Report 18/6/15

Jason and Virginia Isaac
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Report 18/6/15

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On the beaches, tailor have been consistent, with several fish around and over the 2 kilo mark taken from North Beach, Lighthouse and around the Camden Haven. Many of the better fish have been taken on slab baits intended for mulloway. On the mulloway front, still plenty of juveniles around however the larger models have been a little scarce. No shortage of sharks however after dark which is often the case during a dark moon phase. On the bream front, North Beach has been the pick of locations, with early morning sessions using either pipis or mullet strip seeing fish to around a kilo. Those using worms are also still scoring the odd nice sized whiting. Salmon numbers are also picking up, and will further do so as the water begins to cool.

Off the rocks, tailor catches are terrific both locally and around Point Plommer, with the average size also first class. Reports of greenbacks over 2 kilos are common. Bream numbers have been reasonable, particularly at night, with fresh tailor and bonito strips achieving the better results. On the bonito front, recent weeks have seen good numbers of these great sport fish about. Great fun to catch and excellent bait for many species including, mulloway, tailor and of course bream. On the drummer scene, this season has been terrific to date with pretty well all locations from Hat Head to Seal Rocks firing. Cunjevoi, prawns, cabbage and plain old white bread have all been successful. Using bread for pigs has gone out of favour a little over recent years, but can be deadly at times. Try either using either the crusts or squeezing the bread into a hardy ball. Both methods work although you will need to rebait constantly. Makes sense doesn’t it considering what most use as their primary berley source.

In the estuary, blackfish remain consistent from all points in the lower section of the Hastings, with some nice fish over a kilo being encountered. Weed flies and cabbage seem to be accounting for the better fish. Bream numbers also remain terrific, particularly for those fishing at night, with gut baits and yabbies achieving the better results. Most areas from Rawdon Island to the break walls are worth a look. For flattie fans, there are still good numbers of lizards active in most locations downstream from Rawdon Island. Whitebait, soft plastics and blades have all proven successful. Those throwing lures are also still finding some nice school mulloway, ranging from around 50cm to 90cm which is great fun on light gear. For those fishing even lighter gear, there are plenty of garfish in the system at the moment. Either bread or small portions of peeled prawns, fished on a size 12 hook under a float is the way to go for the gars.

On the outside front, after an extended run of calm seas, the weather gods have again given us a dose of reality for this weekend with more wind and swell than we would like. This is a shame, as improving numbers of snapper have been found off Plomer and Cathie, with both baits and plastics being productive. Wider out, some nice Sampson fish are still cruising around, along with the odd kingfish, pearl perch and other mixed reef species. No real signs of leather jackets as yet, but their arrival should not be far off. Time to stock up on wire if you intend fishing wide. For those fishing the close reefs with crabs, some cracking groper are around, with many unstoppable on conventional tackle.

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

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Re: Report 18/6/15

Post by subeditor » Thu Jun 18, 2015 1:13 pm

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