Keep an eye on the weather to stay safe

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Here we go again — a new year and a new fish­ing col­umn writer.

For those who don’t know me, I have been around Broome and the Kim­ber­ley for a while now and I have been in­volved with the Broome Fish­ing Club for a bit, as well as many other Broome groups over the years.

Those who do know me will know that most of my fish­ing ad­ven­tures usu­ally end up in hi­lar­i­ous mishaps, stuff-ups and half-drown­ing at­tempts.

I hope you en­joy the year ahead read­ing this col­umn.

The fish­ing weather in Broome this time of the year can be ex­tremely un­pre­dictable, with storm cells that can ap­pear out of the blue and move across Roe­buck Bay at an alarm­ing rate.

It is al­ways good prac­tice to keep an eye on the var­i­ous weather apps that are now avail­able on our smart­phones to en­sure your crew’s safety.

Roe­buck Bay is fir­ing up with good re­ports of triple­tail cap­tures through­out the bay, with one of the fish­ing club’s won­der­ful vol­un­teers Bec Soso cap­tur­ing her first triple­tail.

Well done Bec. You have an­other bucket-list item to tick off.

The bay is also pro­duc­ing threadfin salmon in good numbers. Like the triple­tail, these fish can be very en­ter­tain­ing with blis­ter­ing runs and some great aerial ac­tion thrown in.

After a short Christ­mas break, the club has re­opened its doors.

We are now open­ing on Fri­days, Satur­days and Sun­days to our mem­bers and, of course, the gen­eral pub­lic.

Come on down and bring the fam­ily.

We have an ex­cel­lent play­ground for the lit­tle kids and some very cold bev­er­ages for the big kids, not to men­tion sen­sa­tional meals.

That’s it from me for this week. Tight lines to all. Wes Francks is a com­mit­tee mem­ber and for­mer pres­i­dent of the Broome Fish­ing Club.

Broome Fish­ing Club vol­un­teer Bec Soso with her first triple­tail.

Wes Francks

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