Report 1/11/16

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Report 1/11/16

Post by Nicole Penfold » Tue Nov 01, 2016 3:38 pm

In the estuaries, flathead and whiting remain by far the best bet, with all pointers indicating another great summer season ahead. Flathead continue to bite well from pretty well all locations on both lures and bait, with the area between Settlement Point and Rawdon Island arguably producing the better results. Best whiting results in the Hastings have come from around Blackmans Point and Limeburners, however excursions up the Maria should begin to prove rewarding from now on. Lake Cathie is also beginning to produce some terrific whiting, although be prepared to try different locations and different tidal phases in order to get the better quality fish. Best reports have come from those scooping live prawns and fishing them after dark. On the bream front, those throwing lures have been enjoying reasonable results, with blades and soft vibes achieving consistent levels of action. The latter also continues to do well on the school mulloway front from the deeper holes up river. For blackfish enthusiasts, the odd fish remains on offer from around the break walls although not in great numbers.

On the beaches, some reasonable bream remain on offer with Lighthouse producing as well as anywhere. Those fishing the darker hours on North Beach and around Lake Cathie continue to score a few school mulloway, with worms as usual the bait of choice. A few nice whiting have also been encountered around the entrance of Lake Cathie after dark.

Off the rocks, a few tailor are now on offer although by and large catches are spasmodic as is the size, with most bags seeing a mixture of choppers and only the occasional good fish. Night time anglers continue to pick up a few reasonable bream, with Big Hill and Racecourse both producing fish. The odd drummer is still around for those willing to put in the time, with those travelling south of Port seeing the better results.

Offshore, conditions remain somewhat average overall however there have been a few opportunities to get out. Reasonable reports have come in from the reefs off Plomer, with good numbers of teraglin and some nice kingfish to over 12 kilos. Closer in, snapper have been only average with the better results coming from the shallower grounds off Lighthouse Beach. Wider out, the FAD is certainly worth a look for mahi mahi, while wider still, marlin and yellowfin are on offer for the game fishing enthusiasts.

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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