Weekly Report 22/01/14

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Weekly Report 22/01/14

Post by Nicole Penfold » Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:50 pm

On the beaches, school mulloway have again been consistent with pretty well all local beaches producing fish in varying degrees. Best results have arguably come from the southern end of Lighthouse, although pretty well anywhere has been worth a look. Apart from the school mulloway, a few nice bream have been taken from North Beach, while Shelley’s in town continues to produce a consistent stream of nice whiting. Tailor on the other hand remain somewhat on an enigma, with a few fish showing one day only to be gone the next.

Off the rocks however, tailor have improved a little although you will need to rise early or you will miss what has been somewhat of a short bite. Best results locally have been achieved around the Lighthouse. We have also had a few reports of bonito being taken by those spinning early, although not as yet on a consistent basis. On the land based game scene, the lack of any consistent warm water close to the stones has resulted in little action to date. Hopefully when we get a few consistent southerlies the water in close will warm right up, but this can change overnight.

In the estuary, whiting numbers in the Hastings have really picked up with lower section of the Maria and in Limeburners both fishing well. Both surface lures and either yabbies or beach worms have proven effective. On the flathead front, pretty well all locations between Wauchope and the break walls have been producing fish, with soft plastics or live poddy mullet achieving the better results. Further upstream, bream and bass are still receptive to surface lures, although by all reports the action has slowed with the fish appearing a little gun shy. I wonder why! On the crustacean front, good news in the Hastings with improved numbers of blue swimmers in the lower reaches, and a steady stream of muddies still on offer further up. We are also now in the middle of another prawning dark, so I expect this weekend to see quite a bit of activity down at Lake Cathie. Hopefully the quality will be significantly improved from that to date this season.

Outside reports remain excellent on the pelagic front, with plenty of small black marlin in close, and a few larger stripes and blues wider out. Also on offer are the odd yellowfin tuna and mahi mahi, together with a few wahoo from the really warm currents. On the bottom fishing front, the currents are still making life awkward particularly on the wider reefs, although those chasing snapper close in off both Lighthouse and Plommer report moderate success on fish to around 6 kilos.

Any finally, to Floyd who on 10/1/14 made his initial Fishing Monthly post regarding my reports, perhaps a trip out with Mark of Castaway Estuary Charters would pay dividends. Not only does Mark know where to find fish, but specialises in teaching inexperienced anglers the techniques required to catch all available species.

Jason and Virginia Isaac
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Re: Weekly Report 22/01/14

Post by Nicole Penfold » Tue Jan 28, 2014 9:43 pm

Threads are sorted according to the most recent post, including replies. I have made this reply to counteract an earlier Weekly Report getting bumped ahead by a late reply.

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