Report 25/5/16

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Report 25/5/16

Post by Nicole Penfold » Wed May 25, 2016 4:33 pm

In the estuary, bream numbers have picked up a little with the passing of the full moon. Best locations have been the break walls with mullet fillets and yabbies being the pick of baits. While there have been some nice fish on offer during the daylight hours, those fishing the evening sessions have been enjoying the better results. Those fishing after dark are still scoring good numbers of mulloway, with the odd better fish being taken in addition to plenty of school sized models. On the blackfish front, still only average results however the odd few reasonable fish have been taken on cabbage and weed flies. Look for a significant improvement following the next bout of rough weather.

Off the rocks, tailor remain first class with some terrific fish again taken from most ledges both locally, and around Plomer and Diamond Head. Those throwing small metals have also scored a few bonito from around the Lighthouse. Drummer numbers are slowly improving, with a few nice fish to around 3 kilos being taken from Diamond Head and Plomer. On the land based game front, still a few long tail tuna around Bonny Hills and Point Perpendicular for those willing to put in the time.

On the beaches, the bit of extra swell leading up the recent full moon saw mulloway catches down a little. Despite this, a few school sized fish were taken from around Lake Cathie and North Haven. Tailor numbers and quality however remain excellent, with Lighthouse and South Beach at Dunbogan both fishing well. By all reports salmon numbers have really picked up which is a little early this year in contrary to other species. On the bream front, results have only been average, however I expect improved action over the coming weeks as many fish begin to travel up the coast.

Offshore, results have been quite mixed. On the days with a bit of current snapper have been quite good in close on both baits and plastics, although when the current stops, so it seems does the level of action. Wider out, teraglin numbers are solid, whilst the odd kingfish and pearl perch have also been taken. On the pelagic front, the FAD is still worth a look for mahi mahi, whilst closer in, the odd Spanish mackerel and long tail tuna have been encountered in around 30 meters off Port and Lighthouse Beach. For those keen on chasing a few squid offshore, whilst not super thick, there are enough to warrant including a jig or two in your arsenal.

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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