Summer holidays bring out the snapper, so it’s time for anglers to throw in a line.

Story & photos by Alistair McGlashan

As the Christmas holidays draw near many are planning to leave the inland and head for the coast. Minds previously focussed on stock and fodder turn towards the chance to hook onto a big one. One of the great piscatorial prizes on the wish list of the nation’s holiday anglers is that sensational fish, the snapper.
“With pinky red flanks dotted with brilliant iridescent blue spots, snapper really are a pretty fish,” says snapper specialist Mick Lyons. Good looks aside, snapper are also renowned for their strong, dogged fight, which only adds to their appeal.

This story excerpt is from Issue #50

Outback Magazine: Dec/Jan 2007