Report 18/06/14

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Report 18/06/14

Post by Nicole Penfold » Wed Jun 18, 2014 8:56 am

Beaches
Despite the big tides around the full moon together with a bit more swell than we would like catches have been reasonable for most species. Locally north beach has produced well with plenty of well conditioned bream some nice tailor and even a few late season whiting. Mulloway numbers however were down a little although this is to be expected when conditions make for difficult angling particularly around the optimum high tide period. Lighthouse has been producing similar results although if anything tailor numbers have been a little more consistent from the southern end. A few salmon have also started to show up although look for plenty more to arrive when the water temperature drops by a few more degrees.

Rocks
Bream catches have remained consistent despite the full moon phase with best results from around Diamond Head and to a certain degree Point Plommer and surrounds. The average size is terrific and should remain so throughout the coming weeks. Tailor numbers too have been reasonable as has the quality particularly at night with the better catches off the ledges south. On the drummer scene apart from a few isolated fish from most locations most enthusiasts are still eagerly awaiting the arrival of the cool water to really fire them up along our coastline. A few solid groper are also starting to become active when you can fish the desirable ledges and it is always pleasing to see this species thriving under sensible NSW Fisheries regulations.

Estuary
Bream numbers have remained terrific in spite of the recent full moon. Most locations in the lower reaches have proven productive although the waters upstream of Settlement Point have arguably produced a better grade of fish over the past week. Strip baits of mullet gut bait or live yabbies have all proven successful as have most lure types during daylight hours. Blackfish numbers too have remained solid with the break walls still fishing well on both green weed and cabbage. Plenty of flatties are still on offer with lures achieving the better results. Those throwing the larger soft plastics or hard bodied lures around the Dennis Bridge Rawdon Island and deeper holes in the Maria are also scoring a few solid school mulloway to around 7 kilos. On the crustacean front crab numbers remain sensational and still show no signs of slowing whilst this week sees another prawning dark commence for those keen on braving the rapidly cooling water of Lake Cathie.

Outside
Although a few whales have begun their annual migration up our coastline last weekend still saw the water temperature in close a balmy 22 degrees which is quite warm for this time of year. As a results napper numbers are yet to really fire although the odd reasonable fish is being taken by both baits and soft plastics. Those simply fishing the bottom however have been scoring some great pearl perch in the 50 to 70 meter bracket whilst those fishing live baits scored some nice kingfish, mulloway and teraglin around the recent full moon.

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

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