Weekly Report 24/2/12

Jason and Virginia Isaac
Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle
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jas.ned@bigpond.com
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Weekly Report 24/2/12

Post by Tony Zann » Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:28 pm

Off the beaches, at long last water clarity is back to normal with results above average for this time of year. Lighthouse has produced a steady stream of chopper tailor, along with a few bream, whiting, salmon and school mulloway. Those fishing after dark have been enjoying better results, although there is plenty of vermin in between the more palatable species. North Beach has also been productive for bream and school mulloway, while the beaches around Laurieton have fished well for tailor.
Off the rocks, reasonable numbers of bream have been taken, with Point Plomer and Lighthouse fishing well, particularly at night. Pick of the baits have been mullet or tailor strips. Tailor have improved in line with the water clearing up, with Point Plomer and surrounds achieving results although Lighthouse should not be overlooked. A few above-average school mulloway were also taken from around Plomer on fresh tailor slabs. Blackfish have been reported from around Shelley, while one canny local is scoring a few well-conditioned drummer around Lighthouse.
Perhaps the best news for rock hoppers has been a few whispers of cobia and Spanish mackerel finally beginning to show around South West Rocks and Hat Head. No real word as yet on longtails although anglers have reported the odd sighting of suspects busting into baitfish close in.
In the estuary, whiting have been excellent with nice fish coming from Limeburners, the Maria and around Pelican Island on worms and yabbies. Flathead have been a little quiet, although there are consistent numbers of juvenile fish in the Hastings. Elsewhere in the estuary, a few blackfish are being extracted from the weed beds in the back channel on lightly weighted yabbies. Bream numbers have been reasonable with better catches reported around the canals and Limeburners on chicken gut. Plenty of garfish around the lower reaches.
Outside, the current has seen a lot of anglers experiencing mixed results over the past week with some doing well and others not turning a reel. Best reports have come from the reefs around Petersons with a few reasonable snapper taken on both plastics and bait. Off Plomer, a few snapper and the odd mulloway. The FAD has been hit and miss. It might be time to focus your attention on Barries Bay pelagics as all the ingredients are now present.
Jason and Virginia Isaac
Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle
(02) 6583 8318
jas.ned@bigpond.com

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