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Fly Fishing

Chasing Golden Trevalley on the Magnetic Island flats.


Enjoying one of the many beautiful beaches of Magnetic Island.

Friday 18 April 2014

Dirty water in the bay

Took my eldest boy for a fish today. He has been bugging me all holidays to go for a 'just the two of us' fish. I don't think he understands the effects of freshwater runoff! With semi-reasonable winds predicted today, and then picking up again for the rest of the holiday, we decided to give it a go. And I am glad we did. Conditions in close were great. Light 5 knots winds coming off the land meant out the front of the creeks was very fishable.

But the water was still quite dirty, especially on the lower tide early morning. As the tide built, cleaner water did make its way in, but it was still full of weed. We managed a few small Grunter to 38cm, and a Trevally or two, on the Mini-Threadybusters, but struggled with weed hooking up almost every cast.

By 10.30am the tide topped out and we decided to head home before the wind swung more to the North and messed the bay up. 30knots all the way home, it really was great to be on the water, 'just the two of us'!