Amy Alex and Ash with Snapper and Sweetlip
Gardiner Fisheries takes fishing seriously. Our team loves nothing more than sharing our collective knowledge to give customers the best fishing experience in our amazing and diverse fishing grounds.
Last month, we had all team members fishing in the Rainbow Beach Amateur Anglers second fishing competition. Ash, Alex and Jye targeted offshore fishing in pristine weather conditions and produced quality catches.
Drew worked the beaches and estuaries. All used bait and tackle from Gardiner Fisheries and there was nothing too fancy in play.
Ash shares this from his trip: “Conditions were perfect, and we started by scouting around just south of the bar for schools of pelagics and it didn’t long to find them.
“We then fished shallow grounds from Inskip to Double Island in depths around 18 metres with great results.
“As the early Westerly wind dropped out, we ventured due east and found a good show on the sounder, so we did a prospecting drop in 40 metres… that’s where we spent the next two hours, hitting our bag limit of quality snapper and sweetlip.”
Baits used included brined mullet flesh, whole squid, yakka and tuna flesh. Rigs varied from a running ball sinker with a single 5/0 octopus hook, to swiveled 3 gang rigs. Line class was braid at 20lb and mono at 40lb with 30lb fluorocarbon leader.
All our team are fishos. So for real local knowledge, the freshest local baits and quality tackle, talk with a team member in-store at Gardiner Fisheries, 1 Karoonda Rd, Rainbow Beach or call us on 0404 853 232.