Good fish­ing off rockwalls in bad Whit­sun­day weather

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT/REELIN’ IN -


THE tides are great for fish­ing the river, so it’s a shame the weather is not co-op­er­at­ing.

The ap­proach­ing neap tides are ideal for the Prossie River.

There have been fin­ger­mark and barra caught around the rocks at Wil­sons Beach, and the crabs are on the move so if you are head­ing up the river throw some pots on.


The big bar­ra­mundi have all moved into the basin, prob­a­bly due to the pos­si­ble ap- proach­ing weather. Barra are known to shut down prior to big weather events, how­ever if the wind and rain doesn’t come over the weekend, it’s worth trolling the basin to tar­get these big fish. Dayne Thomp­son Proser­pine Bait and Tackle


Not much to re­port from the is­lands due to the weather, how­ever there have some been some re­ports of huge GTs caught off the jet­ties around the is­lands, in­clud­ing Lin­de­man Is­land.

If you’re lucky enough, you can catch Span­ish from the jet­ties also.

A re­minder that the in pos­ses­sion bag limit per­tains to what you have stored at home and in the freezer also.


Muddy Bay rockwalls are prov­ing very pro­duc­tive re­cently, es­pe­cially around the Port of Air­lie boat ramp. Lots of golden trevally, and the odd barra and man­grove jack are be­ing caught on frozen or live prawns, frozen squid or plas­tics.

There has also been a cou- ple of re­ports of co­ral trout caught around the Abell Point Ma­rina rockwalls, which is quite un­usual. Ge­off Philp Air­lie Bait and Tackle


Not much to re­port from the reef due to the in­clement weather, and it looks like more of the same over the next few days.

Make the most of your weekend by ser­vic­ing your gear and pre­par­ing for a pos­si­ble cy­clone.

Ash­ley Matthews Sea Fever Sport­fish­ing

GREAT CATCH: 10-year-old BJ Lee from the Gold Coast caught this GT last week on live bait on­board Fish­dive Fish­ing Char­ters.

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