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Fly Fishing

Chasing Golden Trevalley on the Magnetic Island flats.


Enjoying one of the many beautiful beaches of Magnetic Island.

Monday, 1 September 2008

What a week, Dunk Island, Tarpon and Toolakia beach

A busy week. We had our annual school camp to Dunk Island. This is a week of boating, Marine Biology and some fishing for the students. A nice place, great to stay at the National Park including hot showers. The students learnt a lot and completed there boating activities. I managed a fish each morning from the jetty before the kids got up. Usually I manage a few sea pike and trevelly each day but not this year. There were some trevelly around though which was good. I also meet a chap from the Australian fly fishing team! He had caught a nice queenfish from the point. Amazing who you can meet, if he reads this I would like to contact him.

On the Sunday we had our monthly fly fishing meet. This month the club went to Toolakia Beach. Members present included Bob, Caradoc, Steve, Jeff, Malcolm, and guest David. When we arrived it did not look too bad. The water was moving but it was a bit cloudy. There were some locals around which usually suggests there might be some fish. But we tried for 2 hours and no fish were landed! Still a great day as we had a good fish together and finished with a nice cuppa.

To finish the weekend I had a fish at my local Tarpon spot. Again the signs were good. The fish were moving the humidity was rising and the water temperature was up (23 degrees). But still no fish. Thats they way it happens sometimes. It doesn't not matter how hard you work, there are days when there are no fish. A good thing another weekend is on its way!