Weekly Report 30/05/07

Jason and Virginia Isaac
Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle
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Weekly Report 30/05/07

Post by Tony Zann » Wed May 30, 2007 9:24 am

Reports from the estuaries indicate there are plenty of bream and blackfish in the lower reaches but the crystal-clear water has seen the fish somewhat difficult to tempt. Best results on the bream have been during the darker hours with live yabbies and mullet gut. Limeburners, the Coal Wall and both breakwalls are worth a go. Those fishing around the weed beds at night with yabbies have also been scoring the better catches of blackfish. If we get enough rain to add a decent bit of colour, look for the action during the day to really take off. Flathead continue to be excellent and show no signs of slowing down. Whiting numbers have dropped off considerably and there are still plenty of active muddies for those still keen on chasing them.
Off the beaches, bream numbers and quality have begun to pick up noticeably, with kilo-plus fish becoming common off most beaches over the past week. Following the current full moon I expect the bream action to be excellent. Tailor news is not so good, with catches spasmodic at best. No doubt the calm seas and lack of baitfish have contributed. Still no signs of school jew which are usually common at this time of year but the odd better specimen is about for those willing to put in the time. Lighthouse beach has produced with local Mark Mooney scoring a couple of nice fish last week, the best was caught on bream gear and went a terrific 26.5 kilos.
Off the rocks, tailor catches are consistent if not spectacular, with Point Plomer, Hat Head and around Lighthouse fishing well. Increasing reports of drummer despite the presence of plenty of sand. Time to dust off the Alvey and double strength hooks, and stock up with plenty of abalone gut for the next few months. Bream numbers and quality have improved markedly with dawn sessions producing the better results, as is usual with the full moon out at night.
Offshore fishing has been quite good with good numbers of pearl perch and a few solid snapper close in off Plomer and Lake Cathie. Soft plastics continue to achieve excellent snapper results with many first-timers surprised at how easy and effective this is. Simply pick up a few from you local tackle store, ask for a quick pointer, and head to any reef preferably in 30m of water or less.
Jason and Virginia Isaac, Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle 6583 8318 jasned@ozemail.com.au

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