weekly Report 30/8/13

Jason and Virginia Isaac
Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle
Ph: 02 6583 8318
jas.ned@bigpond.com
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weekly Report 30/8/13

Post by Tony Zann » Fri Aug 30, 2013 2:54 pm

In the estuary, the water is as clear as we have seen in quite some time. Conditions like this may make a picturesque scene, especially during the top part of the tide, but it is not always conducive to premium angling. Many anglers are now wishing for a bit of rain to add colour to the system. There are still plenty of fish about although best bets would be to focus your efforts during the darker hours or at the bottom half of the tide during the day. Light fluorocarbon leaders will also pay dividends. Best results have been achieved by those chasing flathead, with lures between Settlement Point and Rawdon Island working well. Also on offer have been increasing numbers of whiting, with Lake Cathie producing well, particularly after dark. Blackfish results remain inconsistent at best, although those fishing the last of the run out around the walls are still picking up a few nice fish.
On the beaches, there have been a few quite reasonable tailor albeit not in great numbers. Lighthouse and the beaches south of Port have been the most productive. A few more salmon have shown up although not in the numbers often seen. North Beach has the most, notably at first light. Mulloway numbers have been down, with many anglers struggling to find fish for the first time in a long time.
Off the rocks, there are some solid tailor from around Point Plomer and Hat Head, with quite a few fish above 2kg taken on sea gar. Bream numbers have been reasonable, however with calm seas and clear water, most of the action has been after dark. Drummer results remain negligible although groper and blackfish are on offer from most headlands, with Point Perpendicular fishing as well as anywhere.
Offshore, it seems the leatherjackets have now thinned to the point where anglers can target any species in any depth without fear of losing a stack of gear. Some nice pearl perch, morwong and pigfish have been on wide of Plomer, while close in off Lighthouse has some terrific snapper, highlighted by John Robertson’s terrific 9.59kg red caught last weekend.
Jason and Virginia Isaac
Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle
(02) 6583 8318
jas.ned@bigpond.com

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