Weekly Report 30/10/07

Jason and Virginia Isaac
Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle
Ph: 02 6583 8318
jas.ned@bigpond.com
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Weekly Report 30/10/07

Post by Tony Zann » Tue Oct 30, 2007 4:58 pm

In the estuaries, flathead and whiting have been excellent. Flathead have been coming from pretty well all locations on lures and bait, with the area between the Dennis Bridge and Rawdon Island arguably producing the best results. Best whiting have come from around Blackmans Point but excursions up the Maria River should begin to prove rewarding from now on. Lake Cathie has also been excellent for both species although you will have to do battle with plenty of undersize bream in the process. Despite some nice bream being taken from the walls and Limeburners during the dark hours on gut and strip baits, anglers contesting the Sundowner Bream Classic last weekend found it challenging to find quality fish.
On the beaches, formations have become rare, courtesy of the big tides last weekend coupled with a bit of above-average swell. Together with an increasing amount of red weed, this is not what beach anglers were hoping for. The weed is a concern for the months ahead. At least there are a few quality fish about, with Lighthouse giving up some nice bream and increasing numbers of whiting, which have also been coming from Crescent Head and North Beach with live worms the bait of choice. Salmon remain common and at least provide decent sport in between the more palatable targets. Tailor and mulloway are just as rare as they been pretty well all season.
Off the rocks, a few more tailor are on offer although catches are spasmodic, as is the size, with most bags a mixture of choppers and the occasional good fish. Night anglers continue to pick up a few reasonable bream, with Big Hill and Racecourse producing. The odd pig is still around for those willing to put in the time but the constant nor’-easters have seen many of the better ledges begin to sand up. Still plenty of good blackfish around with Point Perpendicular and Diamond Head the most consistent.
Offshore angling has been reasonable although the nor’-easters are beginning to make life uncomfortable if you are planning to head wide. Best reports have been from the close reefs with snapper numbers and quality excellent. Soft plastics have again provided the best results, highlighted by a terrific 9.25kg red snared by Dominic Vidot.
Jason and Virginia Isaac, Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle 6583 8318 jasned@ozemail.com.au

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