Weekly Report 17/8/12

Jason and Virginia Isaac
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Weekly Report 17/8/12

Post by Tony Zann » Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:16 pm

In the estuary, blackfish numbers remain above average, with the breakwalls continuing to fish well while Limeburners and the Maria are both worth a look. Numbers are perhaps a little down in comparison to recent weeks but there are some terrific fish well over a kilo. Some nice lizards to around 2kg continue to be caught throughout the Hastings with whitebait by far the premier bait. The breakwalls and coal wall have been fishing consistently well after dark for bream, with yabbies and gut baits achieving results. The north wall also has a few school mulloway, as have the deeper sections and main structures further up river. A few reports of big whiting in Limeburners.
Off the beaches, the latest round of big seas saw waves reaching all the way to dunes from half tide up over the course of a couple of days. A fair bit of dune erosion took place and most formations have been significantly flattened. It won’t take long to re-form, especially if we get calm seas. Look for any small variations, minor holes, gutters or sand spits. Best to chase bream or tailor at first light, although the tides at present are excellent for bream and school mulloway after dark.
Off the rocks, it will be interesting to see what effect the big seas have had on many of the favoured ledges. I expect our good drummer season will continue, with a trip to any headland likely to pay dividends. Point Perpendicular was fishing well, as were many of the ledges around Port Macquarie and Point Plomer. Some nice bream were on offer along with a smattering of better than average tailor.
Offshore, conditions look excellent at present with many venturing back out after last weekend’s wipeout. Those throwing snapper lures continue to achieve results, with most reefs off Lighthouse and Plomer giving up good numbers of reds to around 6kg. Bottom bashers have been scoring a few nice fish, along with some pearl perch, morwong and teraglin. Those fishing live baits have also been scoring a few nice kingfish and samson fish, with the area around Trag Rock worth a look. If you are planning to visit the reefs wider than around 60m, expect a visit from the leatherjackets.
Jason and Virginia Isaac
Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle
(02) 6583 8318
jas.ned@bigpond.com

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