New data helps Gladstone fishermen know where fish bite

THE most up-to-date fishery data has found Gladstone's water health is at its best in five years.

Crystal Bowl has collated data dating back to 2011 to create a real-time fishing information section on its website.

Founder, Rockhampton fisherman Bill Sawynok, said the organisation was able to find out more about the current fishery health from its latest pieces of data and compare it to previous years.

"Gladstone had a pretty horrid time from the fishery's point of view back in 2011 with fish health issues," Mr Sawynok said.

"What we can say now is the Gladstone fishery is in a much better shape."

"2016 is the first year since 2011 that we haven't recorded any dead or sick fish," he said.

Mr Sawynok likened the new-look website to a weather forecast for all things fishing.

It offers information about barramundi, mangrove jack and yellow fin bream stocks, catch rates and sizes. Some of this information can be seen in the photos of graphs below.



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