Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Winter Chill Gone but Northerly Fronts Kick In

Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Winter Chill Gone but Northerly Fronts Kick In

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Byline: Mark Kallman Coffs Harbour Bluewater Freedivers

THE ocean no longer has that winter chill about it but the northerly fronts are churning enough to spoil the visibility.

Southerlies appear to clear the visibility quite quickly giving spearos an opportunity directly following a mild southerly front to get in for a dive.

Not much information has come in via the grapevine regarding spearing but the other grapevines do indicate a large number of tuna, bonito and snapper about.

Rock-hopping is producing jewfish for the few divers who understand where to look for jewies.

Jewfish are frequently found in water at the very feet of line fishers on the rocks.

To fully explore any headland, you need to understand that every headland changes, depending on the state of the tide, with certain areas only becoming accessible at particular stages of the tide.

I have one such spot that is a death-trap at anything other than low tide.

It is only visible at a low tide and accessible at a low tide but fish are able to find refuge in it for the rest of the time. …

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