Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Warm Currents Also Bringing on the Weather

Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Warm Currents Also Bringing on the Weather

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I'VE some good news, and I feels sure you know what's coming next, and I've some bad news.

The good news is that the warm currents are here and getting warmer by the day and there have been some spottie mackerel sighted in the north. The bad news, well the weather is probably going to stop all but the most dedicated souls this weekend from finding out.

The Fish Of The Year competition saw a good round of entries with only the mackerel and jewfish sections having a no show.

We had no new leaders so things look pretty well set for the run to the end of the year and I can really only see two sections that have a possibility of changing.

Now Helmet Mundkowski seems to have glued himself to the top position on the weekly bream board. It seems that he has found a top bream spot on the South Wall with some big fish queuing up to get onboard. This weeks effort weighed in at 1.4kg and that was well out there ahead of the rest of the field.

Grant Purdy also found a spot on the South Wall to dangle a line and he was rewarded with the week's best luderick. Grant's fish weighed in at 1.085kg making it one very nice 'bronzie'.

There has been a good run of snapper around at the moment, but it's just been the problem of getting at them.

J. Martin of Sawtell managed to brave strong winds, running currents, and cold water spots to land this week's winner. But I'm thinking about disqualifying the entry because of the lies that have been told. There is no way that a 3.55kg nobbie was caught at Split. There is no room for anything as small as a 3.55kg snapper at Split.

Riley Wilson of Nambucca Heads turned up the weeks biggest tailor while fishing the V Wall at Nambucca. I have a very soft spot for the V Wall at Nambucca, I caught my first bream there in 1951 and I have the picture to prove it. But back to Riley, his tailor was well out in front for the week at 2. …

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