November 17, 2014

A November update – with mixed sea conditions and catch rates

We haven’t updated the Latest News for a while and the reason is that November this year has been strange with big seas, strong winds and cancellations. For the last three weekends with six scheduled event we had to defer three days.

Saturday 1st November was quite good with box of mixed reef fish. On Saturday 8th November Joel hooked up a Samson fish, a little unusual in our waters.

A distant cousin of the trevally, samson fish is more closely related to yellowtail kings and amberjacks, which look very similar. Juvenile samson, like Joel’s, school on offshore reefs and they grow very quickly. They are good eating, like kingies.

Sunday 16 November started off with an early shower that fortunately cleared up during the morning.  Jake’s team ended up with a box of nannygai, wrasses, six-spined leather jackets,  sweep, wirrah cod and snapper. And on the way home, running our five trolling lines, Sam hooked up a kingfish. As you can see, unfortunately it was too small and had to go back to sea.

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