Adam Parbera hits Kingfish around Port Stephens

Adam with one of the 15 kingies.
Adam with one of the 15 kingies.


PEOPLE love fishing reports. That’s why we regularly cruise by the fish cleaning table at Lemon Tree Passage in Henderson Park with the hope of getting a story.

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It’s not easy winkling the good oil out of fisher folk as some of them jealously guard their ‘secret spots’. Some even refuse to tell us the bait they use. Others give out false leads to keep wannabes away from their hot spots.

Not so local legend Adam Parbera who has been scoring big time with both fish and crabs. While collecting yellowtail bait (yakkas) in the white water around Tomaree Headland the kingfish came on and he and his two mates had their 15 fish quota in record time. They weighed in at up to 8kg each.

The intrepid trio returned at night to the same spot to clean up big time on the snapper. These were running riot and Adam’s largest topped the scales at 9kg. That’s not all. He reefed in a thumping 32kg jew from a hole near North Arm Cove.

Why waste the fish frames? Most anglers feed them to the pelicans but Adam recycled some through his crab pots and nailed some monster muddies at Karuah.

So, dear reader, there you have it! Why hide in your air-con cave this summer watching the cricket and guzzling endless cans? Set the alarm clock for 3am. Hit the water and before you know it you’ll be back home with a boat load.

If Adam can do it, so can you!



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