Look to the sea for some fun
  |  First Published: February 2016

As all the caravan parks in the area have been full of visitors over the Christmas period, the town has been abuzz with activity.

The weather was kind to the visitors with next to no rain, allowing everyone to get out there and experience everything the area has to offer. Great amenities are provided for the anglers coming to the area with great boat launching facilities and car parking making for hassle free boating, which in turn attracts plenty of anglers to the area. A variety of fishing available ensures everyone leaves happy.

With the amount of boats heading offshore, it is not surprising that a great number of fish have been caught on the inshore reefs, providing anglers with all the usual species such as snapper, morwong, and leatherjackets along with plenty of kingfish. The best fishing is around the moon either full or new, of course, plenty of rat kings are caught alongside the more quality fish.

Anglers will be pleased to hear there has been good fishing for sand and tiger flathead recently. The key is to keep moving until you find a patch of good fish. Boats heading out wide can expect to catch yellowfin tuna, albacore and striped marlin with the fishing set to improve over the coming months. Plenty of salmon have been caught on all the local beaches, along with yellowfin bream and sand whiting. With the recent big seas there are plenty of good gutters to choose from. The local headlands have fished well with big drummer a regular catch along with the odd groper.

The local estuaries have fished well with bream, whiting, silver trevally and dusky flathead all a regular catch. Fishing at night has also proved successful with reports of some good mulloway. The key to catching these fish is good quality fresh bait and patience.

Anglers have found great numbers of bass up in the freshwater, and with enough rain falling to keep them flowing the bass season is looking good for the coming months.

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