The weather gods have not been kind to us in recent weeks, but we’re trying to get out on the water as often as we can.
Last week, for something a bit different, we did an afternoon trip. The weather was a bit sloppy but everyone seemed to have a good time reeling in fish. We also caught lots of crabs.
The biggest fish was a 3kg snapper, caught by Dave. It’s the biggest fish he has ever caught and it was just in the nick of time – 10 minutes before we headed for home. Great work Dave!
If you haven’t been able to get out in the open ocean, our local river systems have been producing some excellent catches of flathead and jewfish (mulloway) – some as big as one metre.
Surprisingly, with all the rain we have had, we’ve seen a lot of blue swimmer crabs in the lower reaches of the rivers and on the beaches.
What’s being caught:
Caloundra 9 Mile: squire, sweetlip and tuskfish
Caloundra 12 Mile: pearl perch, squire, tuskfish and maori cod
The Gneerings and Murphy’s Reef: snapper, Spanish and spotted mackerel, tuskfish, sweetlip and cobia
Noosa Reef: Spanish and spotted mackerel
Sunshine Reef: coral trout
Chardons Reef: snapper, jew and cobia