Winter brings in some good snapper

Tin Can Bay Fishing Club member Malcolm Kay with a really nice Pearl perch landed on the day

Club member Malcolm Kay with a really nice Pearl perch landed on the day

Members of the Tin Can Bay Fishing Club recently enjoyed a day’s fishing offshore with Keely Rose Fishing Charters. The weather conditions were excellent and members were looking forward to catching a few nice fish. For many, this is their favourite time of year for fishing the Cooloola Coast.

Winter of course means snapper, and there are good numbers being caught offshore. Members landed some quality fish including pearlies, sweetlip, snapper, Moses perch and parrot.

There have been reports of good numbers of squid being caught throughout the inlet. A slow drift past the Lady Woodward is sure to deliver some quality table-sized squid, and the entrance to Carlo is almost always productive. For those more adventurous, a quick run out to Big Mick should see your bucket full of these beaut tentacled marine creatures.

Don’t overlook the humble cuttlefish! For me, even tastier than squid and very meaty. Cleaning these guys is an art, but if you have a quick look at Lee Fishing Company’s Facebook page, you’ll see a short video which will forever change the way you prep these tasty beauties.

Flathead have been around in decent numbers recently, with some approaching 90cm and guaranteed to get the heart pounding. Please release these big ones, quick photo and gently back into the water is the best action we can take to maintain our fish stock for the future.

Enjoy the season, enjoy fishing our waters and be ever mindful of sustainability of our fish stocks.

For membership enquiries, please email the Secretary: tcbfishingclub@bigpond.com or phone M 0437 242 171.