Fraser Island blue marlin
Sunshine Coast GFC’s Pitch Black found a few blues on the weekend fishing Fraser Island Friday and Saturday. They released one on Friday and followed up with 2 from 3 Saturday losing the third at the back of the boat without a tag. They also caught a nice yellowfin.
Fellow SCGFC-ers Reel Crazy also found a few on their way back from Musgrave while Grant Thomsen’s Cjig did the same around bottom fishing.
The Weipa sails have kicked into gear in the last week with boats reporting good numbers as well as the odd black.
On Thursday Wine Down (Darryl French) went 10-5-4 and Happy Ours (Gaven Roberts, Andrea Kennedy and Emmi Roberts) went 3-2-2. They followed up Friday with a 5-4-4 and 9-9-6 respectively. One of Happy Hours fish was a recapture of a fish that was previously tagged by Senior angler Linda Jay on the 15th November 2017 in the same area!
Saturday both boats were joined by Tege Witcher and Jason Hopkins on Small Fry. While the fishing was a little slower they all picked away on the fish with Wine Down tagging 4 sails and a black, Happy Ours 3 from 4 sails and Smal Fry a sail and a black from 4 bites both fish being a first black and sail for Jason.
The club reports that over the last week of fishing club boats have tagged 30 fish with Get n Any also adding 4 tags on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The weather was finally agreeable for TGFC club boats who reported a few more blacks showing up on Saturday. Good news in the leadup to NQ’s light tackle tournament season.
Reef Raine reported a 6-3-1 while Zuri also tagged 1 from 2. Incognito and BeeHaven both raised fish as well.
REMINDER: Queensland Fisheries Proposed amendments to the Fisheries Regulation 2008
A reminder to all Queensland fisho’s to have your say on proposed changes to Queensland Fisheries legislation bag limits including by this Firday, 19th July via these links:
- Proposed changes
- Online response survey
Of particular note to our industry is the proposal for a 20per person general possession limit of 20 for any species that doesn’t have a current limit which has the potential to affect our bait fishing.