Report 27/11/14

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Report 27/11/14

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In the estuaries, flathead and whiting continue to be the best bet with the Hastings and tributaries producing some good bags of quality fish. Best catches of flatties have come from around the Dennis Bridge area, whilst the Back Channel, Limeburners, Blackmans Point are all worth a throw for whiting. If its quality rather than quantity your seeking on the whiting front, by all reports Limeburners is currently producing some bumper specimens, with live yabbies working best. Reports from Lake Cathie have also been most encouraging with plenty of flatties readily taking all manner of lures, whilst live prawns fished after dark have been a gun offering for some quality whiting. Bream however have been a little quiet, although the upper reaches have seen a reasonable degree of action for lure enthusiasts. On the mulloway front, the lower reaches of both the Hastings and Camden Haven systems have been producing some terrific fish, highlighted by Hari Corliss scoring a terrific 29.86 kilo model. Further upstream, school sized fish continue to be taken with both Limeburners and around Rawdon Island worth a look. On the crustacean front, whilst the prawning dark is now pretty well finished for this moon phase, blue swimmer and mud crabs both remain most active, with pretty well anywhere in the Hastings worth a look.

On the beaches, despite not a lot of appealing formations about, results haven’t been too bad for this time of year. North Beach has produced a sprinkling of bream, whiting and school mulloway, whilst Lighthouse has also produced a few tailor, salmon and mulloway. Whilst most mulloway have been borderline legal under the new guidelines, the odd much better fish has also been about. Just remember if you hook a large mulloway off the sand, patience is the key to landing it. When beaching the fish, keep a little distance between yourself and the fish, make sure your drag is not too heavy, and generally the surf will do most of the work for you. One experienced local fisho, who knows better, recently suffered a cerebral malfunction and disobeyed all of the above, losing a “bucket list” fish right at his feet…..again!

Off the rocks, there is a sprinkling of tailor from most headlands although the quality is not great. Bream however, have been quite good with fish to around a kilo caught around Lighthouse and up at Plomer. A few reasonable blackfish have also been on offer around Shelleys and Miners, however a bit of rough water is a must. The next few weeks may also be well worth a throw for a late season drummer, as divers report there are plenty of fish still inhabiting our shoreline.

Offshore action has been limited to the occasional morning session courtesy of the consistently ordinary conditions. However on the positive side, a few nice fish have been on offer with the close in reefs of Lighthouse worth a look for snapper, whilst off Plomer, reasonable number of teraglin and pearl perch have been about. Wider out, marlin are certainly worth a look with some nice warm water now around, whilst Mahi Mahi should start hanging around the FAD now there’'s a bit of growth on it.

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

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Re: Report 27/11/14

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