Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Luck Playing a Part

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Luck Playing a Part

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WITH the rapid changes in weather conditions at the moment, picking the right time for a fishing outing is almost a matter of luck.

Offshore fishing conditions can change in a matter of hours, while a crisp autumn morning can turn into gusty windy rain in the afternoon.

However, conditions still favour the brave and good fish are still being caught.

The big bream competition in the Clarence continues to show that even the bream experts are finding it hard to find any location of schools of big fish , although there are plenty around, just under the one kilo mark.

Even around the headlands and along the beaches there are no large concentrations.

Nevertheless, biggest bream this week was the 968g fish landed by Spud Murphy, of Iluka, fishing at Frasers Reef.

But biggest for the week was the 1.154kg catch of Radomie Babic, from Lightning Ridge, at Browns.

M Edmunds, of Grafton, was only a whisker behind with one of 960g from Palmers Island on a herring bait, and South West Rocks visitor D Thomas landed one of 930g from the same area.

Browns Rocks continues to produce some good bream, while at Harwood, Jack Cannon of Chatsworth had a fish of 850g and Carol Bastian one of 724g.

Luke House, of Grafton, landed one of 610g also at Harwood, while little brother Callem beat him on aggregate with two - 330g and 320g.

Warren Toy fished the Yamba wall for his best of 650g, while Lachlan De Bomford, of Glenreagh, fished among the trawlers at Yamba for a fish of 550g.

The odd whiting continues to appear, with Michael Henwood, of Robina, hauling in one of 365g from Red Rock.

There are no more big flathead like last week's 9.100kg, but nevertheless there are still some large ones around.

Browns Rocks once again has topped the list with a fish of 3.500kg landed by Radomie Babic, with Nev Fergusson not far behind with 3.290 kg on a tailor bait. …

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