Weekly Report 14/10/11

Jason and Virginia Isaac
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Weekly Report 14/10/11

Post by Tony Zann » Fri Oct 14, 2011 4:01 pm

In the estuary, flathead are now well and truly the star attraction with some quality fish on offer from most parts. The Maria, Limeburners and upstream around Rawdon Island are fishing quite well, as too the lower reaches around the breakwalls on occasion. A few bream are also on offer around Rawdon Island and up Limeburners, with those fishing the evenings scoring better results. Increasing numbers of whiting are also beginning to show up in the Hastings, although in the main the throwbacks outnumber the keepers. Lake Cathie continues to produce an excellent run of whiting, with fish over 400g common, particularly at night and predominately on the run-in tide. Blackfish are now somewhat elusive with any multiple catches considered good going.
Off the beaches, the late season run of bream continues with Lighthouse and North Haven giving up a few solid fish. Good to see a few whiting also getting about, and these should further improve as the water continues to warm. Mulloway results were down a little but those throwing worms from North Beach, around Lake Cathie and North Haven continue to score a few school fish. South Beach has been holding a few chopper tailor.
Off the rocks, still a few drummer but the action has begun to slow a little with the water gradually beginning to warm. Tailor have improved a little with some reasonable fish to around a kilo at Lighthouse and Hat Head. Blackfish numbers remain quite solid for this time of year, while the odd groper is still on offer, swell permitting. Diamond Head and Point Perpendicular have been the pick of locations for both. A few bream are also on offer, with those venturing north to Plomer with yabbies or mullet strips at first light achieving results.
Offshore, at long last we have seen a reasonable period of stable conditions although no doubt this will come to shuddering halt before too long. While the seas have been settled, plenty of outside fishos have taken advantage of conditions, albeit for mixed results. Those throwing plastics are still scoring some nice snapper, with the reefs straight off Port producing as well as anywhere. Those content to bottom bash off Plomer have also been scoring reasonable snapper, pearl perch and quite a few pigfish. Trag Rock is still worth a look for kingfish, with live bait or jigs likely to achieve results. For mahi mahi fans, the FAD has now been in place for a few weeks and should have begun to develop a bit of growth. A few dollies could turn up any time now.
Jason and Virginia Isaac
Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle
(02) 6583 8318
jas.ned@bigpond.com

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