Snapper blow in on storms

Briana FioreHarvey-Waroona Reporter
Ben White from Whitey's Tackle and Camping said snapper was the most sought after fish at the moment.
Camera IconBen White from Whitey's Tackle and Camping said snapper was the most sought after fish at the moment. Credit: Picture: Briana Fiore

South West beaches have been flooded with people hoping to snap up some snapper after the recent storms.

Keen fisherman and Whitey’s Tackle and Camping team member Josh Cooke said snapper was the most sought-after fish in Myalup and Binningup this month.

“Snapper is currently on the bite — you can cast from the reef or the sand and have a good chance at catching some,” he said.

Mr Cooke believed the wild weather that lashed the coast last month, drew the snapper closer to shore.

He said people were still getting the last of the schools of salmon off the back of a successful crabbing season.

“The crabbing season was probably one of the best we have seen in a long time,” he said.

However, the beaches were also left very “weedy” after the storms.

“Fishing has been very popular recently,” he said.

“A lot of families are spending time together and travelling around the State since the easing of border restrictions.”

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