Weekly Report 21/5/08

Jason and Virginia Isaac
Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle
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Tony Zann
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Weekly Report 21/5/08

Post by Tony Zann » Wed May 21, 2008 9:56 am

There have been some excellent formations developing on all local beaches and hopefully the bigger seas this week will not flatten them. Tailor numbers continue to be sound with Lighthouse and the beaches around Laurieton fishing well, although the average size is down from those taken during the early part of the month. Bream have been a little scarce although should improve significantly once the seas settle a little and the full moon begins to wane. Jew reports are disappointing apart from the odd whisper from around Dunbogan. Schoolies and better fish have not been around in any significant quantities so far this season.
Off the rocks, for those who rise early a few solid tailor are on offer, along with a continued run of good bream. Best results on the bream were achieved early evening before the full moon really got up. For those content to float a bit of cabbage around the washes, blackfish numbers remain as good as they will get. The drummer season continues to build up nicely with fish becoming increasingly common from most ledges. Best reports have come from Shelley and Miners. Most drummer enthusiasts are quietly confident that the good early season results may lead to another decent season. In the absence of abalone gut being available this season, best bets will be either cunjevoi, hermit crabs if you can get them, peeled prawns, cabbage or a good old loaf of bread.
In the estuaries, flathead numbers continue to be quite good for this time of year, with Limeburners and around Pelican Island giving up a number of good fish, while sources indicate the lower reaches of the Camden Haven are fishing exceptionally well. Bream numbers have been quite good despite the full moon, with the coming dark expected to see a further significant improvement. Blackfish numbers around the breakwalls have begun to improve considerably, however green weed supply is an issue. New regulations recently implemented by the Dept of Primary Industries concerning the commercial supply of green weed have delayed supply thus far, however hopefully it won’t be too long until this is rectified.
Outside reports have been a bit quiet, courtesy of last weekend’s winds and the large ground swell, but those who ventured out report some excellent snapper from the closer reefs, particularly off lake Cathie. Wider out, those plumbing the depths of the shelf continue to report great results with electric reels and long lengths of strong braid allowing the exploration of depths previously unfishable to most.
Jason and Virginia Isaac, Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle 6583 8318 jasned@ozemail.com.au

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