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Fishing Townsville

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I'm heading up to Townsville for a week at the end of this week, and I'm aiming to rack up a few hours on the water. Not sure how I'll wrangle it yet, but where there's a will there's a fish. Any regulars here who are local to the area? I'm looking for a few pointers on where I might want to try, and what I might want to prepare for. Any tips would be greatly appreciated. :)
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Heya 5th,

I haven't fished there, but have seen lots of flathead lays along the beaches of Magnetic island. (about 6k offshore.) the bay right infront of the city should be good for Mackeral and I have heard of jacks in the boat harbour.

Magnetic island has lots of granite like rocky headlands and sandy beaches in between and fringing coral reefs here & there. Trolling strong big HBs should also produce some quality coral trout.

I would be looking at 15kg gear (mostly)

Good luck mate. :D
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