bream numbers are also on the increase in most of the local creeks and rivers and should only improve over the next few months. Bream respond very well to burley so make sure you set down a good trail under your boat when chasing these guys as your catches will dramatically increase once you do. Prawns and chicken breast strips are great baits for bream.

Kelly fished Aplin’s Weir landing this nice barra.
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Chris was very surprised to pull this painted cray in while fishing from the rock wall in town.
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Offshore & Bay
Cleveland Bay has been fishing very well lately with heaps of bait starting to concentrate throughout the area. There have been a number of reports in recent weeks of nice black Jew being caught around the shipping pylons and various locations in the Bay by those fishing the night tides. Live baits seem to be the best option and live squid in particular are producing the best results. There is still plenty of finger-mark throughout the bay so don’t be surprised if you encounter one of these great fish also.
The school mackerel numbers are very good with plenty of fish taking lures, metal slices and baits alike. Once again the better catches seem to be coming from fishers that put the time into setting up a good burley trail and floating pilchards on gang hooks without wire.
The Spanish mackerel reports have slowed mainly due to the weather but I am sure once the winds settle and boats can get back out on the grounds there will be plenty of macks to be had.

Jaid had a ball fishing the Palms landing this very unusual catch for this area a juvenile Amberjack.
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Plenty of dive options last week, with the majority of Spearo’s deciding to stay closer to shore rather than head out wide due to the inconsistencies in the forecast etc. The few reports that did come back from the reef were that of fortune and favor, with the reefs firing with BIG coral trout and heaps of Mackerel. Inshore the visibility was patchy but diveable, plenty of fish about if you knew where to look for them and reports of good numbers of Bar Cheek and Barramundi have filled my inbox this week.
Remember if you are heading out next week, dive safe and never take more than you need.

Danny & the Tackle World Team
Tackle World Townsville (07 4725 1266)
Domain Central, Townsville, QLD 4814

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