During the past few weeks, our members have reported great catches of bream, whiting and cod in the Tin Can Bay inlet and creeks. Fishing at Norman Point has resulted in some good cod being landed. There were also a few decent sized mangrove jack caught in the creeks. With an increase in the water temperatures approaching 24C, we should see the mackerel arriving in good numbers.
As a guide, the best crabbing is from December to April, whiting catches are possible all year round but the better catches are around December to March, and August is the start of the flathead season when they move towards the estuaries to breed.
The Club recently hosted the Sunfish Junior Fishing Day at Norman Point with 25 juniors participating in this very popular event.
Our club’s qualified Sunfish Instructors taught the juniors how to tie knots, how to rig a fishing rod, casting, baiting a hook and fishing the inlet waters. They all had a great time, plenty of fun and enjoyed the complimentary morning tea and BBQ lunch.
We would like to thank our Sponsors for their support that has made this event possible. Our sponsors include Sunfish Queensland, Lee Fishing Company, Big W Gympie, BCF Gympie, Tin Can Bay News and Queensland Amateur Fishing Clubs Association.
The next Sunfish Junior Fishing Day will be held on April 8 at Norman Point and juniors from 7-15 years are welcome to register for this event by contacting the secretary on mobile: 0437 242 171.
Members are looking forward to an outing to Rainbow Beach and the opportunity to enjoy some beach fishing. During March, the club is planning a trip to Borumba Dam to spend a few days relaxation and to enjoy catching bass and red claw.
New members are very welcome and for membership enquiries, please contact the Secretary on 0437 242 171.
Next meeting will be at 5pm on Wednesday, February 14 at the Tin Can Bay Country Club.