Weekly Report 19/4/13

Jason and Virginia Isaac
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Weekly Report 19/4/13

Post by Tony Zann » Fri Apr 19, 2013 3:45 pm

On the beaches, although bream numbers have been a little inconsistent, there have been some top fish to around a kilo, with Lighthouse and North Beach worth a look. Those using worms have also been scoring a few nice whiting. Tailor are becoming marginally more consistent without being spectacular, with most local beaches producing a few choppers and the occasional greenback. Look for a sharp improvement once we begin to get our first few real westerly blows and the baitfish begin to really hug the shore. School mulloway have been a little quiet. The southern end of Lighthouse is still well worth a look, while the beaches around the Camden Haven have also produced fish.
In the estuary, bream numbers have been reasonable although the fish are now beginning to spread further upstream as the system cleans up. Best results are still around the Coal Wall and up Limeburners with gut baits, yabbies and mullet fillets working well. While perhaps not as thick as they have been, the flathead quality has certainly been excellent. Blackfish signs are positive with the South Wall producing some great results, albeit inconsistently. A few good whiting are also about, with the Back Channel and Limeburners producing nice fish, as has Lake Cathie after dark. There are stacks of mullet in the lower reaches and they have not gone unnoticed by the mulloway. Now is the time you should be sending a livie out anywhere in the lower reaches during the change in tide in search of these top fish.
Off the rocks, tailor numbers and quality are encouraging with Lighthouse, Point Plomer and ledges further south worth investigating. Bream are on the improve and blackfish numbers have been solid around Town Beach and Flagstaff. A few nice pigs have again been taken locally and around Plomer. Still plenty of longtail tuna about, with those putting in the time snaring the fish over 20kg. Hat Head and Point Perpendicular are holding plenty of bait, so the fish should hang around a while longer yet.
Offshore fishing remains inconsistent, with the current varying from 3 knots-plus down to dead still. Snapper, pearl perch and teraglin have been reasonable, while the odd kingfish and samson has also been encountered. Those heading wide are still encountering a few marlin and mahi mahi. Closer in, there are still a few cobia, Spanish mackerel and spotted mackerel around Barriers Bay, along with good numbers of mack tuna and the odd longtail.
Jason and Virginia Isaac
Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle
(02) 6583 8318
jas.ned@bigpond.com

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