Kevin Blanch, of Grafton, unwinds by the Wooli River.
Kevin Blanch, of Grafton, unwinds by the Wooli River.

Keep trying, anglers told

ANGLERS looking for a feed of fish will have to work hard for a bite at Lawrence, now that the river has been flushed by recent rain.

Anglers should not lose heart, says one local fisherman.

“The bream and flathead were on the bite before the fresh came down at the weekend, but there’s still a chance to pick up the odd bream,” he said.

“No-one has weighed anything in over the past two days. But earlier in the week a couple of the locals picked up four or five good flathead.”

He can’t say for sure how long the fresh will affect the river.

“It depends how far up the catchment area the rainfall is,” he said.

“If it’s just around here it will only last a few days.”

He it said was a pity the southerly had blown in as the fishing had just started to pick up after an infestation of catfish seemed to have departed.

“A few weeks ago, all people were catching was catfish. Then the bream and flathead started to show up in good numbers,” he said.

“Anyone looking for a bream or two should try fishing around the banks where the reeds are and bit of rubbish. You’ll have to try a bit harder, but the fish are still there,” the fisherman said.



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