Caught just South of Caloundra from a Kayak! Well done guys and thank you for sharing. We are very excited for the tuna season to begin, although plenty of you have been catching Mactuna and the odd Longtail throughout the winter season!
We have our barra park fish on Sunday the 9th of August (this Sunday). Check our Facebook Page for updates and news.
The Competition at the BliBli Barra park will be open every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday this winter from 10am to 5pm. Check out their website or call them on (07) 5448 7555 for more info.
Marné and Gavin will be at the Barra park this Sunday the 9th of August for a BBQ and a fish around 11am-1pm if you want to get some on the water tuition and a sausage sizzle.
The entry fee for their Winter Competition is $20pp or $10pp for Juniors. Half Price Fishing for all competitors once entered ($20pp). Tie 'n' Fly will be putting up some prizes for the flyfishing category.
We've had a great Kiritimati season this year and stay tuned for some short videos we've made!
What a place, Kiritimati (Said Christmas) is an amazing place to visit. The fishing is top quality and never before have I seen a place so pristine. Flats for days, we stalked many a bonefish, trigger, GT and even some Jacks (Yellow snapper). The 10 ft cast has gotten a whole lot more important. I think in saltwater fly fishing we disregard the fineness of our freshie cousins in flyfishing. Casting too far has never been a problem, until you come face to face with a 6lb CXI Bone and the wind starts picking up a little. You want to punch the fly out there but if you splash it down, you'll scare every Bone in a 20m radius. You need to let it drift down in the air so it hits with as little force as possible, maximising your hookup possibility... And then every now and then you can have a real freak of a cast, make it splash down like a rocket and it attracts the Bone to come have a look... Most of the time you need to put it in about a half meter diameter circle in front of the fish, just far enough for it not to be a nuisance, but close enough so it still swims towards it. I will never forget the Trigger fishing either. Such magnificent fish. Ugly as anything with a face only a mother can love but the colours and the scales show you that it's ready for anything and what ever it does, it'll do it in style. The one I nabbed on my 3wt (yes, a 3wt) was sitting near some coral on a 25-30cm deep section of flats. I put a little white flats clouser in its vicinity and it ran to it, picked it up and stormed off like a steam train, to that patch of coral, eventually using its triggers to lodge itself inside the coral, out of sight. I stuck my hand inside and freaked out as I felt something that did not feel like a trigger, way too soft and slimy! I removed some of the broken coral on top of the little cave and stuck my hand in again, this time connecting with the tail of the Trigger. I twisted him out and pulled the fish into my arms. What a beauty!