PHOTOS: Gladstone fisherman to reveal secret spots

FISHERMEN are usually secretive about their spots, but in mid-May some of the best in Gladstone will be on the silver screen on an episode of Creek to Coast.

For the last three days the team, including fisherman Scotty Hillier, has been shown the best of fishing in the region by Gladstone man Johnny Mitchell and BCF worker Andy McGrath.

The trio spent yesterday at Yellow Patch where they caught some mud crabs, one weighed 1.5kg, and three barramundi.

By the afternoon they were set up on the beach ready to cook up the fresh mudcrab in seawater.

"The good thing about Gladstone is the versatility," Mr Hillier said.

"We can be catching barramundi the morning and nannaiguy in the morning and then be trawling for mackerel in the afternoon."

During the filming they have spent time in local creeks, launching from Port Alma one day, and spending time in Gladstone region reefs for another.

Gladstone fisherman and now fishing masterclass organiser Johnny Mitchell played a big part in the filming.

He showed Mr Hillier and the crew some of the best fishing spots in the region, while sharing some useful tips too.

"The big thing I learned from Johnny was about getting in touch with nature.

"There are all these variables that impact on whether the fish will bite or not."

The episode will air on channel 7 on Saturday, May 21.



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