Keep an eye on the weather to stay safe
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.