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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 22 August 2009

Spanish Fly!

An interesting day. I was invited out to fish with 3 different boats! First Dion, then Rick and finally Liam. Initially I was not well so I thought as I did not want to disappoint anyone I would pull the plug! Luckily Rick rang back and said he was a bit tired and better to fish in the afternoon, cool that's a good idea. Then I decided to turn the phone off and have a sleep in but no I was awake by 5.15 but too late to go with Dion, so as I was helping to get the boat ready for Liam his fishing partners pulled the pin so as I was up, and I wasn't feeling to bad and seabreeze said zero knots off we went! We didn't get to the site until 8am and Dion, Malcolm and Steve were already working the area. We had a drift around and found very little. There was a bit of a show so we decided to anchor and berley. This seemed to work and we had our first trevally on board. Dion decided to scout further grounds as they had not landed a spanish at this time. We stayed and finally the mackeral showed up. We landed between us seven fish for the boat and six of these on fly! Liam landed his first and second mackeral on fly. We both found the tyger wire did the job with only three bit offs. As can be seen by the photo above the mackerel took the flies quite deep. I have no idea why but today fly landed the fish and metals just did not work at this spot. Apart from the great fishing we also saw a couple of whales. A nice day.