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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 14 November 2009

My turn for a Jack

Just home from a creek fish with Dad. We fished the top of the big morning tide with hard bodied lures at the mouth of a local creek. I dropped a total of 3 nice Barra, one of which I think was well into the 80's. It hurt, but considering it was going back anyway I guess it was no biggie. But persistence among the mangrove roots did eventually pay off with a 41cm Mangrove Jack. This is my first keeper Jack on a lure, and has been a hard one to find. He almost won his freedom too! Got me into the snags almost immediately. But I could always feel him on the end of the line. A bit of pushing my rod under the snag eventually saw him make it to the surface. And without a landing net it was a quick lift into the boat.

I'd love to go back tomorrow morning for another look, but unfortunately I have a cubby to build for the kids!