Quiet time on water
WELL what a different winter this has been, with more N/E winds and S/E winds than Westerlies.
This time of year the prawns are normally running and the whiting are normally caught in the 100’s but its not the case this year.
Only a few reports have come in with Daniel Stead from Stanthorpe with his catch of a 50cm taylor caught on soft plastics in Theodolite Creek.
His luck didn’t stop there when he pulled in a 65cm queenfish also caught on soft plastics.
There have only been a few winter whiting caught around the creeks and rivers at Woodgate with the best reports coming from further south near Toogoom where anglers are getting there bag limits.
There have been a few flathead caught in the Burrum River on the first part of the run out tide, drifting the edge of the sand banks.
Just a quick reminder and some clarification for all boaties regarding EPIRBs at Woodgate Beach.
Must be current, that is within the expiry date (printed on the EPIRB).
If you are required to carry an EPIRB as part of your safety equipment, it must be a 406 MHz EPIRB and must be registered with the Australian Maritime Safety Authority.
EPIRBs are required if operating beyond partially smooth waters or more than two nautical miles or approx. 3.7km from land.
I’ve been fortunate to score this weekend off and am taking the opportunity to go out deep sea fishing. As this article has to be in a few days prior to print, I am unable to post and boast about my catch and will have to leave that til next months report.
Until then, keep fishing.
For any information on fishing reports or hot spots ,feel free to pop in to Serenity Cove Cafe and ask the friendly staff.
WOODGATE BEACH: Coleton Saunders tries his luck with the cast net at Woodgate beach earlier this month.
Daniel Stead, from Stanthorpe, with a 50cm Taylor and a 65cm Queen Fish.