Over the last month those that know me well would have noticed a few queenfish photos and videos popping up on my YouTube, Facebook and Instagram accounts lately!
After some recent successful trips targeting these acrobatic sports fish you could definitely say I’ve caught the bug and have been making the most of targeting them whilst they are around in numbers.
JUNGLE PERCH TREK
I had already found this particular stretch of water on a previous trip although by the time I did find it that particular day it was time to turn around and head back home. That being said I had already landed a good number of JP and they were of decent size.
As I was driving home I was already checking the calendar to see when my next opportunity was to get up early and put in some big kilometers to get to that untouched paradise that these humble jungle perch call home.
Jonathan Chen earns place in the Hobie Worlds
Pro Staffer Jonathan Chen qualified late last year to be on this years AFC by winning the Hobie Bass Kayak Grand Final. This year he can now add to his busy comp schedule having now qualified to fish in the Hobie Worlds event in Europe later this year , after having finished second over the past weekend at Marlo in Victoria. Below is Jonathans write up of the event.
"Hobie fishing worlds IV qualifying event held at Marlo.
Day 1 saw 61 anglers hit the water! It was an interesting start to the day as it was the start of duck season in Marlo and as soon as it was bright enough to see outside it sounded like a war zone with gun shots coming from all directions within the surrounding areas, and camouflage boats with hunters zooming round.
1st Place for Joe Franco
WA Field Staffer claims 1st Place in the Kayak section of the Southern Series. Here is his report of the event
"Arriving at the days launch location , I quickly got pleasantries out of the way and set the yak up and before I knew it, it was time to launch. The four boats set off minutes before the yaks all heading downstream. Most of the yaks headed upstream so I chose to follow the boats. As I passed by a boat both anglers were hooked up to rats which were plentiful, so a few hundred metres ahead I set my drift and first cast on the D grub it got whacked on the drop off, it felt fairly weighty so I took my time getting it up only to realise it was a flounder.... I put a few more casts into that bank before moving onto the first lot of flats.