Snapper exceeding expectations
  |  First Published: September 2012

The last month has been a frustrating time for anglers, with the fishing gods maintaining a state of hibernation and again providing us with few opportunities to get amongst the action. If it wasn’t raining, it blew out, leaving plenty of fresh water and sloppy conditions. Mother Nature has her own agenda, so we have to work with the opportunities she provides.

The snapper season continues to meet expectations for those taking advantage of the limited gaps in the weather. Whiting frames, bonito, and squid are the baits to use late in the afternoon/evening on the incoming tide.

River Action

We enjoy a really diverse environment throughout the Burrum River catchment system, and of late the whitebait schools have bred life into the water, bringing an array of species onto the bite. Tailor have been boiling the surface and are being caught in good size and numbers from the boats and off the beaches.

A diverse range of fish has been keeping anglers of all ages and experience entertained, with whiting one of the main attractions. With good size and numbers in the Burrum and along both Toogoom and Dundowran, many local fishos have been regularly getting bag limits.

What’s ahead

The Burrum River surrounds and offshore should continue to produce opportunities for all anglers with flathead, cod, whiting, flounder, grunter, tailor and bream expected to keep all anglers entertained. With the fresh water in the system, mud crabs have seen locals and visitors regularly well satisfied with good size and numbers.

Some of the best all-round fishing on the east coast is right here at Burrum Heads, so drop in and drop a line in our great part of the world, see you all soon!

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