Travelling for Fish
  |  First Published: December 2006

Firstly I would like to wish everyone a safe and enjoyable festive season.

I just have a short note this month with a few tips for the travelling holiday angler. Woodgate Beach is a big destination over the holidays and will have large crowds fishing out the front and up the creeks. Whiting are the main target here and when you see a group of boats just off the beach you can bet there is a good whiting bite on.

My tip is don’t be afraid to sneak in nice and close as the more boats fishing together seems to keep the school of whiting together. Be sure to cover the chain of your anchor with on old bicycle tyre tube for the close whiting bite as this will eliminate a lot of noise in the boat and on the bottom.

I like to use red beads on my whiting rig and when there are a lot of other boats around you need to make your bait stand out just a little more than your fellow anglers.

Here is another tip for the thrill seeker if you’re getting a few whiting and are looking for a bit of fun. Set a whiting up on a live rig and cast it away from the other boats as there are always big golden trevally, mackerel and monster flathead about that will willingly take a live whiting. Just make sure its legal size though.

And lastly, don’t forget to visit the dams. They’ll be very popular over the warmer months as everyone tries to get their best barra ever, but the effort will be worth it. Monduran and Awoonga are very close for Bundy anglers and fish like the ones we caught recently at the ABT BARRA round at Awoonga are great examples of what’s on offer.

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