Weekly Report 25/04/07

Jason and Virginia Isaac
Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle
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jas.ned@bigpond.com
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Weekly Report 25/04/07

Post by Tony Zann » Wed Apr 25, 2007 11:05 am

On the beaches, bream numbers have been a little patchy but there have been some excellent fish over a kilo. North Beach has been by far the pick. The average size is encouraging and I expect further improvement following the upcoming full moon. Whiting numbers remain reasonable, particularly around the northern corner of Lighthouse, although catches are beginning to dwindle. Tailor action is consistent with most days producing reasonable bags. Evening sessions appear a little more productive with the odd better quality fish showing up. On the jew scene, the upcoming full moon should see a significant improvement, particularly if the tailor continue to hang around and the mullet put to sea on time. Anzac Day is usually about the time the mullet begin to travel our coastline, as long as there is a reasonable blow from the west or south-west.
Off the rocks, tailor numbers have picked up, as has the quality with reports of fish over 2kg taken from Bonny Hills and Diamond Head. Drummer numbers remain encouraging and will improve further once the southerlies kick in and shift some sand. Shelleys and Miners have given up a few good pigs, as have the normal ledges around Plommer and Big Hill. Bream numbers are on the improve and will further pick up after the upcoming moon. Land-based game enthusiasts are still tangling with reasonable numbers of longtail tuna from Point Perpendicular and, to a lesser degree, Hat Head, which the latter is still producing the occasional cobia.
In the estuary, good flathead continue to be taken with the Maria, Limeburners and the main channel giving up some quality fish. Whitebait remains the pick of the baits although lures have been doing particularly well. Blackfish numbers remain solid with the south wall continuing to give up a few good fish but the Maria and Limeburners remain a little inconsistent. Bream numbers remain encouraging and should improve. For those keen on chasing a jew, there will be no better time to either swim a live mullet or toss a big lure off the breakwalls than the lead-up to this moon.
Offshore, the flat seas and minimal current have seen excellent results from most areas. The reefs off Plomer have yielded plenty of kings and samson fish while areas to the south have proven the pick if snapper are your quarry. Those content with drifting the flattie grounds straight out say they cannot remember when the quantity or quality were better. We are finally beginning to see some consistency with the mahi mahi around the FADs. Still a few cobia in the bay for those keen on swimming a slimy, with the odd longtail and mack tuna also on offer.
Jason and Virginia Isaac, Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle 6583 8318 jasned@ozemail.com.au

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