The mighty Clarence River is finally cleaning up after the ridiculous amount of rain we received in March. Some of the fishing we experienced around that time was incredible, with flathead, bream and mulloway caught down our end after having been washed down. Mud crab numbers were also very good.
We are now settling down into cooler weather, and everything is looking like we are going to have an awesome winter’s fishing season. There have been some nice tailor around off the headlands and beaches, with good-size fish up to 2kg. Anglers have also been picking up trevally to 5kg.
The water close in has been dirty with the northerly sweep, so many anglers have been heading south to the Angourie grounds. There they have been picking up some nice snapper and teraglin, and have also been picking up the odd spotted mackerel and tuna. Black Rock to the north has seen some excellent fishing as well, with many anglers bagging out on mulloway.
Here’s a few fish we have had weighed in over the last couple of weeks: 6.5kg snapper from Black Rock (Wil Woods); 3.2kg teraglin from Woody Head (Paul Barry); 1.22kg bream from Woody Head (Jason Barry); 6kg snapper from Woody Head (Dan Pianta); 5.5kg samsonfish from Black Rock (John Lawson); 4.5kg longtail tuna from Black Rock (Steve Espinoza), 5kg snapper from Black Rock (Burt Edwards).
There have been some nice catches of luderick off the Bluff in recent weeks, and a few being taken in the river as well. There have also been great garfish numbers around the break wall and north arm.
Have an awesome start to winter, and happy fishing everyone.