The last week of September and the first week of October had been some of the toughest fishing I had experienced all year due to a mixed bag of wind directions, but when the wind stabilised into a constant southeast pattern it was on for young and old.
The majority of barra caught over the previous month have been in the high 90s to just over that magic metre mark. Bite times have been finicky through the day, but the very early mornings and late afternoons, just before dark have been producing multiple bites.
The Hank Tune Jackall Squirrels and Smash Minnows in the boney, pink eye suji and the new uroko vision waksagi colours have accounted for the majority of barra being caught. In the soft plastic range the 5”Zerek Flat Shads and the ever reliable Pro Range 110 Squidgies have also been working well.
Through October, the Monduran Anglers and Stocking Association held its annual Family Fishing Classic. The comp attracted over 500 competitors from all over QLD and NSW and some travelled from as far away as Victoria. The MASA group put on a great family weekend every year with all proceeds raised going to restocking. This year’s Biggest Barra was caught by Kieth Whalley, with an 87cm barra that landed him $1000 in prize money and was donated by Gin Gin’s Bendigo Bank.
If you are interested in a great family fishing comp you can’t go past this one. There is an abundance of lucky draw prizes up for grabs over the course of the weekend for adults and junior anglers, but the biggest and best prize of all is a boat, motor and trailer package supplied every year by Adrians Marine from Bundy with a value of around $14k.
The Win television family fishing comp will be held next year on Friday 14, 15, and 16 October 2016. We have powered and unpowered sites still up for grabs, but the powered sites won’t last long so be quick to book in.
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