Weekly Report 26/2/08

Jason and Virginia Isaac
Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle
Ph: 02 6583 8318
jas.ned@bigpond.com
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Weekly Report 26/2/08

Post by Tony Zann » Tue Feb 26, 2008 4:47 pm

In the estuaries, some nice bream have been on offer during early morning sessions with gut baits achieving best results. With the full moon beginning to wane, I expect the evening tides to produce as well. Garfish, both river and sea, are in the lower reaches in good numbers, as are plenty of lano mullet. Sound numbers of flathead are still residing in the lower reaches, including some big specimens around the breakwalls, despite the best endeavours of a few to completely eradicate the species. Word has it that certain repeat offenders, who not only specifically target these big flathead but have absolutely no regard to bag limits, are rapidly exhausting the patience of the more conservative and responsible anglers. Perhaps it may best for all concerned if NSW Fisheries intervene before things get out of hand.
Off the beaches, catches have been patchy at best with marginal results for some and reasonable hauls for others. The bottom end of Lighthouse near Lake Cathie has produced a few above-average bream, while the top end has been reliable for whiting. North Beach has produced both species as well a few solid flathead not far up from the wall. Still no consistent news on the tailor front. The recent full moon saw no real mulloway action however conditions were not conducive.
Off the rocks, the odd tailor, bream and blackfish is on offer for those willing to put in the time with areas north around Plomer and Hat Head reasonable. Drummer numbers are encouraging for this time of year. Good news at last for land-based game fishos with a few whispers of longtail tuna encounters and sightings from Hat Head and Point Perpendicular.
Outside reports have been up and down, with the current a contributing factor to these results. For bottom-bouncers, reasonable numbers of snapper are also about along with plenty of kings, although many are in the rat class or just under legal. A few jew and pearl perch have also been welcome additions. Some positive news from Barrys Bay with a few nice cobia and longtail tuna taken early in the week. With the best of the warm currents yet to arrive, the action should only improve. Wider out, marlin numbers are sufficient to warrant a trip whilst the FAD continues to hold good numbers of mahi mahi, albeit plenty still in the juvenile bracket.
Jason and Virginia Isaac, Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle 6583 8318 jasned@ozemail.com.au

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