Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Contest to Bring Dam Alive

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Contest to Bring Dam Alive

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WELL at last the wind has dropped out a little which should allow many to venture out wide this weekend.

In the meantime though the whole region has been fishing very well apart from my feeble effort last Sunday while good mate Paul Jacko Jacklin and myself pumped some yabbies in Wild Cattle creek and scooted off down to Colosseum to hit up some of the spots we know hold some good summeries.

Unfortunately as you can imagine it was blowing hard enough to blow a dog off its chain on Sunday and the spots we liked were very exposed to the point where they were unfishable (if there is a word) but at the end of the day I really didn't care because I was once again out on the water with a good mate in his sort-of-new Renagade tinny.

This wee boat made by Quintrex coupled with a 40hp Evinrude Etec turned out to be a good boat even though I'm not a tinny fan.

Others across the region did very well though with good numbers of flathead being caught like Ashley Brazier who, with his nephew, slipped down to Turkey Beach using Vibes and paddle tailz ended up with a good esky full of them along with a couple of cod.

Aaron Aldworth was out with Johnny Mitchell this week and the golden trevally were on the chew as well.

Down at Baffle the jack are certainly kicking in.

The Boyne River is also fishing well with some good barra, mangrove jack and I saw a jew being caught up the feeder creek just below the Benaraby Bridge.

Plus as you can see Benaraby local Peter May caught and released this 800mm thumper this week in the Boyne as well.

The Calliope is also coughing up some excellent barra and salmon of both varieties although the king or threadfin are certainly on the move.

There is still plenty of grunter being caught and if anyone gets over to Grahams and up Raw Belle or Hobble Gully I reckon the fish in there would've forgotten what a bait looks like.

This weekend is when Callide Dam comes alive with activity with the Lake Callide Family Fishing Classic being held over Saturday and Sunday. …

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