Kerrie Killen, of Maitland, fishing at Micalo Island.
Kerrie Killen, of Maitland, fishing at Micalo Island.

Salt water to boost Yamba fishing

THE last three or four days of quiet fishing down river at Yamba will pick up, with salt water returning after the flow of fresh from upstream.

“It will be murky for a couple of days but as soon as that salt water comes back we should see fishing increase,” Mick Leavey of Yamba Bait and Tackle said.

As Yamba’s top angling spots this week, he is tipping middle wall in the river if you’ve got a boat and the southern seaway wall if you’re on foot.

“We’re hearing of spotted and Spanish mackerel offshore both north and south of Yamba and a good 4kg snapper came in from Freeburn Rock, south of Angourie,” Mick said.

“In the river there’s a lot of small catches including trevally, flathead and school jewfish, with whiting coming in off the beach gutters.”

Mick suggests picking up a Yamba prawn blade to catch flathead or try white pilchards and prawns.



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