CAIRNS TO TULLY
MIXED bags of bottom fish have kept Johnstonereef fishermen River happy with trout, nannygai, red emperor, red-throat emperor and trevally all dominating catches. Spanish mackerel are still in good numbers around the islands, and the Russell River has been alive with big schools of blue-tailed mullet spawning.
The river is also producing some nice barramundi and occasional black jew on live sardines and mullet. Contact: The Tinnie Shack, Mission Beach, ph 4088 6125