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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 10 May 2009

Sooty Grunter

Yesterday afternoon I joined fly fishers Ward and Richard on an expedition chasing Sooty Grunter. We left Townsville at about 1.30 in the afternoon, and didn't arrive at our fishing destination until just after 3.30. Yeah, it was a fair drive. But the water we were to fish looked fantastic. Very clear, very fishy and very remote.

My first cast saw a small Barra flash my soft plastic. But being the first cast I was not really ready. And the cast was over a pretty rocky area, so my first though was the lure had bumped the rocks. But a silver flash confirmed it was a fish.

Over the next couple of hour we walked and cast and walked and cast, and finally we walked some more. It was not as fishy as we had hoped, bit cold I suspect. But Ricard finished with a nice Sooty, Ward 1 Sooty and myself 2 Sooties and 2 Tarpon. I think I might give this spot a miss until things warm up again. Just too far to drive/walk for my liking.

It rained most of the time we were there. So by the end of the day I was looking forward to a nice hot pie from a servo on the way home.