I knew even before the Premier delivered her victory speech at S.Q.A.F.C.A's iconic Blue Fin's Fishing Club, that she was a sure thing. This week, Queensland's Chief Health Officer, who not only kept us safe but kept us still fishing during the pandemic, is talking about opening up the borders before Christmas due to near zero Covid 19 cases interstate. As Queensland has best managed fishery in Australia if not the world combined with the Great Barrier Reef, I expect large numbers of interstate fishermen to enter Queensland. If the borders open up the state government will have to open all national park campsites or we will have trouble going away for a break. The best news is that I found a massive bait shop in Rainbow Beach called Gardiner Fisheries that can supply you with live worms etc for any trip up north you may do. Remember due to white spot disease we cannot take live bait north of Caloundra.
I wish all S.Q.A.F.C.A fishermen and all our social members from our clubhouses a Merry Christmas and safe travels over the Christmas break - Catch plenty of fish !!!