Drews Fishing Tips – November 2019

As temperatures rise, it’s time to target many of the amazing fish species we have on offer in this region. Jack, barra, threadfin, flat head, whiting and trevally all become more active in the creek systems as water temperatures increase and the pressure changes that occur due to our storm seasons push them into feed mode.

These factors also kick the surf fishing into gear. Quality whiting, dart, tarwhine, bream and tailor can be targeted from our local beaches. Perfect time to get a session in is the “calm before the storm” period when the fishing can get red hot.

For those who love mud crabbing, the old wives tale that every month with a letter R in it is best unfortunately isn’t true. November crab are few in numbers as we wait for next season stock to flood in from offshore on moons in December, January and February.

In saying that, if you put the effort in you will be rewarded. Although numbers are low the quality is at its peak. The upper reaches of the larger tributaries and areas away from the norm are where you want to be.

November is a transitional month offshore. As water temperature increases the winter species such as snapper will move to deeper water, and pelagics like Spanish mackerel move in. Mixed bags are the norm and it can make for interesting fishing.

Either for sport or the dinner table, November is an interesting and productive month in our region. Get out there and into them.

Gardiner Fisheries