Pinks, dhu­fish over coral

Albany Extra - - Sport - Joachim Az­zopardi

When the boats have man­aged to head to the coral lumps scat­tered be­tween the 60m and 90m depths, they have gen­er­ally done well on queen, red and pink snap­per, as well as dhu­fish, skippy, break­sea cod and sam­son fish.

The odd big­ger craft that have ven­tured be­yond the shelf have found big­ger red snap­per, mixed-size ha­puka and cod.

King George whit­ing catches have var­ied through the in­shore wa­ters, with the clearer ar­eas once again seem­ing to pro­duce the bet­ter catches of 30cm-45cm fish.

Cosy Cor­ner, Two Peo­ples Bay and the ground near Michael­mas and Break­sea is­lands are among the ar­eas where the bet­ter hauls of Ge­ordies have been achieved dur­ing the past week.

A con­sis­tent stream of bur­ley should also bring her­ring and ju­ve­nile sal­mon around in these parts, while squid have re­quired some ef­fort at times.

Surf fish­ers are still en­joy­ing some late-sea­son fish at Sal­mon Holes, Shel­leys, Na­narup, Cheyne Beach and Bluff Creek.

Big­ger skippy are be­ing plucked from the deeper chan­nels at Bluff and Cheyne, while Born­holm and Na­narup had the odd tai­lor turn up in the early morn­ing and evening.

There is no short­age of her­ring right along the coast, with some thumpers of more than 30cm mixed in with the com­mon 20cm-25cm fish.

Rock fish­ers had a few days to get to their favourite plat­forms near West Cape Howe and Cheyne Beach.

The nor­mally se­cre­tive an­glers could not re­sist an­nounc­ing some of their catches this week, which in­cluded pink snap­per, dhu­fish and queen snap­per.

Black bream catches have been im­prov­ing in the King and Kal­gan rivers, where wa­ters have been a lit­tle clearer.

Pic­ture: Lau­rie Ben­son

The Albany Ma­rina is a pop­u­lar fish­ing spot.

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