Weekly Report 25/07/07

Jason and Virginia Isaac
Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle
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Weekly Report 25/07/07

Post by Tony Zann » Wed Jul 25, 2007 9:41 am

In the estuaries, the big news over the past week has been the opening of Lake Cathie. Since the local council sent in the excavator last Saturday, some bumper whiting have been on offer and this can only improve once the clean water begins to flush back in. Live worms have proven the bait of choice but yabbies and particularly live prawns, if you can find them, will also produce. In the Hastings, blackfish remain on the chew with the breakwalls still fishing well and areas further upstream now producing more consistently. Flathead numbers remain excellent, with Blackmans Point and the flats around Pelican Island well worth a go. The lower estuaries after dark have been excellent for bream to a kilo on mullet gut or blackfish gut, although yabbies will also produce excellent results. Those throwing lightly weighted yabbies are also encountering some solid tarwhine and blackfish during evening sessions.
On the beaches this week has at last seen conditions conducive to fishing areas other than the protected corners. Bream numbers remain consistent although with the upcoming full moon, the morning tides may prove more productive. Tailor numbers and quality are reasonable but inconsistent, while there are still some plump whiting to be scored from the shallow spits on the northern ends of Lighthouse and Shelly beaches. Still no startling results on the mulloway front, although conditions at present should at last see the optimum tides this weekend fishable from the location of your choice. Fresh tailor or a bunch of live beach worms will be the morsels to use when seeking these big silvery critters. Salmon numbers continue to escalate and should be everywhere by now.
Off the rocks, consistent reports on drummer are still coming in, with Point Perpendicular giving up some nice bags over the past week. Rockys, Shelly, Nobbys and Lighthouse have also produced fish. Good tailor reports continue to filter in from Point Plomer and areas further north, with solid greenbacks to around 2kg on offer. Plommer and Hat Head have been giving up plenty of top bream well over a kilo, with yabbies and tailor strips achieving the best results. Plenty of blackfish around for those keen to toss a bit of cabbage, with Miners and Nobbys giving up some top bronzies early in the week.
Offshore access has at last improved. Reasonable snapper in close, good flatties around the 50m mark and stacks of jackets just wider. Wire is an absolute essential unless you have an unlimited supply of terminal tackle. Wider out, those bottom fishing the shelf report little current of late and some nice bar cod to around 15 kilos, together with some back-breaking kings for good measure.
Jason and Virginia Isaac, Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle 6583 8318 jasned@ozemail.com.au

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