Daryl McPhee

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    Just an average fisher.
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    Environmental Scientist


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    Estuary and Coastal Fishing
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  1. If you are in the right area you are generally well past your knees. In summer all the mud you get covered in makes fantastic natural insect repellent.
  2. I dug for them up on the edge of the mangroves at Wynnum north a number of times back in the day.
  3. You generally use your hands to dig in the very soft mud out the front of the seaward edge of the mangroves or drainage lines that run into the mangroves. Hays Inlet is a very popular spot for digging them and I use to dig them at north Wynnum as well. There are a couple of spots down the coast where I get them these days when I am keen enough.
  4. I dug the yabbies and buy the worms. I can get bloodworms from the mangroves down the coast if I want to when I get keen, but that is increasingly rare!
  5. I got the bulk of these on the ebbing tide. Not too much action this week on the flood with a lot of small fish mostly.
  6. August is always a pretty good month to chase sand whiting at many locations around Moreton Bay and there have been a few fish nosing about the Southport Broadwater for me landbased after work for a couple of nights this week. Nothing over 40 cm so far, but a couple of reasonable fish. Bait choice hasn't seemed to make much difference with fish being caught on yabbies, surf worms and Cribb Island worms. Light leads (00 or 000) in less than a metre of water has been the go. These were caught from the beaches at Runaway Bay.
  7. I will be back on this week with a segment on Fraser Island, its formation and human use over the many years with a little bit on its significance for various harvested species such as tailor.
  8. Hi mate, I will follow up with the station as I have quite a few requests for it! Daryl
  9. Sorry, I only just saw this post. Anywhere along the Wynnum foreshore should produce a few on the Spring tides at night as they push up into the shallow water to chase bait.
  10. Hey Drop Bear, I think it is only on the northside of Brisneyland but you can hear it anywhere through that weblink. Daryl
  11. For those on the northside of Brisbane, join me Sunday morning with Tahlia Lovell on 99.7 Bridge FM between 9 and 12 where I will be Talkin’ Tailor – the biology and ecology of tailor and how to catch them in Moreton Bay and in the surf. I will have a few tips from my 30 years of fishing for them including how to consistently catch them in the Bay, what to look for in surf gutters and how surf gutters form. If you are elsewhere I think you can also listen to it through this link: http://997fm.com.au/TuneinPopup.html?
  12. I don't think they do podcasts unfortunately.....
  13. 99.7 Bridge FM on Sunday between 9 and 12. I will continue with some history of Moreton Bay this Sunday and a bit of a fishing report and do tailor the week after at this stage.
  14. Hey Drop Bear. I will do a radio segment on tailor either this week or next week.