Lindsay Doust- Hook, Line & Sinker

Depressing? No, things are just a bit thin

After the depressing tone of last weeks column we will try to be more positive with the fishing stories this week. Most reports are of a few of most species being caught but the catches seem to be just about enough for a feed. Some would say thats all we should be taking and that stocks will not be there forever if we catch and take our limits each time we go out. To be honest, the whiting have not bitten on the good tide this month as they should have. In fact, some catches have been very poor, with many anglers struggling for a feed. It is much the same with flathead. There seems to be one or two to take home but good numbers are few and far between. Blackfish have been a little better if you have nice fresh cabbage for bait. There have been fair catches of bass in the river and at Toonumbar Dam. Offshore has been plagued with strong currents and only a few fish on the inshore reefs. Likewise the beaches are fairly quiet.

Now some will say thats all depressing once again, but fishing is up and down from one day to the next, and I guess if we did catch the limits each time then the supply would run out.

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