Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Check Your Gear, Eastera[euro][TM]s near; Camping, Fishing Are Good Options

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Check Your Gear, Eastera[euro][TM]s near; Camping, Fishing Are Good Options

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Charlie Payne

charlie.payne@dailymercury.com.au

EASTER is just around the corner, and now is the time to be planning how to make the best use of the four-day break.

aItas always a good time of the year for families to have a break together, or for fishermen to plan a few days on the water,a Mackay Tackleworldas Neil Elworthy said.

Easter is from Friday, March 30, to Monday, April 1, and Elworthy said given fine weather, it was a good time for fishing or getting out camping or caravaning.

aThe fishing is still good around that time,a Elworthy said.

aPrawns will still be around and the barra will still be on the bite.

aAt the moment theyare still getting plenty of barra, grunter and king salmon with the smaller tides.

aThere have been reports of some big barra caught in the Proserpine River, which would be a good place to target.

aItas easy to get to with a boat ramp off the Conway Beach Rd.

aLures and live bait are the best. …

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