Weekly Report 23/8/13

Jason and Virginia Isaac
Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle
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jas.ned@bigpond.com
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Weekly Report 23/8/13

Post by Tony Zann » Fri Aug 23, 2013 3:36 pm

On the rocks, some terrific tailor have been caught, albeit not in great numbers. Best results have come from around Plomer and Crescent Head with garfish achieving best results. Groper numbers are just about as good as they get, with the minimal swell of late seeing conditions close to ideal for chasing these tough fighting fish. A few bream and blackfish on the early morning high tides, while evening sessions have yielded a few school mulloway. Drummer remain most disappointing.
On the beaches, tailor numbers have improved but remain patchy, although fish are certainly above average quality. Lighthouse and South Beach at Dunbogan have been fishing quite well, particularly late in the afternoon. Mulloway numbers have been reasonable with a few solid schoolies to 10kg in the evenings. Nice late season bream from Lighthouse and North Beach, with pipis proving as productive as any bait. No significant salmon numbers yet.
In the estuary, flathead numbers have been solid and should further improve as the weather warms and the fish become more active. Best results upstream around Rawdon Island and up the Maria, but the flats around Pelican Island have also proven productive. The recent full moon has night bream action slow but those fishing around the leases up Limeburners are still scoring nice fish. Blackfish remain quite frustrating, with the breakwalls fishing well one day and poorly the next. Best results seem to be coming from the Camden Haven. Reports of mud crabs from a couple of different locations in the Hastings.
Offshore, still plenty of leatherjackets around although not in the numbers of recent weeks. Head out to around 70m and they are generally not too difficult to find. Closer in, bottom bouncers have reported good numbers of snapper, particularly in around the 50-60m off Plomer, along with some nice pearl perch. Those fishing the evenings have scored teraglin and mulloway, with live bait the way to go. Many fishos have found bait extremely scarce on the bait reef and in Barries Bay, but there have been many mobile schools of slimies, yakkas and pilchards a little wider.
Jason and Virginia Isaac
Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle
(02) 6583 8318
jas.ned@bigpond.com

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