19/9/06 Weekly Report

Jason and Virginia Isaac
Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle
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jas.ned@bigpond.com
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19/9/06 Weekly Report

Post by Tony Zann » Tue Sep 19, 2006 6:07 pm

On the beaches, formations are slowly beginning to reappear after the big seas of a week or two back, with Lighthouse and North Beach again worth a look. A reasonable run of late season bream have been on offer, with the recent small fresh in the Hastings and Camden Haven rivers no doubt assisting. Live worms and pipis have been achieving the best results. Tailor remain scarce at best, but a few school mulloway are about for those wielding worms after dark. Elsewhere on the beaches, there are plenty of salmon although not quite to the extent seen over the past month. Those throwing slab baits after dark have also reported plenty of bite=offs due to sharks which no doubt are following the salmon schools.
Little to report off the rocks apart from the very occasional tailor, a steady if not spectacular flow of drummer and a few nice blackfish. Most the pigs caught of late have yet to spawn, which indicates the season is far from over. Now that moon has waned and the high tide is after dark, look for a few bream at night along with the odd mulloway.
In the estuary, bream numbers have benefited from the colour with last weekend seeing some nice catches taken from the Coal Wall and Limeburners. Flathead are again the pick of the targets with the lower part of the system producing better results after the rain. Be mindful that this is the time of year the big females move downstream on their spawning run and are not that difficult to catch. These big breeders are critical for future flattie numbers, make terrible table fare and should be released. Blackfish catches remain quite good but expect the action to begin to taper from now on.
Offshore action has been somewhat limited courtesy of the winds, but last plenty put to sea in close to ideal conditions. Snapper numbers remain excellent with plenty of fish of 2-4kg finding their way into ice boxes, along with a few solid pearl perch and other mixed reef species. Kingfish remain a viable target for those with good backs, along with a few equally tough samson fish from up around Trag Rock. Leatherjackets remain a pest in places but the worst of the season appears to be behind us.
Jason and Virginia Isaac, Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle 6583 8318 jasned@ozemail.com.au

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