Well, its better than working

Ballinas Neville Poynting with a big Blue Maori cod caught off South Elliot Island, Queensland, recently.

There is a saying that the worst days fishing is better than a good days working. Last weekend a few of us gave this philosophy a good shake with over 1800 kilometres travelled, three dams fished and three days effort for only one fish landed. The conversion rate for the hours fished was very, very low. They say this is fishing, and it probably is, and with impoundments it can even be more so. A good example locally is that of Clarrie Hall Dam. A few weeks ago catches of bass were in the hundreds and now many are struggling to even get one on board. Locally the news seems to be about some nice tailor beginning to show up on the beaches and headlands. It is close to that time of the year when we begin to see a winter run of fish. Not only should there be some tailor on the horizon but nice snowy bream will also begin to make an appearance. Easter often marks the season when it kicks off and the blackfish will show up soon after, while the commercial fishermen will be on the lookout for schools of mullet. Meanwhile, I am looking forward to catching a nice feed of tailor this weekend.


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