Limber up for ambos
  |  First Published: March 2016

The weather has become a bit unstable as it does at this time of year, but the fishing remains brilliant.


We have continued to enjoy brilliant offshore fishing with very consistent and big catches. My favourite fishing months are usually through winter, however, the fishing we’ve enjoyed lately through summer is as good as, if not better than winter fishing. Pelagics like mackerel, amberjack, cobia and mahimahi have all fished well when targeted specifically with lures or live bait. Bottom fishing the reefs has produced all manner of species, and it seems like there isn’t a species out here that we haven’t caught.

Great patches of pearl perch and snapper are frequent. Spangled and red emperor have been a consistent catch on the wider reefs, alongside bucket loads of parrot, Moses perch and hussar, making it an easy task to fill the ice box.


The beach has fished well for whiting and bream. Late afternoon is the best time to get onto the shore and live beach worms work wonders.


Mangrove jack have fired up with the long, hot and humid days and there have been good catches of barramundi on the inside of Fraser Island on live bait. School mackerel have been caught at Big Mick Beacon, and the bottom end of Fraser Island produces good whiting. As long as the weather holds, March should continue to fish excellently.

• To enjoy a day on the water with Keely Rose Fishing Charters phone Ed Falconer 0407 146 151 or visit www.keelyrosefishingcharters.com.au.

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