Weekly Report 19/1/11

Jason and Virginia Isaac
Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle
Ph: 02 6583 8318
jas.ned@bigpond.com
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Weekly Report 19/1/11

Post by Tony Zann » Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:55 am

School mulloway are everywhere in the lower reaches, much to the delight of the many visiting anglers. Both breakwalls have been producing fish from undersize to around 8kg day and night. Gear deficiencies are quickly exposed and landing a fish, particularly around the ends of walls, requires skill, experience and luck on occasions. Remember no fish is worth a life, and from all reports there have been at least a couple of really close calls over the last few days.
The breakwalls have also been fishing well for flathead and bream, with the bream particularly good on the run-in tide. Flathead, bream and whiting have all been active with Settlement Point, Limeburners and the Coal Wall all productive. Those chasing whiting on worms have also been scoring a few school mulloway on the flats. Mud crabs are still active so setting a trap or a few witches’ hats should prove rewarding.
On the beaches, school mulloway are everywhere with North Beach the pick location. The vast majority are barely legal but there is the occasional better fish. Beach worms are the bait of choice. There are enough bream and whiting around to make a daytime trip worthwhile, with Lighthouse fishing quite well despite the lack of significant formations. Further south where the water clarity is better, we are hearing a few reports of tailor.
Off the rocks, bream and school mulloway are excellent with Point Plomer and adjacent headlands fishing well. Those venturing south to Point Perpendicular or Diamond Head report a few nice tailor. Blackfish are viable during the day, with Miners worth a throw. Dirty water has put a temporary dampener on the start of the LBG season.
Congratulations to the Port Macquarie Game Fishing Club for running another superb Golden Lure tournament in tough conditions. Local competitors made the most of the home ground advantage to virtually sweep all categories.
Jason and Virginia Isaac
Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle
(02) 6583 8318
jas.ned@bigpond.com

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