Report 05/08/14

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Report 05/08/14

Post by Nicole Penfold » Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:31 pm

Estuary
Estuary angling has been dominated by the two winter staples, i.e. Bream and blackfish, with the lower reaches still providing the better results. On the blackfish front, the lower reaches of the Hastings are still fishing quite well, with some nice fish to around a kilo on offer. Best results of late have been achieved by those crossing the ferry, with greenweed and cabbage both working well. For those keen to snare a few bream, the break walls after dark remain productive, as too the lower part of Limeburners. If we don’t receive any major rain events over the next week or two, I expect the bream haunts further upstream to start producing well. Also in estuaries, flathead remain a viable option of both lures and baits, whilst a few reasonable mulloway have been taken up around the Dennis Bridge and in the Maria on soft plastics. We have also heard a couple of reports of both blue swimmers and mud crabs remaining active, so if you haven’t had you fill already this year, deploying your trap and witches hats remains a viable proposition.

Beaches
Bream numbers have picked up a little over the past couple of days, with this improvement coinciding with the seas and wind backing down from last weekends blow. Tailor numbers also remain reasonable, with Lighthouse the pick of locations in the Hastings. Those using tailor to chase mulloway have also been scoring a couple of reasonable fish, although sharks have been a real pest after dark. Hopefully with a full moon and favourable tides coming up, the ratio of mulloway to undesirables will improve to a more acceptable level.

Rocks
Despite many of the preferred locations still sanded up, a few drummer have started to show up. Reports from divers also indicate there are solid numbers just a little wider, so it would appear all we need is another decent blow and associated sea to bring them in to where they can be targeted by shore based anglers. Tailor numbers remain consistent with Lighthouse locally faring best, whilst encouraging reports have also filtered in from those fishing both Hat Head and Crescent Head. With a full moon phase approaching, look for late afternoon or evening sessions if you are seeking the better class of greenback. Still a few reasonable bream around, with the early morning high tide your best bet. If the seas remain calm for any extended period, now is prime time to drop a crab off any of our deeper ledges in search of a few arm stretching groper.

Offshore
Snapper reports are improving as expected at this time of year. Good results have been achieved by those fishing the bottom in the 60 to 70 meter range, whilst those targeting them closer in on soft plastics are starting to see more consistent results, with some nice fish above 6 kilos being encountered. On the jacket front, whilst wire remains a vital accessory on the wider reefs, at least numbers have thinned to the extent whereby chasing other species is once again a viable option.

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Re: Report 05/08/14

Post by Nicole Penfold » Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:31 pm

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