Ma­rina has much to of­fer

Pilbara News - - Sport - Tack­le­world Ex­mouth

April is here and we are ex­cited.

This would have to be our favourite month of the year.

The weather is cool­ing down and con­di­tions should be awe­some be­fore tem­per­a­tures cool in the lat­ter part of May.

If the fish­ing stays as good as it is now, then I reckon there will be some smil­ing faces about.

The first week­end of April was ab­so­lutely bril­liant, with many peo­ple get­ting out on the wa­ter.

In­ter­est­ingly, the Bay of Rest copped a ham­mer­ing of rain on Satur­day and was quite muggy.

Glassy con­di­tions were con­stant and the ex­cep­tion­ally high tide had in­ter­est­ing species zip­ping through the ma­rina in­clud­ing large queen­fish and trevally that were bust­ing up bait schools on the high tide.

Ju­ve­nile garfish could also be seen in the ma­rina, along with large cod and bream. In fact the ma­rina is a great place to see lots of species of fish and a per­fect school hol­i­day fish­ing spot

James Cole from REDFM was up for GAMEX and de­cided to drop in to buy a cheap rod and reel combo for a fish off the rocks at the ma­rina. He was us­ing a $25 out­fit rigged up with a Halco Twisties in the 10 and 20g range. James ven­tured out along the rock wall and man­aged to land seven large queen­fish. Need­less to say, he was stoked and it was well worth the ef­fort and spend.

There were many win­ners through­out the week of GAMEX, but the ma­jor win­ners of the EGFC Clip­sal Raffle were Aaron Dycer from Helena Val­ley, Tim Slack from Bus­sel­ton and Dave G from Thorn­lie.

Jeff Hugo is up on a two-week fish­ing hol­i­day with his mates and headed out on Steve Brown’s boat for some reef fish in the 100m zone south of Tantabiddi. To their sur­prise, they landed the fab­u­lous corona­tion trout pic­tured this week. It was a cracker of a fish in such deep wa­ter and the crew were rapt with the fish, which they cooked in­clud­ing the wings.

The fish fil­let­ing demon­stra­tions last week dur­ing GAMEX have re­sulted in many peo­ple com­ment­ing on how good the wings are, and the frames.

In fact, that brings me to com­ment on a group that come up for the win­ter called the Wing Club who get to­gether ev­ery so of­ten to all have fish wings for din­ner.

It’s great to see peo­ple mak­ing the most from the fish and not wast­ing pre­cious fresh seafood.

Pic­ture: Tack­le­world Ex­mouth

Jeff Hugo with a corona­tion trout caught in 100m depths south of Tantabiddi.

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