Who: Adam Royle
What: President of Hinchinbrook Sport Fishing Club
From: Ipswich in south east Qld – but been in Ingham since the 90s
Job: Agronomist at Herbert River Productivity Services
Fish: Finger mark (golden snapper)
Size: 80cm – 2cm short of Qld record
Rod: 1.8m 6-8kg Veritas
Reel: 3,000 Shimano Stradic CI4 with a 10kg braid
Where: Shallow reef in front of Forrest Beach
Battle: 5 minutes – she put up a good fight
What did you do with her: She’s one of the best eating fish so we took her home. We baked the fillets and crumbed the rest. My brother was up and there was a few of us – she gave us three or four meals
What’s this about a record: I just missed out on the Qld length record for capture on a lure. I’ve got plenty of memorable catches, including my first 1m barra
What’s the best thing about Hinchinbrook: It offers so much variety. Where else can you catch a barra one day and a mackerel the next? Then red emperor and coral trout – and that’s before you hit the fresh water for a sooty or a jungle perch! It offers something all year round.
Thanks Adam. What a whopper!
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