Paradise awaits
  |  First Published: August 2007

The winter has arrived with a vengeance. The cold winter winds, stormy seas and rainy days have brought flooding throughout the system. This is all good news for anglers.

Subsiding storm weather, calmer rivers and deep entrances bring a paradise for anglers. The estuary system erupts into a fishing haven with numerous fishing opportunities.

At this time of year it is exciting to anticipate the fishing prospects. With the Marlo entrance wide and deep, we will see many species entering the system. Mullet, bream, luderick, trevally, tailor, salmon, estuary perch and mulloway are just some of the many catches on offer.

Despite the cold and rough weather, some mullet are already in the system and are being taken down towards Frenchs Narrows. Bream are also on the bite, but are mainly congregating in Lake Corringle and Lake Curlip. It shouldn’t be long before they are throughout the whole system.

The surf beaches are all holding good schools of salmon and tailor, and can be caught on bluebait and poppers. Salmon are also supplying plenty of action on light gear and Lazer or Raider lures.

The fishing is always good offshore from Cape Conran, however the weather always has the last say and has prevented many outings. The last report was from John Farley who did manage a worthwhile trip. He bagged out on gummy shark 10km off Jacksons Beach. The best bait used was bluebait, whitebait, squid and Jig-Em lures.

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