Weather still a worry for an­glers

Whitsunday Times - - REELIN’ IN - Ash­ley Matthews Sea Fever Sport­fish­ing


THERE hasn’t been much to re­port around the is­lands this week be­cause of the rain and the weather but, hope­fully, as the weather drops down that should see the fish­ing im­prove.


AROUND the rockwalls, there’s still a few barra be­ing caught. Around the mari­nas where the wa­ter’s run­ning out they’re get­ting some nice queen­fish up to 1m. Bob Spees Whit­sun­day Fish­ing World


SOME of the creeks and rivers have started to push into the dam a lit­tle bit be­cause of the rain. As usual with any run off, a lot of the fish will push up into th­ese ar­eas where you’ve got some fresh run­ning in.

So keep an eye out for any feeder creeks or gul­lies that are push­ing fresh and fish around those ar­eas.


WITH all the fresh that’s run­ning into the river, the main tar­get species down there is barra. Sim­i­lar to the dam, fish­ing the mouths or up in the feeder creeks in the fresh run off wa­ter is a good place to look for them. Lind­say Dobe Proser­pine Bait and Tackle


NOT much to re­port over the past week with pretty or­di­nary con­di­tions for fish­ing the reef.

Weather like this is to be ex­pected in March, so it’s prob­a­bly a good time to ser­vice your gear in readi­ness for the next calm pe­riod.

In say­ing that, fore­casts are look­ing around the 15 knot mark for the week­end, so there may be a win­dow of op­por­tu­nity for the diehard fisho to make a trip to the reef.

Af­ter com­ing off the new moon on Wed­nes­day, which brought 4m tides dur­ing the day, the tides will be eas­ing af­ter this week­end.

EAT­ING EM­PEROR: War­ren Hen­nessy with a tasty red em­peror landed with Renegade Fish­ing Char­ters. Pho­tos: con­trib­uted.

REDS RUN­NING: Will Davis with a large mouth nan­ny­gai caught at the reef with Renegade Fish­ing Char­ters.

DEAN'S DAY: Dean Marum caught this tasty red em­peror at the red reef with Sea Fever.

BLUEFIN BAGGED: Mich Hen­nessy earned him­self some de­li­cious sashimi for din­ner, land­ing this bluefin tuna with Renegade Fish­ing Char­ters.

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