Easter offers great harvest

Fishing has certainly improved over the past couple of weeks.

It is not only because of the river re-opening. Easter so often signals the beginning of the change in seasons. Easter is a moveable feast and the dates are determined by the moon phase and this year it falls early. Some of the winter species are showing up early, with blackfish, bream and tailor all ending up on the end of a line. They are not in huge numbers yet. One tailor caught at Jerusalem Creek was more than 4.5kg. Jerusalem Creek also produced some big flathead. Bream from the walls in Ballina have also been well worth the time and effort. Deep-sea has still been plagued by moderately rough seas but some are going out to try their hand and getting some nice feeds. Teraglin off Evans Head have been goodand the occasional mackeralis now being caught.

Many anglers are involved in the bream and bass tournaments and Hans Jensen (picuted) caught a big silver perch while fishing a bass competition at Maroon Dam in Queensland.


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