Weekly Report 28/5/08

Jason and Virginia Isaac
Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle
Ph: 02 6583 8318
jas.ned@bigpond.com
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Weekly Report 28/5/08

Post by Tony Zann » Wed May 28, 2008 8:54 am

Off the beaches, bream numbers are yet to hit their peak but should improve considerably over coming weeks, especially if the seas settle for more than a few days at a time. This season has proven quite frustrating with the odd period of calm seas consistently broken up by big swells which make conditions difficult and tend to push travelling fish wide. When the seas back down for a reasonable period, travelling fish have no option but to come in close for both cover and food, which of course translates into feeding fish within casting distance. At this time of year, fresh mullets strips or pipis will achieve the best results. Tailor reports continue to trickle in from most locations, with Lighthouse fishing as well as anywhere. Most fish are just in the chopper class but the odd greenback has been encountered after dark on pilchards and larger slab baits intended for mulloway. Mulloway results remain disappointing with only isolated encounters.
Off the rocks, bream catches are excellent, with Point Plomer, Hat Head and around Miners fishing well. Tailor numbers have been quite good and it is encouraging to hear of a few better quality specimens being landed on large lures or garfish. Consistent reports of drummer. Blackfish numbers remain terrific, with Point Perpendicular and Diamond Head continuing to produce consistent numbers.
In the river, this coming week should see peak conditions in the lower estuaries for those keen to chase a feed of bream at night. With the ideal combination of no moon and a high tide just after dark, now is a great time to rug up and head out for an evening session. Bream at this time of year simply love mullet gut. While not perhaps the most pleasant bait to use, when rigged on a chemically sharpened 1/0 suicide hook with a small running ball sinker, this is close to irresistible and provides for an excellent hook-up rate. Yabbies, chicken gut or mullet strips will also achieve excellent results. Also in the estuary, blackfish numbers are on the improve, with improved catches reported from the south wall and Limeburners over the past week. The action has not really hit its peak but numbers are improving almost daily in the lower reaches.
Jason and Virginia Isaac, Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle 6583 8318 jasned@ozemail.com.au

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