CROWNING ACHIEVEMENT: Hamish Allen, 7, landed this 75cm threadfin salmon, or king salmon, in the Boyne River.
CROWNING ACHIEVEMENT: Hamish Allen, 7, landed this 75cm threadfin salmon, or king salmon, in the Boyne River. Contributed

Good time to follow the wind and tides

TOP SPOTS: As we progress towards the new moon next Wednesday, the small tidal range or movement of the last quarter really does open up some pretty good spots.

The weather prediction is for the easterly breeze to drop out through today and basically glassing out tomorrow, turning around to the south around midday then returning a northerly in the afternoon and evening.

Come Sunday morning though, we'll wake up to a southwester around the 15-20 knot range. Yuk.

The best option this weekend is to watch the reports through the day and get ready to slip out to Masthead before dark.

When you wake up in the morning it will be incredible.

Northwest Island even looks ideal for Friday night and right on daybreak Douglas Shoals.

With the little tides though, those of you thinking about outside Sykes and Broomfield targeting the reds around those high spots or even the pearl perch, and snapper in the 70-100m stuff, Saturday morning is shaping up to be sensational.

My employer, and good friend, Mark Patton took advantage of Tuesday's weather, slipping up to one of his many nannygai marks he has north, or northeast, of Cape Cap.

Now, before you think I'm giving things away, what we are talking about here is a "bump" on the bottom, which is probably 2m x 1m and about 1m high.

Mark has a vast selection of these bumps to choose from and on this day managed to land about six or seven 6kg-plus red thumpers - with the biggest around 12kg - plus a couple of 4kg trout.

I was going to put a picture in but this week we only have room for one and young Hamish Allen took the cake.

A few weeks ago we introduced you to his Bro Lachlan who really looked the part with his rod in his gob and holding up a snodger grunter from Grahams Creek.

Well this week his younger brother landed this 75cm threadfin salmon, or king salmon, in the Boyne River.

Hamish, 7, was out with his dad, Craig, fishing with 4lb braid with 6lb leader and a 3 inch or 75mm grub.

The river has an incredible variety from flathead, whiting, bream, and barra at the mouth, to tarpon, and kingies just upstream from the bridge to the corner.

Then up around the rocks across from South Trees, you can get into the jack, Moses perch, bream and grunter.

Upstream from the South Trees junction you are in tarpon, grunter, barra and also I have landed a barracuda there as well.

Further upstream there are plenty of jack, flathead, queenies in close to shore, big barra, plenty of grunter on the gravelly bottom, and big black bream, which are fat as at the moment.

Looking at the week ahead the wind should remain around until Tuesday arv by the looks and dropping out again in time for the new moon on Wednesday.



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