Fishers reel in great catch on calm days
The Broome Fishing Club’s decision to postpone the May Day competition to last weekend because of weather conditions turned out to be very wise.
There were two sensational days with calm seas and very clear conditions and there was fog on Sunday.
More than 40 anglers signed up to fish, with a vast majority of the 20 species eligible caught.
The sailfish were abundant down around Bard Creek and James Price Point on Saturday and at one point, I counted 15 boats all vying for these spectacular sport fish producing excellent numbers.
Given the calm conditions, most of the teams fished for a variety of species on the outside reefs producing blue bone, northwest snapper, coral trout and most of the perch species eligible for this competition.
Other teams fished in and across Roebuck Bay producing threadfin and blue nose salmon, barramundi, triple tail and northern mulloway.
Be sure to pick up next week’s paper to find out the results of the May Day competition.
I know a few barra fishos are still fishing the Fitzroy River and despite the significant drop in water temperature, they are still producing a few good size fish, some around the 90cm mark.
I have found it amusing to see photos of anglers holding fish up for photos in the Kimberley region dressed like they are fishing in the Antarctic. That’s it from me. Tight lines to all.
Alison Jones with a healthy winter barra.