Sport

Upstream reaches offer some reward

Brock Taylor, 2, joins in the fun while fishing on the Clarence River at Yamba on Saturday. Photo: Debrah Novak
Brock Taylor, 2, joins in the fun while fishing on the Clarence River at Yamba on Saturday. Photo: Debrah Novak

STRONG winds and big seas during the week again played havoc with offshore fishing and made estuary activity uncomfortable.

Headlands were out because of the big seas, while few anglers tried their luck in the more sheltered corners on the north side

The only fish weighed in from the ocean front this week was the 1.740kg tailor taken by Cameron O'Meally who fished at Diggers.

There are encouraging signs however with good numbers of fish being taken well up the estuaries.

Certainly not a lot of bream around (although plenty of throwbacks) with the only one weighed in the 750g catch taken by Tony Billin, of Grafton, who fished with a worm at the Grafton marina.

There were quite a few taken around Maclean but the general run was not large.

The same applied to flathead, although there were some reports of anglers bagging out while fishing between Lawrence and Maclean.

There are apparently still quite a few school jew in the river and they have moved well upstream.

The biggest for the week was the 4.530kg fish taken on a lure by Ron Milligan, of South Grafton, while he was fishing at Lawrence.

Kelly Cameron, of South Grafton, fished at Maclean using a herring bait and picked up a 4.080kg fish and another weighing 3.270kg

Cameron O'Meally, as well as his tailor, also landed a 2.960kg school jew at Diggers.

Rada Babic continues to do well at Browns Rocks, despite the effect of the winds on the long reach of the river, and landed a schoolie of 2.200kg on a yabbie and several days later another of 3.800kg also on yabbies.

Rada also used weed for an 800g blackfish and worm for another of 850g.

However the biggest blackfish weighed in this week was the 1.145kg catch by Col Jillet, of Yamba.

Terry Daley, of Yamba, moved to Sleeper to get out of the wind and found a 628g blackfish with cabbage weed.

There have also been reports of good catches coming from the vicinity of the Wheels at the Broadwater and more are on the bite in the vicinity of the docks at Ashby.

Further upstream, with the advent of the warm weather, bass have come on the bite and anglers fishing the vicinity of the Grafton Bridge are doing well.

Josh Lollback, of Grafton, scored one of 1.600kg while Wayne Coutter, of Grafton, landed a 1.500kg fish.

Topics:  coffs coast fishing fishing the clarence



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