Christmas catches in the Capes

With summer well and truly here and the days becoming longer, we are finding that heaps of crew are fishing in the afternoons and into the night on the beaches along the Capes coast.

Good catches of nice size tailor and mulloway have been reported using medium sized poddy mullet for bait and the occasional angler using soft plastics.

The secret to the plastics is the S-factor fish-attracting gel. 

Herring and whiting have been around on our shores in the past few weeks.

Targeting herring and whiting species is quite easy, with even the cheapest of reels and rods. 

If you are not too sure about what rig to use and what gear to get, feel free to drop into Down South Camping and Outdoors, we will be only too happy to assist you. 

Boat fishing has been quiet due to the demersal ban with a few guys out chasing yellowtail kingfish – and there are heaps of them around.

Metal jigs are best for these tricky species.

With the opening of the demersal ban on December 16, fishermen are hoping for great weather so that we can all get out to catch dhufish, pink snapper and other bottom dwellers.

Make sure you have your safety equipment on the boat, in-date flares, life jackets, EPIRB and release weights. 

Diving conditions have been epic on several occasions throughout the last two weeks, with reports of crays (both reds and whites).

Christmas lunch at some houses should be delicious. 

Down South Camping and Outdoors would like to wish you all a merry Christmas and a happy New Year and thank you for your support throughout 2017.