Weekly Report 28/8/09

Mark & Denise Bird, Paul & Michelle Martin
Rocks Marine Bait & Tackle
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Weekly Report 28/8/09

Post by Tony Zann » Thu Aug 27, 2009 5:56 pm

It was a much more positive week with some good fish brought back to the cleaning tables. There were snapper on the bite off Grassy with a couple of locals each picking up a 5kg-plus specimen. Big morwong have been around with the odd pearl perch while leatherjackets are out a little wider. The Jail Grounds produced a few small snapper through the week. There has been a lot more live bait activity around this area now as the water temps slowly warm. Fish Rock gave up some nice kings with one crew getting busted up a number of times using metal jigs. The current is still not ideal but the odd small snapper has been pulled out of there. The boys are saying there are still any amounts of leatherjackets past 30 or 40 metres.
There has been a mass of blackfish just milling around the rock ledges off the jail and the lighthouse but it’s hard to get them excited. Salmon, on the other hand, are full-on with pilchard baits sending them into a frenzy. North Smoky was producing some big bream at the end of last week with one or two tailor taking Raiders and the ever-reliable half by quarter metal spinners. With all this bait around it shouldn’t be long before the tuna arrive in close. For a bit of sport fishing head down to the Boulders and throw pilchards at these thumper salmon on light gear.
It has been hard to pull a fish out of our river over the last few weeks. With many reports from local fishers of fish traps, which are plainly visible around popular flathead and bream locations and around from The Cut towards Stuarts Point being heavily netted last week, why would it surprise? No wonder we recreational fishers aggressively reject the Greens and their marine park lock-out agenda – who is really doing the damage here?
Mark and Denise Bird and Paul and Michelle Martin , Rocks Marine Bait and Tackle 6566 6726, rocksmarine@tsn.cc

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