Report 27/12/16

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Report 27/12/16

Post by Nicole Penfold » Tue Dec 27, 2016 11:03 pm

The holidays are now in full swing and I trust everybody has enjoyed a fantastic Xmas. Fingers crossed the new year will be kind to all anglers with good weather and even better catches.

In the estuary, flathead and whiting remain the star attractions with consistent results throughout the Hasting and Lake Cathie systems. If you are chasing flatties, whitebait and prawns are working well as to most types of lures, most notably soft vibes. The whiting are responding well to both beach worms and yabbies, while surface lures in either the popper or stick bait styles are also working very well indeed. On the bream front, the break walls have produced a few nice fish around high tide on baits, while lures fished around Rawdon Island have also been productive. A few school mulloway have also been taken from both locations. Mud crabs have been reasonable however it’s a shame they have not been quite as active as the crab pot thieves.

On the beaches, despite the constant nor east winds, a few reasonable mulloway to around metre have been taken from both North beach and Lighthouse. Worms have been the bait of choice. Lighthouse has also held a few solid bream and whiting, while the beaches in the Camden haven have produced a few tailor.

Off the rocks, tailor have been reasonable with the Lighthouse and Plomer both worth a look. If we get a few more southerlies and the water colour and temperature improve, look for tailor and other species to pick up as well.

Offshore, conditions have simply been terrible with very few boats getting out. From the limited reports to hand, the FAD is still worth a look for mahi mahi, with some nice fish over 10 kilos. Marlin are of course an option for those wishing to head a little wider. On the bottom fishing front, a few reasonable snapper and pearl perch have been encountered, along with the odd kingfish and teraglin.

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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