Fishing Report 25 June 2018

Very busy time on the Cape right now with the cool weather down south bringing an influx of grey nomads and holiday makers alike. Plenty of activity on the water with amateurs and experienced fisherman all trying to grab a piece of the action. Friendly reminder about safety on our waterways as the activity levels increase, make sure your vessel is properly equipped with the correct safety gear to ensure youre meeting safety standards.

The team at Tackle World Weipa would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for your continued patronage. Its with your support that our business is able to invest in different product lines to ensure your experience in our region; whether it be fishing, camping or exploring is superbly memorable. With that in mind we now stock a new supplier called Bainbridge who deal in 12v/24v power solutions for 4WD, Caravans, Camper trailers and Boats. Their range is called BAINTECH POWER PRODUCTS and we find their products to be high quality.

Back to Fishing! Bluewater has been the place to be this week with bottom dwellers such as Coral Trout, Tuskers, Fingermark and Emperor on the chew mainly off Pera and Thud Point. Surface action has also been good in the same area with bait schools accumulating and being chased by Tuna, Trevally, Mackerel and Queenfish. However, Sharks have presented some problems in this area with many good fish being eaten when hooked so try to get them into the boat ASAP! The shark problem does not seem to be as bad out around the mouth of the Pine River and further West.

Estuaries have been okay as well with good Grunter being taken in areas like Red Beach and in the Hey and Emberly systems. Peeled prawn is the best way to present a bait presently. Barra have also been good as you can see by this 85 cm specimen caught and released by Brett (China) Young in Small Creek off the Mission River, this fish fell to a well presented live mullet.

Until next week , bent rods and tight lines.

Word from the Street,

By Ian Street - Tackle World Weipa

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