Weekly Report 11/2/10

Jason and Virginia Isaac
Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle
Ph: 02 6583 8318
jas.ned@bigpond.com
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Weekly Report 11/2/10

Post by Tony Zann » Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:12 pm

In the estuary, we have just experienced another minor fresh, our second in two months. Seems a little like 2009, doesn’t it? As you would expect with a bit of colour in the water, whiting and blackfish have become a little shy although bream numbers around the breakwalls have certainly picked up. Those fishing the walls have also encountered good numbers of school mulloway as well as the occasional better specimen. Further upstream, flattie numbers are solid as they have been all season. Lake Cathie has again produced a reasonable run of prawns with most of the usual locations worth a look. While you may have to work a little harder than you did before Christmas, a great feed can be found with a bit of effort. A better showing of muddies than we have seen for some time. Whether the fresh slows them down in the short term remains to se seen.
Off the beaches, before the swell came up Lighthouse had been yielding a consistent run of tailor, mainly from the Lake Cathie end. Most have been just in the chopper class but the odd better fish has been around after dark. North Beach is still producing a consistent run of mulloway but we are hearing more reports of fish upwards of 4kg, rather than the barely legals so evident during the latter half of last year. For daytime anglers, a few bream and whiting are about on North Beach and Lighthouse, together with the odd lost or resident salmon.
Off the rocks, reasonable numbers of bream have been taken, with Point Plomer and Lighthouse fishing quite well during the large seas on mullet or tailor strips. Tailor numbers remain above average, with Plomer continuing to produce better. Bonito numbers remain excellent for those seeking a bit of sport or great bait. No LBG news of any significance although with plenty of bait around, it remains only a matter of time. Best bet is to get out and do some prospecting yourself, rather than hear about others’ successes weeks after the event.
Outside conditions have only begun to settle down this week after an extended period of large swells. I expect a high level of interest this weekend as long as the conditions remain reasonable. We have heard some positive reports from Barries Bay, with warm water in close, plenty of bait and the odd small blacks and cobia, together with a possible Spanish encounter or two.
Jason and Virginia Isaac
Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle
(02) 6583 8318
jasned@ozemail.com.au

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