Weekly Report 6/5/11

Jason and Virginia Isaac
Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle
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jas.ned@bigpond.com
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Weekly Report 6/5/11

Post by Tony Zann » Fri May 06, 2011 4:28 pm

With strong winds and constant swells, offshore and beach opportunities have been non-existent for the most of the week, while rockhoppers have had only limited access to the more protected ledges.
Despite the rough weather Lake Cathie has fished well. As usual post-opening, the whiting have been terrific day and night with a few reasonable bream and flathead. There has been a reasonable showing of blackfish around the bridge. Whether the volume of fish encountered a few years back will be repeated remains to be seen. If so, hopefully etiquette and common sense will prevail and we don’t see a repeat of the excess bag limits, ill tempers and general poor behaviour which occurred last time the blackfish were there in numbers.
There have also been a few salmon schools finding their way into the lake around high tide, which has certainly provided some light line entertainment. While the opening remains reasonable, these schools will most likely hang around, especially considering the quantity of baitfish for them to feed on. But the signs for an extended opening period are not great. Already there is a significant sand spit developing on the northern side, an occurrence often associated with imminent closure. Lets just hope Mother Nature is kind and this sand is moved out rather than in.
In the Hastings, bream have picked up following the moon and will further improve, particularly for those fishing the darker hours. Live yabbies, mullet strips, mullet gut and chicken gut will all be worth throwing. Blackfish numbers are yet to show any improvement but don’t be surprised if a significant number of bronzies move into the lower reaches under the cover of heavy seas. For those content with a feed of flatties, there are still plenty of fish taking whitebait and lures. Limeburners Creek has been as consistent as anywhere, although the lower part of the Maria are well worth a throw despite the dirty water. There are still plenty of mulloway in the lower reaches and they will remain there until the bulk of the mullet move out. Most are only schoolies but the odd better fish can be expected, particularly if throwing a larger live bait around.
Jason and Virginia Isaac
Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle
(02) 6583 8318
jas.ned@bigpond.com

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