Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Weather Curbs outside Angling; Top Snapper Was a Catch of 9.4kg off Angourie

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Weather Curbs outside Angling; Top Snapper Was a Catch of 9.4kg off Angourie

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Byline: DICK RICHARDS sport@dailyexaminer.com.au

ONCE again wet and windy weather has impacted fishing activity during the past week, especially over the holiday weekend, but despite this, holidaymakers have done very well with the quality of their catch.

Offshore activity was virtually a write-off by Saturday lunchtime, but prior to that some good catches were reported from the offshore reefs,.

Top snapper was taken by a holidaymaker from Rylstone, Brett McKay, with a fish of 9.400kg taken off Angourie

Teraglin were also on the bite with Derek Partridge from Inverell earning a certificate for his catch of 3.400kg taken off Wooli.

It was just big enough to beat the 3.300kg catch of Ric Hodgetts of Minnie Water who fished the local water.

Surface fish were quieter, although Paul McGuire of Gulmarrad brought in a kingfish of 7.330kg taken off Angourie.

Again the general run of bream was on the smaller size, with the biggest weighed in tipping the scales at 980g , caught by Paul Cashel of Inverell, at Green Point near Angourie.

The Cashel family did quite well with Mihey landing one of 570g at Green Point and the next day Josh landing one of 522g on the Middle Wall.

Lachlan Smith of Wooli brought in one of 640g taken off Wooli Beach, while in the Clarence, Cody Hobbs of Lawrence scored with one of 596g in local waters.

Tony Blair of Maclean kept hitting his favourite spot at the McFarlane bridge at Maclean, and landed a bream of 494g a while his best flathead ranged between 428g and 726g.

Casey Skinner of Maclean tried the jetty opposite the fish co-op at Maclean and landed a flathead of 608g.

But it was another of our holidaymakers, John Griffiths of Inverell who collected the certificate and went to the top of the list with his flathead of 6.780kg taken at Wooli on a plastic lure.

Nathan Bennett of Grafton was another who tried the Wooli River where his best went 3. …

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