Report 26/9/16

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Report 26/9/16

Post by Nicole Penfold » Wed Sep 28, 2016 9:49 am

In the estuary, bream remain reasonable with some nice fish still available for those willing to put in the time. Best results have come from around Rawdon Island with lures during the day and bait after dark the winning methods. Flathead numbers continue to improve almost daily with pretty well all areas downstream of Rawdon Island producing fish on both lures and baits. There have been some terrific fish in excess of 75cm caught, with the vast majority released to breed another day. Whiting numbers have also begun to pick up. In the Hastings, around Blackmans Point, Settlement Point and Limeburners have all been worth a look, as to of course, Lake Cathie. Look for surface lures to begin to come into their own over the coming month, however in the meantime, try scooping a few prawns for bait from the lake after dark. Live prawns, fished lightly between the bridge and entrance is a deadly combination during the evening should you desire a feed of tasty Lake Cathie whiting.

On the beaches, the good late season run of bream has been most welcome. Usually by this time of year the bream run is well and truly finished, however for whatever reason this season just keep going. Along with the bream, some solid whiting have begun to show up, with live worms doing all the damage. For best results, look to fish shallow sand spits particularly on a rising tide, with the smallest amount of lead given the conditions. On the tailor front, little to report locally although South beach at Dunbogan has held a few fish. For those seeking some mulloway action, there are still a few nice fish about although not in the numbers evident earlier in the season.

On the rocks, a few tailor have shown up for those keen to rise well before 5.00 am, whilst the evening sessions around high tide should produce a few bream for those willing to put in the time. Still a few solid groper on offer for those willing to float a few crabs, although as usual, this is critically dependant upon on getting the seas down to a level to safely fish the more productive ledges.

On the offshore scene, snapper remain reasonable off Plomer and Lake Cathie, whilst wider off Plomer a few kingfish, teraglin and pearl perch have been on offer.

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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