Something Fishy | Lucky rod finds a flat-out whopper

PINK POWER: Three-year-old champion Emillie Weaver will not forget her first flathead.

PINK POWER: Three-year-old champion Emillie Weaver will not forget her first flathead.

This week we have a guest columnist, Emillie: “Hi Stinker, My name is Emillie Weaver and I am three and a half years old. I caught this big flatty at Soldiers Point today off  “Rocks a Wash” using a bit of tailor for bait! I  caught him with my lucky little pink rod. Lucky it didn't break!”  Go Emillie.

Forget the chilly breeze and rocky seas this is the time of year when it is possible to catch anything and everything. 

Let's focus our attention inside the Port until the sea drops.

Finally the crabs are settling after what has been an enormous season. Forget tap dancing -  Blue swimmers and muddies have danced to rock'n'roll since the beginning of summer. 

This season has been the best for crabs in recent memory. We must be doing something right.

As expected the luderick are lining up along the Nelson Bay breakwall with excellent catches reported over the past week.

The only fisherman who returned home empty handed was a newcomer to the game who was told that 'cabbage' was the best bait. 

He turned up on the breakwall with a cabbage from Woolies.

John "Stinker" Clarke

John "Stinker" Clarke

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