Report 17/5/16

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Report 17/5/16

Post by Nicole Penfold » Tue May 17, 2016 7:15 pm

In the estuaries, mulloway numbers remain terrific with both school sized fish as well as much larger models taken from all points between the walls and the Dennis Bridge. No doubt the numbers of mullet still in the system has a bit to do with this. On the bream and blackfish front, results are only average with most local experts expecting a late start to the season, hopefully after the coming full moon. Flathead however remain terrific with Limeburners and around Pelican Island fishing exceptionally well. On the crabbing front, by all reports the muddies have been as good as they get over recent weeks, with the size excellent and most crabs very well conditioned.

On the beaches, north beach had been producing a consistent run of school mulloway along with a few tailor and bream, whilst Lighthouse had been producing its fair share of choppers and school mulloway as well. Look for results on the mulloway front to really pick up in the latter part of this week with terrific tides leading up to the full moon. On the bream front, I suspect numbers will really pick up after this full moon, with the next few weeks likely to see the best action of the year. Also on offer have been plenty of salmon which against all other trends, is a little early this year.

Of the rocks, tailor remain first class with the terrific quality seen over recent weeks showing no signs of slowing. On the bream front, we are beginning to hear some improved reports from around Point Plomer, with evening sessions to date providing the better results. Those fishing the darker hours also report plenty of school mulloway from Plomer and Big Hill, with fish in the 2 to 7 kilo bracket common. On the drummer front, while we are yet to see them really fire, divers report solid numbers around many headlands which bodes well for when the water calls a little.

Offshore, snapper numbers are picking up in close however fishing the tides, and finding a bit of cleaner water seem to be keys to success. Wider out, a few teraglin and pearl perch have been on offer, together with the odd kingfish and mulloway. On the pelagic front, a few mackerel and long tail tuna remain close in off Cathie and Barries Bay, while the FAD continues to produce consistent numbers of mahi mahi.

Jason and Virginia Isaac
Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle
(02) 6583 8318
42 Gordon St, Port Macquarie
jas.ned@bigpond.com

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