Reds pro­lific along shelf

Albany Extra - - Sport - Joachim Az­zopardi

Boat lim­its of red snap­per have been achieved in less than two hours along the edge of the shelf.

Ha­puka were found out wider while the coral patches be­tween 50m and 90m of wa­ter fished rea­son­ably well for pink snap­per, queen snap­per, break­sea cod and dhu­fish.

King Ge­orge whit­ing were caught in var­i­ous depths and ar­eas in­shore.

The deeper parts near Break­sea and Michael­mas is­lands seemed to pro­duce big­ger Ge­ordies, but in fewer num­bers.

About one in ev­ery two King Ge­orge caught in the sound and both har­bours were size.

Squid catches have im­proved along the sea­grass beds close to town as well as in­shore wa­ters out east and west.

Early morn­ing has proven to be the best time to tar­get salmon along the beaches.

Salmon Holes, Shel­leys, Born­holm, Par­rys and Ocean Beach were among the bet­ter­per­form­ing spots for the 3kg7kg salmon in the past week.

Na­narup has also been pro­duc­ing salmon, how­ever the fish there have mostly been smaller, and rarely big­ger than 3kg.

Tailor have been com­ing on the bite at Na­narup at dawn and dusk. Her­ring are in very good num­bers along most of the coast.

The her­ring in Den­mark are ap­par­ently ex­cel­lent size and in big num­bers.

The beaches east of town have been fish­ing bet­ter for skippy than the lo­cal haunts.

Most of the rivers and in­lets are dis­coloured af­ter the re­cent rains.

Baits, in­clud­ing river prawns, yab­bies and crabs, are pro­duc­ing bet­ter re­sults than lures while the wa­ter­ways are in their cur­rent con­di­tion.

Shel­ley Beach was one of the bet­ter lo­ca­tions for catch­ing salmon last week.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.