Boaties disappointed after rough start on the water

THE Great Sandy Strait has not been the best place to be these school holidays with windy weather whipping up a swell.

While usually being one of the busier times on the water, boaties have been disappointed so far these school holidays.

Hervey Bay Water Police officer in charge Sergeant Paul Bacon said the weather had restricted some boaties, but the ones that went out were behaving.

"It's a good start to the holidays and we're happy with the compliance of vessels - no major incidents," he said.

Sgt Bacon said while the windy weather would deter some boats, police would still be patrolling.

"If there are boats on the water or people fishing then we'll be out there," he said.

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Maryborough's Freedom Fishing owner Michelle Devenish said boaties that had gone out were reporting good catches.

"The sand flats throughout the Sandy Strait are loaded with flathead," she said.

"With the making tide on the approach of the full moon, the fishing will only get better."