QLD Fishing Report

Brought to you by Compleat Angler Mackay:

Many a fisherman are happy to see the end of the big tides for a while mind you, the crabs and prawns responded well to those conditions  over the Easter break. As for next week we are getting into the tides for grunter, whiting, flathead, salmon and barra although they will start to thin out during April. The front of Jane Creek for whiting on lobby bait then grunter on slab bait up before the first bend. Whiting out the front of Saunders on a rising tide over the sand flats. Barra, jacks and grunter opposite the landing. There is a chance of picking up a mixed bag on the north eastern side of Newry in the deeper water from Wednesday onwards, then late next week will suit a run offshore to the Channel and inner reefs for nannygai, trevally and emperors also work the Goldsmiths Islands for those fish in 15-25m of water. We are now getting into the time of year to work the offshore islands for a good feed of trout, sweetlip and mixed reef species. While you’ve got the mackerel lines out it might pay to do a run along the northern face of Cocklemouth close to the reef edge for a Spanish then nip across to Silloth for a troll over the coral cay. Lastly try a late afternoon /night fish in Kinchant and Teemburra Dams for barra while the water is so clean.

Good Luck.

Bruce Nash