Report 28/06/14

Brett Hyde
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Report 28/06/14

Post by Nicole Penfold » Sat Jun 28, 2014 10:14 am

Sunny but windy is the forecast for Ballina and surrounds this weekend. It looks like the offshore brigade will once again be out of action, with both the wind and swell getting up.

A few snapper and trag jew have been caught in close during the week, and some quality flathead along with some snapper, pearl perch and Jew have come from the wider grounds. There is still a fair bit of current out wider but hopefully this settles in the next week or so along with the swell.

The wind will probably make fishing the beaches difficult on Saturday but if it swings around to the west as predicted for Sunday then it should be a much nicer proposition. Some quality bream along with some chopper tailor have been landed on most beaches using pilchards or cut baits. Main and Shelley beaches have been two of the better spots in the last few days.

The blackfish are really starting to fire up with good numbers of them being caught from the break walls and the bridges. Most of the usual spots have produced fish but it's definitely been better on the run up tide. I have managed to get hold of some green weed if you can't collect any yourself.

The cold weather hasn't slowed the flathead up much in the last few days and this is probably because the water temperature is still up around 20 degrees. 3 inch soft plastics and white, or half blue pilchards have all had plenty of success on them. Most of the fish have been between 40 and 55 cm with the odd larger one taking a live herring. They are fairly spread out from the Burns Point Ferry to Riley's Hill at present.

The bream have been scarce and this is going to make it hard during the bream comp on Sunday. Sign on is at the sailing club from 6 am. It is a two person teams event with your 5 largest bream to be weighed in alive and released. Cost is $50 per team which includes a BBQ lunch. Pilchards and prawns have been the two gun baits but it is lures only for the comp so there will be plenty of soft plastics and metal vibes being used on Sunday.

Some quality estuary perch and bass are coming from the main river and Emigrant Creek on bream style lures but remember we are on closed season for them and they must be released. Small hops with vibes or plastics off the bottom has been working the best of late.

Tight lines, Brett

Brett Hyde, Ballina Bait and Tackle
Ballina West Shopping Centre
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Re: Weekly Report 28/06/14

Post by Nicole Penfold » Sat Jun 28, 2014 10:14 am

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