Weekly Report 30/6/11

Jason and Virginia Isaac
Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle
Ph: 02 6583 8318
jas.ned@bigpond.com
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Weekly Report 30/6/11

Post by Tony Zann » Thu Jun 30, 2011 2:55 pm

Off the rocks, drummer numbers have been excellent with results over the past week better than we have seen locally for several seasons. Already a few bag limit hauls have been reported, with Lighthouse, Miners and Shelley all worth a look. Cunjevoi and prawns have been the baits of choice. Bream numbers have also been excellent off the stones with the washes around Shelley and Point Plomer producing well. A few reasonable tailor have been around Diamond Head.
Off the beaches, salmon numbers are growing seemingly daily with all stretches of sand holding varying numbers. Around the entrance of Lake Cathie is as consistent as anywhere. For something more palatable, the top end of Lighthouse and Shelley have a few nice bream as well as some top whiting. After dark, North Beach, around Lake Cathie and North Haven have produced school mulloway with most fish 2kg to 5kg. Tailor have been a little scarce.
In the estuary, blackfish numbers are as good as they been all year with the South Wall, Coal Wall, Lady Nelson wharf and the co-op all producing. Look for the action to improve considerably further upstream too over the next week or so as the river begins to clear. Bream numbers are close their peak, with lower estuaries at their best for night breaming. Reports from the breakwalls and the co-op have been most positive. Pretty well any bait will catch fish but mullet gut or chicken gut fished on 1/0 chemically sharpened suicide hooks with minimal lead are a deadly combination. A few mulloway have also been reported from around the breakwalls in the Hastings and Camden Haven, with live mullet the bait of choice.
Offshore, the snapper action is simply outstanding. Best reports have been from the close south of Port, with plastics during the day and livies or pilchards during evening sessions doing well. There have been some top reds, with Barry Gill scoring a terrific 9.1kg model off Lighthouse on a plastic early in the week. Teraglin seem to have turned up everywhere, even in under 20m. Bag limit catches (5) are common. Wider out, there have been a few kingfish, samson and pearl perch but the leatherjackets are beginning to make their presence felt. If you are planning on heading wider than 60m, make sure you have plenty of wire on board or be prepared to sacrifice plenty of gear.
Jason and Virginia Isaac
Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle
(02) 6583 8318
jas.ned@bigpond.com

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