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Fly Fishing

Chasing Golden Trevalley on the Magnetic Island flats.


Enjoying one of the many beautiful beaches of Magnetic Island.

Sunday 27 July 2008

Trevally for the kids

Well a baby sitting we will go!! The wife was at work and Liams brother and sister needed looking after for the weekend. What to do? Go Fishing! As it turned out the weather smiled and on Sunday it was perfect. We took the kids to a close spot near Pallarenda but the fish did not want to co-operate. Liam managd a small mackerel and Emily and Reece a few small trevally plus a few grinner (nice one Liam)!

We made a group decision and I was over ruled! Off to the spot of Rattlesnake! Well the weather worked fine

and we managed to squeeze in to the spot. There were a few boats around but there was plenty of room for all. I felt a bit sorry for the first boat that was there but I hope we did not effect there fishing.

When we settled on a spot, it took awhile, as again we were looking for schools with the sounder, we anchored. We were in the correct place but the anchor was not lowered correctly! So we did a slow drift which was safe for all and as we caught fish we did not feel we needed to move.

It was interesting as again fly worked well bait kinda and lures kinda. The nice part of the day apart from the return as the sea flatterned, was getting up at 6 and fishing by 7am. We got to the the spot of Rattlesnake late for us but there were enough fish to keep us going. The only real problem was the ramp at Pallarenda not being an all tides ramp, but maybe in the future. All in all a great day for the kids and even with 4 on the boat, bait, lure and fly working we only had some minor tangles!