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Fly Fishing

Chasing Golden Trevalley on the Magnetic Island flats.


Enjoying one of the many beautiful beaches of Magnetic Island.

Saturday 28 February 2009

Palarenda Permit

Here is a great story of being in the right place at the right time and just shows that you never know what could hit your lure next. I had seen Mitch the previous morning at Aplins Weir and helped him out with a couple of leader knots and had given him a Storm 3” soft plastic shad in dark green with black bars to try on the barra. When I received an email from Mitch the next evening with a photo attached, I naturally thought that he must have caught himself a barra. Unfortunately the barra hadn’t co-operated at Aplins, but as Mitch still had the soft plastic tied on, he had decided to take his young family down to Palarenda Beach for a fish. First cast and a couple of seconds later the lure was smashed by something big. A determined battle followed which ended in Mitch landing a massive 8.5kg permit (aka oyster cracker or snub-nosed dart) measuring an impressive 82cm. How easy was that!