Something Fishy | Broughton Island: not just for fishers

Those searching for a copy of my book Broughton Islanders will need to wait until October when the third reprint of the book will be made available.

The book, which has proven to be very popular, has sold out with no copies currently available.

Legendary: Broughton Islander Jim Karageorgis with a catch of snapper. Photo supplied by John Clarke.

Legendary: Broughton Islander Jim Karageorgis with a catch of snapper. Photo supplied by John Clarke.

A must-visit destination

Once a little-known NSW island, Broughton has become a must-visit destination for fishermen, boaties and day trippers.

Over recent years the island has changed socially, for the better, with an influx of families rather than a domination of fishermen. Bird watching, hiking, photography, snorkelling and of course fishing are all part of the island experience.

I have been fortunate to have been a regular visitor to the island since my first trip in 1978 on board the Waranah with the late Col Jenkins.

It is pleasing to report that the fishing, on and around the island, remains excellent with snapper being the prized catch along with mulloway, kingfish and teraglin over the surrounding reefs.

Off the island flathead, drummer, whiting and groper continue to thrive in the idyllic conditions.

Since the eradication of rabbits from the island by NPWS the vegetation has recovered, as has the bird population.

The future of the island is in safe hands.

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