Estuaries shape up as best fishing options
ROUGH offshore conditions will force anglers into estuaries during Babinda’s fishing competition this weekend.
More than 100 anglers are expected to wet a line in waterways from Barron River to Mourilyan Harbour for the annual tournament.
South-easterly winds up to 20 knots are forecast with seas increasing to about 2m through the morning.
Babinda and District Amateur Fishing Club president Clayton Stewart said the weather should turn it on for anglers despite forecast choppy offshore conditions.
“You are going to have to be pretty brave to venture offshore,” he said.
“I think the estuaries are going to be the more popular option for most people.”
Trevally and queenfish have been caught on live baits in the Russell-Mulgrave river system in the past week.
The Bureau of Meteorology has predicted a slight chance of light showers today and mostly sunny conditions tomorrow. Temperatures are expected to reach 28C.
“It should be pretty good. Last year we were sitting in the boat and it was raining all day,” he said. For information call Mr Stewart on 0431 446 158.
JUNIORS: Babinda fishers Cooper McCulloch and Kendall Morris.