Weekly Report 11/7/08

Jason and Virginia Isaac
Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle
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Tony Zann
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Weekly Report 11/7/08

Post by Tony Zann » Fri Jul 11, 2008 11:31 am

Off the rocks, drummer numbers have really hit their straps with good numbers taken from most ledges. Locally, Lighthouse, Rockies and Shelleys are beginning to give up increasing numbers, as too are Plomer, Hat Head and Point Perpendicular, while most other recognised ledges are also providing fish when conditions suit. With the pig’s favourite morsel, abalone gut, currently prohibited from being used, cunjevoi, large prawns and bread are all yielding results. Elsewhere off the stones, bream remain on offer albeit patchy at times, with Lighthouse and Diamond Head producing some nice fish. Tailor numbers have been a little inconsistent. Salmon have turned up in good numbers to provide a bit of sport if little else. Westerly winds and calm seas mean ideal groper conditions. Blackfish remain in good numbers for those willing to float a bit of cabbage around the washes.
Off the beaches, things are certainly looking up, with Lighthouse and North Beach now holding better formations than we have seen all year. While tailor have been a little slow over the past week, there have been a few isolated reports from the beaches around Laurieton, including the odd fish well above chopper class. Mixed in are increasing numbers of salmon although not complete inundations like the past few years – yet. Bream results have been a little below expected but a few good fish have been coming from Lighthouse and North Beach on mullet strips .
In the estuary, blackfish numbers continue to improve but remain inconsistent. The south wall is fishing as well as anywhere. Flathead numbers are down a little but there are large numbers of bream in the lower reaches. Gut baits or yabbies fished with minimal lead will prove a deadly combination. The next few nights leading up to the full moon should fish as well as any time of the year, although a bit of extra clothing will be mandatory .
Offshore, wire is now essential if you plan to go wider than about 40m with the jacket population beginning to make their presence felt. If you can get past them, some nice snapper and pearl perch have been on offer of Plomer. Closer in off Cathie and Nobbies, the better reds continue to respond well to plastics of all types.
Jason and Virginia Isaac, Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle 6583 8318 jasned@ozemail.com.au

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