Golden trevally make for golden days

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

THE best fish I’ve ever caught was when I was nine years old and I was out fish­ing with a mate and his dad in a 5-plus me­tre reef boat.

I was us­ing a han­d­line as I didn’t know how to use a rod at that time be­cause I had just got­ten into fish­ing.

It was about 9 am. We were us­ing mul­let as bait and we had just dropped it down to the bot­tom.

Af­ter about five min­utes I got a good bite. I pulled it in and it was a coral trout.

I was so re­lieved to get it in to the boat, be­cause it was just my sec­ond fish and they’re such good eat­ing. Close to 50 cm and it was re­ally fat.

There were a few of us on the boat and af­ter that it was just more coral trout all day, it was amaz­ing, but none were as big as that first one.

They showed me how to clean that coral trout and we put it into this sauce that they had and we cooked it on a bar­be­cue on the boat. It was de­li­cious.

A great day.

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