Weekly Report 19/2/09

Mark & Denise Bird, Paul & Michelle Martin
Rocks Marine Bait & Tackle
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Weekly Report 19/2/09

Post by Tony Zann » Thu Feb 19, 2009 3:24 pm

We have had our fair share of rain, some 600mm here at South West Rocks. Dirty water from up behind Kempsey has caused a brown slick flowing down the river and out to about 4 miles to sea. With the seas finally calming down, many fishos ventured across the bar for mixed results. The end of last week Black Rock fished well for snapper and the odd cobia in the dirty, reasonably warm, water. If you can get in close to the rocks in front of the lighthouse and the jail, tailor have been on the bite with some big greenbacks amongst them. As far out as the FAD, the water colour is not terrific but is producing a few mahi mahi. A few fishos tried Grassy, where the surface action was a non-event. With a strong south current on the bottom and a north current on the surface, combined with live bait doing a disappearing act, it will be tough for a few days. It might be worth trying where the dirty water line meets the cleaner water.
The good news at the moment is the whiting are on the bite off Smoky Beach in good numbers as well as the odd bream. The south end of the beach has been cleaner and has been producing fish including flathead. Front Beach around the boulders has been productive for good bream and whiting while the point of the jail also has some nice whiting.
There were some good bream at the end of the wall coming out of the fast-flowing, dirty water. There were a few jew about chasing mullet and sharing their food with the bull sharks out of the same location.
Rockhoppers are getting good tailor out of the swell off the jail and in front of the lighthouse.
Mark and Denise Bird and Paul and Michelle Martin , Rocks Marine Bait and Tackle 6566 6726, rocksmarine@tsn.cc

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