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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 8 March 2009

Rowes Bay - Soroptimist Park

With the kids keen to wet a line, we decided to join a few other families from the BCFC down at Rowes Bay early on Saturday morning. Each month the club organises a designated landbased spot that is family-friendly. These trips are great for families with young kids, for new members wanting to meet people, and those new to fishing who may benefit from the knowledge and assistance of more experienced anglers.

We were fishing near Soroptimist Park and were fishing the last of the run-in and first of the run-out tide that was due to change at 6.53am. It was hoped that there would be Salmon, Bream, Flathead and even Barra moving up onto the flats during the extremely large tide. Despite baits and lures flying in every direction, there was very little activity. I even had a large live Tarpon sitting patiently near the entrance of the drain pipe for 2 hours, without getting nervous even once!

Nothing was caught, but a great time was had by all. The local mullet schools were also terrorised as Don took the opportunity to teach a few new comers how to throw a cast net.

With the tide well and truly on it’s way out, we decided to head off to the Lakes for a quick fish on the way home.