Nise Clow with an amazing oyster cracker which tipped the scales at 5.2kg.
Nise Clow with an amazing oyster cracker which tipped the scales at 5.2kg.

Oyster cracker catch was no mean feat

IT is Friday again and this will probably be the last time you have to put up with me before I hand back to Dags.

About time I hear you all saying.

Well, it's been fun for me and I hope a few of you enjoyed it a little bit.

I've been following his little holiday on Facebook and the poor bugger is doing it tough.

Paris one day, Venice the next.

Doesn't do much for me to be honest, but for him and his bride, they are having a fat old time, like a mate of mine used to say.

Last Friday, Nise and Rob Clow went out to the mouth of the Boyne to do a bit of whiting and bream fishing.

You can imagine the commotion when Nise caught this awesome 5.2kg oyster cracker or permit or snub-nose dart, as some of you would call them.

People travel all over the world chasing these critters and to catch on of this size is a pretty mean feat, especially when you're fighting it on good old whiting gear.

The Clow family have been great supporters of The Boyne Tannum HookUp from day one.

I reckon one of the reasons for this is that they can sit on their veranda during the night draws and make it to the stage within the two-minute deadline.

Not a bad spot on Wyndham Av you guys have.

Thanks very much for sending me an email with the pic and a little story.

I was pretty excited when I finally received my first email in regards to my column.

Now Rob and Nise's daughter, Holly sent me a pic of her son Riley with a cracker of a bream he caught with his brother and Poppy.

That's a great story. Apparently they came home with tails hanging out of the bucket and big smiles to match.

Thanks guys for sharing your fishing adventures.

Now, this weekend is looking like good weather for getting your boat prepared for your next trip out to the reef as it's going to blow a good 25 knots all weekend.

You might like to sneak up the creeks out of the wind chasing some estuary fish and a few crabs as I hear all these have been quite active of late.

Whatever you decide to do, make sure you have fun and stay safe.

Just a reminder, if you have a pic or two from your latest trip, please feel free to share.

Or if you have any little tips that might make that trip a little more successful, my email address is PatnPatti@icloud.com.



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