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Fly Fishing

Chasing Golden Trevalley on the Magnetic Island flats.


Enjoying one of the many beautiful beaches of Magnetic Island.

Monday 1 February 2010

Tarpon in the floodwaters

Yesterday afternoon Dad and I took off south to chase some of aerobatic Tarpon that should be turning themselves inside out in the freshwater lagoons at the moment. We had planned to hit some water down near Ayr, but found the road was still closed at the Haughton. So a quick U-turn had us heading back to Townsville. After a 2hr drive we finally arrived at our fishing destination just 10mins from town!

Luckily the drive was worth it. Over the next few hours I landed over a dozen Tarpon ranging in size up to about 0.6kg. Good fun on 6lb line (although I did wish I had put on my 4lb spool). Dad didn't fair quite so well, but landed a few before the sun disappeared. I also managed 4 or 5 Telapia that were quickly disposed of. Bit of a shame that they can't at least become crab bait! Good fun while the wait for Barra season was on!

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