FLY FISHING BEACHES

FLY FISHING BEACHES

A calm morning on a rising tide can see all manner of prime fish species patrol the sand and mud flats feeding on the prawns and bait fish, which are eagerly trying to find shelter from the predators.

During good clear water conditions, sight fishing to Barramundi, various Trevally species including GT’s and Goldens, Permit, Queenfish and Tarpon is possible. There is nothing more exhilarating than the quiet stalking of quality fish, presenting your offering in the right place to entice a crashing strike and the fight is usually long and dogged as the hooked fish travel great distances in its endeavor to rid itself of the hook.

Check out Steve Starling’s article Flat Eight – Fly Rod Treasures of the Tropics where he nominates his pick of the eight most eligible and desirable fly rod target species to be found on our shallow tropical flats, and offers some valuable tips on finding and catching them.