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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 15 August 2009

Spanish Fly

A great day! Weather was right tide was right an the fish wanted to play. I took Liam and Richard out to the shoals for a go at landing some trevally and if possible Spanish mackerel. The purpose of the day was to see if we could hook up Richard and a trevally and mackerel on a fly line. We arrived at the mark and Malcolm and his Father had already set up. we found a spot set the berley trail and watched the sounder. Thankfully Richard landed a nice couple of trevalies and Liam landed a couple of very nice Trevally and he landed at least 9 Spanish mackerels. All in all a great mornings fish, oh I also managed to land my bag limit on Spaniards. The really interesting part of the day was the large number of boats out and about and in the most part they did not seem to cause any major problems for other fishers. The other thing we noticed was a fast moving school of mackerel that came through, they were right on the surface and noticeably in the middle of the day. For the record the fly of choice was a white/ metal clouser with a tyger wire bite tippet onto a standard IFGA leader, onto a slick shooter line and T17 shooting head. We did manage to get everyone fish which was good but we will have to work harder next time and get the mackerel and Richard together!