Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Will There Be One Last Hot Bite?

Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Will There Be One Last Hot Bite?

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Byline: Rick O'Ferrall: From the Flybridge

AS AUTUMN settles, the big questions that game fishermen are asking are about the weather and the East Australian Current - two pieces of the game fishing puzzle that affect marlin fishing here more than anything else.

After a summer of strong winds, the view from the beach recently has been of an uncommonly flat horizon without the usual sawtooth pattern of big swells and wind chop. Hopefully this means an end to the constant north and south winds that have been buffeting the coast most of the year.

But this is only one element of the puzzle, the other being the EAC which has been absent for most of the summer.

For Finding Nemo fans, the depiction of the EAC as the transport system used by migrating fish moving along the east coast was remarkably accurate. When the current flows straight down the edge of the continental shelf, it brings warm tropical water from the Coral Sea south as far as Tasmania. …

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