Fishing in Winter on the Maroochy River

Come wintertime in Queensland, a whole different range of species fire up in our fishery.

You’ll find more Snapper and Pearlies offshore and Bream, Trevally and the occasional Jewfish in the estuaries.

Being such a great time of year to wet a line, why not spend a little more time at your local fishing spot? There’s a lot to be said about fishing your local. You know what the conditions are going to be like and what species you are likely to catch, but you should never stop learning! Try something new, use a different technique, you never know it might pay dividends!

For Scott, his local is the Maroochy River. He spent years fishing it as a kid, but as we say, you never stop learning. Going out with local Cameron Sullivan, Scott learns quickly how much the slack tide can fire on the Mighty Maroochy.

Snagging a few Trevally and a nice Jewie on light gear makes for a great day on the water.

BCF is a great spot to grab yourself your own light outfit to tackle your local. We used a 300-size Savage Gear Black Spinning Reel, 10-pound braid and a bag of Savage Slim Minows. Worth asking the team instore if you’re unsure of what setup would suit you.

You can follow Cameron’s fishing adventures on his Instagram @cameron__sullivan or head down and catch up with him at his work – Swan Boat Hire.

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