Weekly Report 29/04/14

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Weekly Report 29/04/14

Post by Nicole Penfold » Tue Apr 29, 2014 6:23 pm

Beaches
Some terrific bream are beginning to show up, with both North Beach and Lighthouse producing fish to over a kilo. Mullet strips and pipis have been particularly successful. With westerly winds predicted for over the weekend, look for the bulk of the local mullet population to begin travelling. Also off the beaches, tailor have been solid, with North beach holding a reasonable grade of fish over the past week. Garfish have been accounting for many of the better models. On the mulloway front, only a few isolated reports of late, however with the mullet now travelling and good numbers of tailor about, you can bet a few better than average fish will be shadowing them.

Rocks

Tailor have been excellent particularly around Hat Head, with plenty of good greenbacks on offer. Bream too have been quite good and will improve considerably from now on. Drummer are slowly beginning to improve, with the odd reasonable pig being extracted from Big Hill, Point Plommer and Diamond Head. As with the bream, these will improve noticeably in the coming weeks. Good numbers of blackfish remain for those keen to throw the float off the stones, with Miners and around Shelley’s worth a look. On the land based game scene, there are still a few longtail tuna about, however with the water beginning to cool a tad, their presence should begin to drop off over the next few weeks.

Estuary
Bream numbers and quality have begun to pick up noticeably, with the break walls now producing the better results, particularly after dark. Blackfish on the other hand have been patchy at best, however look for an improvement any time now given the westerlies have begun to blow in earnest. Also in the river, a few school mulloway and flathead remain on offer from the upstream areas, with lures achieving by far the better results. Still plenty of crabs around as well, with better sized blue swimmers in particular around in terrific numbers at present.

Offshore

Results remain a little patchy for those fishing the bottom and will most likely remain so until the current settles and the water temperatures drops a little more. Best results have been achieved from the reefs off Plommer, with a few reasonable snapper, pearl perch and the odd kingfish. On the pelagic front, Barries Bay is still holding the odd mackerel although not in the numbers enjoyed over recent weeks, whilst the FAD is still worth a look for mahi mahi to around 8 kilos or so.

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

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