Es­tu­ar­ies shape up as best fish­ing op­tions

The Weekend Post - - News -

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.

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