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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, 13 February 2012

Maggie Island Fingermark

Saturday morning I took Tania and boys out for a run around the island chasing Figers on plastics. This is a new experience for Tania, and I was keen for her to get her first non creek Fingermark. We put in a bit later than usual, and suffered with having to park on the grass in front of the ferry terminal. Makes it a bit hard with a young family. The weather was ok, a solid 5-10knots most of the morning, good for sticking closer.

We started off around West Point, but could only manage some undersize Nannygai. Not even a run from a decent fish. But it was a chance for Lachy and Sebastian to land a couple of fish and keep them entertained for bit.

We then went in search of some new territory around the back of the island. We worked some of the points and eventually found a school of willing fish. First cast to one rock and I hooked up to a nice fish. Tania and Sebastian had gone for a lie down in the cabin, so it was up to Lachy to grab the net and help out. A solid 3kg fish was soon in the eski. Tania was now out and ready for her cast! We put two plastics out, Tania missed a could of hits and I hooked up big time. This was a much bigger fish and it didn't take long to rub me off on the rock! Unfortunately this lost fish seemed to put the school off and that was the last we saw of them.

We then sounded around the back of Horseshoe bay for a couple of hours, but didn't find anything worth putting a drop on! But I'll keep looking, there has to be some hidden spots still left to be discovered! Lachlan had a bit of a drive home. Check out the smile in the video clip!