Mackay angler Cameron Hill with a barramundi. Picture: Cameron Hill's Fishing
Mackay angler Cameron Hill with a barramundi. Picture: Cameron Hill's Fishing

‘Mad keen’ Mackay ‘fisho’ lands front cover of magazine

A MACKAY angler who describes himself as a "mad keen fisho" has landed the front page of Queensland's "fishing bible".

Cameron Hill, who has lured in more than 4000 fans on Facebook since starting his fishing page, is the December cover for Fish & Boat Magazine.

The young fisher has a penchant for catching sweet fish out on the reefs as well as barramundi larger than children in the dams throughout the Mackay region.

In what would make many anglers jealous, Mr Hill has even caught a barramundi while still offloading the boat at the ramp.

He has also made guest appearances on the Casting Cowboys Fishing YouTube channel, reeling in saratogas and sooty grunters.

Keep up to date with all of Mr Hill's fishing adventures by following his Facebook page.

If you know of someone making tracks in the fishing world, email heidi.petith@news.com.au

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Mackay's weekend weather forecast:

Friday: Partly cloudy. Light winds becoming easterly 20 to 30 km/h in the morning. Minimum of 23C, maximum of 31C. Sun protection recommended from 7.50am to 3.50pm, UV index predicted to reach 11 (extreme).

Saturday: Partly cloudy. Winds east to south-easterly 20 to 30 km/h becoming light during the evening. Minimum of 22C, maximum of 30C. Sun protection recommended from 7.50am to 3.50pm, UV index predicted to reach 12 (extreme).

Sunday: Mostly sunny. Light winds becoming easterly 20 to 25 km/h during the morning then tending north-easterly 15 to 25 km/h during the day. Minimumof 21C, maximum of 31C. Sun protection recommended from 7.50am to 3.50pm, UV index predicted to reach 12 (extreme).

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BOM coastal waters forecast for Mackay from Bowen to St Lawrence:

Friday:

Winds: East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, increasing to 15 to 20 knots from the early afternoon. Inshore winds south of Sarina tending east to northeasterly in the afternoon and early evening.

Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.

Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre.

Weather: The chance of a thunderstorm inshore in the morning. Mostly sunny afternoon.

Saturday:

Winds: Easterly 15 to 20 knots. Inshore winds south of Sarina tending east to northeasterly in the afternoon and early evening.

Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday.

Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre.

Weather: Partly cloudy.

Sunday:

Winds: Easterly 10 to 15 knots. Inshore winds south of Sarina tending northeasterly in the afternoon and early evening.

Seas: Around 1 metre.

Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre.

Weather: Partly cloudy.

Finally, the all-important tide times:

Friday: Low tide of 0.79m at 3.02am, high tide of 5.23m at 9.13am, low tide of 1.27m at 3.25pm, high tide of 4.8m 11.14pm.

Saturday: Low tide of 0.77m at 3.31am, high tide of 5.36m at 9.44am, low tide of 1.24m at 4.32pm and high tide of 4.68m 11.45pm.

Sunday: Low tide of 0.79m at 3.59am, high tide of 5.43m at 10.13am, low tide of 1.26m, high tide of 4.52m at 10.15pm.


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