Fishing report with Cameron Judd

Recent bad weather cleared for last weekend allowing offshore fishos a chance to venture out with mixed results.

A lot of under-sized squire are about with a few trevally and tailor with the best snapper coming from the Bay and surrounding Islands.

This year’s invasion of southern barracouta continues to roll on. Hopefully the coming warmer waters will send them packing as they are hard on gear, what with a mouth full of razor sharp teeth.To make matters worse, they are terrible to eat, with bones from head to tail.

BAD EATING: Ryan Judd, 13, holds a southern barracouta which is known for being filled with bones from head to tail.

BAD EATING: Ryan Judd, 13, holds a southern barracouta which is known for being filled with bones from head to tail.

Swansea RSL Fishing club held their final weigh-in BBQ for this year with plenty of fish weighed in. The majority of catches came from the lake and channel. Some excellent jewfish were weighed with one specimen going close to 14kg, caught by the soon to be lake and estuary champ David Sykes, who’s also presented a mixed bag of flathead, bream, tailor and whiting. The young McDougall boys also managed a heap of flathead and a nice king fish caught on live squid.

The Swansea RSL Fishing Club will start its new season at the end of January and invites all newcomers to join before the end of the year. Membership is $25.00 for the year with juniors, under 16 free.

On the Water this Week:

TEMPS: 19 degrees

Visibility: Average

Tides: Low – early and late

Moon:  Dark

  • Cameron Judd is the President of Swansea RSL Fishing Club and can be heard on 2HD Friday mornings at 5.55am