Visitors flow into Stanage
  |  First Published: October 2011

Since last month Stanage has seen and influx of visitors, both in the camp area and rentals.

There have been periods of awesome fishing interspersed with slower periods. We have seen and weighed in good catches of Spanish mackerel, red jew, grassy sweetlip and red emperor. Sharks are also quite prolific, causing many a big red to be pulled in without a brain or a body.

In the Sound (our estuary) those with smaller boats, have been getting excited with 38cm bream and decent salmon. The inside waters have also shone with huge bream, salmon, grunter and around Pier Head and the back end of Quail Island good catches of jewfish and parrot were reported.

On the beaches and on the sand at the mouth of Porters Creek, whiting has been the flavour of the month.

The muddies have gone to ground, in deep water or rocky area, which is normal for this area at this time a year. However if you are happy to keep crabbing for the challenge of catching the huge monster, feel free to do so, just make sure your bait is super fresh.

I think the road is in good condition at the moment, even though we have had good rain and the creeks rose to cross the road. There are only a couple of problem areas that are marked with yellow and black striped signage, simply stop before going across the drain.

Remember we have one ramp and it is two lanes. The parking is angle beside the roadway not on the roadway prior to the ramp, it’s far easier and quicker for new comers who are parking the trailer to do a u-turn near the electricity pole, then, reverse on an angle, with the car bonnet facing the boat ramp. It’s also far more efficient when you come to load up off the boat ramp at the end of the day.

We get cancellations daily on the holiday rentals at Stanage so if you’re thinking of coming for a visit and a fish, just give us a ring.

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