Report 16/6/16

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Report 16/6/16

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Jun 17, 2016 3:00 pm

On the beaches, great fish holding formations have returned over the past week which is far quicker than expected after being flattened not even a fortnight ago. As a result, bream numbers have been terrific with consistent reports including plenty of bag limit results from many stretches of sand. Lighthouse locally has been the pick of locations, with mullets strips and pipis both seeing great results. Apart from bream, tailor have been reasonable while the evening tides at present are optimum for chasing both school sized and trophy sized mulloway.

Off the rocks, tailor have returned in line with vastly improved water clarity. Most ledges around Plomer have been fishing well, as to around the Lighthouse and at Shelley’s in town. Bream have also been excellent at first light or after dark. On the drummer front, we are hearing mixed reports with some terrific sessions enjoyed and others missing out. No doubt with plenty of gutters now well washed out, the trick will be picking the locations where the fish are now feeding.

In the estuary, bream have been terrific with the lower reaches of both the Hastings and Camden Haven rivers fishing very well. With great evening nights now upon us, lightly weighted yabbies, mullet strips or mullet gut should prove deadly. On the blackfish front, while the Hastings remains only average, the Camden Haven is reported to be fishing exceptionally well, with some nice fish to over a kilo. Flathead numbers have also been solid, with good reports from both Lake Cathie and around the Settlement Point area. Whitebait and lures have both been effective. On the mulloway scene, while the recent fresh was not significant enough to really fire them up, a sprinkling of school sized remain on offer from around the break walls in town and up at the Dennis Bridge. With great tides over the next few days, chasing them with either lures early morning or live baits after dark could well prove rewarding.

Offshore, with the seas now settled our winter snapper season should be in full swing. No doubt the close in reefs off Plomer, Port and Lake Cathie will all be worth prospecting with either lures, or at anchor using baits and burley. Wider out, trag rock will be worth a look for kingfish, while pearl perch should be worth targeting on the reefs between 50 and 80 meters. The FAD should also still be worth a look before it is removed for winter maintenance.

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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