Weekly Report 4/12/09

Jason and Virginia Isaac
Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle
Ph: 02 6583 8318
jas.ned@bigpond.com
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Weekly Report 4/12/09

Post by Tony Zann » Fri Dec 04, 2009 2:29 pm

In the estuary, whiting numbers and quality continue to improve, with plenty between Back Channel and Blackmans Point on live yabbies, although live worms have accounted for many quality fish. Surface lures in a variety of formats are also working well. Flathead numbers remain first class, particularly around the Dennis Bridge and up Limeburners, with bait and lures working well. Bream have been a little scarce, with best results achieved by soft plastics or those fishing the night tides with live yabbies or gut bait. School mulloway numbers remain above average, particularly upstream around Wauchope, although few are worthy of keeping.
Off the beaches, the southerly change this week has seen a significant increase in the swell size, which will most likely result in quite a degree of reshaping. Usually this is not seen as being beneficial, so we will have to wait and see what the result is like this time. Whiting numbers are on the improve, bream remain reasonable with the odd salmon for a bit of fun.
Off the rocks, tailor numbers are average and there is still the occasional pig and a few blackfish but however many of the favoured locations are more sanded up than we would like.
Offshore, the constant nor-easters last week did not do any favours, pushing a strip of cool green water close to the coast. However, bottom fish have been quite productive with some nice reds on the close reefs, some terrific pearl perch in around 60m and plenty of kingfish from rats to around 7kg. A few marlin have been encountered by those prepared to travel wide in search of blue water. Our new and remodelled NSW Fisheries FAD has gone AWOL again. Given the amount of times this device has needed replacing over recent years, perhaps selecting a location closer in may prove beneficial, reducing replacement costs, and allowing access by more users. Can’t be any worse than having a FAD which mysteriously vanishes just when a bit of growth starts developing I reckon.
Jason and Virginia Isaac
Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle
(02) 6583 8318
jasned@ozemail.com.au

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