Reef trout speared in an in­stant

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT - SALT WA­TER Harry Walker

ABOUT one month ago I went with a few mates out to Tongue Reef for a day of spearfish­ing.

We didn’t have a GPS or any­thing so we thought we would just try our best.

But pretty soon af­ter we jumped in the wa­ter my mate said we should prob­a­bly try some­where else be­cause there were so many blue­bot­tles.

Just as I went to get out I turned around and there was a big trout swim­ming right in front of me.

So I got it pretty much straight away, it was about 66cm which was the big­gest trout I had ever caught.

I bat­tered it that night and it tasted awe­some with a few chips.

I love spearfish­ing. It gives you a pretty unique look at all the amaz­ing sights.

I usu­ally go out to the reef with my mates, or when­ever the wa­ter is flat.

TOP: Bob reeled in a nice large-mouth nan­ny­gai at the week­end. RIGHT: Matt An­drews caught and re­leased this huge 1.7m barracuda near Snap­per Is­land on Satur­day. BOT­TOM: Harry Walker won’t for­get this 66cm trout he caught while spearfish­ing at Tongue Reef.

Harry Walker

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