Success March 24

Two young guns from Anglers Fishing World lowered the demographic dramatically during the Success Clinic on March 24.

And Max and Matt also brought along modern techniques not normally employed by some of the hardened anglers who regularly fish Success.

Janet Kitney reports that the duo provided an entertaining display of fishing with colourful soft plastics and jigs.

But while that was the case, it was the old tried and true methods that took the honours on the day.

The day started with Max and Matt nailing a herring to use as live bait and finished with two baldchin groper caught in 40m of water north of Rottnest.

The sun was out but the wind was up for the nine fishers on board, including skipper Martin Smith who sought a degree of shelter close in to Rottnest before heading out when the breeze had eased.

A few breaksea cod, fox fish and wrasse kept the anglers amused, and a gurnard also came over the side.

Then modern technology took the points, but not the fish, as two undersized dhuies were taken, and successfully returned to the water. Max also caught a swallowtail.

But it was Phil and Roman who wore the biggest smiles, after taking the biggest fish, a brace of baldies, with one measuring 49cm.

Phil was especially delighted because it was his first demersal for more than two years.

A good day was had by all.

Event Report by Ray Wilson