Weekly Report 27/4/12

Jason and Virginia Isaac
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Weekly Report 27/4/12

Post by Tony Zann » Fri Apr 27, 2012 12:31 pm

Off the rocks bream numbers have been excellent, with some of the more protected locations fishing quite well during the recent rough seas. Drummer numbers remain encouraging and should pick up as the water cools. Shelley and Miners have given up a few reasonable pigs, as have the normal ledges around Plomer and Big Hill. Land-based game enthusiasts are still tangling with the occasional longtail tuna from Point Perpendicular and to a lesser degree Hat Head, while the Hat is still producing the odd cobia.
In the estuary, good flathead continue to be taken with the Maria, Limeburners and the main channel giving up some top quality fish. Whitebait remains the pick of the baits although lure enthusiasts to have been doing particularly well. Blackfish numbers are slowly improving with the South Wall producing a few good fish but the favoured haunts upstream remain a little inconsistent. Bream numbers have picked up considerably. Best results have been around the breakwalls, with yabbies and gut baits effective. While the fresh was not significant enough to really fire the daytime mulloway action, school fish have been common from both breakwalls. Those fishing live mullet around the change of tide at night have been scoring the odd fish from 13 to 20 kilos.
In other estuary news, after being open to sea for the best part of ten months, Mother Nature has finally flexed her muscles and closed Lake Cathie again. Just don’t make the mistake of being put off by the colour of the water, there are still plenty of fish throughout the system and a better showing of prawns than we have seen all season.
Offshore, last weekend was a write-off for all but the most enthusiastic with vessels capable of taking on a most cantankerous bar. The swells have now largely abated and I expect this weekend to be heavily patronised, weather permitting. If you are heading out, there should be plenty of options with snapper numbers improving on the close reefs, Barries Bay still worth a look for pelagics and plenty of mixed species on the wider reefs for bottom bouncers.
Jason and Virginia Isaac
Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle
(02) 6583 8318
jas.ned@bigpond.com

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