Report 13/08/14

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Report 13/08/14

Post by Nicole Penfold » Wed Aug 13, 2014 7:54 am

Estuary
Blackfish numbers remain quite solid albeit with the action now spread a little further upstream than in recent weeks. The break walls are continuing to fish well whilst Limeburners and the Maria too are both well worth a look now. On the bream scene, the break walls and coal wall are still yielding some nice fish, although the recent full moon phase saw the bream a little fickle after dark as is normally the case. Further upstream, Mark from Castaway Estuary Charters has been putting clients onto some nice flathead and school mulloway, with both Koolabung blades and soft plastics in the 100 to 120mm range working well. On the larger mulloway scene, the break walls again produced the goods leading up to the full moon, with several fish in the 15 to 25kg range landed from both sides of the Hastings. Live mullet and large hard bodied lures both proved successful.

Beaches

The combination of big tides, strong winds and the swell that arrived early in the week have created challenging conditions. Before the weekend however, some nice tailor were on offer from most stretches of sand, whilst lighthouse produced a few mulloway ranging from around 5 to 12 kilos. Bream numbers were reasonable with those fishing north beach faring best, whilst a few more salmon have started to show up but to date nowhere near levels seen over recent years.

Rocks
A few drummer have started to show up and the big swell earlier in the week could just prove the catalyst to fire them right up. Time will tell in this regard. In the meantime, plenty of blackfish for those willing throw a bit of cabbage around, with both Nobby’s and Shelley’s locally worth a look. Tailor numbers also remain consistent, with fish on offer both dawn and dusk from most headlands. If anything, those fishing the evening session leading up to the full moon did score on average a much superior grade of fish. Groper chasers have also been enjoying the past few weeks, with the terrific numbers of bumper fish on offer testament to the sound regulations imposed by NSW Fisheries on this once almost extinct species.

Offshore
Snapper numbers are slowly but surely improving, with good results from most reef areas. Those throwing soft plastics have been doing well off Plommer in the 30 to 50 meter bracket, with fish to around 7 kilos on offer, whilst the charter boats using conventional bottom fishing techniques too have been finding some terrific reds a little deeper south of Port. Look for the close in reefs off both Port and Lighthouse beach to really begin to fire over the coming weeks as the bulk of the reds move in. Apart from the snapper, a few teraglin, pearl perch and the occasional kingfish have been on offer, whilst leather jackets remain sufficiently thick to make a real pest of themselves on occasions.

Jason and Virginia Isaac
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jas.ned@bigpond.com

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Re: Report 13/08/14

Post by Nicole Penfold » Wed Aug 13, 2014 7:55 am

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