July school holidays may have been
quiet because of the rain, but August is certainly making up for it.
While many visiting anglers have had success with fishing from both
the shore and boats, some have had frustration as the fish elude them.
I guess that’s fishing for you; unpredictable.
Some mornings have been chilly with
southerly winds although anglers braving the chill on the town beach
before sunrise have been happily catching the whiting as the tide is high.
Even the odd bream and flathead have been turning up down there
The marina has continued to produce
good catches of bream with anglers content with a small fresh feed
occasionally. The new canals
are a great safe place for families or anglers on a windy day.
Although there are not many large species in this new area yet, it
is good for a bit of relaxing time for a fish outing.
Red Emperor have certainly been
showing up in the larger sizes lately.
Visiting angler Cheryl Anders caught this pictured vibrant 74cm red
in just 20m of water off the lighthouse.
It’s good that the limit on these is now just two per angler, but
would be even better if the trap boats weren’t allowed in these waters
Peter Harvey from Perth towed a tinny
and spent a week up here on a fishing holiday.
He enjoyed fishing inside the reef at Tantabiddi and Pilgramunna,
chasing fish on poppers and rubbertails.
Although the popper was hard to keep away from the many long toms,
he did manage to land queenfish, trevally and yellow tailed emperor.
This was all for sport as he caught and released many different
species. He then managed to escape to the outer depths with friends in
a bigger boat and land a mixed bag of spangled emperor, rankin cod and red
emperor, which he kept for a few dinners with his wife back home.
Please be aware that the council are
having a meeting tonight Thursday
the 19th August at the Shire hall commencing 530pm regarding
the North West Cape and Ningaloo Marine Park inclusion in the World
Heritage List. The Shark Bay
area has been Heritage Listed and it has severely affected businesses and
people in a negative way. We
need to seriously look at exactly what “World Heritage Listing” means
and how it restricts people that live in the area- and that’s us.