Weekly Report 19/8/11

Jason and Virginia Isaac
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Weekly Report 19/8/11

Post by Tony Zann » Fri Aug 19, 2011 4:58 pm

In the estuary, blackfish numbers have been steady at best from the South Wall but those fishing the Coal Wall seem to be doing better. Areas further upstream are also beginning to pick up. Lake Cathie also continues to produce a few reasonable fish although the bite times have been a little unpredictable. Some nice lizards to around 2kg have continued to be caught throughout the Hastings, with the shallower areas more consistent. The breakwalls and Limeburners have picked up a little for bream following the full moon, with early evening your best bet. Chicken and mullet gut have proven particularly successful, as have live yabbies. The odd solid mulloway remains on offer, with Steve Atkins scoring a terrific 28.2kg model from the break wall early in the week.
Off the beaches, the recent moon produced a reasonable run of school mulloway, with beach worms the bait of choice. The odd reasonable tailor was also around during evening sessions along with the ever-present streams of salmon. Those fishing the morning tides have been scoring a few reasonable bream as well as some surprisingly solid whiting. Also a few top flatties from Shelly.
Off the rocks, drummer numbers remain solid around Port and more particularly Point Plomer. This week we weighed several fish above 3kg including Rod Bell-Allen’s 3.62kg pig. Groper numbers have been excellent but it seems unlikely that the more attractive ledges will be fishable anytime soon, courtesy of the increasing swell. Bream numbers have been steady, as have blackfish, with Point Perpendicular the pick. The full moon saw mulloway numbers pick up although most fish were only schoolies. Those throwing large soft plastics seem to be enjoying better action.
Offshore, our terrific run of snapper continues with last Sunday in particular producing excellent results on plastics and bait. Paul Gill managed another top red of 6.2kg, while Mark Nitschke’s introduction to plastics was nearly as spectacular as the storm which made the return trip from Plomer that bit more interesting. Pearl perch have been excellent in around 50m, while Trag Rock and the Ridge continue to hold good numbers of kingfish. Leatherjackets remain in reasonable numbers but on the whole their numbers are not significant enough to stop you heading wide and chasing other species.
Jason and Virginia Isaac
Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle
(02) 6583 8318
jas.ned@bigpond.com

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