Span­gos add plenty of spice

Pilbara News - - Sport - Tack­le­world Ex­mouth

The town has been abuzz with peo­ple dur­ing the hol­i­days and it is great to see the sun shin­ing brightly and calm con­di­tions to get peo­ple out and about for some fun fish­ing.

The vis­i­tors have come from all ar­eas in­clud­ing Ross Lawrence’s mate Steve, from Zam­bia in Africa.

Ross took him to a few spango hotspots and they landed some beau­ties us­ing the Jack­son ath­lete min­nows on medium spin outfits.

Trolling in 25m of wa­ter out­side from Tulki on the west side, Dan Re­gan man­aged to land a ripper mack­erel from a small dinghy.

He didn’t weigh it but Dan, who is 193cm, showed the size of it by hold­ing it for a pic on the shore. It made for some great mack­erel steak din­ners and happy snaps for mem­o­ries.

Sharks have been a men­ace for many an­glers re­cently.

We rec­om­mend mov­ing from an area where they have set in.

The span­gled em­peror in­side the reef have been thick and a good time for them is dawn or dusk and even into the night.

The sharks can be worse at night though, so we ad­vise peo­ple to stop and move the mo­ment the sharks are around at night.

Divers have also re­ported an ex­cess of sharks, so take ex­tra care when spearfish­ing.

Zac and Jake Owens are up from Perth with their dad for the hol­i­days and are lov­ing get­ting out fish­ing.

The boys had a ses­sion off the beach in the gulf and got more than 20 fish — var­i­ous species of whit­ing, grunter, bream and flat­head.

They also got out on the west side and into some yel­lowfin tuna and had a mar­lin in close to shore that took to a lure in­tended for tuna. The boys are only small fry (un­der 11), aged just six and eight and I think we will see their names in record books.

The Lerch fam­ily are up for Christ­mas in July and get­ting into some great Ex­mouth fish­ing ac­tion with reef fish, fish­ing in the gulf, crab­bing, Mu­iron Is­lands and bill­fish­ing.

The idea of hav­ing a fam­ily gath­er­ing in win­ter is grow­ing and the south­ern vis­i­tors are lov­ing the north­ern sun­shine.

Zac Owens from Perth was de­lighted with his yel­lowfin tuna.

Pic­tures: Tack­le­world Ex­mouth

Steve, from Zam­bia, landed this su­perb span­gled em­peror.

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