Report 28/5/15

Jason and Virginia Isaac
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Report 28/5/15

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Off the rocks, pretty well all species we expect to catch at this time of year have been on offer. Drummer numbers have been excellent from most locations from Plomer to Seal Rocks, with several bag limit catches already taken. Cunjevoi and large prawns have been the baits of choice. Bream have also been excellent, with many anglers encountering a consistently better grade of fish than seen for quite some time, with fish averaging from about 700gr to well over a kilo. A similar story on the tailor front, with some terrific greenbacks taken from the Lighthouse locally, and of course the ledges around Plomer. Garfish and large poppers seem to be accounting for most of the better quality fish. Plenty of blackfish are also in the washes, with Shelley’s and Flagstaff both worth a look. We have also had a couple of reports of late season longtails still being about, so it appears there is something for everyone off the stones.

In the estuary, bream numbers continue to pick up as is often the case at this time of year. Best locations have been the break walls with mullet gut, mullet fillets and yabbies being the pick of baits, while those throwing all manner of lures have also been enjoying great success throughout the lower reaches. A similar story on the blackfish front, with consistent numbers of very well conditioned fish from most parts. Greenweed if you can find any, cabbage and weed flies have all been successful. School mulloway also remain most active, with the North wall fishing consistently, as to several of the up river haunts like the Dennis Bridge. For flattie enthusiasts, the shallow flats around Pelican Island have been well worth a look with either whitebait or lures, as to is Lake Cathie. The lake is also worth a look for bream and whiting, with beach worms fished after dark achieving the better results. On the crabbing scene, still plenty of muddies and a few big blue swimmers on offer for those wielding the traps and witches hats.

On the beaches, bream and tailor have been terrific. North beach has the pick of locations on the bream front, whilst Lighthouse has seen the better of the tailor action. Some of the tailor have been well over 3 kilos, with slab baits aimed at mulloway late afternoon and after dark accounting for some of the better fish. On the mulloway front, while school sized have been common, you would be hard pressed to find better tides and conditions to chase a larger model than this weekend. If you are after a better grade of fish, leave the worms alone and use fresh tailor slabs or heads.

On the offshore scene, I expect a high level of activity this weekend after our extended run of poor conditions. Snapper will no doubt be a target for many, with some good reports over recent days from in front of Port as well as off Plomer. Soft plastics and live baits have been particularly effective. Also on offer off the bottom have been a few nice teraglin and pearl perch from wide of Plomer, together with a sprinkling of mulloway and kingfish. On the pelagic front, the FAD is still worth a look for mahi mahi, while the odd spanish and spotted mackerel are still to be found in Barries Bay and the close in reefs off Port. If you are looking to head wider, some solid yellowfin tuna are also rumoured to be about.

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

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Re: Report 28/5/15

Post by subeditor » Fri May 29, 2015 1:45 pm

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