Bait to Plate

Kev Collins

Well known Restauranter and co-owner of Fish D'vine & The Rum Bar in Airlie Beach. When Kev's not working he's out fishing in the amazing food bowl of the Whitsundays and Great Barrier Reef Marine Park or in his tinnie in the estuaries crabbing! His blog imparts wisdom, tales and info on all things fishing and food.

The Whitsunday Weather Gods

All fishos talk about the weather gods and when they smile. We learn how to read a synoptic chart and use official forecast from BOM as a guide, not an iron clad promise.

BOM usually have a built in margin of error on how hard the wind will blow, always on the high side, I think in fear of getting sued if something goes wrong. The official synoptic charts however are spot on and a true reflection of what the wind will do.

We follow seabreeze, willy weather and watch the live feeds from local airports, everything we can to get a true opportunity for one of those glamour days on the water, and yesterday (and today) is 2 of those days.

A mate and I ran almost 100 miles offshore yesterday and could have water-skied the whole way home. We caught a few fish, fed a few too many sharks and generally had a very pleasant day and night, even catching a few fish 2 at a time.

What’s not to love about the Whitsundays? Let the pictures tell the story