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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 13 June 2010

One for the family

After fishing yesterday with Dad, today was family time. Tides were good for getting into and out of Cocoa creek, so we decided to take down a block of pillies and see what we could find. No alarm today, woke at 6am and left home not much before 7am. For the last of the run in tide we sat out the front in about the channel in about 4m of water. Hoping to find a few nice Grunter, the first fish to come on board was a small GT. Then another, and another. Good fun for the kids on light line. Eventually they did managed a Grunter each, but both a little on the small size. A few bite offs suggested maybe a mackerel or two hanging around in close! But we never even hook one, let along get a look. If it wasn't as windy I might have been tempted to run the little boat wider to the weedbeds, but it looked to blowing hard out there!

As the tide topped out we headed back into the creek proper to try for some fat bream and jacks. But it was WAY to quiet. We managed on keeper Pikey, and a few under sized. The kids were getting board by now, not enough action, so time to move.

We then tried anchoring over the flats and fishing into a gutter thats about 1m deeper than the rest of the area. Lachy and I both managed a nice Yellowfin Brem, and mum caught a Catfish! It was now getting late so we headed for home.