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FISHING: What a great Easter we had on our waters. The winds didn’t really want to play ball but where there’s a will, there’s a way and our fishos managed to sneak around them and get into some great fishing. Let’s have a look at the report. 

The Sandy Straits is fishing extremely well with quality Summer Whiting working the sand flats on the making tide and in the gutters at low tide. 

Fig Tree has seen some large Threadfin Salmon and Barramundi landed on the top of the ledge at high tide, and the gutter between the reef Islands is fishing very well for flathead. And the mud crabs are still in numbers, with a few quality sand crabs being caught. 

Large Jew has been around Ungowa and surrounding creeks along with Barramundi and Threadfin Salmon hanging around the snags. Winter Whiting has been reported on the drift between the reef Islands and Tinnanbar, with the average size around 20cm. 

Quality grassy Sweetlip has been reported on the gravel banks between the Bluff and Elbow point. Tinnanbar Ledge has also been fishing well for Blackall and Estuary Cod. 

The Mary River continues to fish well with Threadfin Salmon, Grunter, Flathead, Silver Bream all on the bite, and the inshore reefs, including McKenzie’s ledge, the Artificial and Sammies have all been producing a mixed bag of quality reef fish. 

The Burrum River has also been fishing well for Grunter, Threadfin Salmon, Flathead and Whiting and quality Silver Bream and Estuary Cod have been reported at Buxton. 

We just had to share this photo of the cutest baby Threadfin Salmon caught in a cast net. There are hundreds of these in the Straits and the River, so please, if you get some in your cast net, release them gently and straight away so they grow up. 
Lincoln landed this 113cm Barra in the Straits, which he released to fight another day, awesome fish mate.
Steve got a good feed of mud crabs.  

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