All the Bill­fish ac­tion

Pilbara News - - Front Page - Tackle World Ex­mouth

The rain front wel­comed by many lo­cals after a long, dry stint did not damp the fish­ing spirit as peo­ple headed out to en­joy wet­ting a line.

The weather be­fore the rain hit was per­fect.

It was glass up and down the coast, with fish bit­ing hard and re­ports of unusu­ally high re­turns.

Avid young an­glers Zac and Jake Owens from Perth came up for a camp-out in Ex­mouth with their dad on the long week­end and man­aged to get into some mud­crabs in the gulf, along with sev­eral bream in the ma­rina, with the big­gest be­ing 34cm.

The tide was high and con­di­tions per­fect, with no wind.

An­glers try­ing their luck at reef fish have been re­warded this week, with re­ports of gold band and red em­peror com­ing in eas­ily.

Sharks have con­tin­ued to be an is­sue for many an­glers, but some peo­ple are slowly gain­ing the up­per hand.

The is­sue of sharks in the North West has been a hot topic lately and there is no doubt that an­glers who have fished here con­sis­tently over the decades can give valu­able in­for­ma­tion on the preva­lence of sharks in the area.

We hope there can be some changes with this is­sue in the short term to ben­e­fit all in­volved.

GTs have been the talk of the week for an­glers with heavy gear.

Win­ter is usu­ally the best time to tar­get these species from the shore.

De­spite the in­crease in an­glers over the years, the fish and their bru­tal force has not changed, with many of them still blitz­ing gear and giv­ing fish­ers a hard time.

Pic­ture: Tackle World Ex­mouth

Jake and Zac Owens, aged 4 and 6, of Min­darie in Perth with a cou­ple of Ex­mouth mud­dies caught in the gulf on the long week­end.

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