Big red snap­per start their ‘school’ year

Albany Extra - - Sport - Joachim Az­zopardi

Reef-fish­ing en­thu­si­asts who took ad­van­tage of pleas­ant con­di­tions ear­lier in the week were re­warded with good catches along the coral and beyond the shelf.

Big red snap­per were found in dense schools at the edge of the shelf while the waters beyond pro­duced ha­puka, blue eye trevalla and grey-banded cod.

Dhu­fish, break­sea cod and pink snap­per were picked up along the coral to­gether with sam­son fish, queen snap­per and whaler sharks.

King Ge­orge whit­ing in King Ge­orge Sound have been rea­son­able and, judg­ing by some ac­counts, big­ger fish were found at Two Peo­ples Bay.

Small bibbed min­now and metal lures trolled in Oys­ter Har­bour and other in­shore ar­eas have been catch­ing her­ring and ju­ve­nile salmon. Flat­head, sand whit­ing and squid have been also com­mon in­shore.

Surf fish­ers have con­tin­ued to catch salmon at Reef Beach while a few schools have been in­ter­cepted at Na­narup.

Her­ring, an im­por­tant breadand-but­ter species, are yet to ap­pear in their usual num­bers at this time of the year.

Cable, Sand Patch and the beach at Salmon Holes have been the bet­ter spots for her­ring.

Blue groper have been landed at the rocks at West Cape Howe and Bre­mer Bay.

There is still word of a few mul­loway be­ing caught in the Kal­gan River.

Black bream have been spo­radic in the King and Kal­gan rivers.

Dhu­fish caught by @dixon­broth­ers­fish­ing/In­sta­gram over Christ­mas.

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