Lynda came all the way from Oakey for this solid pearl perch
Towards the end of March through to mid-April the outlook improved to allow plenty of trips offshore, which helped make up for the dismal February weather.
But as I write this we are coming off a windy week with little chance of improvement over the coming seven days. With three holiday weekends in a row, we can only hope the weather pattern changes for the better.
With the good weather came decent catches offshore. A bit of a surprise as the summer – autumn is not renowned for big catches.
Bagging out on snapper and pearl perch was very good, so the fish population may be healthier than many believe.
With no flooding rains, that normally means drought on land; drought in the ocean.
Anyway that theory is proving wrong this year, with our main catches including snappery squire, pearl perch, sweetlip, parrot, hussar, Moses perch, gold spot wrasse, red emperor and the odd spotty mackerel.
‘Til next month – enjoy your fishing.