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Fly Fishing

Chasing Golden Trevalley on the Magnetic Island flats.


Enjoying one of the many beautiful beaches of Magnetic Island.

Saturday, 5 April 2008

Some Nice Fingermark

My dad and I fished today, braving the windy conditions. Hitting the ramp about 5.30am it was not too bad at all. Collected live bait and headed wide off West Point. It got pretty lumpy out there, but by the time it got too windy, we were almost on the mark. So we decided to stay long enough to drop a couple of baits. Dad dropped a live herring, and I dropped a metal slice. The slice went of quick smart, just a couple of turns on the reel. Fish turned out to be a nice Broad-Barred Mackerel. Probably 5kg or so. Dad was soon smashed by a good fish too. A 4kg Fingermark. So we stuck it out for a while. Finished with 3 Fingermark, 1 Mackerel and a nice 5kg Queenfish.

We then headed back to West Point for a break from the swell and wind. It was nice in there behind the island. But none of my marks wanted to produce the goods. So we ran home about 10am. Weigh-in for the Baptist Church is 5.30pm tonight. It will be interesting to see how the others went.