Report 16/6/15

Jason and Virginia Isaac
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Report 16/6/15

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In the estuaries, blackfish numbers remain consistent with some solid fish over a kilo on offer. As has been the case over recent seasons, weed flies have been working well, as to of course cabbage and greenweed. Most locations in the lower estuary are worth a look, with either break wall the picks of locations. Bream numbers remain reasonable although the big moon made them a little shy during the evening tides. Look for a significant improvement over the next week or so, particularly after dark. Best reports have come from the north wall and Limeburners, however upriver around Rawdon Island is also worth a look. Best baits will be either yabbies, mullet strips or gut baits of pretty well any description. For lure enthusiasts, blades and crab imitations continue to achieve terrific results. On the flattie front, there are still plenty of lizards active in the lower reaches. Best results have been achieved on soft plastics, with both around Pelican Island and the Dennis Bridge worth a look. Those throwing larger plastics around the bridge have also scored a few nice school mulloway ranging from juvenile up to around 90cm, which is terrific going on light gear.

On the beaches, bream numbers continue to solid with both Lighthouse and North beach firing well. Best baits have been either mullet strips, pipis or beach worms. Tailor numbers have been marginally better around Laurieton and the beaches further south, although Lighthouse has also held a few nice choppers. Mulloway numbers were also reasonable around the full moon, with most stretches of sand holding plenty of school sized fish. Unfortunately the brief pulse of swell leading up to the moon meant chasing the larger models at the optimum time with larger baits was not practical from most locations. We have also been hearing increased reports of salmon, indicating the annual winter inundation is not far off. Whilst most rate their culinary qualities as somewhere between poor and dreadful, there is no doubting their sport fishing qualities. Pound for pound, you will not find better from the sand.

Off the rocks, bream remain solid and should further improve once the current full moon continues to wane. Most ledges around Plomer and Big Hill have been producing fish, as has Lighthouse and Miners locally. Drummer have also been excellent, with this season to date being significantly better than recent years. Hopefully this trend will continue throughout winter. For those keen to float a bit of cabbage in the washes, Plomer and Shelley’s have both been productive with bronzies to around a kilo in good numbers. On the tailor front, most headlands are fishing well, with Lighthouse locally as good as anywhere, while the recent full moon phase saw plenty of school mulloway around Plomer and Big Hill.

On the offshore scene, the seas last weekend were excellent with plenty of vessels venturing out for both morning and evening sessions. Close in, some reasonable snapper were on offer, however the absence of any current saw them rather fickle. Wider out, a few most welcome pearl perch have been about, whilst those dropping livies have scored the odd king to around 8 kilos and plenty of teraglin. If you are planning on heading out any time soon, just be mindful there are masses of whales streaming up the coast at present, which can be somewhat of a navigation hazard at times, particularly after dark or when travelling at speed. Caution is recommended.

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

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Re: Report 16/6/15

Post by subeditor » Tue Jun 16, 2015 10:27 am

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