With the lads from Morton hire flying into Mackay for business, they only had a limited window to go fishing with Action Charters. Luckily the weather cooperated resulting in a fantastic day on the water. With regular skipper Graham Brake on Volunteer Marine Rescue duty, it was up to Capt. Shane Ping and decky Dion to put the boys onto the fish.
Leaving the Mackay Marina early to arrive at the shipping channel marks in time for the tide change, the boys were met with flat seas and no current making it initially tough to get the resident red fish to bite. The old saying “no run, no fun” holds pretty true but so does the saying “action breeds action” so it was only a matter of getting one to bite to stir up the others. It was soon a procession of three and four-way hook ups on good size large-mouth Nannygai.
Throughout the day the boys continued to add Nannygai and quality Grassy Sweatlip to the catch before the last drift of the day resulted in Steve hooking and landing a 12kg Red Emperor. A quality fish in any location.
Arriving back in the marina, Shane and Dion even filleted the catch for the guys before freezing and packing into travel boxes for the guys to collect on their way to airport the next morning.
We look forward to hosting Morton Hire again when they are once again in Mackay.