Qual­ity fare not too far from ramps

Albany Extra - - Fish 'n' Tips - Joachim Az­zopardi

Reef fish­ing en­thu­si­asts did not have to travel too far to pick up feeds of qual­ity table fish last week.

Dhu­fish, break­sea cod and pink snap­per were found in depths start­ing at 40m in wa­ters out from the lo­cal boat ramps as well as east and west of town.

Big schools of 2-3kg skippy have been en­coun­tered in a range of depths and ar­eas.

The shelf has been pro­vid­ing good catches of red snap­per and ha­puka for some, while oth­ers have strug­gled ei­ther with the cur­rents or lo­cat­ing the fish.

King Ge­orge whit­ing have been caught in big­ger num­bers in the deeper in­shore wa­ters.

Squid catches are im­prov­ing along the sea­grass mead­ows and skippy and her­ring num­bers have been in­creas­ing within King Ge­orge Sound and both har­bours.

Surf fish­ers have con­tin­ued to do well on salmon along lo­cal beaches, as well as those near Bre­mer Bay and Cheynes Beach and around Den­mark.

Spots to try in­clude the beach at Salmon Holes, Bluff Creek, Cheynes Beach and Par­rys.

Her­ring have thinned out a touch along the beaches, but skippy con­tinue to im­prove, es­pe­cially east of Cheynes.

Rock fish­ers re­ported there were plenty of sharks caught at the plat­forms near West Cape Howe.

Black bream fa­nat­ics rec­om­mend neu­tral-coloured bibbed min­nows and soft plas­tics in the mid­dle and up­per reaches of the King and Kal­gan rivers.

Bill Fricker caught th­ese two dhu­fish re­cently at Rock Dun­der off Al­bany.

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