Persistent anglers reap large reefy rewards
  |  First Published: March 2016

The road into Stanage is always a good topic to start with. The turn off is approximately 73km from the last set of traffic lights in Rockhampton heading north.

The 100km road into Plumtree Stanage where the boat ramp gives you the most spectacular beef cattle property views in Australia. Just slow down and drive to the unsealed road conditions for the time of day. The later it is, the more wildlife and cattle there’s likely to be on the road. 

Currently, the road hasn’t had too much rainfall. Maybe we’re praying to the wrong god… The worst part of the road seems to be the Glenisla section, which has the most corrugation and potholes.

The estuary has still been kind to the patient, persistent fishers giving up black jew, grunter, tuskfish, threadfin, small barra, snub-nose dart and a few muddies.

It should be a different story come the rain, which has been predicted for this month. Stanage has had very little moisture, with the rain water tanks running almost dry, if not already.

The wind has been fairly minimal in the estuaries, but a lot stronger, sometimes blowing up to 30 knot at times. When the bigger boats did get out for a fish, it was not quantity, but quality that was reefed over the gunwales.

The accommodation has quite a few empty spots for 2016. Give me a ring or flick an email if you need any extra info on Pacific Villa or Pacific Oasis. I still mail out tide books, charts and shirts etc. 

Remember the latest fishing reports are on www.fishingmonthly.com.au and for queries on Stanage Bay fishing, call me on (07) 4937 3145.
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