Lindsay Doust- Hook, Line & Sinker
Bream have no place to hide
Ballina may never again see such a great array of state-of-the-art fishing boats as they did last weekend for the ABT Bream Grand Final.
These rigs are purpose built for sport fishing and are often fitted with engines up to 150HP, powerful electric motors on the bow and sometimes two sounders or fish finders. These competitions are all about being able to find the fish and then know how to target them with the latest in plastics and lures. On this occasion they were after bream, which were released after a live weigh-in. There were good numbers of bream caught and some were quite large. In the coming weeks there is the prospect of footage of the event on television, so stay tuned.
The weather last weekend was not very favourable for the average fisho like me, with the wind again making conditions on the water quite difficult. The bass anglers had a better go up around Lismore and Casino with some nice fish taken. It will soon be time to brush off the whiting gear ready for the summer run. Already there have been a few on the moons but as the big tides arrive in November and December things will soon change.