Offshore insanity continues
  |  First Published: June 2014

Another pretty good run of weather allowed us quite a few trips offshore.


Offshore has produced very good fishing with both bottom fish and some huge sessions on the Spanish and spotted mackerel. It is definitely the most Spaniards I have seen in a single season. They have been ‘off the chain’, slamming anything that moves - even bare hooks! Insane fishing!

The reef fish have also had a good go. We have had some big catches of parrot, sweetlip, Moses perch, hussar and some huge reds. We have also picked up some quality pearl perch and scarlet perch from in on the very close grounds.


Whiting are still being caught around the Oaks at Inskip Point and they have been nice big fish. There have also been some good reports of quite a few chopper tailor at night in the deeper gutters also around the Oaks.


Diver whiting have been thick, particularly in the vicinity between the Bluff on Fraser Island through to Tinnanbar.

The straits have also been producing quality spotted and school mackerel around Big Mick Beacon.

In the past, June has been one of my favourite times for catching pearl perch, but the way the fishing has been lately there is a good chance all species will be on fire.

The annual Rainbow Beach Fishing Classic is on this year from 4-12 July. I get pretty booked out through June/July so get in early if you want to experience the fishing classic or just get offshore for some brilliant winter fishing.


There should be plenty of pearlies around in June, like this one recently caught by a young lad on the Keely Rose.

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