Sunday, October 24, 2010

Sand Whiting Off Golden Beach, Caloundra

There are few things more enjoyable then standing on the beach, rod in hand, enjoying the cool evening breeze and catching a few.

A couple of weeks ago, I packed the kids up and headed to Caloundra, Qld for the week-end, to try my hand beach fishing off Golden Beach and also see what Curramundi Lake could deliver.

We were rewarded with not just beautiful weather, but also some nice fishing - nothing outstanding but still a pleasant way to spend a few days with the family. Working the sand flats along the Esplenade at Golden Beach at low tide produced some nice Sand Whiting.

Whiting Tip: My bait of preference for Sand Whiting is blood worm and it didn't let me down. Gear itself was simple - a no 3 hook, with a small sinker about 2 feet above the hook was all that was needed.

The next day it was up at the crack of dawn, to try and find ourselves some Mangrove Jack around Currumundi Lake. There are plenty of fishermen who rave about the quality of the fight in Jack, and once again, we weren't disappointed. It seems that some were getting results with lures, but poddy mullet was doing the trick for us.

After an early start, we'd worked up a terrific apatite, and hoed in to the bacon and eggs at Currumdi's Lakeside Cafe. The kids joined us for breakfast, and even the 4 year-old knew that the "buy one get one free" $8 bacon and eggs was a great deal. Make sure you check it out.

If you're looking for family friendly appartments on the Sunshine Coast, you can't go past Portobello by the Sea Appartments at peaceful and convenient Dicky Beach. Lance, Pia, Rosa and Frank make you very welcome, and you can cook up your catch on the barbie while the kids enjoy the pool.

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