Report 14/7/16

Jason and Virginia Isaac
Ned Kelly’s Bait and Tackle
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Report 14/7/16

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Jul 15, 2016 1:19 pm

Off the rocks, drummer numbers remain consistent with most local ledges producing well. The keys as always are seeking the ledges with little to no sand in the water, and maintaining a constant supply of berley. Morning and evening sessions are also yielding some stud bream, with tailor strips proving the bait of choice. Blackfish numbers have been excellent, with Shelley’s, Nobby’s and Miners all producing some top bronzies to around a kilo. Now is certainly the time to float a bit of cabbage around the washes, with this style of luderick fishing certainly a class above standard estuary fare when it comes to excitement, particularly with the ever present drummer being quite partial to a stray piece of cabbage. On the tailor front, results remain reasonable with some positive reports from Diamond Head and a consistent supply of choppers from around the Lighthouse and Blueface.

Off the beaches, the consistent swells of late have made fishing the more open stretches somewhat challenging. Best reports have come from the more protected corners with bream, tailor and school mulloway all viable targets. Look for salmon numbers to increase from this point of the season onwards, which will no doubt dismay or delight beach anglers depending upon your take on this particular species.

In the estuary, blackfish numbers remain terrific although as is usually the case, results can vary from day to day. The break walls are still the most consistent locations. Bream numbers too remain solid, with nice fish after dark in the lower estuary on yabbies and mullet strips, while soft vibes continue to produce the goods for lure enthusiasts during daylight hours. Those throwing lures throughout the day also continue to score plenty of school mulloway ranging from juvenile to around 7 or so kilos.

For outside fisho’s, the consistent swells have been most frustrating of late. Sure there have been limited opportunities but in the main conditions have been uncomfortable at best with the bar certainly commanding respect. Those who have got out report mixed results on snapper from the close in reefs with some sessions great and others poor. A similar story wider out with a few kingfish to around 8 kilos and the odd nice pearl perch, although hard work on most days.

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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