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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 27 September 2010

Luring the Haughton

Spent the best part of yesterday afternoon lure casting in the Haughton river with Dad. Wanted to give the full run out tide a go for Barra and Jacks. We initially headed up a small arm but found the water dirty from the rain last week. There was plenty of bait around, so we gave it a try. There were some monster crashes of Barra among the bait, but despite our best efforts we couldn't even entice a roll.

We headed back down toward the front looking for clearer water. We found it, and gave an are that we had success in last week another go. We managed a few small fish before moving off. 

It was quiet, and we were desperate to nail one of those bigger fish, so back up to where they were crashing we went! The bait was still around in massive proportions, but there was no real action any more. We tried for a couple of hours before a final bash back down the front before home was called for.

A couple more small Barra were caught and then in the last few casts before heading home I nailed a nice Mangrove Jack. At 42cm he is my PB for a lure caught Jack. For the number of casts we made the fish were few and far between, but from all reports it was quiet for most this weekend.