Report 24/06/14

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Report 24/06/14

Post by Nicole Penfold » Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:12 pm

Estuary
Bream numbers in the lower reaches have picked up again with some terrific fish to around a kilo on offer. I would expect the next few weeks to remain excellent with either gut baits, mullet strips or yabbies fished pretty well anywhere in the lower reaches likely to be successful. Flathead numbers remain excellent for this time year as too the quality, with lures achieving the better results. On the blackfish scene, while the action has slowed a little from that enjoyed over recent weeks, the entire lower section of the Hastings is still quite productive. Greenweed has been the bait the choice. On the mulloway front, we have also had several reports of fish to around 15 kilos from around the break walls over the past few evenings. Best results have been achieved using live mullet, however those throwing large soft plastics or hard bodied lures have also enjoyed success. On the crustacean front, crab numbers remain excellent with both blue swimmers, muddies and the odd unusual “Charybdis granulate” thrown in. The latter, whilst native to Australiais most unusual around these parts,being far more common in Asian waters. On the prawning scene, Lake Cathie is still producing the goods albeit not to the extent seen over the past couple of months. For those inclined to have a go without a wetsuit, the water can best be described as being somewhere between tolerable and invigorating.

Beaches
Bream numbers have been quite consistent of late and should remain around in good numbers for at least the next month or so. Whilst few bumper specimens have been recorded, the quality is excellent with most fish very well conditioned. Tailor numbers also remain consistent although those fishing the dawn session seem to scoring the better class of fish. For those keen on chasing mulloway, the evening tides at present are excellent however with the high tide large you will need reasonable sea conditions to fish the open stretches effectively. Best bet would be to throw tailor fillets in search of the better quality fish if conditions allow.

Rocks
A few drummer have started to show however they are yet to really fire. Blackfish numbers however remain solid from around Miners and Shelley’s, with some kilo plus models among them. On the tailor front, most local ledges are producing fish on a regular basis however the larger specimens have proven a tad elusive. This next month however often produces the better class of fish so no doubt persistence will be rewarded. For bream enthusiasts, terrific results have been achieved from most local ledges as well Point Plomer to the north and Point Perpendicular to the south. Fresh mullet or tailor strips have both been achieving excellent results.

Offshore
Before the latest batch of gusty westerlies arrived, conditions were terrific although results remain a little hit and miss. Off Plommer, kingfish numbers have been reasonable along with a few pearl perch, teraglin and even the odd john dory being a welcome addition to the ice box. Improved numbers of snapper have started to show up as well, although whilst some have enjoyed the occasional terrific sessions predominately on lures, results remain inconsistent and will likely remain so until the water cools a little more. For those heading offshore, just be sure to keep an eye out for whales, as their numbers at the moment are as thick as I can recall and they are not shy of coming disturbingly close to all many of water craft.

Jason and Virginia Isaac
Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle
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jas.ned@bigpond.com

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Re: Weekly Report 24/06/14

Post by Nicole Penfold » Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:12 pm

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