Weekly Report 10/6/11

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Weekly Report 10/6/11

Post by Tony Zann » Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:47 pm

In the estuaries, bream have been solid although in the main the fish don’t appear to be carrying the condition expected at this time of year. The same can’t be said on the blackfish scene, with many of the fish being exceptionally well conditioned, particularly those still coming from the now closed Lake Cathie. Despite the water cooling and winter species coming on, there are still a few nice whiting and ever-present flathead on offer for those putting in the effort. Limeburners is worth a look for both of these species. On the mulloway front, the breakwalls are still producing some terrific fish, with live mullet the method of choice. Look for even further improvement as the full moon approaches.
On the beaches, on the whole results are a little below par for this time of year, particular for bream enthusiasts. Quite often a full moon phase sees the commencement of their winter run, so hopefully an improved showing will be evident over the next week or so. There are still plenty of school mulloway about, as well as the odd much better fish. As long as the seas are reasonable, the upcoming full moon should produce the goods again. Hopefully we will also see some big tailor as well. There will be no shortage of salmon in the meantime to devour any stray pillies, garfish or lures. I guess I should have mentioned more baits here, as I’m yet to come across anything a salmon wont eat for that matter.
Off the rocks, drummer are on the improve although ledges to the south are producing better so far this season. The cooling water can have a considerable effect on the local pig population, turning on a switch, so now is the time to begin some serious prospecting. Shelley and Miners have been worth a look, although Lighthouse generally produces well early in the season. Tailor numbers remain reasonable, and although the dawn session has been the most productive of late, don’t dismiss the evenings in the lead up to the full moon. This is the time when you often get a terrific run of greenbacks just on and after dark. Plenty of bream are also around the washes, with evening and early morning sessions producing the better results, particularly around Big Hill and Plommer. These locations have also been holding plenty of school mulloway, as has been the case pretty well all year.
On the offshore scene, there is some terrific action on offer at the moment although we only seem to be getting limited access opportunities in between these east coast lows. Best results have been on snapper and teraglin, with the reefs off Plomer and Lighthouse all fishing well during both morning and evening sessions. It’s great to see teraglin back in serious numbers after being relatively quiet for some time. Most fish are only in the under 2 kilo bracket, with the odd much better model. Also on offer for bottom bouncers has been a reasonable sprinkling of pearl perch, some solid kingfish as well as the usual assortment of reef species. No real news on leatherjackets as yet, but given the whales are already travelling by in reasonable numbers, it shouldn’t be too long until they make their presence felt.
Jason and Virginia Isaac
Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle
(02) 6583 8318
jas.ned@bigpond.com

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