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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 11 July 2010

Flats fishing Magnetic Island

Went fly fishing with my son Chris during the school holidays on some local flats near Magnetic Island.

This time we concentrated on a new spot I was told about from Terry at Pro Tackle. We worked the area fully and managed to land 3 species of trevelly over  2 days fishing. The wind and rain did not help, nor did the overcast skies, but we still followed the basic plan.

We worked on a full falling tide and worked the water at about the 0.6 to 0.7m depth range. We had a mixture of clousers and crab patterns but only the yellow/white clouser worked.

We targeted swirls and movement, along with some blind casting. Chris had a 7wt outfit and I used my 9 wt. Both rods had intermediate lines (the golden took me into the backing). It was a great couple of days, but you have to be prepared to sit and watch! All fish were caught sighted usually with swirls showing there presence.


Report by Ward Nicholas