Weekly Report 25/7/08

Jason and Virginia Isaac
Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle
Ph: 02 6583 8318
jas.ned@bigpond.com
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Weekly Report 25/7/08

Post by Tony Zann » Fri Jul 25, 2008 11:17 am

On the beaches bream remain the star performers with some terrific fish on offer. North Beach and the lower end of Lighthouse have produced some top fish in excellent condition. With the full moon and big night tides now on the wane, the next couple of weeks could prove excellent as long as the seas and winds remain reasonable. Tailor numbers remain disappointing with a few small choppers here and there, the odd big greenback after dark and few consistent results in between. Salmon numbers are slowly increasing, although this the numbers and size have been down significantly from recent years. Few seem to be complaining, though. The full moon did not produce the jewfish results many had hoped for. Jewies simply have not shown up in any numbers at all this winter.
In the estuary, blackfish have been the main attraction, with the breakwalls fishing well on most days. The run in and run out have proven productive at different sections of the walls, with fish to a kilo now on offer. Flathead numbers remain quite good, with Blackmans Point and the flats around Pelican Island well worth a go on whitebait or lures. Limeburners and areas further upstream are now at their prime for bream but gut baits particularly successful and some terrific results on school prawns. The Hastings remains a little quiet for whiting but Lake Cathie has been producing some good fish, particularly after dark, along with plenty of nice flatties.
Off the rocks, good reports of drummer continue to come in, with Hat Head giving up some nice bags over the past week. Rockys, Shelleys and Lighthouse have all produced fish. Some reasonable tailor reports continue to filter in from Point Plomer and further north, with a few isolated greenbacks. The odd big bream has been taken, including a magnificent 2.44kg model by Cameron Doak. Plenty of blackfish still around with Miners giving up a few nice bags early in the week.
Offshore results have been quite good but the swell has built and may keep boats at home for a few days. Ocean Star has been continuing to achieve some great catches for their customers, with plenty of good snapper and pearlies and a steady stream of those difficult to avoid leatherjackets. Make sure you have plenty of wire on board if you plan to fish between 40m and 80m.
Jason and Virginia Isaac, Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle 6583 8318 jasned@ozemail.com.au

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