Tuesday, 30 December 2008
Sunday, 28 December 2008
On arrival there was about 8-10knots of wind on the water. Just enough to chop it up a little and make the water a bit murky. I tried a few casts on the way to the rocks where Deion had said he was getting the fish. But no luck.
As soon as I got close enough to the specific set of rocks I could see bait scattering and small GT's racing around. A couple of casts soon had me hooked solid to one of the little fish. These are a lot of fun on light spin gear. A photo and he was away. Over the next half hour or so I worked these rocks to death. There was the odd scatter of bait, and something BIG that came through, but I couldn't fool another fish.
I tried another location with out luck. And finally I changed to a Squidgy fish on the bottom to try snare a Flathead. I got a couple of bumps from small fish, but nothing hooked up. Eventually I gave up and headed for home. But half way along the beach I spotted a big shower of bait. It was a little far out, but I thought I'd give the area a few casts. It paid off, and I was soon hooked to another small GT. This fish was followed all the way to my feet by a bigger GT, probably 3 or 4 times as big. There was plenty of gar in this spot, and I even managed to foul hook one!
Saturday, 27 December 2008
Wednesday, 24 December 2008
Monday, 22 December 2008
Couple of Video clips from the trip too.....
Sunday, 21 December 2008
Tuesday, 16 December 2008
Thursday, 11 December 2008
This was ok as I was returning all the same. The fisheries guys checked our licenses, rigs and flies! They were very detailed, but also helpful. Liam did go for a bit of a paddle in some water that was deeper than his hipster waders so he was rather cold. We then moved on to Whistler area for our next fish and I will report on that next time.
Tuesday, 9 December 2008
Sunday, 7 December 2008
Thursday, 4 December 2008
Tuesday, 2 December 2008
Fishers will be able to enjoy catching coral reef fin fish during the Christmas holidays with Primary Industries and Fisheries Minister Tim Mulherin today confirming that the last of three spawning closures for 2008 has now been lifted.
Mr Mulherin said: “The lifting of the December spawning closure is now official.
“This follows an amendment to the fisheries regulation to remove the December closure.
“The final nine-day closure for coral reef fin fish, which was due in December, was lifted after we received independent scientific advice.
“This closure would have spanned the Christmas period effectively stopping many people from fishing through their Christmas holidays because the Barra closed season is also in force.
“Recreational and commercial fishers, as well as charter boat operators, have been in favour of removing the December closure as it has a significant impact on these sectors.”
Mr Mulherin said that the scientific review found that the biological effectiveness of closures was higher in October and November than in December.
“During these seasonal closures large numbers of mature fish gather in certain locations on the reefs to spawn, generally corresponding with the new moon phase,” Mr Mulherin said.
“This may make these fish easier targets for concentrated fishing and the closed seasons are used to provide additional protection during these periods.
“We want to ensure that any closures put in place are effective in ensuring that there are plenty of reef fish out there for people to catch into the future but we also need to balance this with maintain viable fishing industries.
“Two spawning closures have already been completed this year and I would like to congratulate fishers for their adherence to the two nine day closures held from 22 to 30 October and 21 to 29 November.
“There will need to be further consideration of potential closure regimes for
2009 onwards,” Mr Mulherin said.
More information on Queensland's fishing regulations can be found on the DPI&F website – www.dpi.qld.gov.au - or by calling 13 25 23.
Line Fishing – Men, Women, Junior & Sub-Junior
Lure and Fly Fishing
Catch and Release
BCFC Club Room:
Townsville Baptist Church Hall
38 Canterbury Rd, Kirwan
I hope this helps fill in a few gaps. If you love going fishing, talking fishing, learning about fishing and hanging out with a great bunch of people in a family friendly environment, then you will love BCFC. Look forward to seeing you in 2010.
Monday, 1 December 2008
Total number of fish weighed: 185
Total number of fish released: 281
New Club records: 19
Heaviest fish weighed:
Golden Trevally 8.6kg/129pnts by Rob Lechner
Highest point scoring fish:
Grey Mackerel 5.7kg/142.5pnts by Malcolm Brown
Smallest fish weighed:
Whiting 0.12kg/14.4pnts by Trisha Forman
Lowest point scoring fish:
Barracuda 0.42kg/4.2pnts by Russell Coates
Snr Male Champion: Malcolm Brown 696.6pnts
Snr Female Champion: Bev Anderson 458.6pnts
Jnr Champion: Liam Sullivan 518.65pnts
Sub Jnr Champion: Hayden Elms 37.6pnts
Spearfishing Campion: James Beresford 49.12pnts
Catch & Release (legal): Ward Nicholas 510.72pnts
Catch & Release (u/size): Trisha Forman 240pnts
Top 10 Species : Ward Nicholas 9/10 and 490.25pnts
Mud Crab Champion: Ben Forman 21.5pnts
Fishing Mate of the Year: Dion Forman
Captain Chaos: Ross Wardill