Report 8/12/16

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Report 8/12/16

Post by Nicole Penfold » Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:11 pm

In the estuaries, flathead numbers remain excellent with pretty well all parts of the Hastings and Lake Cathie catchments worth a look. Whitebait has been by far the premier morsel from a bait perspective, while soft vibes continue to produce outstanding results for lure enthusiasts. On the whiting front, results have been a little hit and miss at Lake Cathie, however Limeburners has been fishing well with some nice fish over 500 grams on offer. Surface lures and either yabbies or beach worms have been the offerings of choice. On the bream front, the coal wall and break walls are still producing a few fish, however look to focus your attention further upstream over the coming weeks, unless of course we receive significant rainfall. On the mulloway front, the break walls are still giving up the occasional fish on either live baits or whole squid, while those throwing larger plastics up river continue to enjoy a consistent run of school sized fish.

Off the beaches, school mulloway have been terrific with both North Beach and Lighthouse producing fish to around 8 kilos. Lighthouse has also been fishing well for whiting both in the northern corner and the southern end around Lake Cathie. Phil Clarke and Bryce Gardner also managed to land an 11.65 kilo kingfish from North Beach last weekend which is most unusual. Goes to show you never know what you may encounter when you wet a line.

Off the rocks, a few drummer and blackfish remain offer, with Crowdy and Diamond head to the south still worth a look. Cunjevoi and prawns remain the baits of choice. Also off the stones, some nice bream have been taken from Plomer during evening sessions, along with the occasional tailor.

Offshore, despite the water temperature being somewhat inconsistent there have been some great fish on offer. Close in, snapper to around 8 kilos have been active off Plomer and Lighthouse, with both plastics and live bait seeing success. Wider out, mahi mahi remain a viable option around the FAD, while those travelling wider still have been enjoying some terrific blue marlin action. This is great news with the 2017 Golden Lure less than a month away.

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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