Report 13/11/14

Jason and Virginia Isaac
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Report 13/11/14

Post by subeditor » Thu Nov 13, 2014 11:19 am

In the estuary, flathead are again the best bet with both solid numbers and some top quality fish right throughout the system. Along with the flatties, some nice whiting have started to show up in improved numbers, with the recent rise in water temperature no doubt spurring their activity. As usual, worms and yabbies have both been successful, however look for surface lures to really start producing the goods from this point of the season onwards. Blackfish on the other hand have slowed down quite considerably, however with perseverance, most locations in the Hastings should still produce a few reasonable fish. On the bream front, best results of late have been reported from well upstream with around Rawdon Island worth a look using either lures during the day, or baits after dark. On the crustacean front, the Hastings is still giving up plenty of blue swimmer and mud crabs, although the latter seem to be moving further up river than where they have been for the last couple of months. Meanwhile, with another prawning dark now underway, I expect Lake Cathie to a hive of activity for the next couple of weeks at least. If last months results are any indication, everybody should be able to manage good feed or two. Just be mindful however of bag limits and licensing requirements, as failure to do so could lead to a very unpleasant piece of paper being kindly supplied courtesy of NSW Fisheries.

On the beaches, the recent full moon phase again saw mulloway on offer in reasonable numbers, with both North Beach and Lighthouse giving up a few fish ranging from well undersize to around 10 kilos. Also on offer have been a sprinkling of bream and whiting, with Shelley’s in town fishing surprisingly well. On the tailor front, the beaches south of Port have been reasonably consistent, although the quality has not been there, although there have been quite a few salmon scoffing both lures and pilchards to provide a little sport if nothing else.



Off the rocks, things have been a little quiet as is usually the case at this time of year. Lighthouse has been producing tailor most mornings however barely the chopper class, whilst Shelley’s and Miners have been worth a look for the odd blackfish and drummer. Those venturing north report Plommer and Big Hill have both held a few bream and the occasional school mulloway after dark.

Outside reports have been mixed although at least the weather has allowed a few trips out in relative comfort of late. On the snapper front, results have been a little quiet however the odd good fish has been taken by those throwing lures, with John Acroyd managing a terrific 10.1 kilogram model last weekend. Not too shabby for his first snapper on a plastic. Apart from snapper, a few pearl perch and teraglin have been on offer off Plommer, whilst wider out marlin and mahi mahi are now becoming viable targets. And just a reminder to all offshore boaties, tonight the Port Macquarie Marine Rescue will holding their annual PM night at the Tacking Point Surf Club commencing 7.30pm. As usual, this is a terrific night with refreshments available, guest speakers, plenty of great prizes, whilst also being an ideal opportunity to both renew your annual membership and meet other offshore enthusiasts.

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

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Re: Report 13/11/14

Post by subeditor » Thu Nov 13, 2014 11:20 am

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