Weekly Report 28/3/08

Jason and Virginia Isaac
Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle
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Tony Zann
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Weekly Report 28/3/08

Post by Tony Zann » Fri Mar 28, 2008 11:33 am

On the beaches, tailor are now better than they have been for many months, with most beaches now holding fish. Best results have come from around Lake Cathie, however the beaches further south have been producing a better grade of fish. Lures, pilchards and whitebait have all proven effective. Bream numbers remain reasonable, as are whiting, although we are drawing towards the end of the better whiting period. For those drifting baits around the edges of close gutters, there are stacks of flathead with an unusually high proportion of them being legal size. Mulloway remain most disappointing but with good quantities of food present and plenty of fish-holding formations, it is hopefully only a matter of time.
Off the rocks, tailor numbers are excellent with most local headlands producing at dawn and in the evening. Most are only choppers but the odd greenback is around along with good numbers of small to medium bonito. Bream remain reasonable and will only improve with the passing of the full moon, while those fishing the washes during the day report big numbers of blackfish and better than usual numbers of drummer. Longtail tuna are pretty well everywhere and will most likely stay for a while, given the quantity of bait around. Best bet would be to head south to Bonny Hills or Point Perpendicular.
In the estuary, blackfish have been reasonable off the breakwalls with some to around a kilo. Bream numbers remain excellent. Flathead numbers remain reasonable, as are whiting, while garfish remain abundant around the police station and Pelican Island. Plenty of mullet moving into the lower reaches. Plenty of crabs about with areas upstream producing solid muddies, while blue swimmers have improved from Blackmans Point downstream.
Offshore reports have been quite good with snapper to 4kg from the close reefs off Nobbys, Lake Cathie and Plomer. Wider out, pearl perch to 3kg have been taken from northern reefs, with a few solid kings mixed with them. Barries Bay has been worth investigation with cobia and longtail tuna to around 20kg and a few isolated Spanish mackerel. Live slimies, yakkas or pike have been the offerings of choice.
Jason and Virginia Isaac, Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle 6583 8318 jasned@ozemail.com.au

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