Weekly Report 25/02/14

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Weekly Report 25/02/14

Post by Nicole Penfold » Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:23 pm

Beaches
There have been terrific numbers of whiting with the section directly in front of Lake Cathie fishing exceptionally well. Bream numbers have improved a little and although not prolific as yet, the average size is quite good for this time of year. Tailor remain solid with Lighthouse and North Beach both work a look either at dawn or dusk. We have also had reports of a few salmon being about, which is a little unusual for this time of year.

Rocks
The land based game scene is just about to take off, with reports of Spanish mackerel and cobia from around Hat Head. No real reports however of longtails as yet, although to date optimum water conditions have not quite arrived. By all reports there is plenty of bait around, so it now appears just a matter of choosing the right location on the right day, and simply persisting. For those not into the LBG scene, tailor have been excellent around Plommer and Lighthouse locally, while most ledges are producing reasonable numbers of bream, blackfish and school mulloway.

Estuary
Flathead remain reasonable as do whiting, with the Maria fishing particularly well. Those fishing the north wall have also been scoring a few bream to around a kilo, some nice tailor and continued run of school mulloway. On the crab front, the muddies remain pretty well as good as they get in the upper reaches, whilst downstream we are seeing the best run of blue swimmers in quite a few years.

Offshore

Barries Bay has been a hive of activity with plenty of Spanish mackerel on offer, although please bear in mind the recent warning regarding ciguatera poisoning. Along with the mackerel, a few cobia have shown up which is always most welcome. Wider out, mahi mahi remain common around the FAD, whilst those simply seeking a feed have been scoring a few nice snapper, pearl perch and kingfish off Plommer. Finally, the recent news regarding the proposed artificial reefs to be implemented off Port is a terrific result for local anglers. As more information comes to hand in due course, we will keep you informed.

Jason and Virginia Isaac
Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle
(02) 6583 8318
jas.ned@bigpond.com

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