Reef species fir­ing when swell drops

Albany Extra - - Classifieds - Joachim Az­zopardi

Pink snap­per, dhu­fish, queen snap­per and break­sea cod have been caught in 60m to 90m depths when the weather has per­mit­ted.

Red snap­per are be­ing found in fairly big schools at the edge of the shelf while sam­son fish to 30kg are in var­i­ous depths and ar­eas.

De­ter­mined deep drop­pers who worked 250m-plus depths got onto ha­puka as well as a few grey-banded cod and blue eye trevalla.

King Ge­orge whit­ing en­thu­si­asts have been do­ing well on fish mostly between 35cm to 45cm in the sound, near the is­lands, off Caseys, Goode Beach and Lime­stone Head.

Squid are about in fair num­bers in these ar­eas and a con­sis­tent stream of berley should get her­ring and skippy around. Ju­ve­nile pink snap­per have been hard to get past in some of the in­shore ar­eas.

Surf fish­ers have gen­er­ally been do­ing bet­ter on salmon, skippy and her­ring along the beaches east of town. Cheynes Beach and Bluff Creek still have salmon in the gut­ters and chan­nels.

Tourist Rock and the stones to­wards Bre­mer Bay have been pro­duc­ing a few pink snap­per, sam­son fish and queen snap­per.

Rock plat­forms near West Cape Howe would also be worth try­ing for all three species.

Black bream are be­ing caught in very good num­bers in the King and Kal­gan rivers, how­ever most have been small.

Mul­loway seem to have moved out of the Kal­gan after a cou­ple of weeks of good ac­tion.

Pic­ture: Lau­rie Ben­son

Fish­ing at Sand­patch dur­ing a spell of rough weather.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.