Report 24/8/16

Jason and Virginia Isaac
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Report 24/8/16

Post by Nicole Penfold » Wed Aug 24, 2016 8:39 am

In the estuary, blackfish have slowed a little in the lower reaches, although the break walls and Lake Cathie are both still worth a look. On the bream front, results have picked up following the passing of the full moon, with Limeburners holding some nice fish. Yabbies and mullet gut have both proven effective. Flathead numbers have picked up, with nice fish on offer between Settlement Point and the Dennis Bridge. Lures and whitebait have both proven effective, with the marginal improvement in water clarity seeing this improved showing. Also in the estuaries, mulloway numbers remain terrific around the break walls as well as up river, with plenty of fish ranging from barely legal up to around 12 kilo. Soft plastics of several varieties have been accounting the majority of these fish. We are also continuing to get plenty of positive reports in regards to mud crabs from those who haven’t shelved the traps for winter.

Of the beaches, the recent full moon phase saw a sprinkling of mulloway from both Lighthouse and North beach. Most were in the school range with beach worms by far the most effective bait. Apart from mulloway, a few reasonable bream, tailor and salmon have been encountered on most local beaches.

Off the rocks, drummer remain the pick of targets, with those travelling south seeing the more consistent results. On the tailor front, Big Hill continues to give up some above average fish, whilst locally Lighthouse and Blueface have both produced a few nice bags. A few school mulloway have been on offer from around Plomer, with tailor fillets and squid enjoying equal success. Bream have been reasonable, with those fishing the dawn session enjoying the better results as is often the case with a bit of moon about.

On the offshore scene, this past week has seen only reasonable conditions however a few managed to get out. Apart from a few snapper and mulloway reports, it appears leather jackets have turned up in a big way. Bag limit catches have been common from the wider grounds, while those fishing closer have also encountered solid numbers in as close as 30 meters. For those interested in fishing the new artificial reef, NSW fisheries have posted footage showing snapper, pearl perch and flathead among 16 different species now inhabiting the structures. It’s definitely worth exploring now and should only get better in time.

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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