The jetties offer lots of action
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.