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Scawfell Island Weekend with Mackay Gamefishing Club

Posted by Lauren Yanez on Sep 29, 2010

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The Mackay Game fishing club had organised a social fishing and camping weekend for Scawfell Island, A large island 25 nautical miles from Mackay with a beautiful protected anchorage called Refuge Bay. Scawfell I believe is one of Mackay’s best kept secret, Beautiful sheltered beaches, great fishing on the shoals out the front, and awesome fringing coral reefs. Scawfell Island is a great place for a weekend, and even camping facilities for those without a bigger boat.
Sorry about the wind noise, but definately a choppy day and fishing in Marginal conditions, although the fishing was worthwhile, with some great fish caught and lost. I had a fish for a change and got some nice Nannygai with the best about 8 kilo’s, and managed to fill the esky. The highlight for me was a great 5 way hookup with three quality Nannygai, and a horse Grassy sweetlip and coral trout.
Scawfell Island is definately a must on the must visit list, and easily accessable with most trailer boats.
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Cheers Greg
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http://www.mackayfishingcharters.com.au

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