Cockburn Snapper Part 2
Ryan Thipthorp returns for part 2 of this Fishing Western Australia adventure, fishing and tagging big Pink Snapper in the notorious Cockburn Sound. After a decent days fishing, the night time shift delivers some incredible sport. Ryan shows how to use data on tides, feeding periods and seasonal factors to optimise catching, resulting in several big specimens coming to the boat. Ryan’s research and tagging on behalf of the department of fisheries is an effort to maintain Pink Snapper stocks after the 2005 period in which almost all had disappeared from Cockburn Sound. Thanks to the efforts of people like him and the fisherman restricting their catches, the species in now beginning to thrive! This episode proves that we fisherman have the power to benefit the waters we know and love.