Fishing at Whiting Beach, Yamba.
Fishing at Whiting Beach, Yamba.

Flathead entice fishermen

IT’S definitely time to wet a line.

Lower Clarence anglers report an abundance of flathead and school jewfish being caught on ‘just about anything’.

Yamba Bait and Tackle operator Mick Leavey said some boat fishermen had reported taking 30 to 40 flatties from the river per session in recent days.

He said school jew, which were just at the 45cm legal size, were being caught at any time day or night especially at Browns Rocks, Oyster Channel Bridge and in front of the quarry near Turners Beach.

Most of the catch in the area was being caught on plastics or vibrating blades, Mick said, but there had also been plenty of success on white pilchards, squid and prawns.

“There are quite a few muddies around too,” he said.

Out to sea, Mick said anglers were bringing home snapper only to 1.5kg, pearl perch and ‘heaps of bonitos’.



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