Weekly Report 13/8/08

Jason and Virginia Isaac
Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle
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Weekly Report 13/8/08

Post by Tony Zann » Wed Aug 13, 2008 11:57 am

In the estuary, blackfish numbers remain quite solid with the action a little further upstream than in recent weeks. The breakwalls are continuing to fish well while Limeburners and the Maria are well worth a look. The breakwalls and coal wall are still yielding some nice bream, although the upcoming full moon will most likely see the fish a bit more fickle in night sessions. Flathead remain reasonable considering this is not the premier time of year with the stretch between Rawdon Island and the Dennis Bridge producing on soft plastics, either yabbies and whitebait. Lake Cathie has some nice whiting, particularly after dark on live worms, prawns or yabbies.
Off the beaches, some terrific tailor have been about, highlighted by Alan White’s top greenback over 4kg from North Beach on a mullet strip. Bream have been a little poor although what has been around is generally of excellent quality. Best results have been from the beaches north of Port Macquarie. Mulloway numbers remain down as they have been all year, but the odd fish to around 18kg has been taken from around the Laurieton area. If the swell and winds remain reasonable, this coming full moon will at least allow reasonable conditions in which to chase a jew. Salmon numbers also remain well below recent seasons, although few beach anglers are complaining. It appears as though the infestations of recent years may not occur this season.
Off the rocks, drummer have begun to drop off but this late season slow down is usually followed by another brief surge, so don’t put the heavy gear away just yet. Tailor numbers have been down a little but the quality remains better than average. Lighthouse has been fishing well over the past week, but a trip to Hat Head or Crescent Head has been rewarded with better results. Plenty of blackfish for those willing throw a bit of cabbage around, while night anglers have been achieving some quality bream from Plomer and Hat Head. Groper chasers have also been enjoying the relatively flat seas, with the terrific number of bumper fish on offer.
Offshore, the action has again centred on the close reefs with snapper on soft plastics popular and productive. Last weekend saw numerous quality reds to around 7kg taken close in off Nobbys, Lake Cathie and Bonny Hills.
Jason and Virginia Isaac, Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle 6583 8318 jasned@ozemail.com.au

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