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Creeks and rivers

A TIP for fish­ing in this weather.

All small creeks and gut­ters where the fresh meets the salt­wa­ter are well worth a try as bar­ra­mundi and man­grove jack live in both salt and fresh wa­ter.

They fol­low the fresh up as far as they can go.

Best time to fish is high tide and don’t for­get to add a lit­tle time on in re­gards to rivers and creeks.

The Proser­pine River mouth to the top of the river, al­low about one and a half hours to the high tide time.

We are all hop­ing for bet­ter weather soon.

Gear main­te­nance

WELL hope­fully by the time you read this Iris is well on its way and some bet­ter weather comes.

This is a good time to get the WD40 or Mako oil spray out and clean your rods and reels.

Wash reels in fresh wa­ter with sponge or very light spray of wa­ter, re­lease drags.

Dry reels and spray with WD40 or Mako oil.

This will not hurt your mono or braid line.

Don’t spray heavy amounts onto the braid but the over­spray will not hurt.

Rods should also be washed in fresh wa­ter then the whole lot sprayed with the WD or Mako to stop guides rust­ing or cor­ro­sion build up.

— Bob Spees, Whit­sun­day

Fish­ing World

Dingo Beach/ Hy­de­away Bay

IT’S been the qui­etest Easter week­end for boat traf­fic at Hy­de­away Bay since I can re­mem­ber, mainly due to an­other de­cent dose of in­cum­bent weather.

Of the few days that I've been out the clients on board have en­joyed some nice fish­ing with the pelag­ics be­ing the star of the show.

Right in close on the main­land there have been good num­bers of over sized queen­fish and mul­ti­ple species of trevally and they have been eat­ing all man­ner of lures and baits.

It looks like we're in for a dose of dry weather and also some neap tides so it could be a good time to get out over the next few days and see if the fin­ger­mark are hav­ing a chew on some of the deeper reef and rub­ble. — Mick Un­der­wood, Reel

Ad­dic­tion Sport Fish­ing


TOP CATCH: Dar­ryl Nock with a cracker of a queen­fish which mea­sured in at 1.07 me­tres and landed with Reel Ad­dic­tion Sport Fish­ing.


Jarad Owen, a new Whit­sun­day lo­cal, landed this gold spot cod with Reel Ad­dic­tion Sport Fish­ing.

Robert Lloyd-Lewis with a nice pan sized trout which ate a chase bait while on char­ter with Reel Ad­dic­tion Sport Fish­ing.


Robert Lloyd-Lewis, a Whit­sun­day lo­cal poses with a mon­ster di­a­mond trevally.


Michael Eriks­son with a solid co­ral trout landed with A-one Fish­ing Char­ters last week.

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