Darren snaps a winner for dinner
SNAPPER is a favourite table species of fishermen all over the country and after months of poor weather conditions, Darren James got out to Nine Mile Reef and caught several perfect-sized fish for eating.
Getting in and out of Cudgen Creek on the wrong tide can be tricky, but this weekend's lack of swell meant it was an easy task for Mr James and his father to cross.
"It's been a long time since we have been able to go out to sea for a fish with all the swell and wind lately," Mr James said as he filleted his fish at the boat ramp at the end of Marine Parade in Kingscliff.
"This size snapper is perfect for eating, it will taste fantastic," Mr James said.
Saturday was an even better day for fishing on the Tweed with winds staying light all day; several dozen boats could be seen from Point Danger Marine Rescue, who were kept busy on the radio and with binoculars in hand as boats buzzed in and out of the usually hard to cross Tweed River Bar.