Weather great for hol­i­day­mak­ers

Pilbara News - - Front Page - Tack­le­world Ex­mouth

I have to say it again, we love April. The weather has been sen­sa­tional. Ex­mouth is full of hol­i­day­mak­ers and those head­ing out boat­ing should con­sider get­ting in as early as pos­si­ble at ramps to avoid queues.

Those chas­ing Span­ish mack­erel at first light have found the go­ing tough lately, but I’m sure this will pick up.

When mack­erel won’t take a deep diver, it can pay to rig up swim baits, such as mul­let.

The ever-pop­u­lar deep drop­ping with elec­tric reels has not dis­ap­pointed lately.

Ruby snap­per are a com­mon tar­get species and of­ten caught be­tween the 250m and 350m con­tours.

Last week­end, a 25kg ruby was weighed in at Tack­le­world.

Heavy tackle is es­sen­tial for this style of fish­ing as retriev­ing fish from this depth puts an ex­treme amount of stress on your tackle.

To find out more, look out for our Sun­day ses­sion on it.

Dol­phin fish have been ram­pant for weeks and an­glers tar­get­ing bill­fish have had so many hits from them they have lost count.

Ju­nior an­gler Ri­ley Smith caught the 8.5kg dol­phin fish pictured on a 3kg line.

It would have been a record, but an­other an­gler touched the rod.

Pic­ture: Jeni Gates

Ri­ley Smith with his 8.5kg dol­phin fish.

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