The jet­ties of­fer lots of ac­tion

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT - Dy­lan Smith

I’VE come up to Port to do a bit of fish­ing. I’m from Ing­ham and it’s re­ally hard to fish down there, the tide rips in so hard it’s near im­pos­si­ble to keep a bait on the bot­tom.

I didn’t know about the Sugar Wharf – I saw it from the ho­tel room and came down to take a look and liked what I saw.

I love the pier fish­ing, it’s a good chal­lenge, you know, you get a good fish on and you’ve got to fight all the py­lons and ev­ery­thing.

It’s not like be­ing in a boat where you can move the boat to where the fish is, there’s a lot more chal­lenge.

My best fish was off a jetty – a 62 lb mack­erel off Day­dream Is­land jetty. Six-thirty in the morn­ing. I saw this big black­shape in the wa­ter and it just turned and nailed my bait. It was awe­some.

It took a while to bring it in. You have to muck around a bit, let them run out and get tired be­fore you bring them, oth­er­wise they run in and around the posts.

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