Page 88 - Bush 'n Beach Fishing magazine
P. 88

CARAVANNING & adventure
The author with a better quality dart.
Being able to gather a few pipis and beach- worms to target the fish is all part of the magic in making this such a special place.
Understanding the beach is as critical to the fisherman as it is the surfer.
Diving in to Deepwater National Park
* from P87
tiger sharks with one of their favorite food sources, so unfortu- nately this greatly in- creases the risk of a chance meeting.
caught in deepish gut- ters right outside the shore break.
These very same beaches also offer the perfect place to break out the surf rod and Alvey as whiting, flat- head, tailor and dart are a few of the spe- cies that frequent this stretch of water.
To my amazement many anglers appeared to target the shallow bank areas, where they had to battle the pounding surf and sweep just to keep a line in the water.
Gutters of clean deep green water just seemed to scream fish.
The track from Wreck Rock to Agnes Water had beautiful beach vegetation.
Page 88 – Bush ’n Beach Fishing, November 2020
Beach fishing is no different, and most of our bounty were
On one particular day I fished the above * continued P89 www.bnb
The abundance of bait and availability of fish in these pristine gutters brings a smile to my face.
Believe me, it isn’t always cut and dry or blatantly obvious the difference between breaking white wa- ter over a bank and a lolly-green patch of a deep gutter.
It’s all about the beach – being able to camp beside it and hear the swell crashing against the shore on a late-night high tide.
Wave shape can give you a wealth of infor- mation.
To surf the energy of the waves and simply harvest what you need to throw on the hot plate at the end of the day, it just does not get any better.
That steep unbroken wave about to pitch over a shallow bank can suddenly change shape and become a rounded full lump of water as it passes into a deeper section.
Like all forms of fishing, finesse is an important factor as well as reading an ar- ea and understanding where the fish will be feeding.
With the above ac- count, at no time had the wave broken, but the subtle change in shape indicated a change in water depth.
Reading the banks and identifying fea- tures is essential to success.

   86   87   88   89   90