Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Fishing Improving despite Weather

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Fishing Improving despite Weather

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Byline: DICK RICHARDS sport@dailyexaminer.com.au

AFTER several weeks of mediocre reporting of catches, results this week have been a real revelation a particularly in view of weather conditions.

Heavy rain in the lower reaches added a considerable amount of colour to the water, but did little to affect catches.

Most of the anglers in the interclub competition at the weekend were able to bag out on bream, although the general run was not large.

However, once again, it was Browns Rocks which came to the fore with Russell Jones of Clarenza weighing in the best bream for the week, 1.196 kg taken on a herring bait.

Jerry Profke, a holiday maker from Mt Marrow in Queensland, was another who fished at Browns for a bream of 800g.

Most of the bream taken in the weekend comp a an estuary outing, were taken on the Middle Wall, but probably because of the amount of colour in the water in the estuary, the better catches during the week were made along the beaches.

Jason Sewell of Grafton scored with one of 960g on Wooli beach and Fred Forbes pulled in one of 880g from the breakwall at the entrance to the river.

From the Brooms Head beach, Jed Cooper of South Grafton pulled in one of 580g and a tarwhine of 772g, while Shea did better with a 1kg bream.

The beach at Sandon proved productive for Leith and Hayden Towns of Nymboida who each pulled in a 1kg fish while at the Wooli beach, Megan Burnett from Manly West in Brisbane, back in the scoring list again, landed a tarwhine of 1.218kg.

John Lonie of Wooli had a bream of 814g from the Wooli River, but did much better with a flathead of 3.616kg.

There were plenty of flathead on the bite to keep locals and visitors happy.

Paul Cashel of Glen Innes, a regular in the area, earns a certificate for his 4kg fish taken on a herring bait on the Middle Wall, while Alan How of Grafton landed one of 2kg at Browns and tiny Tara Johnson of Kilcoy, Queensland was beaming from ear to ear when she weighed in her fish of 2.020kg taken in the Sandon River.

Tailor were a little scarce in the dirty water running out of the Clarence, but a little further afield at Woody where Silas Berry from Queensland landed one of 5. …

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