Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Weather Again Plays a Part in Fish Catches

Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Weather Again Plays a Part in Fish Catches

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WELL the long weekend certainly threw some interesting weather our way. Boiling hot, rain, wind from every point of the compass. Cold water, hot water, green water, blue water. Yep the Victorians would have felt right at home, real Melbourne weather, totally changeable.

Some anglers braved the conditions and some of us just stayed home.

The Fish of the Year competition saw a few good entries with the whiting and bream sections seeing most of the action. Fishing Tackle Australia has come onboard again this year with two $500 open orders up for grabs. These will be drawn from all entries received throughout the year and the eight species leaders at the end of the year will receive a $100 open order each. Not a bad set of prizes and all you have to do is to enter a legal sized fish in one of the sections. So get cracking.

We have a new species leader this week in the shape of Helmut Mundkowski of Coffs. Helmut did a bit of fishing along the South Wall last Saturday when he hooked up with a very nice bream. The fish weighed in at the Fishing Club went 1.5kg on the 'lie detector' to make it the new leader. Nice fish, Helmut.

Mitchell Maric must have been having a few days off from luderick fishing and G. Lyttle of Urunga slipped under his guard with the week's heaviest. The fish weighed in at 600g and came from the Kalang River.

A very nice Australia Day snapper went to L. Platts of Boambee. The 5.18kg nobbie was landed just off Sawtell after taking a mackerel bait. We didn't see a mackerel this week but I do have it on very good authority that they are about.

The weeks biggest whiting went to S. West of Toormina. The 490g fish was caught in Bonville Creek.

Jeremy Buczek of Urunga came up with the week's heaviest flathead. The 5.1kg lizard took a chicken in the Kalang River. Now I would suggest that Jeremy does not mean a full chicken although at 5.1kg it could have been a small chicken. Would you believe a drumstick. …

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