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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, 19 July 2008

Tuna and Trevally on Fly

Great day!! Liam and I went out for the July Townsville Baptist Club Competition. We were hoping for some mackerel but we were happy with anything to keep us amused. Well we went out around Rattlesnake Island and found a nice patch of Nannagai and Trevally. Liam landed 6 or so nannagai just short of legal plus 1 legal. I started to annoy him by landing 20 trevally on fly!! Through this session I was bricked by 3 monsters that did not want to play in the open water. Then towards the end of the session I was hit by a small sub! It was a tuna! A lovely fish with some nice work by Liam to unravel a nasty line loop on my fly line. A great day. Liam was fortunate and he managed to land his first trevally on fly in 20m of water and he finished the day with a small mackerel. We were fishing in 20 plus meters of water and the fly rod is a St Croix 12wt with a Orvis reel with a shooting head sinking T14 line, the fly is one I have been developing (mind you I imagine there is another fly out there that looks the same) and it seems to be working!