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Cmaltby last won the day on September 29 2017

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About Cmaltby

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    Advanced Member

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  • Location
    Norman gardens
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  • Fishing Types
    Freshwater and Impoundment Fishing
    Estuary and Coastal Fishing
    Offshore and Reef Fishing
  • Fish You Target
    Australian Salmon
  • Lure Types Used
    Softplastic Lures
  • Favourite Lure
    Zman pink glow paddletail minnow
  • Favourite Bait
    Anything live

Personal Bests

  • Tailor
  • Bass
  • Bream
  • Yellowbelly
  • Grassy Sweetlip
  • Jewfish
  • Shark


  • Boat Owner
  • Boat Type
    Motor Boat with Trailer
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  1. Cmaltby

    south queensland 3 Trips One Report

    Im not sure how it came about here but I would suggest petitions would be a great place to start and using the Fitzroys booming fishing tourism industry as an example of what 2 years can do. Mackay has a small nfz and it is working too
  2. Cmaltby

    south queensland 3 Trips One Report

    No commercial fishing at all
  3. Cmaltby

    south queensland 3 Trips One Report

    The net free zone means all commercial fishing has been banned in the Fitzroy river it has been like this for 2 years and fish numbers are amazing and has really helped Rockhampton tourism @Drop Bear the only downside is bull shark numbers growing but small price to pay as they're fun to catch too got a nice one on Handline Saturday was great fun @christophagus im yet to catch a Jew here but my mate got a nice black Jew as by catch last week. @kmcrosby78 bit hard not to smile when you can catch fish like this ten minutes from your doorstep
  4. So the threadies are on the chew at the moment and my god the fishing is fun. This week I went out three times for a number of them best going 1070 was nice to crack the metre mark. Fish were caught on gulp shrimp and live mullet/prawns. As a bit of fun I've reverted to fishing with Handline when using live bait and it's been awesome!! I'll say it yet again I Love The Net Free Zone
  5. Cmaltby

    south queensland Fitzroy Barra

    Definitely awesome with so many of them around that size it's only going to get better in the next few years the net free zone is the best thing that has happened where else can you catch fish like this 500m from the centre of town
  6. Cmaltby

    south queensland Fitzroy Barra

    Definitely makes fishing easier when he enjoys it as much as me, I remember being a kid and having these moments with my oldest brother teaching me these same things and appreciate it more
  7. Cmaltby

    south queensland Fitzroy Barra

    the water is only 21.8 degrees but barra are still everywhere so much so that we were getting a heap of baby ones in the cast net every throw. so happy my son is at an age where hes starting to really enjoy time on the boat. this is what fishing is all about. came away with one barra at 65cm he had been tagged which I didnt realise until id made arrangements for him to be tonights dinner. interestingly he had travelled 82km from his original point of tagging. How cool is suntag and the work people do. Lost an even better fish at the boat due to an anchor rope.. but thats fishing I guess. Id just like to say the net free zone of the fitzroy is the greatest thing. Lobby your local government if you havent already because this fishery is amazing!!!
  8. Cmaltby

    fishing Long Time Between Reports

    If you want a guide I'd be happy to help I'm not much of a lure fisherman but love throwing some livies out @kmcrosby78 I kept it to eat we got three in no time. Such a fun fish to catch.
  9. Cmaltby

    fishing Long Time Between Reports

    Come to the Fitzroy and they're in plague proportion we got 3 in no time the other night. Loving the net free zone, I'm still chasing the illusive fitzroy barra though got two in the cast net but none on a line yet
  10. Cmaltby

    fishing Long Time Between Reports

    It's been a while since I've been on here and a few months since I've gotten out for a decent fish due to so much fresh coming through the Fitzroy, went out Sunday afternoon after work and could tell instantly it'd be a good day threw the net 4 times with over 40 mullet. Set about fishing around devils elbow with no luck moved up toward gavial creek and threw baits into the bank where the salmon smash the mullet. Long story short I ended up with this king that fell 2cm short of the metre club oh well maybe next time....
  11. Good to see the fish are still on the chew at the dam. Pity about the weather it’s been pretty wet up here at the moment too which is a shame as the rivers were fishing so well
  12. Fella said you might be able to help with some info on keppel fishing visiting from Canada end of December 

    any help would be appreciated 



  13. Cmaltby

    north queensland First King Salmon In The Fitzroy

    Cafe in a shopping centre in rockhampton called degani
  14. Cmaltby

    north queensland First King Salmon In The Fitzroy

    Cheers ray I open my doors this Sunday! Looking forward to it. Been a long way and a lot of work.
  15. Hey everyone!!! Long time since being on here, I've been flat out working setting my business up and catching bugger all every time I get out. Ive been fishing the Fitzroy for a few it's now it's been way to windy for my Little tinny and I have not caught anything decent. I knew that I had to persist and eventually I would get results, today I went down the Fitzroy with some friends we threw the net catching prawns for bait and when we had enough we move down to a spot where I had had very minimal success(dropped a very nice kingy netting it) and thought I'll give it a crack. The day started with all of us bringing catfish over this side then I hooked up and I knew it was something different from the fight and I got to the boat and to my shock it was my first ever king threadfin I was stoked I measured it it went 61 it was legal not by much but still I'm happy I little later again I got smashed this time Buy a blue salmon that went 52. I've never eaten any of these fish but I've read they are great fresh.anyway thanks for rating I'm hoping to get out fishing more and see success and hopefully have some more reports for you guys thanks a lot hope everyone is catching fish. Cameron Ps can anyone identify the third fish? Is it a juvenile black Jew