Weekly Report 12/8/11

Jason and Virginia Isaac
Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle
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jas.ned@bigpond.com
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Weekly Report 12/8/11

Post by Tony Zann » Fri Aug 12, 2011 2:35 pm

In the estuary, blackfish numbers have thinned a little for those floating a bit of weed or cabbage but you should be able get a feed from the breakwalls with a little patience. Those fishing the weed beds with lightly weighted yabbies seem to be doing a little better. Bream numbers around the lower reaches have dropped but a few better quality fish have been taken further upstream, with Rawdon Island reported to be worth a look. Lake Cathie remains an option for those seeking a few nice flatties during the day on lures or whiting during the evenings on live worms. This weekend will be prime time for throwing a live mullet off the breakwalls for mulloway. The hour or so each side of high tide is best. If you can’t come by any live mullet, large hardbody lures are also worthwhile.
Off the beaches, salmon are by far the dominant species and just about all stretches of sand contain them in varying numbers, Mulloway have been a little subdued but expect improved results in line with good tides from today onwards. If you are seeking a larger model, throwing a slab or livie from the southern section of Lighthouse Beach could be worthwhile. The odd bream has been picked up around the top of the tide on Lighthouse and North beaches.
Off the rocks, drummer and groper have been excellent. Hat Head has been fishing well for pigs with plenty around 2 kilos, while Lighthouse, Miners and Rocky are worth prospecting. On the calmer days, groper enthusiasts have been having a ball with Grants Head, Point Perpendicular and Diamond Head holding solid numbers of browns and the odd blue. Bream remain reasonable, particularly around Plomer.
Offshore conditions over the past week or so have been about as good as they get and the fishing has been first class. Snapper numbers and quality remain as good as we have seen in years, with plenty of reds in the shallows and wider out. Those throwing lures or live baits have enjoyed better action, with plenty of 2kg to 5kg and the odd larger model. Good numbers of mulloway early mornings and after dark, with plenty of teraglin, pearl perch and kingfish. Those drifting the flattie grounds have also been well rewarded but those chasing jackets have found them a little elusive.
Jason and Virginia Isaac
Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle
(02) 6583 8318
jas.ned@bigpond.com

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