Report 11/10/16

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Report 11/10/16

Post by Nicole Penfold » Tue Oct 11, 2016 4:19 pm

In the estuary, flathead are now well and truly the star attraction with some quality fish on offer from most parts. The Maria, Limeburners and upstream around Rawdon Island are all fishing quite well, as to the lower reaches around Settlement Point and the back channel. A few bream are also on offer around Rawdon Island and up Limeburners, with those fishing the evening session scoring the better results. Increasing numbers of whiting are also beginning to show up in the Hastings, although in the main the throwbacks out number the keepers considerably. Lake Cathie is however holding a better grade of fish on average, with evening sessions producing the better results. Look for a sharp improvement on the surface lure front as the prawn activity picks up after the next full moon. On the mulloway scene, best reports in the Hastings have come from those fishing the upriver holes and structure with lures, however from tonight onwards the tides are perfect for chasing them from break walls on either baits or lures. For blackfish enthusiasts, there are a few really nice fish on the break walls and around the Lady Nelson Wharf, but not in great numbers.

On the freshwater scene, our summer bass season is shaping up extremely well with great results enjoyed in the upper reaches of the Hastings, Wilson and of course Macleay. Best results have been achieved on spinnerbaits and soft vibes when the sun is well up, however the dawn and dusk surface bite is improving all the time in line with increased temperatures and insect activity.

Off the beaches, still a few bream and school mulloway on North beach, with the tides excellent for chasing the latter over the next few evenings. Whiting numbers are improving with in front of Lake Cathie your best bet, while North Haven has held a few reasonable tailor.

Off the rocks, very little to report as is often the case at this time of year. Best bet is to rise early and score a few tailor from around the Lighthouse, alternately a few drummer remain in the areas not sanded up. Plomer will also be worth a look for school mulloway after dark over the full moon period.

Offshore, last weekend saw a few game fishing enthusiasts heading wide with some terrific yellowfin tuna still about, along with the odd mahi mahi, wahoo and marlin. Hopefully the yellowfin will hang around for a few more weeks yet. Closer in, the current has been running hard, but a few nice snapper and kingfish have been on offer off Plomer.

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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