Catches are there inshore and out
Deep drop enthusiasts, who ventured to the edge of the shelf and beyond when the weather allowed, got among plenty of hapuka and red snapper.
The coral lumps between 60m and 90m produced reasonable catches of dhufish, pink snapper, samson fish, breaksea cod and red snapper.
King George whiting fishing has been fairly good in local inshore areas including the sound. Squid catches have been improving in these parts and there are plenty of sand whiting, herring and skippy about. Surf fishers have mostly been catching salmon on the beaches east of Nanarup.
The skippy have been bigger east of town, while herring and sand whiting are in good numbers at local beaches as well as those extending towards Cheynes Beach and west to Denmark. Pink snapper were being pulled in at McGearys Rock following the opening of Wilson Inlet. Mulloway seem to have moved out of the Kalgan but King George whiting have been found in its upper reaches.