Weekly Report 27/9/10

Jason and Virginia Isaac
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Weekly Report 27/9/10

Post by Tony Zann » Thu Sep 27, 2012 4:29 pm

In the estuary, blackfish numbers are reasonable although quality is down a little. The South Wall and the Coal Wall remain your best bet but don’t overlook the upstream haunts given the lack of rain over recent weeks. Bream numbers are down given the current full moon. However, flathead continue to improve with pretty well all areas downstream of Wauchope producing. Lake Cathie is also holding reasonable numbers with the Perch Hole fishing best. Whiting results remain mixed but a few reasonable fish have been taken on worms and surface lures. The lower reaches of the Hastings have also begun to produce a few better quality whiting but there are plenty of throwbacks.
On the beaches, cold water has slowed the action considerably. Salmon of are the exception and remain in numbers from most beaches. The odd bream and tailor has been taken from beaches around Laurieton, while a few school mulloway have been on offer from Lighthouse and North Beach. If you are keen to target a larger model, the tides and moon this weekend are ideal. Fresh tailor slabs or heads will be an obvious bait choice but if they are hard to come by, a fillet of salmon is not a bad option.
On the rocks, drummer numbers remain steady with Point Plomer, Point Perpendicular and Diamond Head yielding fish. With the water still quite cool, you should be able to confidently chase a feed of pigs for a few more weeks yet. A few tailor remain for those keen to rise well before 5am or fish the evening. Nights have yielded a few bream. Still plenty of good-sized groper around, with Wayne Smith wrestling out a stud 10.31kg blue from the rocks at Bonny Hills early in the week.
Offshore, really cold water has many struggling to find a feed. A few snapper, pearl perch and kingfish have been taken from the usual haunts. NSW Fisheries have redeployed a FAD in the same area as in recent years at 31.24.567°S 152.04.725°E. Please observe FAD regulations by not tying up under any circumstances and remember you do not need to fish within inches of the float to benefit from it. The amount of terminal tackle recovered from the rope each year when the FAD is removed for maintenance is quite staggering.
Jason and Virginia Isaac
Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle
(02) 6583 8318
jas.ned@bigpond.com

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