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Posted by Dan (Admin) on April 4, 2012 at 11:10 AM

Hi guys,

Its been a pretty chaotic since my last entry on NQfishing.com including a great trip to the east coast, change of job, two family weddings, a restocking project, and the usual Moondarra fishing escapades. A big thanks goes to Shane Astwood for flying the flag highly in the photo gallery- some great captures of large mouth nannygai, barramundi and various other tropical species.From all accounts the towns on the east coast have produced some great fish, in particular barra, in early 2012.

While Townsville and Cairns copped a solid wet season the Mount Isa area did not recieve much at all. Things have reached a turning point now, with any remnant rain pockets totally gone- we could be in for a dry year out here! The rain in early December was enough to boost Moondarra to a high level and this caused fish to spread through the dam. I took out young angler Scott Gorman in March 2012 for a large sleepy cod and usual longtom by-catch. When the dam level recedes I believe the action will improve markedly.

Catchments north of the Isa did recieve decent flows of fresh so I would suspect the run-off fishing to be good over the next month. The stocking group guys have been talking of trips to the more remote dams like Julius and East Liechardt now that access is simpler. My sooty lures are ready for action if these trips come to fruition!

***Site updates for 04/04/2012

- Seven new stories added

- Four new photo albums added

NQfishing.com wishes all members and guests a happy easter! hopefully including a sneaky cast or two!

Till next time,

-Dan (Admin @ NQfishing.com)

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