Reel in the big one

Plenty of great catches over the Christ­mas break

Isis Town and Country - - Kolan News -

WEL­COME back.

I hope ev­ery­one en­joyed their Christ­mas break and was able to sneak in a quick fish in be­tween fam­ily gath­er­ings and en­ter­tain­ing guests.

Those who were able to get out would have got them­selves a good feed.

The mud crabs were on the boil, with crab pots lin­ing both the Bur­rum and Theodo­lite creeks.

The rain just be­fore the hol­i­days was just enough to get them ac­tive and mov­ing but not enough to flush them out into the ocean, which made an eas­ier tar­get for crab­bers.

Theodo­lite Creek has been fish­ing well, with good re­ports of man­grove jack and queen fish be­ing landed.

Flat­head have been a lit­tle quiet the last month, with only a cou­ple of re­ports com­ing in.

Tourist Colin Bray was able to land him­self a 55cm dusky us­ing fresh yab­bies.

Jeremy Chasel­ing, a very keen young Woodgate an­gler who spends ev­ery sec­ond he has spare hunt­ing down his catch, al­ways brings home a feed of fish of all dif­fer­ent species.

Jeremy is a staff mem­ber of mine at Seren­ity Cove Cafe and it even got to the point where he was late for his shift once due to fight­ing a huge golden trevally that took him for a run from in front of my business to the bowls club.

A one-hour fight on light six-pound line made for an in­ter­est­ing story.

Prawns are slowly start­ing to flick around and with the rain last week along with the king tides they should be filling out quite nicely.

The Bur­rum River has seen vis­i­tors from as far north as Ag­nesWaters/1770 and south to Her­vey Bay come and bag their catch of grunter for the day. Re­ports of around the 55-65cm mark came through, with one mea­sur­ing a whop­ping 78cm.

Bar­ra­mundi are also ac­tive at the mo­ment, but are still not back in sea­son un­til noon, Fe­bru­ary 1.

That’s about it for now so please re­mem­ber if you are out and about on the wa­ters to keep up to date with all the new fish sizes, bag lim­its and reg­u­la­tions.

If you would like to find out more in­for­ma­tion on the hot spots or any fish­ing tips, call in and see me at Seren­ity Cove Cafe in Woodgate and I’ll set you up with all the gear you need to catch that big one.

Benn Gra­ham Seren­ity Cove Cafe

Woodgate Beach


LONG FIGHT: Jeremy Chasel­ing with his golden trevally.

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