Report 27/8/15

Jason and Virginia Isaac
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Report 27/8/15

Post by subeditor » Thu Aug 27, 2015 1:46 pm

In the estuary, blackfish remain a little inconsistent although there are still enough active fish to keep the enthusiasts interested. Whilst fish have been taken from most usual locations including both break walls and Limeburners, it?s the same story as in past weeks, fish here one day, gone the next. Greenweed remains the pick of the baits, although those using weed flies have also been scoring a few reasonable fish. Some nice bream have been on offer, with the better catches being taken during the darker hours. North wall and the coal wall have both fished well, however those with boats have also enjoyed success around the leases up Limeburners. Further upstream, flathead numbers continue to be solid for this time of the year, with soft plastics and blade style lures working well. For those content to simply drift with bait, whitebait remains the morsel of choice. No great news on the mulloway front apart from the odd school sized model taken from both the north wall and further upstream on lures, however the tides late this week are terrific for targeting a larger model. Best bet would a live bait fished around the change of tide, however large bodied lures are also well worth consideration. On the crabbing front, both muddies and blue swimmers have been active indicating another good season is on the cards.

Off the beaches, some terrific bream are still cruising the waves, with North Beach in particular fishing well. Best bets over the coming week would be to target first light with either mullet strips or pipis. Late afternoons have also seen a few chopper tailor about, whilst leading up to this moon should also see some larger greenbacks around after dark. Best bet would to use either tailor or bonito fillets, with both of these offerings also first rate for mulloway. We have also had a few reports of some nice whiting from around Lake Cathie, with live worms the bait for these tasty critters.

Off the rocks, drummer remain worth chasing although results remain a little spasmodic. Plomer, Big Hill and around the Lighthouse locally are all worth a look. On the tailor front, Plommer and Hat Head continue to produce some above average fish, whilst locally Lighthouse and Blueface have fished well. Plomer has also yielded a few solid bream for those fishing either dawn or dusk. A few school mulloway have been on offer from around Plommer and Queens, with whole squid working well. For those keen on chasing blackfish, numbers remain excellent, with Point Perpendicular and Shelley?s locally both producing solid results.

On the offshore scene, results have continued to vary with some managing great sessions and others finding the going a tad slow. Snapper remain active with the reefs off Plomer between 35 and 50 meters fishing very well. Soft plastics and baits have both been effective. A few nice pearl perch have also been on offer, with the deeper marks beyond 60 meters well worth visiting when the current is slow. If you are planning to head wider than about 50 meters, leather jackets have been thick over the past week, except of course, if you are targeting them.

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

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