First catches for the kids

Whitsunday Times - - REELIN’ IN -


IT SEEMS the barra sea­son has nearly come to an end at the dam as re­ports of catches slow down.

Some fish are still be­ing caught in the mid­dle of the day around the tops of the trees when the wa­ter is at its warm­est.


Big tides have kept an­glers away from the rivers.

A few grunter have been caught near the sand flats at the mouth of the river. Try us­ing live baits for best re­sults. Tim Tu­tureski Proser­pine Bait and Tackle


There have been re­ports of mack­erel, lit­tle black mar­lin and coral trout caught over the last week around the is­lands.

Some nice size trout were caught in­side Long Is­land while bot­tom fish­ing.

Coral trout, which is the same species as Chi­nese foot­baller trout, must be at least 38cm in length to keep, and there is a max­i­mum bag count of seven fish from the coral species.


There are still lots of bait fish about, which is a great sign as it means the fish will fol­low them closer to shore.

Grunter are be­ing caught on prawns, mul­let or garfish around Muddy Bay and Abell Point Ma­rina.

If you aren’t hav­ing any luck catch­ing the grunter, bur­ley up to at­tract the fish.

If they are on the bite though, don’t use bur­ley as it will at­tract the sharks as well. Ge­off Philp Air­lie Bait and Tackle


Reef fish­ing has been a lit­tle hit and miss lately.

The full moon has made con­di­tions par­tic­u­larly tough over the last week.

Some days the fish are on the chew and other days you have to work re­ally hard to get a good feed.

There are good num­bers of Span­ish mack­erel about if you put the time in trolling the pres­sure points. Ash­ley Matthews Sea Fever Fish­ing Char­ters

NICE CATCH: Is­abella Inglis with a trav­elly she caught off South Molle on Sun­day.

AWE­SOME EF­FORT: Two-year-old El­yse Peter­son caught her first fish, a barra in the Proser­pine River.

PROUD MO­MENT: Ethan and Ash­ley Harat­sis were very proud of catch­ing their first ever fish at Shin­g­ley Beach last week.

TOP JOB: Liam Steen caught his first fish at Shute Har­bour on Tues­day.

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