Lindsay Doust- Hook, Line & Sinker
Run whiting run
We have just been through another good series of tides for the summer whiting run with some catches up around the bag limit of 20 per person. The most productive bait being used was blood worms with yabbies accounting for a few, as did beach worms, but there is no doubt that blood worms were out on their own as the preferred bait. This weekend the tides will be small and although there will always be some whiting in the good spots, the big tides that come with the new and full moons will always bring more fish.
Applications are being called again for the restocking of native fish, particularly murray cod, yellow belly (golden perch), silver perch and bass. Over the last 10 years or so the Richmond Valley Sportfishing Club has put some 160,000 bass into the Richmond/Wilson river system. The last lot of 3,600 went in November and another 8,400 are to released very soon. The club will be applying for more grant money for 2007/08. Sponsorship for the program is dollar for dollar and so with 12,000 fingerlings costing $6,000 the cost to the club is $3,000. Donations are always welcome.