Jewfish make a run at Lemon Tree Passage

David with a hefty 9kg jewfish.
David with a hefty 9kg jewfish.


NIGHT-time fishing in shallow water paid dividends for family friends David Kirk and Regan Lilley.

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The dynamic duo nailed their bag limit of quality jewfish up to 20kg on successive outings recently. They were also busted up by bigger fish.

That’s not all! In amongst the larger fish they caught a good haul of Bream, Gummy shark and Flathead. They also hooked more than their fair share of stingrays which became something of a pest to the seasoned anglers.

They were generous in revealing details of their success. According to Regan, they fished on the western side of middle Island on the top of the tide. Squid was the ace bait and they used a double hooked rig.

Locals can do worse than to fish in the Passage at Lemon Tree itself as large Jewfish sometimes lurk in and around the Marina.

They have been known to gill up in crab traps in the Passage and a deep hole on the right hand side just outside the entrance channel is worth a try for those wishing to wet a line in the slack water at night.

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