Weekly Report 2/8/13

Jason and Virginia Isaac
Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle
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jas.ned@bigpond.com
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Weekly Report 2/8/13

Post by Tony Zann » Fri Aug 02, 2013 3:36 pm

In the estuary, blackfish numbers and quality have picked up again. Both breakwalls have reasonable numbers of fish to around a kilo and the traditional haunts further upstream are also well worth a look. Green weed has been producing more consistently, although cabbage in the lower reaches has produced better quality fish. Flathead numbers and quality remain quite good with whitebait and lures enjoying equal success. Bream remain in solid numbers, with night bait soaking achieving better results. Those throwing mulloway lures upstream continue to encounter a steady run of school fish, along with the odd better model. Keen observers have noted a stack of mullet in the lower reaches at present. If you are keen to target a large mulloway, concentrate your efforts around a change of tide and no prizes for guessing what would the bait of choice.
Off the rocks, drummer remain elusive with many enthusiasts noting significant sanding up of their preferred ledges. Searching for locations where the water is clean will generally pay dividends. Best baits remain cunjevoi or large peeled prawns, although bread can at times prove highly effective, especially if this provides the base of your berley. Bream have remained consistent particularly from around Point Plomer, while Lighthouse has also held some quality fish. Tailor numbers haven’t been great, although the odd solid fish has been on offer. Some excellent blackfish have been cruising the washes around town, with Lighthouse, Miners and Flagstaff all work a look. If the seas settle sufficiently to enable safe access to the more exposed ledges, groper numbers should be about as good as they get this month.
Off the beaches, results have consistent if not spectacular with Lighthouse producing a few nice bream and solid whiting during daytime sessions, while North Beach continues to produce a seemingly never ending supply of school mulloway after dark. Tailor remain disappointing although the beaches around Laurieton have the odd nice fish. A few isolated salmon have begun showing up here and there, although the plagues that often invade the beaches at this time of year are yet to arrive.
Offshore, some excellent bottom fishing of late, with the reefs off Plomer producing snapper, teraglin and some terrific pearl perch in around 40m-60m. Wider out, leatherjackets remain in good (or bad) numbers. Closer in off Port and Lake Cathie, some terrific reds have been on offer, with those using soft plastics achieving by far the better results.
Jason and Virginia Isaac
Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle
(02) 6583 8318
jas.ned@bigpond.com

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