Weekly Report 25/3/11

Jason and Virginia Isaac
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Weekly Report 25/3/11

Post by Tony Zann » Fri Mar 25, 2011 12:17 pm

In the estuary, bream numbers are slowly improving, particularly around the breakwalls after dark. This action should further improve as the recent full moon continues to wane. Flathead remain consistent with the flats around Pelican Island worth investigating, while Limeburners continues to hold some bumper whiting. With increasing numbers of mullet beginning to congregate in the lower estuary, now is also peak time for a bit of mulloway action off the walls, particularly if the rough stuff kicks in. Fishing the change of tide after dark with live or fresh bait would be well worth a go, as are large lures which can be effective day and night. Luderick lovers continue to be frustrated by inconsistent results, with a few fish one day and little the next.
Off the beaches, bream numbers and quality are gradually improving with a few reasonable fish beginning to cruise the waves. Whiting remain a little quiet. Mulloway remained solid over the full moon, with the odd better fish now accompanying the schoolies. North Haven and around Lake Cathie would be worth investigating. Tailor action remains excellent in comparison to recent seasons with some nice fish on offer, particularly from the beaches south of Port Macquarie.
Off the rocks, tailor numbers remain above average for those out at dawn or dusk, with the quality excellent. Lighthouse and the North Wall have produced reasonable numbers of fish over 2kg. Hat Head has seen some Spanish mackerel and cobia for those prepared to put in the time and effort. Longtails have also been encountered at Point Perpendicular, albeit spasmodically. Look for a sharp improvement if the forecast southerly change hangs around for a few days.
Offshore, the past week has been a little hit and miss as can happen when the current grinds to a halt. Barries Bay continues to produce a few Spanish mackerel with the odd cobia, longtail tuna and spotted mackerel. For bottom bouncers, a few pearl perch were taken last weekend along with the odd kingfish and teraglin. Best snapper reports came from the close reefs south of Port by those throwing plastics.
Jason and Virginia Isaac
Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle
(02) 6583 8318
jas.ned@bigpond.com

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