Report 15/07/14

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Report 15/07/14

Post by Nicole Penfold » Tue Jul 15, 2014 6:22 pm

Estuary
Blackfish remain excellent with most parts of the lower reaches of the Hastings producing well. In addition, those willing to travel to either the Camden Haven or Harrington have also been very well rewarded. Flathead numbers remain quite good despite the estuary waters now cooling noticeably, with Blackmans Point and the flats around Pelican Island well worth a go. On the bream front, whilst the period around the full moon saw the fish a little tentative, numbers remain excellent with a couple of season bream chasers of the opinion this has been the best season for many, many years. It is no coincidence these anglers fish exclusively after dark, use light gear and almost always use either gut baits, yabbies or occasionally mullet strips when the bigger fish are about. On the mulloway front, the lead up to the full moon was once again productive, with the break walls giving up a few solid fish on both live mullet and lures.

Beaches
Tailor remain excellent with our winter season to date being the best we have seen for several years. No doubt the absence of any significant east coast lows and subsequent rain and poor water quality has a fair bit to do with this. Along with the tailor, salmon numbers have begun to build, however thankfully only to the point whereby you will encounter the odd few fish for a bit of sport but can still successfully target other more palatable species. On this front, bream numbers remain consistent and should further improve as the full moon continues to wane, whilst those chasing mulloway report the past week has produced a sprinkling of school sized fish along with the odd few in the 10 to 15 kilo bracket. Tailor fillets, as is often the case, have accounted for the better models.

Rocks
Terrific reports on tailor continue to come in from almost everywhere. Hat Head is reported to be fishing particularly well, with Point Perpendicular, Diamond Head, most ledges around Plommer and of course Lighthouse locally also giving up some nice bags over the past week. Bream numbers to remain solid, with fish to around a kilo taken from around Plommer, with tailor strips achieving the better results. On the drummer front, the action remains patchy at best, with the best reports of late coming from the north break wall at Port. However if the big sea and blow predicted for this weekend indeed eventuate, it could prove the catalyst to move a bit of sand and food, and finally get the pigs properly fired up. If so, I expect the diehard drummer enthusiasts will hit the stones en masse over the coming weeks.

Offshore

Reports over the past week have been dominated by snapper with good reports from both north and south of Port. Soft plastics have been accounting for most of the better quality models although those content to drift a bait near the bottom have also been picking up a few nice fish. On the negative side however, leather jackets are now around in plague proportions, with big schools in the 50 to 80 meter bracket and enough as close in as 30 meters to make a real pest of themselves. Although, if you are simply after a good feed, the fish in the wider areas are up to about 60cm or so, with wire rigs and 2/0 long shank hooks the best combination. And finally, just to prove our season is a little late, one angler reportedly spent a couple of hours on a marlin close in off Lake Cathie last weekend, only to lose the fish right at the end.

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

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Re: Weekly Report 15/07/14

Post by Nicole Penfold » Tue Jul 15, 2014 6:23 pm

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