Weekly Report 7/5/10

Jason and Virginia Isaac
Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle
Ph: 02 6583 8318
jas.ned@bigpond.com
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Weekly Report 7/5/10

Post by Tony Zann » Fri May 07, 2010 5:14 pm

On the beaches, bream are slowly picking up with Lighthouse producing, whilst Dunbogan to the south has also given up some nice hauls. Mullet strips and pipis seem to account for the better quality fish. For tailor enthusiasts, the recent full moon saw some excellent greenbacks taken during evening sessions, however throwing a pilchard or lure at dawn or dusk should prove successful with plenty of choppers on most beaches. On the mulloway front, whilst the better fish have yet to turn up in numbers, schoolies to around 4 kilos are common, with North Haven producing as well as anywhere. Live worms as usual is the bait of choice.
Off the rocks, tailor have been consistent, with the quality and quantity certainly a significant improvement on last year. Bream have been quite good. Good numbers of blackfish remain for those keen to throw a float off the stones, with Miners and Shelleys worth a look. The odd longtail tuna remains on offer but the best of the season seems to have past. Point Perpendicular was left in appalling state on many days and this behaviour tends to tarnish anglers as a whole. With access to good fishing locations being attacked by all sundry nowadays, the last thing we need is idiots doing the wrong thing and giving the anti-angling brigade ammunition for their claims to close areas to recreational anglers. Pick up your act, guys!
In the estuary, bream have picked up noticeably and will further improve, particularly in the darker hours. Live yabbies, mullet strips or mullet gut will all be worth throwing. Blackfish are yet to show any significant improvement. There are still plenty of flatties active in the Hastings, taking whitebait and lures. Rawdon Island has been as consistent as anywhere, although the lower Maria has been well worth a throw.
Offshore has been a little better with the strong northerly current beginning to slow. Close in off Lighthouse and Lake Cathie has been quite productive for snapper, with those throwing plastics scoring some terrific reds to 7kg. Wider out, the FAD has produced mahi mahi with a few solid fish among the hordes of juveniles. Those trolling skirts around the ridge have also reported quite a few marlin, with the water above 25° and reasonable schools of bait.
GPS co-ordinates for the Cod Ground off Laurieton were recently promoted in a widely read fishing publication as being worth a throw. I would just to remind readers this area is a Commonwealth Marine Reserve, with no fishing permitted within a 1000 meter radius of GPS mark 152° 54.370’ E, 31° 40.520S.
Jason and Virginia Isaac
Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle
(02) 6583 8318
jasned@ozemail.com.au

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