Weekly Report 20/3/13

Jason and Virginia Isaac
Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle
Ph: 02 6583 8318
jas.ned@bigpond.com
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Weekly Report 20/3/13

Post by Tony Zann » Wed Mar 20, 2013 2:18 pm

In the estuary, bream numbers have remained above average with both breakwalls and Limeburners Creek for plenty of solid fish to around a kilo. Mullet fillets and mullet gut have been effective. Blackfish numbers have picked up with the South Wall and around the co-op worth a look. Best flathead results continue to come from the flats around Pelican Island and down at Lake Cathie, with Cathie also producing plenty of quality whiting between the bridge and the ocean. Mulloway news is all good with plenty of fish from school size to around 20kg in the lower reaches. Large numbers of mullet and garfish have helped and the action should continue for some time yet. No doubt the upcoming full moon, arguably one of the best of year, will be eagerly awaited by most mulloway enthusiasts.
Off the beaches, a few tailor have begun to show up in line with the water clarity gradually improving. With the bulk of the bait schools yet to arrive, the best of the season is still to come. Lighthouse and Rainbow beaches have been worth a look, as have all beaches further south. A few school mulloway fish have been taken from North Beach and around Lake Cathie. North beach and the northern end of Lighthouse continue to produce a steady stream of bream with worms and pipis working well.
Off the rocks, tailor numbers are improving at dawn and dusk, while night anglers have been scoring increasing bags of well-conditioned bream. Lighthouse has produced good numbers of both, as has Point Plomer. Longtail tuna are now around in better numbers but close encounters far outweigh fish landed. Best results have been at Hat Head and Point Perpendicular. For those keen on an early season drummer, Miners would be well worth a look.
Offshore, reasonable snapper remain on the closer reefs with fish to around 4kg taking lightly weighted pilchards, live bait and soft plastics. Up north, Trag Rock has produced a few kingfish and the wider reefs have some pearl perch. Good numbers of marlin are still hanging about and Barries Bay is still producing reasonable numbers of Spanish mackerel, the odd cobia and longtail tuna, albeit not always on consecutive days.
Jason and Virginia Isaac
Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle
(02) 6583 8318
jas.ned@bigpond.com

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