Herald the start of spring
  |  First Published: September 2013

Spring usually heralds the beginning of the best weather of the year and we revel in some seasonally great fishing days.


The fishing offshore is still on fire. Even the close grounds have come to life with great catches of pearl perch, snapper and most other bottom feeding fish.

Live bait has been working a treat at catching big cobia, gold spot cod and cracker coral trout.

Out wider we have been picking up some decent red emperor to 12kg and plenty of snapper and big spangled emperor.


The beach has also come to life with good catches of tailor around Middle Rock and at the Oaks at Inskip Point.

There have been good whiting caught at the beach access at Rainbow Shores. One gentleman was using mangrove worms for bait and got himself a big bucketful.


Another great run of winter whiting have kept all the tinnies happy, with big schools of them all the way from Big Mick Beacon to Tinnanbar.

Mud crabs are still being potted in good numbers, as was the norm right through winter; probably because we really didn’t really get a particularly cold season.

September is usually the best fishing month of all, with all species having a bit of a gorge. September is a spawning month for snapper and after this event they get very, very hungry.

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