Weekly Report 22/4/09

Jason and Virginia Isaac
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Weekly Report 22/4/09

Post by Tony Zann » Wed Apr 22, 2009 5:49 am

On the beaches, fishing had been above average until the latest dose of crook weather arrived, bringing more large seas and more erosion of what little beach remained in certain places. We really need now an extended period of calm seas. Before the seas rose, bream numbers were excellent, particularly from Lighthouse, which also held some nice whiting on the shallower banks. School mulloway were also common from around Lake Cathie and North Beach, although the size in general was well below desirable. Tailor have gone AWOL, no doubt following the bait schools which have been a little wider courtesy of the dirty water closer in.
In the estuary, bream have shown a significant improvement. Best results have been around the breakwalls and up Limeburners. With another fresh now coming down the Hastings, this is unlikely to change in the short term. Blackfish have also been quite good but a little inconsistent. Flathead are not as thick as in recent weeks but the quality has been reasonable. A few good whiting still about but the dirty water may hinder this action in the short term. We are still hearing a constant stream of reports regarding school mulloway pretty well throughout the system. It remains to be seen whether the latest fresh will trigger any lure action from the more significant specimens from the break walls.
Off the rocks, tailor numbers and quality are quite solid although the better action has been from north of Port. Bream numbers are on the improve and should be well worth targeting over coming weeks. Blackfish fired up in Shelleys Bay during the height of the seas. Those chasing them from the more exposed ledges just prior to the seas reported a significant increase in drummer encounters. The LBG disappointment continues.
Before conditions deteriorated offshore fishing had been very up and down. Snapper and general bottom fishing varied from red hot one day to poor the next. Once the bar is safe, look for some solid action from the close reefs. Still a few marlin quite close in and with plenty of warm water still about, we should get a few more weeks of action yet.
Jason and Virginia Isaac, Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle 6583 8318 jasned@ozemail.com.au

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