Reef an­glers re­warded

Albany Extra - - Fish 'N' Tips - Joachim Az­zopardi

Boat­ies who worked the reefs in 60m-80m depths have found plenty of dhu­fish, which ranged from 5kg-15kg, as well as rea­son­able num­bers of break­sea cod, pink snap­per and skippy.

Schools of sam­son fish have been en­coun­tered in var­i­ous depths and ar­eas and there are packs of yel­low­tail king­fish at Maude Reef and Van­cou­ver Reef.

Crews who man­aged to head to the shelf and be­yond have re­ported plenty of ha­puka be­tween the 300m and 400m con­tours.

South­ern Ocean ha­puka are be­lieved to be spawn­ing at the mo­ment.

Big­ger catches of King Ge­orge whit­ing have been com­ing from the in­shore ar­eas that fea­ture clean wa­ter. Gull Rock, Caseys, French­mans, Goode Beach and Michael­mas and Break­sea is­lands were among the spots that pro­duced Ge­ordies this past week.

Squid are also in th­ese parts, but most of the tasty cephalopods that were caught this week were small.

Surf fish­ers con­tinue to catch salmon from the beach at Salmon Holes, Shel­leys and Ca­bles. There are still plenty of salmon along the coast and some tai­lor in the morn­ings and evenings at Na­narup and Born­holm.

Black bream were mostly caught in the ex­treme lower reaches of the King and Kal­gan rivers af­ter the re­cent in­flux of rain­wa­ter. Mul­loway have all but dis­ap­peared in both the lo­cal sys­tems.

Al­bany an­gler Spencer Clarke caught this 140cm mul­loway at the Carnar­von blow­holes.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.