Report 01/07/14

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Report 01/07/14

Post by Nicole Penfold » Tue Jul 01, 2014 9:13 pm

Rocks
Bream remain excellent, with Miners locally, Plommer to the north and Diamond Head to the south all producing nice fish both mornings and evenings. Gut baits and either mullet or tailor strip have been particularly successful. Tailor numbers to remain terrific, with some solid greenbacks mixed in with a slightly better class of fish than seen so far this season. Metal lures and of course pilchards have both proven successful, but whole garfish have been accounting for the better quality fish. Blackfish also remain a viable option with Point Perpendicular containing good numbers of fish, whilst the odd solid groper has begun to be extracted courtesy of the westerly wind flattened seas. Drummer however are yet to really fire up, although with the water now beginning to cool, perhaps the next bit of a rough sea may prove the catalyst to get the winter pig season properly underway.

Beaches
Results have been encouraging with most beaches holding plenty of structure courtesy of the calm seas of late. Tailor have been consistent if not spectacular, with the evening sessions producing the better results. Interestingly, the smaller bluebait and anchovies have been achieving better results than the larger pilchards and garfish. No doubt the presence of small baitfish in the surf zone has something to do with this. Bream numbers and quality both remain terrific, with evening sessions proving particularly productive. Best bait has proven to be the humble pipi, a perennial favourite of big travelling bream at this time year. For those fishing after dark, school mulloway numbers have been down a little, however we have heard a few encouraging reports on larger fish from around the Camden Haven area, with tailor slabs proving the bait of choice.

Estuary
Blackfish numbers remain reasonable however have been a little inconsistent with no two days results the same. Greenweed once again has proven the more effective bait. On the bream front, the past few weeks have been excellent particularly for those braving the evening chill. The break walls, coal wall and Limeburners have all been fishing well, and as usual lightly weighted yabbies or gut baits are achieving the better results. For day time anglers chasing flatties, both lures and baits are still being readily accepted, with the shallows around Pelican Island fishing as well as anywhere. Good new to on the mulloway front, with several fish over 20 kilos taken from the lower reaches of the Hasting over the past week. Live mullet and the change of tide have been the keys to success.

Offshore
The blustery westerly winds have kept most boats in the shed over the past week. Those who have ventured out have generally been fishing close in with only mixed results on reef fish and a few snapper on lures reported. Now the whales are here and water temperature has begun to drop, hopefully our winter snapper will begin to hot up over the coming weeks.

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Re: Weekly Report 01/07/14

Post by Nicole Penfold » Tue Jul 01, 2014 9:13 pm

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