Gird up for weekend window in weather

THERE might be a window in the weather this weekend and, from all reports, there are a few fish about.

Once again, trout have come to the fore with some top fish caught locally.

Try any of the 14-24m reef patches close to the islands or even places like The Pinnacles and Liza Jane.

Recently, there have been many captures of yellow tail, king and amberjack at most of the area's wrecks. These guys are mainly juveniles but some of them go well over 750mm.

Ambos and king are well known for their fighting capabilities and, at this size, they are an OK table fish providing they are bled as soon as they come on board.

They will take chromies, big plastics or live bait and the bonus is that there is always a chance of a big red grabbing your gear.

As the tides build, places like Barren and Liza Jane should hold a few mackerel.

The estuaries should perform the same as the previous couple of weeks.

With flathead gathered for breeding and the water temperatures increasing, your options are open.

Bream, barra, whiting, grunter, salmon, flathead, trevally, mangrove jack and fingermark have all come on the chew in most of the creeks and the river.

My wife always says no good deed goes unpunished and it looks like it could be proven correct again, on the face of it.

One of the coast's local fishers was at Ironpot on Saturday when he saw a family lose their anchor.

He motored over to them and lent them his spare gear, after giving them his address and asking them to drop it off at his place on the way home.

It is now Wednesday as I write and no sign of his anchor and chain yet. I hope it is just a case of losing the address - they might read this column, prompting them to get in touch with me or the paper to give back the anchor.

We know what the people and the boat look like and a few other details that he does not want put in this column.

While it could be an honest mistake, he also said it would make him think twice before helping anyone else, which goes totally against the grain as he believes fish and boating folk should have a code of ethics to help out another fisher in need when they can.

Thanks again to The Causeway Lake Kiosk, Stanage Bay Marine, The Secret Spot, Kalka Bait and Tackle, Bluefin Sports, Rosslyn Bay Kiosk and Barra Bait and Tackle, the local weigh points where you can get your photo taken or drop yours in.

Contact me at Send your emails or photos in to be eligible for the next $50 voucher next week.

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