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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 31 March 2008

NQ Fly Fishers - Fishing trip

Report for 30/3/08

The NQ Fly Fishers plan to fish Pioneer Mill for Tarpon didn't quite happen. 6 of us drove down there in 3 cars only to find the ponds weeded in. So the decision was quickly made to continue to Alva beach and try for a flathead or two. Tides were not ideal, and it was a little later in the morning than we would have liked for flathead. But we gave it a go. We spread out along the beach, 2 heading North, and 4 of us South. I was first to land a fish, 39cm. Bob put a tag in him and he was quickly on his way. Ward was next, with 3 fish in quick succession. With only a 5-wt rod and very small flies intended for Tarpon, Wards flathead were all on the small size. But Bob soon showed the big fish where there, landing a nice 53cm fish. This fish was also tagged and released. 2 more small fish for me, and one for Bob and finished up.

After a nice BBQ brunch we decided to try for some of the small Barra I was catching the week before. So we headed off to this small lagoon. We were quickly onto the Barra, one after the other. I'm yet to get the final count, but we must have tagged 15 or so fish between 24-30cm. Steve also managed a small Giant Herring and Ward a small Tarpon.

In terms of number of fish, this was an incredibly successful morning for the club. We just have to work on size a little!