Successful spawn and barra aplenty!
  |  First Published: March 2006

In the freshwater there has been some great news with the MAFSA hatchery spawning around 100,000 sooty grunter eggs in late January.

The last couple of dry seasons have been pretty lean on the sooty spawning front, so let’s hope these eggs are viable and that we get a good batch of fish from them. They will be used to top up all three dams stocked by MAFSA.

Sooties have been going bananas in Eungella Dam with plenty of tales of mid to high 40cm fish. The sooties have been a bit quiet in the other two dams but have been biting well in the Pioneer River when it isn’t flushed with dirt from rain.

Barra are also on the go. Bill McGarry trolled up a couple of 1m+ beauties in Kinchant, Try targetting floating weed islands in Kinchant.

In Teemburra 900mm fish have become common catches; anglers working the points and timber edges have recorded the best catches.

Surprisingly, Eungella has been fishing well with barra holding around timber structures in the dam.

Plenty has been happening around Mackay in early February but this could all change if we get a deluge or cyclone influence, so keep an eye on the weather. Otherwise, get out there and enjoy some top summer fishing!

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