February through to April is usually fairly quiet off Cairns, though moreso this year with the effect of the economic downturn – so nothing much to report locally over these months with a few days of light tackle fishing here and there. Always a great opportunity to head off on extended barramundi fishing trips in the Gulf!! Donna and I had a great camping/ barra trip with Laurie & Julie Wright, Darren Haydon & Laurie Woodbridge mid May.
I fished in Port Stephens, February/March for the Interclub Tournament on a private boat, the Diversion. Although the fishing wasn’t red hot, we still managed to catch a few and then I travelled over to Exmouth, WA to fish in the Gamex Tournament ……. my first experience fishing there with great expectations though unfortunately with several boat problems for the charter operator an experience easily forgotten. A great fishing destination nonetheless with many boats getting amongst them.
Looking forward to the winter fishing through June, July & August and am currently on an overnight light tackle charter directly off Cairns with anglers from Sydney.